Balaka Basu has a PhD in English literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a BA in English from Cornell University. Recent publications include essays in Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom (McFarland, 2012) and Peregrinations, Ruminations, Regenerations: A Critical Approach to Doctor Who (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010). Currently, she is working on a monograph, Neverending Stories: Unauthorized Continuations, Fictional Realities, and the Long-Form Narrative from 1590-2011. As of August 2013, she will be Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, specializing in children’s literature and the digital humanities.