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From: "Kevin J. Maroney" <kmaroney@ungames.com>
Subject: RE: (whorl) Fan fic Fooey?  Fooey.
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 12:14:00 

At 08:40 AM 6/20/01 -0700, Blattid wrote:
> > As a matter of fact, on the website I cited earlier for
> > Pullman fanfic, there is quite a lot of fanfic dealing with
> > real people, namely music groups (the vast majority of it on
> > boy bands: there are over five thousand Nsync fanfics).
>I'm not sure what the correct term for this stuff is, but it's
>different from fanfic as known in the world of SF fandom.

I don't think so. It's different from the core fanfic of the early Trek 
fandom, but everything and everyone gets pulled into the broader sweeps of 

 >Duh. Should of thought of that one myself. Or maybe
>Silk/Horn, though it would be hard to locate that
>in the received chronology... Maybe Jolenta/Dorcas...

Well, Jolenta/Dorcas is just off-stage, so it would seem obvious....

I'm trying to think of the most appalling possible New Sun fanfic. Father 
Inire and the mandrake? Little Severian and Typhon? Thecla and an avern? 
The Green Man and Master Ash could actually be pretty cool.

Wombat, a.k.a. Kevin Maroney kmaroney@ungames.com
Kitchen Staff Supervisor, New York Review of Science Fiction

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