Topic: Fan Fiction: Better than the real thing

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bliizard
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Registered: 2013-11-30
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Fanfiction / Ebooks ??

Any fans made some ebooks or good fanfiction ?
I've seen some online but i've only been able to find a few and there really short..

Thanks in advance !

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#2 2013-12-01 3:02 pm

ireactions
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Re: Fanfiction / Ebooks ??

You can find some great stuff at the SLFIC Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/200810170815 … rames.html

In my view, the best stories are mostly the ones with the original cast. I think the "Slide Effects" script (http://freepdfhosting.com/2c25b2564d.pdf) does a nice job of resurrecting the original sliders after "The Seer" and resetting the show to just after Season 2. With that established, I like to imagine my favourite fanfics all taking place *after* Season 5. My favourite fanfics include almost everything by Nigel Mitchell:

All For One
http://www.scribd.com/doc/89573800/All-For-One
Weightless
http://web.archive.org/web/200710140743 … tless.html
Bloodlust
http://www.scribd.com/doc/164982167/Sliders-Bloodline
Double Trouble
http://web.archive.org/web/200808280600 … ouble.html
Summer's End
http://web.archive.org/web/200710140745 … ummer.html
Keep On Trekkin'
http://web.archive.org/web/200808280601 … ekkin.html
Underground
http://web.archive.org/web/200810110948 … rgrnd.html
No Smoking
http://web.archive.org/web/200810110946 … oking.html
Chase (with Jules Reynolds)
http://web.archive.org/web/200811212316 … chase.html
High Society (with Jules Reynolds)
http://web.archive.org/web/200810110948 … ciety.html
Your Ad Here
http://web.archive.org/web/200811212230 … ur_ad.html

Followed by some selections from Diana Jones:

For The Child's Sake
http://web.archive.org/web/200710241156 … dsake.html
A Second Chance
http://web.archive.org/web/200710241608 … chanc.html
Wade's Idea
http://web.archive.org/web/200710241554 … eidea.html
The Cry of the Birds
http://web.archive.org/web/200710241556 … birds.html

One story by Maureen Johnson:

To Dream of the Promised Land
http://web.archive.org/web/200710240240 … mised.html

And then some stories by Jules Reynolds:

Depthcharge
http://web.archive.org/web/200710140750 … hchrg.html
Consequences
http://web.archive.org/web/200710140749 … onseq.html
The Gift
http://web.archive.org/web/200710140751 … /gift.html
Chill
http://web.archive.org/web/200710140752 … chill.html

A final two stories by Nigel Mitchell:

Slide Rulers
http://web.archive.org/web/200710140744 … ulers.html
Sliders/X-Files
http://freepdfhosting.com/2e80122e71.pdf

I think the crossover with the X-FILES makes for a great season finale and that all of the above form a very nice alternate Season 3 or Season 6. I like to imagine that right after "The Seer," the show reset itself and carried on with the original journey for Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo. And while I think it could go on forever, there comes a point when a conclusion is longed for.

It's at this point that we move into an alternate Season 4/Season 7. Imagine that this new season begins with "Double Cross" (Logan St. Clair is introduced) and "The Guardian" (it's revealed that Arturo is dying). Regrettably, we also have to include "The Last of Eden" (it has Rembrandt finding out that Arturo is sick). It's at this point that the gang start dressing like the Season 3 sliders (Wade's red hair, Quinn's shorter style, Arturo more casual, Rembrandt about the same).

From here, we have some selections from Earth 8950, all terrific stories by Mike Truman, set post-Season 3 but ignoring Arturo's death:

From Earth Prime With Love, by Mike Truman
http://www.slidersweb.net/otherworlds/8950/401.htm
Nobody Move
http://www.slidersweb.net/otherworlds/8950/403.htm
The Thriller is Gone
http://www.slidersweb.net/otherworlds/8950/405.htm
The Missiles of November
http://www.slidersweb.net/otherworlds/8950/407.htm
Checkers
http://www.slidersweb.net/otherworlds/8950/409.htm

After that, we come into the homestretch -- a final eight-episode run of stories by Mike Truman where he brings the SLIDERS saga to a grand climax and a fitting conclusion. Truman's E317 series is meant to replace the final eight episodes of Season 3 (so nothing from "The Exodus onward happened in this continuity) and I think it serves our purposes well here.

http://slidersweb.net/otherworlds/317/

Truman's love for SLIDERS' concept comes through beautifully as well as the impressive body of knowledge and depth of character he brings to the series. He presents a magnificent series finale for SLIDERS and I wouldn't have wanted the show to end any other way.

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#3 2013-12-01 4:34 pm

bliizard
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Re: Fanfiction / Ebooks ??

This is amazing big_smile

Thanks for taking the time to post these !

Thanks alot..

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#4 2013-12-01 4:59 pm

ireactions
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Re: Fanfiction / Ebooks ??

I've shared my view that all original cast SLIDERS fanfic takes place after "The Seer" with two college pals and John and Polly decided to stop talking to me until I found a new TV show to obsess over. But I hope you like these stories as much as I do. :-) I will probably revisit my post every now and then as I find more fanfics that could conceivably take place between Nigel Mitchell's stories and Mike Truman's 12 episode finale.

You don't *have* to read them in the order in which I've presented them and you don't have to read them all, either. I see all these fanfics taking place in sequence as part of my own personal SLIDERS series, but please feel free not to join me in my world.

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#5 2013-12-01 8:51 pm

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Re: Fanfiction / Ebooks ??

Thanks for posting all that, I certainly will be able to get use out of it when I have time to dig in.

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Re: Fan Fiction: Better than the real thing

All of those fanfictions that I need to read! There just aren't that many of them on FanFiction.net. At least, not many good ones.

And speaking of fanfictions and being able to do stuff in them you wouldn't have on TV, I've definitely got one that qualifies. It's just largely unplanned-out and not published yet. o__o

Author, artist, sci-fi nerd, rebel against the world, and self-proclaimed eccentric.

Re: Fan Fiction: Better than the real thing

Hmm, yes. I, too, have many works of sublime brilliance that will forever change the world and the people in it -- or would, except that they were never written, completed or published. Fellow writers will understand what I mean.

A couple days ago, I was putting together a list of Seasons 1 - 5 episodes for EP.COM. Just to mess around with the webmaster, I also included Season 6 -- which consisted entirely of the fanfics listed above.

Re: Fan Fiction: Better than the real thing

As a writer, I totally relate to what you're saying. Throughout my four years as an author on FanFiction.net, I've only finished my oneshots and the first book in a trilogy, meaning that even though the first book is done I'm only 1/3 through the entire story... *sighs* I plan on being a published writer someday but I can't seem to get past the first few chapters before losing interest and finding something new to work on!

I also recognized a few worlds in the Travelogue from a few of the stories I read up there, so now I'm not asking where in the worlds they came from. XD

Author, artist, sci-fi nerd, rebel against the world, and self-proclaimed eccentric.

Re: Fan Fiction: Better than the real thing

Cool little toy for anyone interested:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta … aplp?hl=en

It's a chrome extension, that servers as a text-to-speech reader.   I think there may be better ones but the technology seems to be getting better, and more natural vs. a few years ago.  It's a good way to convert fan fiction or essays into something you can listen to in the background while doing other things.