posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 11:57 PM
I don't know if I can help you, but I have been in a similar situation. It is precarious. The author rules his characters. In Harry Potter a fellow
tried to write a "compendium" of Harry Potter and it was ruled by a court to be in violation of copyright. I wrote a dictionary of Linday Davis'
"Falco Books" that she objected to, in spite of the fact that I had "value added" material that she had not written herself. My publisher
cancelled the book because, they said, they could not afford a lawsuit, even if they won. The bottom line is that you cannot realistically piggy back
on an existing aurthor's creations, even though you provided original material. It sucks, but best to apply your creative talents elsewhere. I lost
two years of my life on my project.