14.0378 M.D. Coverley, Califa

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 378.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 07:28:11 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: Eastgate Publishes _CALIFIA_ by M. D. Coverley
    dear humanists,
    [Following press release related to the Hypertext of  "Dr. Marjorie
    C. Luesebrink" CALIFIA is forwarded with the courtesy to EastgatePress
    Systems..If you would like a REVIEW COPY, please contact Diane Greco at
    <dgreco@eastgate.com> Thanking you..-Arun]
    Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 15:44:41 -0400
    From: Diane Greco <dgreco@eastgate.com>
    16 October 2000
    For Immediate Release
    Eastgate Systems Publishes CALIFIA by M. D. Coverley
    WATERTOWN, MA Eastgate Systems, the premier publisher of hypertext and
    hypermedia in the United States, announces the publication of M. D.
    Coverley's long-awaited hypermedia epic, CALIFIA.
    Spanning five generations of swashbuckling Californians, CALIFIA is the
    story of Augusta Summerland's search for a lost cache of gold. Join Augusta,
    and her friends Kaye and Calvin, on their adventures in modern Los Angeles,
    where they rifle through provocatively incomplete documents in local
    archives, discover old California myths and legends, and connive to outwit
    an edgy businessman with his own designs on the elusive Treasure of Califia.
    "CALIFIA represents a landmark in the development of hypertext," says
    Mark Bernstein, Eastgates chief scientist. "Its central themesmemory,
    concordance, the significance of archives in a world of infinite
    informationare perfectly captured by its hypertextual presentation."
          M. D. Coverley's CALIFIA takes layering as its central trope. Califia,
          the name of a fabled Amazon warrior, was used by Spanish explorers to
          christen California when they still thought it was an island [and]
          suggests how the present site of Southern California is underlain by an
          earlier history, which itself alludes to a still more distant past.
          - N. Katherine Hayles, UCLA, author of _How We Became Posthuman_
          CALIFIA excavates the past of five generations' lost memories: from the
          ravages of Alzheimer's, clues about the Chumash Indians' last journey
          and final stand, oral histories, hints, secrets, unsolved puzzles and a
          quest for buried treasure... It's the story of a search for forgotten
          origins by dead reckoning, for the fabled Amazon queen and her gold-rich
          empire, of the mythic quest for stardom in Hollywood and of Augusta's
          search for her buried inheritance ... if it can be excavated from lost
          wisdom and forgetfulness.
          - Carolyn Guertin, University of Alberta
    M. D. Coverley holds an MFA from UC Irvine and teaches writing as Marjorie
    Coverley Luesebrink. Her hypermedia work has appeared widely on the
    internet, and includes publications at The Iowa Review Web, New River,
    Cauldron and Net, Salt Hill, Enterzone, Riding the Meridian, and Aileron,
    and has been featured on Rhizome, Rooms Without Walls, and Web del Sol.
    Termed "the primary source for serious hypertext" by Robert Coover in the
    New York Times Book Review, Eastgate Systems publishes hypertexts --
    interlinked, interactive work, both fiction and nonfiction, specifically
    written to be read on the computer. Eastgate also produces Storyspace, a
    hypertext and hypermedia authoring tool. Eastgate Systems publishes fiction,
    poetry, and non-fiction, specializing in the world of literature beyond the
    confines of paper, and that would not normally appear, or could appear, in
    printed form.
    CALIFIA by M. D. Coverley
    ISBN 1-884511-38-4
    For Windows or Macintosh with PC Emulator
    If you would like a REVIEW COPY, please contact Diane Greco,
    +1 (617) 924-9044
    Diane Greco dgreco@eastgate.com Eastgate Systems,
    Inc.  voice: +1(617) 924-9044
    134 Main St Watertown MA 02472 USA fax:  +1(617) 924-9051

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