Someone left a message on my LK Rigel page here at Fair Maison the other day that has freaked me out.
August 1, 2010 at 6:43 pm edit
Nice work i have to say, even inspired me to do a short story off of that idea. Thanks!
Whoa, there pardner! That’s my world you’re helping yourself to. I’m not even established yet, and someone’s fanficking me?
Now, of course ideas are not intellectual property, but world’s are. I found Eric’s page at Smashword’s, and what do you know? He’s published an entire book over there — has it for sale for $5.99 based on “David Drake’s Hammer’s Slammers Universe.”
He downloaded my free first chapter and left a 5 star review. It’s all too weird.
I wrote this letter:
I saw your comment on Fair Maison and checked out your page at Smashwords. Thanks so much for the 5-star review of my first chapter of Space Junque. I hope to have the whole thing out in about a month.
You mentioned writing a short story off the world of Space Junque, and I hope you won’t do that. This is my world I am creating for my work.
It looks like you’re a good writer. I hope you’ll put your efforts into creating a world that is yours.
I appreciate your enjoyment of my work, but I explicitly do not give you permission to use it in yours.
I wish you much success in creating worlds that your readers will enjoy — and I hope to be one of them,
Any thoughts? Ideas?