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February 14, 2013 7:27 AM   Subscribe

Biblionaut.

Rock, the poet-astronaut (biblionaut) pilots the Morpheus Eleven craft on a one-way observational mission into deep space. He is one of many troubled and disparate characters in William Gillespie's new pre/post-apocalyptic novel Keyhole Factory.

Gillespie's previous works of hypertext and experimental/electronic literature include:
The Unknown, THE ORIGINAL GREAT AMERICAN HYPERTEXT NOVEL
Newspoetry.com
and
2002: A Palindrome Story (previously).

Interview
posted by obscurator (12 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
How long does that Biblionaut link go? I am interested in reading it through, but just would like a basic idea of how much time to set aside. Is it a full "book" or sort of a teaser?

I like the story so far though.
posted by lampshade at 7:40 AM on February 14, 2013


Well, it is a one-way observational mission into deep space, so...
I don't have time to transcribe now, may do so later.
posted by obscurator at 7:47 AM on February 14, 2013


heh heh no need to transcribe....was just wondering about the general length.

For stuff like this, i prefer to view it all at once as opposed to breaking it into sections.
posted by lampshade at 7:53 AM on February 14, 2013


lampshade, it took me less than 10 min to go through the whole thing. Well worth it!
posted by i less than three nsima at 8:02 AM on February 14, 2013


t took me less than 10 min to go through the whole thing.

Cool! Thanks!

I did probably less than 5, but really liked the story.
posted by lampshade at 8:12 AM on February 14, 2013


Yeah, that was really pretty neat as a presentation of the text. I have a little trouble going for a slow ride like that most of the time but I'm glad I gave this the time.
posted by cortex at 8:21 AM on February 14, 2013


That was phenomenal. It goes on for a bit, but I was hooked the whole way. The linear presentation of sequential text is coercive, but it really works here.
posted by R. Schlock at 8:26 AM on February 14, 2013


I liked the music at first but as I began to age more slowly it became grating.
posted by Obscure Reference at 8:50 AM on February 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


I clicked on this with some trepidation, but it hooked me quick, and I really enjoyed it.

Isn't the relativity situation (the Earth clock) either backwards or mixed-up, though? Or is that a deliberate part of the poet's confusion?
posted by Western Infidels at 9:08 AM on February 14, 2013


Bibliophibians "They will breathe with gills that make the sound of fluttering pages."
posted by theora55 at 10:55 AM on February 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


I loved this except for the music, which didn't match the text very well and I would have liked a different font, but these are tiny things. Excellent fun! I want to know more about the Ringed Earth!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 11:52 AM on February 14, 2013


That was possibly the most beautiful website ever.
posted by maiamaia at 5:39 PM on February 14, 2013


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