Copycats – related craziness
Writer Whit Coppedge, in his comment on the main Copycats post, suggests we take a look at the saga of Brad Vice. I just did, and WOW. I won’t go into too much detail — the following articles will do that. Short version: Guy wins short story book contest, similarities (later revealed to be an honest homage) discovered, guy loses book contract and job.
Go here for a 2005 story about the Vice saga.
Then go here for an update from 2008, where we hear from the author himself.
And here’s an interesting counterpoint to the 2005 StorySouth article from above.
Enjoy! (Wait, that seems like the wrong word here.) Uh…digest!