• Book Beat: Narnia Fanfiction, Representation in Romancelandia, and Waterstones Wages

    Book Beat: Narnia Fanfiction, Representation in Romancelandia, and Waterstones Wages0

    Hello lovely readers, and welcome to this week’s Book Beat! As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, Mercury is in retrograde and kicking everyone’s backsides. So of course, as is typical of my weeks, things in the publishing industry are really messy right now. Luckily, just like Marie Kondo, I love mess. So let’s take

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  • A Whistle-stop History of Fanfiction: Part 3

    A Whistle-stop History of Fanfiction: Part 30

    Previously on The Whistle-stop History of Fanfiction, we have talked about the Bronte Sisters creating fictional worlds for Wellington to dash around in, the Austen Family writing fic for the lovely Jane, if Star Trek is the granddaddy of fandom, and does the Tolkien Society need to get over itself? See parts one and two

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  • A Whistle-Stop History of Fanfiction

    A Whistle-Stop History of Fanfiction0

    Welcome to a Whistle-stop History of Fanfiction. Love it or loath it, many of us nerds know about fanfiction. It’s a huge part of modern fandom that ranges all the way from 200 word flash fiction to epic multi-chapter novels, but when did fanfiction start being part of the way we view fandom, and what

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