The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction

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2010
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978-0-230-54255-6
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Publisher's blurb: Written in hypertext and read from a computer, hypertext novels exist as a collection of textual fragments, which must be pieced together by the reader.The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction offers a new critical theory tailored specifically for this burgeoning genre, providing a much needed body of criticism in a key area of new media fiction.

Table of Contents: The Universe of Hypertext Fiction
Hypertext Fiction and the Importance of Worlds
Contradictions, World Views and the Nature of Truth in Michael Joyce's (1987) afternoon--a story
Going, Going, Gone: the Slippery Worlds of Stuart Moulthrop's (1995) Victory Garden
Is there a Mary/Shelley in this World? Parody and Counterparts in Shelley Jackson's (1997) Patchwork Girl
The Colourful Worlds of Richard Holeton's (2001) Figurski at Findhorn on Acid
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