By Janet H. Murray

Stories outline how we expect, play, and comprehend our lives. during this finished and readable ebook -- already a vintage assertion of the aesthetics of electronic media, acclaimed by way of practitioners and theorists alike -- Janet Murray exhibits how the pc is reshaping the tales we are living by way of. Murray discusses the original houses and pleasures of electronic environments and connects them with the normal satisfactions of narrative. She analyzes the dramatic delight of participatory tales and considers what will be essential to movement interactive fiction from the codecs of infantile video games and complicated labyrinths right into a mature and compelling artwork shape. via a mix of mind's eye and techno-wizardry, Murray offers either readers and writers with a consultant to the storytelling of the future.

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