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And other than public domain science fiction, how can I track down Creative Commons science fiction that is safe for re-mixing, i.e. fan fic?

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    This more aptly belongs on Writers.StackExchange.com since the scifi part doesn't really matter to the question Jan 22, 2011 at 5:43
  • @eight I think this one is OK, considering we've got much bigger problems to tackle on this site Jan 23, 2011 at 9:40
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    Many authors have pro-fanfic policies, and are fine as long as you don't try to sell your fanfic. You may not need PD/CC licensing. Dec 1, 2011 at 21:58
  • @EightDaysofMalaise - he has specifically asked about sci-fi CC licenses.
    – Valorum
    Mar 19, 2014 at 22:27
  • If this belongs on another SE, then flag it so the mods can migrate it there, don't VTC.
    – John O
    Mar 20, 2014 at 0:44

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Have a look at Cory Doctorow's website Craphound he releases all of his stories under Creative Commons Licenses, for instance "With a Little Help" is released under (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).

Charles Stross has also released some of his work under similar terms, there are details here.

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  • N.B. Charles Stross' FAQ on his (draft) Fanfic policy. Oct 28, 2011 at 4:04
  • CC-BY-NC-SA should be reasonable Safe For Fanfic, but it should be stressed that not all CC licenses fit the bill. Also, the NC provision is deliberately defined in a much broader way than you would expect. Charities, for example, do not get any kind of blanket exemption.
    – Kevin
    Jun 1, 2017 at 4:25
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I created a universe a while back called Time Bridge. This was before CC existed or was at least popular. It was a world building effort centered around a few periods of time all focused on a big time machine in space. The machine functioned on crap science, however everything else in the world was meant to be Hard SF.

I don't know if any of it still exists. It wasn't very popular and aside from a few role-players and artists, I was the only person working on it. Still, remnants should be out there still, maybe via the wayback machine. Who knows.

I can try to dig it up and re-post it somewhere if anyone wants. Say if I get 20 upvotes on a comment I add to this answer.

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    upvote this if I should bother digging this crusty old world up.
    – DampeS8N
    Jan 12, 2011 at 14:14
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    I'm a cultural pack rat. Everything anyone ever writes should be preserved forever. Geocities going down was like the burning of the libraries at Alexandria. Jan 13, 2011 at 3:35
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The Dryden Experiment is an entirely Creative Commons 3.0 driven universe.

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The universe I created in Blaze Master Mysterium of the Universe is safe for use in your fanfictions, if you like my stories feel free to use the world and settings, I am a little attached to the main character though, but feel free to use the rest, just credit me on the ideas you use.

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    Hi there. Even if I don't know the work I'm guessing this is indeed an answer; however for the record, depending on how much more you may want to talk about the universe you created, I suggest you take a look at our guidelines on self-promotion. You might as well be interested in taking the tour and browsing the help center. Welcome to the site!
    – Jenayah
    May 1, 2019 at 15:53

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