new hypertext thriller: shadow unit
Mark Bernstein links to Shadow Unit, a new, hypertextual (and predominately textual) online serial fiction about a group of FBI agents that attempt to deal with “anomalous crimes”. Although the video shown to Esther Falkner, one of our heroines, is sneakily not described to us readers, it sounds as though these are crimes involving supernatural powers. It sort of reminded me of that bad guy in Heroes, Sylar. So far there’s just one episode up, about Esther’s introduction to the Shadow Unit. The hypertextuality is very basic, consisting solely of links from the characters’ names to profile descriptions of them. But it was fun to read and more is promised:
Next briefing in one week
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