This site is the original 1990s encoding of thE prize-winning hypertext novel 253: A NOVEL FOR THE INTERNET IN SEVEN CARS AND A CRASH. The internet version and 253 THE PRINT REMIX went on to win the Philip K Dick Award for Best SF Novel not published in hardback.
253 was published in sections from 1996 to 1998. It was written, encoded and uploaded by Geoff Ryman . Graphic design and resources were provided by Roland Unwin. Any questions? Email email@example.com
Carmen Maria Machado writing for GRANTA blogs named 253 the best book published in 1998.
'Astonishingly vibrant portraits of each person on the train...A disturbing, melancholy work but also lyrical and totally engaging.' LOS ANGELES TIMES.
'A triumph of imagination, lnterlaced with considerable wit.' NEW STATESMAN.
'A novelist completely in control of his material.' INDEPENDENT