"Some of the visions of the piece are narrated by non-human characters, like the Swamp Asp, and the Earth itself," Stone says. "I think it is important, when you talk about issues related to sustainability, that you look at things not only from the perspective of humans, but from other perspectives as well."
"This is something no publisher has done before," Stone says. "I hope it will catch on. Whereas film has not always been kind to the novel–often requiring condensation of the original, as well as massive rewrites, even of dialogue–the novel in visions presents the complete text of the novel: kind of like an audio book, read by myself and the other actors involved, but with a visual element as well. It is a great way for novelists–and poets, for that matter–to reach new and larger audiences."