253 or Tube Theatre, a novel by Geoff Ryman

a novel for the Internet about London Underground
in seven cars and a crash

253 ? Why 253 ? describes the ground rules of the novel.

The Journey Planner provides links to the first four cars and individual passengers.

About this Site tells you a bit more about 253 and the author.

Select The End of the Line to read about the end of each carriage's voyage.

Another One along in a Minute describes the sequel you are invited to help write.

On each car section, advertisements appear. These are deeply serious and should be read with great attention.

Simply click on the option of your choice. Relax! It's so easy, travelling with 253.

In cyberspace, people become places.

This interactive novel is an OMNI Magazine Omnivision Winner.
For more information, take a look at the OMNI Magazine Web site

Read a useful review by journalist Wendy Grossman in the Web literary magazine Salon.

The site has been given an award for excellence by PRN Radion.
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The shows can be heard using VocalTec's IWave or TrueSpeech. There's a link on the PRN Home Page where you can down a Free copy of either one.
. Here is an alternative URL to reach the same site.

This site has been selected by the Scout Report, a publication of Net Scout Services, a project of the InterNIC, based at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Scout Report Selection

This site was selected as a Cool Site of the Minute at http://www.coolsiteoftheminute.com/
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Click to vote for this page as a Starting Point Hot Site.

Read a detailed review of 253 and catch up some fresh thinking in general at Electric Minds.

253 ? Why 253 ?
About this Site
Journey Planner
Car 1 passengers
Car 2 passengers
Car 3 passengers
Car 4 passengers
Car 5 passengers
Car 6 passengers
Car 7 passengers
The End of the Line
Another One Along in a Minute

This site has been written, encoded and uploaded by Geoff Ryman. Send him an email message to Ryman.Worksltd@btinternet.com.