spin-off fiction

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In Praise of the Spin-Off Novel


In Praise of the Spin-Off Novel

Spin-offs, franchise novels, adaptations… whatever you call them, novels based on or inspired by existing intellectual properties sometimes get short shrift in some corners of the literary world. Despite the wild success of the wonderful Star Wars Expanded Universe book line – not to mention Aliens, Star Trek, you name it – some people just [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Hey, What Happened to Our Favorite Spin-Off Series?


Hey, What Happened to Our Favorite Spin-Off Series?

I’ve got high hopes for the After Earth fiction that we’re starting to see pop up from Random House. It’s a lot of fun, and a series based on a  far future, post-apocalyptic setting sounds like my kind of bag. (YEAH, BABY, YEAAAH!)
Franchise fiction, or “spin-off” novels, get short shrift in some literary corners. Heck [...]

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Suvudu

Missed Opportunities for Franchise Fiction


seerFranchise fiction or, as it’s sometimes known, spin-off fiction is a wide-open world where readers can explore further corners of their favorite television, gaming and movie universes. It’s great when it works out: the fabulous Star Wars universe goes beyond any fanboy or fangirl’s dreams in its presentation of a multi-dimensional, highly nuanced universe of war, diplomacy and mysticism, and Dungeons & Dragons‘ various worlds has plenty of storylines to pursue for the gamer who just can’t get enough. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t work out so well

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