“Genetis: A Rhizography,” by Richard Smyth is a hypertext short story, with art and design by Roy Parkhurst, music by Webster Earl Williams, Jr. The work was written in Storyspace and published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. It appeared in The Eastgate Quarterly Review of Hypertext (Fall 1996, volume 2, number 4) along with Robert Kendall’s "A Life Set for Two.”
From the publisher’s description:
- “In the style of what Gregory Ulmer calls the mystory, Richard Smyth uses the genre-defying capabilities of hypertext to present a case for the power of writing in desperate circumstances. After the narrator's mental meltdown on his honeymoon, he learns that only writing has the power to salvage his sanity and his life.”
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