The Point

The point being, there is both a place for literature and a place for trash in the future of the computer-based novel, or whatever you want to call it. And what I'm striving for here, what I'm most interested in, is something that bridges these two genres, if I may label them as such. I would have to say that Myst accomplishes this feat. Now something like Joyce's Afternoon..., no. That's literature.

Take your pick...

So what's my point? Well, the purpose of this web (if I can come right out and say it) is to determine whether the novel is on its deathbed just yet. And what I'm trying to say is that we'll be able to make the funeral plans only when hypertext fiction offers the larger reading audience something different, something better, than...say, The Client. Because until that happens, the novel will keep kicking its way along.

So I'm sorry for that enormous digression. Back to the future.
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