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Published Fanfiction

Postby Arianna Stonewater » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:11 am

A published fanfiction is a story set in the same universe (or sometimes a parallel universe) with some or all of the same characters from the original story. Sometimes it shows the story from a different perspective, sometimes it shows the events before or after a series started/ended. They're not always what you expect, especially if there is a different author than the original series.

A few examples are
-Fifty Shades of Grey series was a fanfiction of sorts from the Twilight series
-the new "Cursed Child" play, which is a continuation (of sorts) of the Harry Potter series

What are some published fanfiction/spin-offs you like? Why do you like them? Are they very different from the original series? Have you ever read any books that came AFTER the movies? For example, the first Star Wars book was based off the script for the first Star Wars movie, though it was published before the movie actually came out.

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Re: Published Fanfiction

Postby Kathren Johnsun » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:02 pm

There are a few that came to mind right away.

Different Authors: Looking Glass Wars and sequels by Frank Beddor (listed as heavily influenced by Alice in Wonderland) and Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson as well as the first sequel (written as a prequel to Peter and Wendy).

Same Author: Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, Ender's Game/Shadow by Orson Scott Card, and Gathering Blue and The Messenger by Lois Lowry.

Unconfirmed: The Giver and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (someone similar to Jonas can be seen in Gathering Blue).

I truly enjoyed reading all of these but most are a once or twice read before they just start collecting dust. The main exceptions to that are Beddor's books and The Giver, which I've already read multiple times each. You could also argue that all of Rick Riordan's series have been fanfiction for the mythology that they cover. All of them are a little different from the original material, but there is still enough similar that you can tell what it is based on.

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