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13th Jun '18 3:56:34 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/TheBeginnersGuide'' is narrated by its real-life creator Davey Wreden, who presents it as a compilation of games created by his friend Coda.

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* ''VideoGame/TheBeginnersGuide'' is narrated by its real-life creator Davey Wreden, who presents it as a compilation of games created by his friend Coda. [[spoiler:However, messages by Coda near the end beg Davey to stop publishing his work. One could imagine that the release of ''The Beginner's Guide'' would not be helpful if the story was true. Also according to one message, Davey lied about the lampposts being a recurring element in Coda's work, having them put in there himself.]]
7th Jun '18 9:49:16 AM AzureOwl
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* The foreword of ''Literature/TheMoonPool'' presents the novel as something that the fictional International Association of Science commissioned author Abraham Merritt to write in order to put to rest the rumors about the events touched upon in the book:
-->''For these reasons the Executive Council commissioned Mr. A. Merritt to transcribe into form to be readily understood by the layman the stenographic notes of Dr. Goodwin's own report to the Council, supplemented by further oral reminiscences and comments by Dr. Goodwin; this transcription, edited and censored by the Executive Council of the Association, forms the contents of this book.''
21st May '18 1:15:12 AM PaulA
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** ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' claims that [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Riordan himself is a Senior Scribe at Camp Half-Blood]], publishing the books as works of fiction. Even so, Percy takes time in the first book to warn the readers that if they think they're a half blood, to shut out that feeling and remember that it's just fiction.

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** ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' claims that [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Riordan himself is a Senior Scribe at Camp Half-Blood]], Half-Blood, publishing the books as works of fiction. Even so, Percy takes time in the first book to warn the readers that if they think they're a half blood, to shut out that feeling and remember that it's just fiction.
21st May '18 12:00:40 AM jtierney50
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* A specialty of Creator/RickRiordan:
** ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' claims that [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Riordan himself is a Senior Scribe at Camp Half-Blood]], publishing the books as works of fiction. Even so, Percy takes time in the first book to warn the readers that if they think they're a half blood, to shut out that feeling and remember that it's just fiction.
** ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' are presented as a surprisingly coherent transcription of an audio recording by Carter and Sadie Kane. Often, the sounds of them fighting over the microphone to present their version of a certain event are transcribed.
11th May '18 8:26:49 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* The author of ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', "Lemony Snicket" (actually Daniel Handler) not only finds it his duty to research these "tales of misery and woe," but is also apparently related to two secondary characters. Handler himself claims to be the agent for Lemony Snicket.
** While not actually stated in the text, it's very likely that the cigarette-smoking man who appears briefly in ''The Penultimate Peril'' is Snicket.

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* The author of ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', "Lemony Snicket" (actually Daniel Handler) not only finds it his duty to research these "tales of misery and woe," but is also apparently related to two secondary characters. Handler himself claims to be the agent for Lemony Snicket.
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While not actually stated in the text, it's very likely that the cigarette-smoking man who appears briefly in ''The Penultimate Peril'' is Snicket. Handler himself claims to be the agent for Lemony Snicket.


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* ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew'' is presented as an anecdote told to the author by a man at a party.
18th Apr '18 12:38:54 AM PaulA
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* Creator/JohnMasefield:
** The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue at the end of ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'' includes a couple of lapses into first-person, indicating that the author lives in the neighbourhood where the novel is set and has met (or, in the case of the fox, had his poultry raided by) some of the characters, and implying that he was told the story by the protagonist.
** The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue at the end of ''Literature/{{Odtaa}}'' takes the form of a set of in-universe documents, one of which is a letter from the protagonist to the author commenting on the manuscript of the novel and offering an update on what he's been up to since the events described.
4th Apr '18 3:09:57 AM PaulA
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** Even his novels set in the future do this: ''The Moon Maid'' (1923) opens with an introduction in which Burroughs is told the events of the distant future by a man who can remember the lives of his future reincarnations ... although for some reason this is dated to the near future of 1967, rather than the present.

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** Even his novels set in the future do this: ''The Moon Maid'' ''Literature/TheMoonMaid'' (1923) opens with an introduction in which Burroughs is told the events of the distant future by a man who can remember the lives of his future reincarnations ... although for some reason this is dated to the near future of 1967, rather than the present.
2nd Apr '18 1:59:50 PM DaibhidC
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** Even his novels set in the future do this: ''The Moon Maid'' (1923) opens with an introduction in which Burroughs is told the events of the distant future by a man who can remember the lives of his future reincarnations ... although for some reason this is dated to the near future of 1967, rather than the present.
30th Mar '18 7:29:40 AM RedScharlach
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* Elizabeth Peters' ''Literature/AmeliaPeabody'' novels are framed as being excerpts from the rather extensive and detailed journals Mrs. Emerson kept over many decades, starting approximately with her initial trip to Egypt in the 1880s, during which she met the man who would become her husband. Later volumes also include excerpts from "Manuscript H", written by Amelia's son Ramses. Elizabeth Peters takes on the role of the editor of these journals in the author's notes, which allows some extensive LampshadeHanging : she often expresses exasperation at the inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the text, such as the signs that the journals were rewritten many years later with an eye towards publication ("Little did I know..."), and Amelia's tendency to put her own opinions in the mouths of her famous contemporaries.

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* Elizabeth Peters' ''Literature/AmeliaPeabody'' novels are framed as being excerpts from the rather extensive and detailed journals Mrs. Emerson kept over many decades, starting approximately with her initial trip to Egypt in the 1880s, during which she met the man who would become her husband. Later volumes also include excerpts from "Manuscript H", written by Amelia's son Ramses. Elizabeth Peters takes on the role of the editor of these journals in the author's notes, which allows some extensive LampshadeHanging : LampshadeHanging: she often expresses exasperation at the inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the text, such as the signs that the journals were rewritten many years later with an eye towards publication ("Little did I know..."), and Amelia's tendency to put her own opinions in the mouths of her famous contemporaries.



* Creator/BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/AlcatrazSeries'' is written in first person, with the narrator stating that Brandon Sanderson is a seperate person that has agreed to use his name as a cover, meant to hide the book from the titular AncientConspiracy of Librarians who rule the world. The author biography states that "Alcatraz has met Brandon Sanderson, and he was not impressed."

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* Creator/BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/AlcatrazSeries'' is written in first person, with the narrator stating that Brandon Sanderson is a seperate separate person that has agreed to use his name as a cover, meant to hide the book from the titular AncientConspiracy of Librarians who rule the world. The author biography states that "Alcatraz has met Brandon Sanderson, and he was not impressed."
25th Mar '18 8:07:24 AM zarpaulus
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* ''TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles RPG'' is presented as Billy Borden's attempt to publish a guide on defending oneself from the supernatural world, disguised as an RPG rulebook so people would take it seriously. The margins are littered with notes (and discussions) from Billy, Harry Dresden, and Bob the Skull suggesting it's his rough draft even.
** It also refers to the novels as Harry's "casefiles", though there's no indication that they were published in-universe.
** ''Dresden Files Accelerated'' is similarly supposed to be written by the Archive Ivy as a more condensed dossier of the supernatural for a certain client [[spoiler: implied to be Gentleman Jonny Marcone]] with commentary from her bodyguard Kincaid.
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