Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World
September 1st, 2015 by Aldouspi

Here is a discussion of this book on video


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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 technologyabout 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 fanfictionnot 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 (Vivien Dean), and Katie Forsythe/wordstrings. Essays by:

Cyndy Aleo (algonquinrt; d0tpark3r)
V. Arrow (aimmyarrowshigh)
Tish Beaty (his_tweet)
Brad Bell
Amber Benson
Peter Berg (Homfrog)
Kristina Busse
Rachel Caine
Francesca Coppa
Randi Flanagan (BellaFlan)
Jolie Fontenot
Wendy C. Fries (Atlin Merrick)
Ron Hogan
Bethan Jones
Christina Lauren (Christina Hobbs/tby789 and Lauren Billings/LolaShoes)
Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Rukmini Pande and Samira Nadkarni
Chris Rankin
Tiffany Reisz
Andrew Shaffer
Andy Sawyer
Heidi Tandy (Heidi8)
Darren Wershler
Jules Wilkinson (missyjack)
Jen Zern (NautiBitz)

Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Smart Pop (November 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939529190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939529190
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.4 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces

Customer Reviews

Fascinating and informative.

4 people found this helpful.
 on June 27, 2015
By L.S.F
4.5

A must-read for every newbie fan

 on December 27, 2014
By CB Mako
A must-read for every newbie fan. As a newbie-ish Voltron fangirl/shipper (circa 2012) I wanted to find out if our fandom was like other fandoms, and Anne Jamison's book gave me a glimpse of various fandoms. I loved the book so much that after reading FIC, it was full of underlines, side notes and highlights. I even have a digital copy as well. I love @prof_anne's book so much, I wrote a review on our #KeithandAllura fan blog.

Interesting book, never really a Twilight Fan so I ...

 on March 4, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Interesting book, never really a Twilight Fan so I had no clue that 50 Shades of Grey started life as a fanfic. But the chapter on RPF totally miss the point on why that genre is a little disturbing. It was really interesting to see legal discussions on how fanfic isn't actually plagiarism, but the other name for writing fiction about real people is not plagiarism, it's slander.

Interesting, but often lacks nuance.

 on May 5, 2015
By Sarah
This book great because it analyses and often debunks fandom prejudice, such as professionally publishing fic, or the pre-conceived notions of certain fandoms (mainly Twilight and 1D, which are perceived as resp. silly romance-obsessed and gay-fetishising sex-crazed teenage girls, which they apparently emphatically are not), but both the author and the essayists clearly have their views about fandom and fanfic, so this analysis is not always very nuanced.

I purchased this for entertainment, but it ended up ...

 on January 25, 2016
By Rat
I purchased this for entertainment, but it ended up helping me on a research paper on fanworks. It is well written by a number of contributors which gives it a diverse look into fandom. Some of it was standard knowledge for me, but at other times it helped when I had to explain common themes to people unfamiliar with fandom terminology.

Fantastic

 on October 26, 2016
By Heath Sledge
Really great book on fanfiction. Ranges from highly accessible lay accounts to fan history to some really fascinating theoretical stuff. (Don't miss the essay near the end comparing fanfiction to conceptual writing.)

but I've skimmed through and it looks like it going to be great

 on November 24, 2016
By Amazon Customer
I haven't had the time to read this completely, but I've skimmed through and it looks like it going to be great!!

The best yet, but still not very good

4 people found this helpful.
 on September 1, 2014
By Shagbark
On one hand, Jamison understands fanfic from the inside, so this is the best exploration of the fanfic world yet. On the other hand, she isn't very interested in how the fanfic infrastructure works: why people read fan-fiction, how they find good stories, how communities form, how the quality of fan-fiction compares to print fiction, or how and why fanfiction stories are different from print stories. Her experience is largely within the world of Twilight fan-fiction, which is peculiar in its narrow-mindedness and so not very informative WRT how fan-fiction communities work.


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