There really is nothing better than browsing the interwebs and suddenly finding Furnace fan art and fanfic and roleplay! It’s amazing knowing that this world which started life in my brain has grown right out of my head, becoming something bigger and better than I ever could have created by myself. I think all stories are communal, because as soon as you tell a story it becomes as much the reader’s as the writer’s. When you write a book you open the door to that world, and people should be free to not just explore that world but to create and expand it too. I know not all authors agree with this, but for me it really is one of the joys of being a writer.
So I’m going to start sharing some fan art on my blog (on Fridays, more alliteration, whoop!), starting with these jaw-droppingly awesome pieces from the insanely talented DetectiveWolf over on DeviantArt. She has kindly given me permission to post them on my blog, but you should go check out her page because there’s tonnes of amazing stuff on there (and to see these at a higher res, this post just doesn’t do them justice). Thanks, Julia, for bringing the Furnace world to life!
If you’ve got any fan art / fanfic or anything else Furnace related then email it to me, I’ll try to share as much of it as possible here. And have fun with it, it’s your world now, not mine!