Questions tagged [shared-universe]

A shared universe is a fictional universe to which more than one writer contributes. Works set in a shared universe share characters and other elements with varying degrees of consistency. Shared universes are contrasted with collaborative writing, in which multiple authors work on a single story. Shared universes are more common in fantasy and science fiction than in other genres

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Was there a shared-world project before “Thieves World”?

Thieves World (ISFDb) by Robert Asprin is the first formal shared-world project I can remember; its success seemed to create a bunch of similar projects through the 1980s. I'm thinking of Heroes in ...
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Do Events in one parallel universe affect other parallel universe [closed]

Do Events happening in one parallel universe might have some effects in other parallel universe? In parallel universe, there is a possibility of energy flowing from one parallel universe to another. ...
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What comic book line does The Amazing Spider-Man hope to follow?

Keen sets up in his answer Is The Amazing Spider-Man part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? that the new movie is a Sony, and as such does not have to fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which ...
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Are Star Wars and Indiana Jones the same Universe?

This is a follow-up question to Are Star Wars and Indiana Jones in the same galaxy, far, far away? We already know that E.T. and Star Wars are the same Universe, but that Indiana Jones does not take ...
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What comics share a universe with Invincible?

In the letters page of a recent issue of Super Dinosaur, Robert Kirkman (or possible Sina Grace) stated the idea that Super Dinosaur is in it's own universe as much as The Walking Dead is (in ...
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Are E.T. and Star Wars in the same universe?

An answer about the Star Wars timeline, uses the appearance of E.T.-like creatures in the Star Wars universe as a frame of reference for dating the sagas relative to our present day. I remember ...
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Wild Cards spoilers, backstory, and reading order

I was given a copy of Wild Cards: Deuces Down recently as a gift. I don't think the person who gave it to me realized it was book 16 of a series (according to WildCards Online). My question is this: ...