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Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction
Writers of realistic fiction are often are asked to wrestle with the question of autobiographical influence in interviews and essays. Some critics have made a cottage industry out of guessing even in the absence of hard data: Is the character a stand-in for the novelist? Is the plot based on something that actually happened in that person's life? Does the lost love exist?
August 21, 2014