Not surprisingly, the popularity of Alice in Wonderland, its entrance into the vernacular of modern culture, and the fact that the books are long out of copyright protection, means that there has been a plethora of other Alice stories written by various authors over the years. Here is just a sampling.

Alice’s Journey Beyond the Moon
by RJ Carter. I read this one many years ago, and it was definitely interesting – it’s presented as if it were a long lost sequel to the original books, complete with annotations, and is full of similar sorts of nonsense, although in my opinion doesn’t really come close to Carroll’s work.

Wonderland by Tommy Kovac. This is a Disney-produced graphic novel that ties in (via character design) with the 1950 Disney cartoon. It follows Mary Ann (the character we never meet in the book, the one who the White Rabbit mistakes Alice for) on some adventures through Wonderland, and includes a great, creepy scene with the girls who live at the bottom of the treacle well.

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. A young adult fantasy novel original enough that it might qualify for its own Girls Underground entry at a future date, but with many references to the characters and themes of Alice in Wonderland. Several sequels as well, although I’ve only read the first book.

Fantastic Alice. A collection of Alice-inspired short stories by multiple authors. Some good ones in there, as I recall. There are a few other such collections, including Alice Redux and Alternative Alices, neither of which I’ve read yet.

In fact, looking over some of what I’ve found, I realize I have a lot of reading to do! I admit to being more partial to film adaptations than stories, but it looks like there is some great stuff out there. Sitting in my “to read” pile right now are Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin, a novel based on the life of the real Alice Liddell, and Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot, a magnificently complex and strange looking graphic novel I recently picked up at the library.

Eventually, I also plan to read:

Alice Through the Needle’s Eye by Gilbert Adair
Automated Alice by Jeff Noon
Alice’s Misadventures Underground by Bradley E. Craddock
Still She Haunts Me by Katie Roiphe
Return to Wonderland (graphic novel compilation, several authors)
Lost Girls by Alan Moore (most likely, at least – it does feature not only Alice but Dorothy and Wendy, in graphic novel form, but I’m not sure how well I’ll appreciate the decidedly *ahem* adult content in this context. Still, Moore is incredibly talented, so I’ll probably look over it at some point.)
Wonderland Revisited and the Games Alice Played There by Keith Sheppard
Alice in Verse: The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland by J.T. Holden
A New Alice in the Old Wonderland by Anna Matlock Richards (currently available in full on Google Books)

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