A few weeks ago I received a note from Noah Wardrip-Fruin, coeditor along with Pat Harrigan of a new book entitled, First Person: New Media as Story, Performance and Game. Noah asked me if I’d be willing to take a look at the book and respond to the essays in the Cyberdrama section, and I agreed. As the book has now arrived I’d like to point you to a few links on the subject to busy yourself with while I digest the material and prepare a reply.
Your first stop should be at the Electronic Book Review, which is where my reply will eventually be posted. The site is just up but I’m given to understand that additional posts are at this very moment making their way there.
Next you should take a look at Greg Costikyan’s response to the book, or more accurately, to the press release for the book. I have little doubt that Greg will be weighing in with more soon.
Finally, here is a link to GrandTextAuto, a blog on new media which Noah posts to.
— Mark Barrett