Welcome to FFF, hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read! I love this week’s question, since it seems to be a more and more common problem!
This week’s question:
Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
YES! I have to completely agree with Parajunkee here, but probably even more extreme. I read Blade Song for review, and the similarity it had to the Kate Daniels series just completely put me off. Urban Fantasy is a genre that is having more and more trouble with this. I read speculative fiction very much for the ideas of new worlds and magic systems, so when books are just recycled, ick. Even fairytale retellings, like Jim C. Hines’ Princess series, need to have some new ideas thrown in for me to be interested.
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What do you think of borrowing ideas? In a lot of genres, it is probably becoming hard to avoid stumbling over each other, but is that really an excuse? I don’t read a lot of fanfic, so I don’t really know about that one, what do you think?
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