Today’s topic comes from QSFer ‘Nathan Smith:
I’d love to see a discussion of shared-world sf – sort of like Geroge R.R. Martin’s “Wild Cards” series, where multiple authors tackle the same setting and use each other’s characters, etc.
I know there are a few of these kinds of places out there – common worlds where you can build your own story in a shared world.
So my questions for today – do you know of any, and have you written for or read any of them? Does the idea of writing in someone else’s world appeal to you? Can these worlds really be cohesive, with so many writers/creators in the mix?