A friend of mine pointed out a little bit of sci-fi geek trivia I hadn’t heard yet that features a neat little short story…
Andy Weir, author of the very popular novel “The Martian” wrote a short bit of fan fiction in the “universe” of Ernest Cline’s very popular “Ready Player One”. Apparently Cline heard of it, liked the story and it’s implications, and got approval to include it in a recent edition of Ready Player One, effectively adding the story to the RP1 “canon”.
You can read Weir’s RP1 short story “Lacero” on Weir’s website.
Below is Andy Weir’s FB post on the his story being named canon by Cline.