a show of hands is an electronic narrative. The story customizes itself around your reading, using an adaptive hypertext system called Literatronic. There are two versions of the tale: an excerpt entitled “a little show of hands” (Hypperhiz 2008) and the full novella (in-progress).
By Mark C. Marino. (in-progress, 2006) «Interlacing vignettes of interlocking fingers, a Show of Hands is an adaptive hypertext novela. Marino creates images of deep poetical power and fluid narrative structure. The hands in a Show... work, explore the world, provide human contact, but most of all, provide the clues about the complex characters in this novel and how they interact in the encounter between the Hispanic and Anglo-Saxon cultures.» Review by Juan B. Gutierrez.
You can access the system without having to register
by using the login "guest" and password "password".
Click here to start your session. However, given that many users
could be using that account at the same time, you could experience
strange reading paths. To ensure this does not occur, please register.
When you register, Literatronic can design a unique
book for you based on your interaction.
Click here to register. Your e-mail is not required to register,
neither is any personal information. Literatronic is a non-commercial
If you do not want to start a session, remember that
non-registered users have limited access to Literatronic.