This is the index for books, blogs, etc.
Generated or processed texts
I have been experimenting with generated text for a long time. My first release was a story generator for the home micros, which was also available on Prestel, the UK nationwide teletext system. This was an endless generator of new stories from my original short story ‘Cow Boils Head’ about Mad Cow Disease BSE.
New generated stories
I’ve generated versions of classic texts using my free online text generator and editor Story Live (with Fabrice Bellard). I’ve just decided to put these on here for your amusement and stimulation.
Some of these have generated text first, then the unnamed original which was used as a prompt, a few lines from near the start from the classic text, Dracula, Metamorphosis, etc. To read them is like a game, to guess which classic of literature was the prompt text for the computer generation .
Also if you read straight on to the original (which is placed afterwards), you will read it in a new way. See blog on ‘uncanny’ effects.
Some of these are not from classic literature, and this is noted in the page.
- The Distant Shout of the Great Storm (Tower of Doom Episode 1)
- Born Into Slavery
- Stanley Lying In His Lap
- Why Don’t Cannibals Eat Clowns?
- All The Rubbish of a Great City
- A Mountain of Pent Up Tears
- The Bloody Tale (Tower of Doom 2)
These are my physical books from a while ago. Some might get republished, there is a publisher interested.
PEN International New Fiction (Quartet), edited by Peter Ackroyd. My short African Story. Lots of new writers, Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Clare Boylan, Meira Chand, Tom McCarthy, Iain Sinclair.
Nnn Goes Mobile, novel (Juma Print). Cyberpunk, mildly satirical. Distributed by Forbidden Planet. Came with a computer game on disk, coded by Robert Mettler, was on Arts Council UK Hub.
Death in the Bubble World, short novel (Em Foundation). Serialised in the books Em 1,2 and 3, edited by Karl Sinfield. A literary book series (like Granta) with a music cassette and later CD of new bands. Also included Hanif Kureishi and others. Bubble World online animation in Flash by Paul Greenfield (see images below).
Easy Money Units EMUs. In the above story I invented an electronic currency Easy Money Units EMUs. This ‘cryptocurrency’ (stored in ‘handbags’) used for universal basic income UBI (free basic amount of money for all, not means tested). An EMU/UBI system is the background economy of my new novel which will soon be serialised on this site, prior to publication.
The Green Eco Building Book (Story Software). This came out of my time developing and building eco houses. Was converted into a large website BuildingDIY.com
Calm as a Dead Clam multimedia fiction (Middlesex University). Literature in zooming interface (ZUI) software developed in my research Masters in Electronic Arts at Cat Hill Campus, Middlesex University.
This software was commercially released as Story Lite (and later Story Turbo) and Notes Story Board v2.2 (current).
More info is on my Geoff Davis author site