The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction

Hardcover | April 15, 2010

byAlice Bell

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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.

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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 me...

ALICE BELL is a lecturer in the School of English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:April 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230542557

ISBN - 13:9780230542556

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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
Bibliography
Index