Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World

By Anne Jamison

Publishers Summary:
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—not only how fanfiction is transforming the literary landscape, but how it already has. Fic features a foreword by Lev Grossman (author of The Magicians) and interviews with Jonathan Lethem, Doug Wright, Eurydice (Vivean Dean), and Katie Forsythe/wordstrings.

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9781939529190
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Smart Pop: BenBella


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Reviewed on November 1, 2013  |  Arts and Humanities

In a series of essays edited by Jamison (English, Univ. of Utah), professional and amateur writers come together to dissect and discuss the social phenomena of fanfiction (fic)—stories that dip into already existing creative worlds to expand or alter these works for the entertainment of fans. Using examples that range from Stephenie Meyer's Twilight to the TV show Supernatural to the members of the musical group One Direction, authors include actress Amber Benson (Among the Ghosts) and actor Chris Rankin ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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