Fictional Stimulus from if:book

Fictional Stimulus is a reading experience for people who like books and are curious about the future of literature in the digital world.

It’s an introductory taster for those new to reading online, and its form is inspired by the bookgroup where everyone reads the same material then gets together to discuss it at the end.

Fictional Stimulus started on 22 September 2009 and runs for four weeks, over which time you’ll be sent twelve emails, one each time we make available a new batch of stimuli. Click on the green headings above to find the latest concise selection of material including new work and commentary, plus links to a few other sites you might be interested to look at.

Fictional Stimulus culminates in a live chat with Kate Pullinger and the if:book team on 13 October when you’ll have a chance to ask questions and join the debate on the future of the book. The complete Stimulus will still be available to read here after that date.

As well as reading the new content on the site as it is posted, you can if you want to start and join discussions in the forum, post information about yourself on your profile page, chat live to other participants online and leave comments on each piece.

Fictional Stimulus is free to access, so do invite your friends to come and join in.

Fictional Stimulus is produced by if:book, the London-based think and do tank exploring the future of the book in the digital age. It includes material funded by Arts Council England and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.