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While I personally don't write anything attributed to another persons story/work I was wondering if there is anyone writing any "Fan Fiction" attributed to Orsons books? I have read all the series written by OSC and was only curious if in fact people had chose to write about his stories on a timeline he himself did not go to.
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Last I heard, he discouraged fan fiction.
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Eh, OSC's position on fanfic has gone the gamut. About a decade ago, he took the fairly standard position of most published authors, saying it's bad and legally questionable and creatively not ideal. About two or three years ago, though, he seemed to change his mind and embrace the idea that fanfic is a community's conversation and enthusiasm for the original work, rather than an attempt to steal or merely mimic. He even said he was going to host a fanfic competition, but I'm guessing that fell by the wayside of contracts and business. Sadly, since I'd hoped to maybe try to write some.

There are some good pieces of fanfic for Ender's Game on both Archive Of Our Own and Fanfiction.net. Some are obviously bad, but some really engage with the book and expand upon missing moments or potential resolutions.

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