Uncle Buddy’s Phantom Funhouse is a hypermedia novel by John G. McDaid. McDaid embed the elements of story entirely within situationally appropriate artifacts. The conceit of the fiction was that an attorney has passed into the reader’s hands the literary estate of science fiction writer Arthur “Buddy” Newkirk.
From Eastgate Systems: "Art "Buddy" Newkirk has disappeared and left you his literary estate. By the looks of it, he and his friends were a very odd bunch. You might have enjoyed knowing them. But you don't: why does "Uncle" Buddy think you do? Where is he, anyway? And what does this have to do with Meister Eckhart and the New York City subway?
To find out, you'll have to pop the floppies into your Mac, drop the tapes into your boombox, and get ready to meet Buddy's friends, read his email, listen to his band, and sort out his (very strange) Tarot deck. Surreal and humorous, this is a world you will often return to and long remember."
Introduction by Jim Brown, Director, Digital Studies Center