I am speechless. Who says that when you submit a book to a big publisher, it’s safe from being ripped?
Do read the comments.
Personally, I don’t know that the author will be able to prove anything, but seriously WHAT THE FUCK??? Hire a ghost author to write this series that was “such a wonderful idea” (but they wouldn’t publish it off Authonomy). Seriously, Harper Collins?
No, no, OK. Ideas happen at the same time. You know, I’ve totally been accused of “copying” aliens from Avatar in Watcher’s Web, because the na’vi and Pengali both have tails, never mind everything else is different and never mind that I wrote Watcher’s Web long before Avatar came out. That stuff happens.
But this is just… I’m speechless.
Oh, and do you know that earlier this year the same publisher pulled this trick?
What the actual fuck, big publishing?