On Jan. 26 I wondered here concerning the whereabouts of an epistolary novel in the form of e-mail. Blogger Derik Badman assures me there is at least one such: E: A Novel by Matt Beaumont. And right he is. Came out in October 2000, just before I got this job, which gives me an excuse for not knowing about it. Derik also points out that “Novelist Richard Powers has an online story (“They Come in a Steady Stream Now”) at the journal Ninth Letter that is in the form of emails: http://ninthletter.art.uiuc.edu/FA/FA05/ Commentary on it here: http://jilltxt.net/?p=1163 and http://grandtextauto.gatech.edu/2004/12/14/steady-stream/ .”
Finally, Derik informs me that electronic fiction also exists and sends me to http://eastgate.com/ to check it out. This is definitely worth a look.
Also check out Derik’s own very interesting blog, MadInkBeard (http://madinkbeard.com/mt). Especially check out, on the left, Premises in Snow.