Wandering Through the Labyrinth: Encountering Interactive Fiction

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1989
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93-101
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6.3
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The first time I clapped eyes on a hypertext, I immediately thought of Roland Barthes' essay, "The Death of the Author." In the age of interactive fiction, the author is not simply dead, I decided; s/he's been quicklimed.

Although hypertext has been in existence since the Sixties, only within the past year or so has it emerged as a viable entity for the average microcomputer user.

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Jill Walker Rettberg