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Hypertext fiction


  • Fiction that relies on hypertext links to allow the reader to create the work's structure interactively.

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  • Form

    • Hypertext fiction
  • Variants

    • Digital fiction (Hypertext fiction)
    • Electronic fiction (Hypertext fiction)
    • Interactive fiction (Hypertext fiction)
    • Network fiction (Hypertext fiction)
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Baldick, C. Oxford dictionary of literary terms, c2008(Hypertext: a term used since 1965 in the discussion of computerized text, now referring to the realm of electronically interlinked texts and multimedia resources found on the World Wide Web (from 1990) and on CD-ROM reference sources. Hypertext is sometimes distinguished from 'linear' printed text in terms of the reader's changed experience of moving around and among texts.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Nov. 1, 2012:Hypertext fiction (genre of electronic literature, characterized by the use of hypertext links which provides a new context for non-linearity and reader interaction.) Interactive novel (The interactive novel is a form of web fiction and interactive fiction.)
    • found: LCSH, Oct. 22, 2014(Hypertext fiction. UF Digital fiction (Hypertext fiction); Electronic fiction (Hypertext fiction); Network fiction (Hypertext fiction))
  • General Notes

    • Fiction that relies on hypertext links to allow the reader to create the work's structure interactively.
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2015-12-15: revised
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