Subject: Oh wow, I missed the fact that she had died! : (
Posted on: 2023-03-04 12:49:43 UTC
Well, I think this is the first time an author with a quarantine has passed away during the PPC's existence(?), so that is ultimately up to the community overall to discuss and decide. In my opinion, we should definitely continue to respect the wishes of an author after their death, and keep such continua quarantined.
Now, when I pulled up Rice's Wikipedia page to check what you meant (as I said, not having realized she was dead), I found this quote by her, from a 2012 online article that has since been deleted:
"I got upset about 20 years ago because I thought it would block me. However, it's been very easy to avoid reading any, so live and let live. If I were a young writer, I'd want to own my own ideas. But maybe fan fiction is a transitional phase: whatever gets you there, gets you there."
Soooooo . . . are Rice's works quarantined? That is also a matter the Board will have to discuss, I guess! It sounds to me like her main worry was being exposed to ideas in fanworks, which she then wouldn't be able to use in her own stories, but since she can't produce any more, and doesn't seem to have minded fic as much these last ten years, I think we could probably de-quarantine?
—doctorlit, very aware of current events in the literary world