About the Story

What is “the experiment”?

The experiment is a new project I’m working on.  It’s a kind of online novel.  At the moment it doesn’t have a title, but I’m calling it “the experiment” for the time being because it is an experiment of sorts.

The experiment is a (sort of) science fiction story, set in the future, although it’s definitely at the softer end of the spectrum, and relatively low-tech.

Although in reality, the entire story is written by me, each chapter of the story is a post in a fictional blog belonging to the fictional user whose name appears in brackets at the top of the post.  So, for example, the first four posts are by Renard, but the fifth and sixth are by johnny07.  Some of these allow you to leave comments; these will be considered in-character, and will be read and responded to by the fictional author of that post – that is to say, by one of the characters.  These characters are unaware that they are fictional, and do not know about b0bbyg’s blog, which doesn’t exist in the universe the story takes place in.

All the characters are fictional, and none of them is based solely upon any specific real person.  Views expressed by the characters are not necessarily my own.

The story currently updates on a fairly irregular basis, although this should hopefully change once I become a bit more organised.

What are “rant pages”?

Each post in the story is accompanied by a “rant page”, a term I have borrowed from the tradition of webcomics.  These are out of character posts, written from the viewpoint of me, Bobby G (b0bbyg), and generally contain “behind the scenes”-type information relating to the chapter in question, as well as general updates on how I am and what I’ve been up to, if you’re curious.

All rant pages allow comments, where you can leave questions, complaints, suggestions and advice.  Feedback is very much appreciated.

I hope you enjoy the story. 🙂

Bobby G



Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3


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