Tracy R. Atkins
Tracy R. Atkins
is author of
Aeternum Ray is a sweeping, yet intimate story of mankind’s next renaissance. The novel is a collection of emotional personal letters written by 240-year-old William Babington to his newborn son Ben. Having lived a full life, William has experienced everything from death to his rebirth into the utopian Aeternum; an advanced computer system shepherded by the omnipotent artificial intelligence Ray. William pens the highlights of his existence, love, and loss while reflecting on the centuries of wonder he has witnessed firsthand. His humble letters form a detailed memoir that is intertwined with humanity’s greatest triumphs, and the solemn burden of surviving its darkest night of terror.
Through the light and dark times of the near future, Aeternum Ray departs from dystopian themes and brings back the notion of utopian speculative ideals. Watch the Aeternum Ray Book Video Trailer.
Tracy has been a technology aficionado since a young age, proclaiming with lighthearted glee that it began when he first saw DOS in kindergarten. By fifteen, he had already written and sold software, as well ran a pre-internet era bulletin board system, which put many residents of his home town of Madison, West Virginia online for the first time. At the age of eighteen, he played a critical role in an internet startup, cutting his tech-teeth during the dot-com boom. After the bust, Tracy hit the books and graduated college at the top of his class with a degree in Business Information Systems. Throughout his fifteen year career, he has earned numerous professional level tech-industry certifications, which he pursued out of a misguided sense of fun.
As a man whose life is intertwined with technology, he has not let it define him. That same sense of fun and exploration that propelled his career has also driven his desire to live life to the fullest. Tracy’s interests have run the gamut from writing, traveling, and attempting to set a record by eating a cheeseburger the size of his head, to bringing home a World Champion trophy for his car stereo. His interests may be eclectic but at the core, Tracy is a family man first, with four wonderful children and a supportive wife. All of these multi-faceted experiences coalesce in his writing, creating interesting stories full of excited wonder and humanity.
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