The recurring character of several books by the late Kurt Vonnegut will be able to live on in stories written by fans for Amazon's Kindle Worlds shop. The e-retailer Thursday said it secured a license from RosettaBooks for fan fiction based on Vonnegut's works, with submissions opening this month.
Earlier this year, Amazon launched Kindle Worlds, a new publishing venture that pays both writers and the original rights holders for new fiction based on existing stories and characters.
Philip Patrick, publisher of Kindle Worlds, called it a "thrill" to "include the work of an American literary icon" in the store.
"Billy Pilgrim, unstuck in time, is going to quickly become a Kindle Worlds favorite," he said in statement, referring to the protagonist of "Slaughterhouse-Five."
So it goes.