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The World Wide Web is, of course, a huge and wonderful hypertext -- a docuverse. Many sections of the web, however, are not particularly hypertextual. This page collects a selection of those web sites that are most interesting and sophisticated in their use of hypertext structure.

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Literary Journals and Web 'Zines

Mark Amerika's center of avant-pop
A web-borne revival of a revered literary journal. Fine work, marred at the moment (June 1999) by a very sluggish server.
The literary journal of trAce, a British online writing community.
The hypertext annex of a revered literary journal.
A journal for teachers of writing in webbed environments. Many of the papers it publishes are interesting hypertexts, albeit the limitations of the Web -- latency, absence of dynamic links, featuritis -- are often evident.
A promising new hypertext literary journal from the University of Queensland.
A web review of original hypertext fiction, edited by Edward Falco.
Brown University's hypertext magazine.
Elizabeth Fischer's fine hypertext journal.
A hypertext literary magazine, edited by Jeff Parker.

Hypertext Fiction on the Web

Multimedia hypertext fiction by M. D. Coverley. "the sun and the sand seem as one...."
a short hypertext fiction by Deena Larsen, author of Marble Springs and Samplers.
Hypertext poetry by Robert Kendall, author of A Life Set for Two.
Short fiction by Edward Falco, author of A Dream with Demons. "From cobbled shadows something taunts an inward eye"
Short fiction by Michael Joyce, author of afternoon, a story and Twilight: A Symphony. He set out thinking there would be a slow disappearance of the things he considered overwhelming. . . 
Tree fiction by Gavin Inglis, illustrated by Paul Shade. --Tom. I'm positive. You'd better get a test.
by Rick Lazarus. An illustrated tale of renegade replicants. Extensively linear in the introduction, with richer linking as the story grows.
Interlinked multimedia montage explores the story of Vietnam. By Jenny Weight.
A new and important hypertextual book tour, by William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, Dirk Stratton and Frank Marquardt. Novelist Robert Coover writes that "one of its more impressive achievements is to locate a frame (the endless tour) that allows for a great range of wildly variant stories without need of a linear chronology."
by William Powhilda, third-prize winner of the First Salt Hill Hypertext Contest. "Unusual people breed unusual things," she says to me through the music. I like her already.
by Jim Jones. A fictional newspaper whose publisher permits writers to create fictional news stories.
by Adnan Ashraf. Winner of the first NYU Press Prize for Hyperfiction.
by Pratik Kanjilal. Winner of the first NYU Press Prize for Hyperfiction.
by John Delacor. An extended, hypertextual meditation on Japan (and, especially, the image of the Japanese woman)
Stuart Moulthrop's ambitious and curious web fiction deserves much more attention than it has received. Michael Shumate gives it a rare "Highly recommended" in Hyperizons.
A small (37 spaces) hypertext story by Rick Pryll.
By Michael Shumate, compiler of the invaluable compendium, Hyperizons
Matthew Miller, an American trip. (Subscribers only)
Martha Conway. Carolyn Guyer wrote in Feed that this is " well enough written, but accumulates to monotone....One of the better examples of working within Web constraints. In truth, this fiction begs for a fuller hypertextual form. I'd like to see it on disk."
Harry Goldstein
Michael Shumate writes that " The story's multilinear structure is conservative and somewhat illusory--all paths quickly return you to the same narrative line and lead to the same conclusion. While I don't find this particular story satisfying, it nevertheless bears reading because Burne can write."
A collaborative fiction, directed by Christy Sheffield Sanford.
Hypertext fiction by Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Chris Spain and Kirstin Kantner.
Noah Wardrip-Fruin.
Adrianne Wortzel
" *COVEN PRIDE* is a weekly forum dedicated to unclean collaboration between pseudonymous witches and warlocks..." from the friends and relations of "Bobby Rabyd," creator of LSD-50
A hypertext fiction by Judy Malloy, Tom Igoe, Chris Abraham,, Tim Collins, Anna Couey, Valerie Gardiner, Joseph Wilson, and Doug Cohen.
Or, the Discovery of Television Among the Bees; an interlinked experience by filmmaker David Blair.
A highly publicized experiment in collaborative hypertext writing.

Hypertext Nonfiction on the Web

Trellix founder Dan Bricklin crafts a promising site to promote effective business communication on the Web.
Critic Adrian Miles' fascinating one key dance sequence from a memorable and influential film. This analysis builds on topics explored in his earlier case study,Storyspace on the Big Screen.
Shelley Jackson, author of Patchwork Girl, turns her hand to the Web with an exploration of her body.
An important and ambitious hypertext on ancient Greek literature, art, and civilization.
An extraordinarily ambitious and interesting approach to historical hypertext.
A hypertextual letter-to-the-editor from Stuart Moultrop
Perhaps the most influential web hypertext on on the subject of hypertext, a dedicated and serious effort to embrace the hypertext form in the service of scholarship.
Writing Lives: Technology, Creativity, and Hypertext Fiction
An extremely interesting and very hypertextual Masters' Thesis, by Michael Shumate.
Matthew Kirschenbaum's doctoral dissertation (in progress) about electronic writing.

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