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19th Apr '16 1:48:37 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has many similarities to ''TheBookOfTheNamed'' - so much that people were claiming that the Ratha series copied Warriors, until it was pointed out to them that ''Ratha's Creature'' was written in the 1980s and ''Into the Wild'' came out in 2003.
** People were also drawing similarities to ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' and ''TailchasersSong''.

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has many similarities to ''TheBookOfTheNamed'' ''Literature/TheBookOfTheNamed'' - so much that people were claiming that the Ratha series copied Warriors, until it was pointed out to them that ''Ratha's Creature'' was written in the 1980s and ''Into the Wild'' came out in 2003.
** People were also drawing similarities to ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' and ''TailchasersSong''.''Literature/TailchasersSong''.
11th Apr '16 7:12:44 PM SamCurt
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* A Japanese publisher licensed the ''basic premise'' of a CutShort {{shoujo}} mystery LightNovel called ''KZ Shonen Shoujo Seminar'' for a series of [[ChildrensLiterature Children's novels]]. The result, ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', is [[SequelDisplacement far more commercially successful]], to the point that ''Seminar'' author penned one of the latter work's {{spinoff}}s.
29th Mar '16 4:40:39 AM Jhonny
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is definitely this to ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''; despite having very different plots, both are series that heavily utilize magic, follow strong children who save their world, and provide an allegory that is well-written enough to appeal not only to its young target audience, but to spark the interest of adult readers as well.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is definitely this to ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''; despite having very different plots, both are series that heavily utilize magic, follow strong children who save their world, and provide an allegory that is well-written enough to appeal not only to its young target audience, but to spark the interest of adult readers as well. Both were written by Christian authors who admit to having put Christian themes and allegories in them, though Harry Potter has drawn more mixed reactions from certain types of Christians.
3rd Feb '16 5:24:12 PM Baby_Moondancer
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* Mary Schmich's essay [[http://plodplod.blogspot.com/2006/07/advice-like-youth-probably-just-wasted.html "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young"]] [[CoveredUp (better known From Baz Lurhman's "Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen")]] is considered by many to be a SpiritualSuccessor to Max Ehrmann's 1927 poem "Desiderata".

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* Mary Schmich's essay [[http://plodplod.blogspot.com/2006/07/advice-like-youth-probably-just-wasted.html "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young"]] [[CoveredUp (better known From Baz Lurhman's "Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen")]] is considered by many to be a SpiritualSuccessor spiritual successor to Max Ehrmann's 1927 poem "Desiderata".
27th Sep '15 12:18:58 AM Malitia
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** People were also drawing similarities to ''{{Felidae}}'' and ''TailchasersSong''.

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** People were also drawing similarities to ''{{Felidae}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' and ''TailchasersSong''.
16th May '15 3:34:32 PM Specialist290
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* A case can be made that Lew Wallace's popular and acclaimed novel ''Literature/{{Ben-Hur}}'' serves as this to Alexandre Dumas' ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''. Wallace had cited it as one of his favorite stories and as an influence on his own work. It is visible in the parallels between the stories of Edmond Dantes and Judah Ben-Hur. Both are good well to do men who are eventually betrayed and wrongfully have their lives stripped away from them and are imprisoned in one way or another. Both however manage to eventually "rise from the ashes" so to speak an attain their freedom and go on a mission for justice/revenge.

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* A case can be made that Lew Wallace's popular and acclaimed novel ''Literature/{{Ben-Hur}}'' ''Literature/BenHur'' serves as this to Alexandre Dumas' ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''. Wallace had cited it as one of his favorite stories and as an influence on his own work. It is visible in the parallels between the stories of Edmond Dantes and Judah Ben-Hur. Both are good well to do men who are eventually betrayed and wrongfully have their lives stripped away from them and are imprisoned in one way or another. Both however manage to eventually "rise from the ashes" so to speak an attain their freedom and go on a mission for justice/revenge.
25th Apr '15 6:09:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* John Varley's ''[[EightWorlds The Golden Globe]]'' is a combination homage and spiritual successor to Robert A. Heinlein's ''DoubleStar''. The protagonist in both is a highly skilled and intelligent but down on his luck actor who used to be famous, and now lives partly on the wrong side of the law while still being obsessed with his craft (something drilled into him by his father). The characterizations and habits are essentially the same, and they also deliberately share a similar first person narrative style, from the perspective of the character writing out his experiences after the fact.

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* John Varley's ''[[EightWorlds The Golden Globe]]'' is a combination homage and spiritual successor to Robert A. Heinlein's ''DoubleStar''.''Literature/DoubleStar''. The protagonist in both is a highly skilled and intelligent but down on his luck actor who used to be famous, and now lives partly on the wrong side of the law while still being obsessed with his craft (something drilled into him by his father). The characterizations and habits are essentially the same, and they also deliberately share a similar first person narrative style, from the perspective of the character writing out his experiences after the fact.
21st Apr '15 7:25:44 PM MauveSilly
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* Jane Gaskell's ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series probably marks the last incarnation of "elder Earth" fantasies of the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith / HPLovecraft variety ''and'' the jungle adventure fiction of Rider Haggard and EdgarRiceBurroughs.

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* Jane Gaskell's ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series probably simultaneously marks the last incarnation of "elder Earth" fantasies of the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith / HPLovecraft variety ''and'' looks back to the fantasy genre's roots in Theosophy and the jungle adventure fiction of Rider Haggard and EdgarRiceBurroughs.
19th Apr '15 2:49:23 PM BeskarKomrk
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* In many ways, "Literature/SixthOfTheDusk" is Brandon Sanderson's version of ''Film/AfterEarth'' (a film which his friend Howard Taylor notably disliked for plotholes). The idea of an environment completely dedicated to killing everything is the same, though the predators are telepathic rather than having the ability to smell fear (which was one of Taylor's suggestions for improving the movie).
15th Apr '15 9:10:51 AM Ifreann
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' to Creator/JackLondon's ''TheIronHeel''. Ernest Everhard in the latter speculates that the Oligarchy will eventually generate so much wealth from the exploitation of the labour classes that they will have nothing to do with it but engage in vast feats of engineering such as building enormous, spectacular cities. In the former the Capitol has, every year for the past seventy-five, built a forcefield enclosed arena packed with so much technology that everything is on camera, the weather can be changed, rivers can be turned off, huge parts of the arena can be made to [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spin]], or earthquakes and avalanches can be triggered.
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