December 1996

Root Page of Article: Tracing the Growth of a New Literature, by Michael Shumate

Other Suggested Readings

Articles on hypertext fiction currently tend to be either very elementary pieces for general audience publications (for instance, explaining the concept of hypertext) or very academic pieces directed toward a professional audience. I've tried to start in the middle of these two, assuming a literate readership who knows what hypertext fiction is, but certainly not aiming for an audience of theorists. The articles listed below are by no means more elementary than mine, but rather provide a broader description of just what constitutes hypertext fiction and how some of these authors found their ways into the field. Readers who want something more grounded in critical theory could begin by examining the Criticism and Theory section of Hyperizons and explore from there.

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