Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction

Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction

by Nick Montfort

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Overview

Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction by Nick Montfort

Nick Montfort is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262134361
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Nick Montfort is Professor of Digital Media at MIT. He is the author of Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction and Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities; the coauthor of Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System and 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10; and the coeditor of The New Media Reader (all published by the MIT Press).

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"Anyone interested in the use of technology for artistic and cultural purposes should crack open Twisty Little Passages." Book Bytes

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Nick Montfort's excellent book puts interactive fiction into its literary context for the first time. Just as groundbreaking studies of romance and the gothic novel have broadened our idea of literary fiction, so Montfort makes a powerful case for recognition of this extraordinary new form of art: of the poetry that must live within the machine. Newcomers will find all that they need here, while those who are already aficionados will be constantly informed and surprised.

Graham Nelson, St. Anne's College, Oxford University, author and critic of interactive fiction

J. Yellowlees Douglas

Twisty Little Passages is, quite simply, one of the best books on hypermedia, period. This book not only made me reconsider the importance of interactive fiction as a genre within hypermedia, it also made me devote a hefty portion of my graduate courses to IF—and Twisty Little Passages. Hell, after reading it, I even went out and bought every Infocom title I could lay my hands on. It's that good.

Steve Meretzky

This is a thoroughly researched history of interactive fiction, as well as a brilliant analysis of the genre. Reading it makes me itch to fire up that old DEC-20 and start writing interactive fiction again!

Graham Nelson

Nick Montfort's excellent book puts interactive fiction into its literary context for the first time. Just as groundbreaking studies of romance and the gothic novel have broadened our idea of literary fiction, so Montfort makes a powerful case for recognition of this extraordinary new form of art: of the poetry that must live within the machine. Newcomers will find all that they need here, while those who are already aficionados will be constantly informed and surprised.

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