Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/19/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 354
ISBN : 9780595344130

About the Book

Originally published as an interactive novel on computer disk in 1986, Portal is the story of an astronaut who returns to earth from a mysteriously aborted mission prematurely awakened from suspended animation. One hundred years have passed; animals and plants thrive, cities stand intact. Every human being, however, has disappeared.

With the help of a slowly reviving computer network, the astronaut begins to piece together the events of the last century. He learns of the child prodigy Peter Devore, of a world orchestrated by stunning new technologies, and of Peter's race against time to unlock the secrets of the Portal.

About the Author

Rob Swigart writes stories and scenarios for the Institute For The Future and other organizations, teaches creative writing at San Jose State University, and is on the board of the Electronic Literature Organization. He is the author or co-author of nine books.