Fan Fiction

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Fan Fiction refers to stories which feature copyrighted characters, like in our case Lara Croft (or Kurtis Trent, Winston...), written by fans.

Tomb Raider Fan Fiction Authors

Some of the authors writing fan fiction in this fandom include:

Influential Stories

Many of the more influential stories were archived at the Croft Codex (up until 2007) and at Tales Of Power And Beauty (up until circa 2005). A few of these stories are still available online at

A chronology of Tomb Raider Fiction

For a time line for the writing of various Tomb Raider stories from 1996 to the present day, including some synopses of the various tales and details of which authors won awards, please go to this page.

The influence of fan fiction on franchise "reboots" in the media

Many of the television programmes and movies that have appeared over the last few years are so-called "reboots" of classic stories, using the characters and scenarios from earlier years. Examples include Battlestar Galactica, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Transformers, as well as the Batman and Superman franchises. Various big players in the media world - such as Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and J.J.Abrams (Lost) - are acknowledged fan fiction alumni, and it could be argued that the entire film career of Quentin Tarantino is nothing more than big budget fan fiction.

Given this, it is possible that one day fan fiction - now a despised genre in the same way that pulp detective fiction and early science fiction used to be - will become more and more influential. It is highly possible that eventually individual writers will emerge from the thousands of fan fiction authors to take their place among the list of "proper" authors, recognised by the mainstream literati.

Sadly - as yet - no Tomb Raider fan fiction has influenced the writing of either a Tomb Raider film, or the plot of a Tomb Raider game, but one day this situation may change.

External Links

  • TR fanfiction at [27]
Anyone who has registered at and confirmed the rules for fan fictions can add his or her stories to the database. A review system is currently under development.