Moderating a busy list (OT)/Q. about Fanfiction

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Sun Apr 22 21:25:24 EDT 2001

On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Sally Odgers wrote:

> > why Neil Gaiman can win a World Fantasy Award for a story derived
> > from Shakespeare's world, and Laurie King can write much-acclaimed
> > novels set in a reconsidered world of Arthur Conan Doyle's,
> I'm not familiar with either of these works, but I'd hazard a guess
> that Shakespeare's World is actually Elizabethan England - or a
> version of it, while ACD's world is Victorian London.

I think somebody has already said this, but to make it explicit:
Neil Gaiman's story contains many characters and events from
Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and Laurie R. King's Mary
Russell novels actually have Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson &c.
appearing in them. It's not just the worlds.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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