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June 1, 2011 12:17 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for fiction about ebooks, specifically where the ebook or the e-reader interface plays an important role in the work. Novels, novellas, short stores are all good.

Some examples:
The Diamond Age/Neal Stephenson
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy/Douglas Adams
The Well of Lost Plots/Jasper Fforde
posted by bryghtrose to Writing & Language (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Cyberbooks
posted by Zed at 12:20 PM on June 1, 2011


Stephen King's novella "Ur" features an unusual Kindle with an... extraordinary feature set.
posted by Zozo at 12:27 PM on June 1, 2011


Regarding Ducks and Universes

Not sure if it will fit your bill or not, but it involves parallel universes - earth A & B, both much like "the real world," but in one of those universes, paper books are a thing of the past and everyone reads on portable devices.

It's not the entire crux of the book, but the author did dwell on it to the point that it began to seem a little self-referential as I read it on my Kindle. :-)
posted by randomkeystrike at 1:16 PM on June 1, 2011


There are two interactive books in the Harry Potter series, Tom Riddle's diary in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and Harry's Potions text book in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." The Marauder's Map also interacts somewhat with its user and environment.
posted by Duffington at 1:29 PM on June 1, 2011


The Powerbook by Jeanette Winterson
posted by Kitty Stardust at 2:03 PM on June 1, 2011


The Diamond Age.
posted by Andrhia at 2:41 PM on June 1, 2011


D'oh! Sorry, in my enthusiasm to recommend I overlooked the list in your More Inside. ^_^
posted by Andrhia at 2:41 PM on June 1, 2011


Asimov's Foundation trilogy?
posted by neuron at 3:37 PM on June 1, 2011


Thanks for all the responses. The two I marked as best definitely fit what I'm looking for. I'll have to read the others to see.
posted by bryghtrose at 6:35 AM on June 2, 2011


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