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Anne Jamison By AnneJamison2 Completed

Book Description

What is fanfiction and what is it not? Why does fanfiction matter? And what makes it so important to the future of literature?

Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and what it means for the way we think about reading, writing, and authorship. It's a story about literature, community, and technology--about what stories are being told, who's telling them, how, and why.

With provocative discussions from both professional and fan writers, on subjects from Star Trek to The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Harry Potter, Twilight, and beyond, Fic sheds light on the widely misunderstood world(s) of fanfiction. 

Review Quotes

With Fic, Jamison has written the absolute Bible for devotees of fan writing.  -- Lit Reactor

This definitive volume offers a rich immersion into fanfiction and is for anyone who was both loved and lived for the unique community of fandom, as well as for those who desire a look into this world or who ar...

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Pomander Pomander Apr 18, 2017
Imagination: born of the soil permeating within the minds humankind, as a seed born of the soil permeating earth.
                              We copyright or trademark music, story and art. What's next? Plants? Oh, wait... nvm.
totohearts totohearts Sep 28, 2017
This is an interesting book! I'm glad that someone is debunking the myths surrounding fanfiction.
- - Jul 17, 2016
This is also the plot of Red Dwarf X, a show that was clearly inspired by Star Trek. It's possible that this arc was inspired by "Weird Planet". Hm. How circular!
ALorenaE ALorenaE May 25, 2016
I have this book on hold from the library for the second time.  I love it.  I even referenced it in church in a service about how storytelling and the importance of using words to change the world.  I will be so excited when I can finally get a copy for my own shelves.
Germany291 Germany291 Aug 21, 2016
You have to remember that Doyle actually hated Sherlock Holmes.
IcefireDragon22 IcefireDragon22 Jan 12, 2016
Yes! Here's the reason for most crossovers. What if? What if this character met this one? What would happen if these two beliefs clashed? How would these styles of magic mix?