From: guest (Big Fan)
, 98 months, post #1 |
I know that for some unexplained reason, AJ Adams is no longer on
Fictionmania (or elsewhere). But I've heard good things about the
stories from this author. What I never see, though, are any of
their actual names. Can anyone tell me what the stories AJ Adams
wrote were called? I'm interested, where possible, in the actual
, 98 months, post #2 |
The Long Strange Journey of Seth Gates
The Great Shift: Other Lives
, 98 months, post #3 |
Eight Million Stories|
, 98 months, post #4 |
I think the author you mean is AJ James. It's odd that the stories
would still be there but cannot be searched.|
, 98 months, post #5 |
It just means they've been removed from the database, but the files
themselves are still there.|
, 98 months, post #6 |
What? He's no longer on Fictionmania? Does anyone know what
happened? It would be a massive shame to lose such a talented
author, his stories are one of the few reasons I still frequent
From: guest (Big Fan)
, 98 months, post #7 |
Yes, I meant AJ James. Sorry! And thank you for the story names,
and links to stories. If we had the other story titles, we could
probably still find them on the site...|
, 98 months, post #8 |
No problem. I didn't notice you had said 'Adams' instead of
'James'. I found those links by searching for AJ James here in the
forum. Unfortunately, I don't know any others.|
, 98 months, post #9 |
Damn, I should have linked to more of the stories in that thread! I
guess nothing lasts forever.|
From: guest (Valkan)
, 96 months, post #10 |
I hate to bring back an old thread, but is there any way at all to
access these old stories. The links don't work and my searches for
AJ Jame's story yield nothing. Maybe someone saved the stories?
, 96 months, post #11 |
I have 10 stories. I don't know if that's all of them or not but if
you give an email I could send that.|
I wish I knew why he left. His stories were only at FM for like a
year and a half. That's a pretty darn short time to be availabe.
, 96 months, post #12 |
I'd like to read his stoies again very much.|
Any chance you uploading those somewhere we can download, like
, 96 months, post #13 |
I'm not sure if posting a link to them from mediafire would be
against the rules here or not. (dot number 4 under posting
How would I know if that's okay or not?
, 96 months, post #14 |
You could upload to mediafire and then post the link on the
#fictionmania hompage. They do not have as much of an issue with
dot number 4 (posting guidelines)|
From: guest (Valkan)
, 96 months, post #15 |
I agree with shoeshineboy. Thanks.|
From: guest (AJ James)
, 96 months, post #16 |
I appreciate that you liked the stories, and I enjoyed writing them
and showing them to you. But I posted them on Fictionmania with the
*hope* that everyone would respect my copyright and let me take
them down if and when the time came.
I would *really* appreciate it if people didn't keep bootlegs, or
distribute those bootlegs on the internet. I know the net is the
net, and it's silly to post something there and hope it won't just
be floating around forever, but this is a small community and it
would be cool if we could treat each other with that much respect.
Again -- I was really happy with the responses I got, and I was
glad to post the stories. But I was pretty clear in the vast
majority of them that I wanted to maintain my copyright on the
material and that I didn't want folks keeping backups on their hard
drives and such. Even on the ones where I didn't post that
copyright, because I didn't have the legal language yet, authors
generally get to keep the copyright even on stuff they post to the
net. So *please*, do me this favor and do not bootleg my work.
From: guest (A Reader)
, 96 months, post #17 |
Dear AJ James,|
I love your stories. I have to tell you how much I appreciate the
time you put in to write them, and the skill with which you wrote.
As you can see by this thread, I am not alone. You have many fans.
I think you're right when you say your request to have a site take
down your stories should be honored. But, and this pains me to do
so, I have to disagree with you on your right to have others share
your works, where there's no commercial interest involved.
This is like book, or magazine, publishing. You can decide whether
you want a certain organization to publish your work. But once it's
published, it's published. There's no going back. If someone
publishes a magazine article, they can tell the magazine company
that the article can't be republished. But they can't ask all the
readers of the magazine to destroy their copies. And they can't ask
those readers not to pass the story on to others to read.
If I have a book, I have the book. If the author no longer wants
the work to be published, no more books of it will be made. But I
still have mine. The book, also, might be available at used book
stores. Just because the author distances himself from the work, or
wants to withdraw, it doesn't alter the fact that the work itself
I think you are in your rights to ask that no sequels or derivative
works be made from your stories. But I don't think you're right to
assert that those who have copies of the stories can't share them
(again, for non-commercial purposes). Copyright gives you control
of the story, but not control of the copies of the story that have
I don't mean this to seem like a challenge. It's not. Your stories
have been terrific, and I'd hate for anything to prevent you from
continuing to write them, or share them. But I think you're asking
too much to assert that those who have saved copies to re-read
can't do so, and should be expected to wipe them off their hard
drives, etc. If Harper Lee asked me to burn my copy of "To Kill A
Mockingbird," I wouldn't. Nor would I hesitate for a moment to
share my copy with someone else.
I just wouldn't go out and publish it. That's what copyright means.
, 96 months, post #18 |
Just an update. As per the author's wish I won't be posting the
stories anywhere. I would like for them to be out there and
readable by people (it seems such a shame that they aren't), but
even if I had put them up somewhere I was going to mention that if
the author asked I would take them right back down.|
To be honest I had thought it was probably one of those cases where
the author had left the community forever and no longer really
would have cared what happened, especially considering that the
stories weren't around all that long. Unfortunately none of the
stories I had looked at yet had the notice he was talking about but
now I can see two stories I found out about from this thread have
something about that. If I had seen that before I wouldn't have
even offered to send them to anyone.
So I guess that's that. No harm was meant. It really does seem kind
of a shame though for such things to be lost to time, especially
when they've been well liked and brought joy to people.
From: guest (AJ James)
, 96 months, post #19 |
First, I would like to thank the guest writer for being so
understanding, and again thank everyone for being so complimentary
about my work.|
This conversation is also happening on the FM board, so I'll just
post here what I posted over there, by way of following up on the
copyright discussion. Obviously I don't want to get into this too
much -- I don't want anyone to feel like I'm getting in their
faces. That's not my intention here. I just want to clarify what
I'm asking for and whether or not it's legally reasonable.
(reposted from the fiction mania board)
Ugh. I really don't want to get into a whole thing about copyright
law. I actually know quite a bit about it, and I could explain it
in long, boring detail, but none of that really matters in this
situation. Suffice to say that even copying to your drive violates
Here's a website about this, if you want to read more:
Obviously I was aware when I posted the stories to FM that some
people might choose to make copies of them. I was hoping they
wouldn't, but I was aware it was a risk. I understand that the
people who made personal copies were doing so for nice reasons, and
I appreciate their enjoyment of the stories. I'm not trying to
create a confrontation with anyone, or argue with anyone. I'm just
asking that folks not copy my stuff or, at least, not distribute
the copies they made. That's really all I meant to do here.
From: guest (AJ James)
, 96 months, post #20 |
And just another followup: apparently what I was asking for upsets
people more than I anticipated.|
Thanks again to everyone who gave me such great feedback on my
work, and I'm glad you enjoyed the stories.
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