NewEach death is as different as people are different. Each is a story to be told.

NewInspired by the black box flight recorders of crashed planes, the first version of 100 black boxes was a hypertext fiction constructed from 100 words each by 100 characters about the moment of their deaths. Publication began in autumn of 1999. In summer 2004, it was republished as a blog. It's also available for syndication/feed at

New100 black boxes was written for the WWW by Alistair Gentry. Over the two-year active period of the site (1999-2001), every box became black with use (i.e. was read at least 100 times). Some boxes cycled from white to black numerous times. See a graphic of site usage for the active period of the site.

Archive of previous messages and updates

index of 1st lines

New Visit Alistair Gentry's new site for text, broadcast and installation work.

There's an interview transcript at The International Necronautical Society. Tom McCarthy spoke with Alistair in 2001, and 100 black boxes is discussed at length. Other life/death affirming authors on the INS site include Stewart Home and Will Self.

Alistair Gentry Web Site