Imagine throwing yourself – literally – into a good book. That’s what tech-savvy businessman Nicholas Read intends for you to do with his new science fiction adventure series Endworlds. Built around Read’s invention of ‘Reality Literature,’ the e-book introduces a new model of storytelling that not only allows, but requires the reader to get involved and become a part of the story in real-time – and the real world.
The story revolves around inter-dimensional travel (something about record-breaking particle accelerators in Geneva and Chicago and intersecting galaxies). The reader becomes one of an underground band of saviours known as as Longcoats, whose aim is to prevent the planet’s dimensional implosion. Their quest revolves around a piece of ancient technology that has been hidden in pieces around the world that will save humankind from global destruction.
Yes, it all sounds rather out-there, but then it is science-fiction. Still, many talented contributors have helped put the interactive project together, including fantasy author Alan Dean Foster (‘Star Wars’, ‘Terminator’, ‘Alien’ and ‘Transformers), composer Jamie Salisbury (from Prague’s Filmharmonic Orchestra) and other prominent artists.
Visit www.longcoats.org for a taste of things to come in interactive literature.