King of Space

King of Space was authored by Sarah Smith. Working with her were visual artist Matthew Mattingly and musical composer Michael Druzinsky. It is described as 'A dark science-fictional ritual of fertility and regeneration', King of Space takes place in an abandoned starship, circling the edges of a plague-ridden and collapsing solar system, where an escaped terrorist meets the last star-captain and his ship's Priestess. Old man and young, young woman and ageless starship meet and meet again as enemies, allies, rapists, and lovers. The story has elements of gaming; an unwise move can send a character to the kitchen ('hundreds of tiny sandwiches, all alike') or into the rocky caverns of the intelligent and unpleasant starship, where a very persistent elevator is waiting to have a conversation; you can meet the Lady Nii's ancient, dreadful lover, King Brady, or become him; you can fall into a maze of love, or find the dance at the center of the world that regenerates the ship. Contains games and animations. Not for kids.

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The David Kolb Collection

Published in 1991 by Eastgate Systems, Inc..

This copy was given by David Kolb to the Electronic Literature Lab in March of 2018. Disk 1 and the folio are both signed by Sarah Smith. Copy media format: 3.5 inch floppy.

PUBLICATION TYPE

E-lit Object

The Sarah Smith Collection

Published in 1991 by Eastgate Systems, Inc..

This copy was given to the Electronic Literature Lab by Sarah Smith in October of 2017. Note on floppy disk that states 'older King files'

PUBLICATION TYPE

E-lit Object