The Author Got Hyper About It

Forget what Virginia Woolf said about what a writer needs--a room of one's own. The writer she had in mind wasn't at work on a novel in cyberspace, one with multiple hypertexts, animated graphics and downloads of trancey, chiming music. For that you also need graphic interfaces, RealPlayer and maybe even a computer laboratory at Brown University. That was where Mark Amerika--his legally adopted name; don't ask him about his birth name--composed much of his novel Grammatron. But Grammatron isn't just a story. It's an online narrative that uses the capabilities of cyberspace to tie the conventional story...

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