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1st Oct '17 8:53:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/InfinityRing'' is a SpiritualSuccessor to The39Clues as both are historical fiction books and web games for kids.

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* ''Literature/InfinityRing'' is a SpiritualSuccessor to The39Clues ''Literature/The39Clues'' as both are historical fiction books and web games for kids.
15th May '17 6:21:43 PM nombretomado
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* The urban fantasy novel ''Literature/TheVu'' is a SpinOff and a SpiritualSuccessor to ''TrintonChronicles'' having some influence over it's creation and sharing three characters and some cross over in-jokes with the story.

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* The urban fantasy novel ''Literature/TheVu'' is a SpinOff and a SpiritualSuccessor to ''TrintonChronicles'' ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' having some influence over it's creation and sharing three characters and some cross over in-jokes with the story.
24th Mar '17 1:24:59 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Similarly to the ''Whirlwind'' series above, Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' series is essentially a SerialNumbersFiledOff version of the Honorverse in origin, with ''With the Lightnings'' (the first book) having grown out of an Honorverse short story Drake wrote for an anthology.
13th Dec '16 7:09:29 PM PaulA
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* Creator/DavidEddings' various works were ''made'' of this, being all HighFantasy epics told from a slightly different slant. ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was a basic coming-of-age story; ''Literature/TheElenium'' followed a loosely similar plot but was DarkerAndEdgier with a world-weary adult hero; ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' was largely the story of that universe's [[EccentricMentor Belgarath-equivalent]]; and ''Literature/TheDreamers'' was the most out-there, being told from the perspective of [[PhysicalGod the gods]].

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* Creator/DavidEddings' various works were ''made'' of this, being all HighFantasy epics told from a slightly different slant. ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was a basic coming-of-age story; ''Literature/TheElenium'' followed a loosely similar plot but was DarkerAndEdgier with a world-weary adult hero; ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' ''Literature/TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' was largely the story of that universe's [[EccentricMentor Belgarath-equivalent]]; and ''Literature/TheDreamers'' was the most out-there, being told from the perspective of [[PhysicalGod the gods]].
4th Dec '16 5:23:55 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/AngelInTheWhirlwind'' by Creator/ChristopherGNuttall draws obvious influence from Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series. The first book is essentially a WhatCouldHaveBeen of ''On Basilisk Station'' [[spoiler:where Manticore ''loses'']], and one character even refers to a missile salvo as "a decent Weber of missiles" in the second book.
31st Aug '16 7:25:10 PM PaulA
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* Jane Gaskell's ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series simultaneously marks the last incarnation of "elder Earth" fantasies of the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith / Creator/HPLovecraft variety ''and'' looks back to the fantasy genre's roots in Theosophy and the jungle adventure fiction of Rider Haggard and EdgarRiceBurroughs.

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* Jane Gaskell's ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series simultaneously marks the last incarnation of "elder Earth" fantasies of the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith / Creator/HPLovecraft variety ''and'' looks back to the fantasy genre's roots in Theosophy and the jungle adventure fiction of Rider Haggard Creator/HRiderHaggard and EdgarRiceBurroughs. Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.
22nd Aug '16 4:41:21 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/DavidEddings' various works were ''made'' of this, being all HighFantasy epics told from a slightly different slant. ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was a basic coming-of-age story; ''TheElenium'' followed a loosely similar plot but was DarkerAndEdgier with a world-weary adult hero; ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' was largely the story of that universe's [[EccentricMentor Belgarath-equivalent]]; and ''Literature/TheDreamers'' was the most out-there, being told from the perspective of [[PhysicalGod the gods]].

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* Creator/DavidEddings' various works were ''made'' of this, being all HighFantasy epics told from a slightly different slant. ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was a basic coming-of-age story; ''TheElenium'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' followed a loosely similar plot but was DarkerAndEdgier with a world-weary adult hero; ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' was largely the story of that universe's [[EccentricMentor Belgarath-equivalent]]; and ''Literature/TheDreamers'' was the most out-there, being told from the perspective of [[PhysicalGod the gods]].
23rd Jul '16 2:25:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' is a SpiritualSuccessor in many ways to ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''. While BretEastonEllis has been accused of writing about the same subjects(shallow, drug addled rich people) over and over again, and frequently using over the top violence to satirize mindless consumerism, Glamorama has a very similar surreal style comparable to American Psycho that his other books don't have since they're more grounded in reality.

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* ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' is a SpiritualSuccessor in many ways to ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''. While BretEastonEllis Creator/BretEastonEllis has been accused of writing about the same subjects(shallow, drug addled rich people) over and over again, and frequently using over the top violence to satirize mindless consumerism, Glamorama has a very similar surreal style comparable to American Psycho that his other books don't have since they're more grounded in reality.
9th Jun '16 7:36:40 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is arguably a spiritual successor to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', which in many ways it is, except with film noir accoutrements bolted on. [[FollowTheLeader It has also generated a number of spiritual successors in its own right]], following the formula of a reasonably powerful FirstPersonSmartass hero and DestructiveSavior in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality who tends to cause as much trouble as he prevents, examples being: ''Literature/TheHellequinChronicles'' and ''Literature/TheIronDruid.''

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* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is arguably a spiritual successor to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', which in many ways it is, except with film noir accoutrements bolted on. [[FollowTheLeader It has also generated a number of spiritual successors in its own right]], following the formula of a reasonably powerful FirstPersonSmartass hero and DestructiveSavior in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality who tends to cause as much trouble as he prevents, examples being: ''Literature/TheHellequinChronicles'' and ''Literature/TheIronDruid.''Literature/IronDruidChronicles.''
9th Jun '16 7:36:13 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is arguably a spiritual successor to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', which in many ways it is, except with film noir accoutrements bolted on. [[FollowTheLeader It has also generated a number of spiritual successors in its own right]], following the formula of a reasonably powerful FirstPersonSmartass hero and DestructiveSavior in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality who tends to cause as much trouble as he prevents, examples being: ''Literature/TheHellequinChronicles'' and ''Literature/TheIronDruid.''
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