Nick Montfort reads from Hard West Turn (Bad Quarto, 2018) during the second part of his reading at the Poetic Research Bureau in Los Angeles on July 21, 2018. Sophia Le Fraga and Aaron Winslow also read at this event, which was hosted by Joseph Mosconi.
Hard West Turn (2018 edition) is a computer-generated novel about gun violence in the United States, the first of a series. Each novel, copy-edited by the author/programmer, will be re-generated annually for release on July 4. Hard West Turn (2018) is available in print in a very limited edition, only 13 copies for sale + 3 artist's proofs:
The short free software program that generated the text — drafted for the 2017 NaNoGenMo (National Novel Generation Month) — is available: