Rebooting Electronic Literature: Documenting Pre-Web Born Digital MediaMain MenuIntroduction to Rebooting Electronic LiteratureDocumentation of pre-web works of electronic literature from the library of the Electronic Literature LabSarah Smith's "King of Space"Documentation of Sarah Smith's hypertext novel, "King of Space"David Kolb's "Socrates in the Labyrinth"Documentation of David Kolb's hypertext essay "Socrates in the Labyrinth"J. Yellowlees Douglas' "I Have Said Nothing"Documentation of J. Yellowlees Douglas' hypertext novel, "I Have Said Nothing"Thomas M. Disch’s "AMNESIA"Documentation of Thomas M. Disch's interactive fiction "AMNESIA"Rob Kendall’s "A Life Set for Two"Documentation of Rob Kendall's hypertext "Life Set for Two"Judy Malloy's "its name was Penelope"The chapter on Judy Malloy's "its name was Penelope"Mary-Kim Arnold's "Lust"Documentation of Mary-Kim Arnold's hypertext fiction work, "Lust"Authors' and Contributors' BiosThe bios of those who authored and produced Rebooting Electronic LiteratureDene Grigarae403ae38ea2a2cccdec0313e11579da14c92f28Nouspace Publications | Washington State University Vancouver
Thomas M. Disch
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Thomas M. Disch's Biography
When Thomas M. Disch died on July 4, 2008, he left behind a large body of work that included 17 novels, four novellas, eight story collections, 13 poetry collections, four works of non-fiction, five anthologies, two plays, five works for children, two audio works, and one computer game. He was eulogized by The Guardian an “American science fiction writer whose strange, dark worlds mixed horror and wit.” The New York Times said Disch was a writer who “twisted the inherently twisted genre of science fiction in new, disturbing directions.” But it is that one computer game, an oddity actually, that places him in the sphere of born digital media. Growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, Disch loved literature and developed an interest in science fiction at an early age. He served in the military, worked odd jobs, lived abroad for a time, and eventually was able to make a living by his writing. New York became his adopted home and he lived there with his long-time partner, the poet Charles Naylor, until Naylor’s death in 2005.
Versions of "AMNESIA"
✭ Version 1.0: Published on two 5.25-inch floppy disks in 1986 by Electronic Arts.
Special Note: A folio was produced by Harper & Row in anticipation of the work published by that company.