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Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon(1952- )
Dr. Diana Gabaldon is an American ecologist who writes NYT best-selling historical fantasy. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their children. Read Outlander excerpts at Diana Gabaldon‘s website.
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Outlander

Outlander — (began in 1991) Publisher: Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another… In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon — when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach — an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord… 1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire’s destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life… and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire… and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Diana Gabaldon fantasy book reviews 1. Outlander Cross Stitch 2. Dragonfly in Amber 3. Voyager 4. The Drums of Autumn 5. The Fiery Cross 6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes Diana Gabaldon fantasy book reviews 1. Outlander Cross Stitch 2. Dragonfly in Amber 3. Voyager 4. The Drums of Autumn 5. The Fiery Cross 6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes Diana Gabaldon fantasy book reviews 1. Outlander Cross Stitch 2. Dragonfly in Amber 3. Voyager 4. The Drums of Autumn 5. The Fiery Cross 6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes Diana Gabaldon fantasy book reviews 1. Outlander Cross Stitch 2. Dragonfly in Amber 3. Voyager 4. The Drums of Autumn 5. The Fiery Cross 6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes Diana Gabaldon fantasy book reviews 1. Outlander Cross Stitch 2. Dragonfly in Amber 3. Voyager 4. The Drums of Autumn 5. The Fiery Cross 6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes Diana Gabaldon fantasy book reviews 1. Outlander Cross Stitch 2. Dragonfly in Amber 3. Voyager 4. The Drums of Autumn 5. The Fiery Cross 6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes 7. An Echo in the BoneDiana Gabaldon fantasy book reviews 1. Outlander Cross Stitch 2. Dragonfly in Amber 3. Voyager 4. The Drums of Autumn 5. The Fiery Cross 6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes 7. An Echo in the Bonefantasy and science fiction book reviews

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Lord John — (began in 2003) Related to the OUTLANDER series. Publisher: Lord John Grey is a man at the centre of the political upheavals that rocked Britain in the mid-18th Century. The Jacobites are still a threat, and the old enemy, France, is ready and willing to exploit the situation to its own advantage. London, Edinburgh and Paris are hotbeds of espionage, intrigue and murder. Lord John, having been removed from London for some time, appears to be above the plotting and does not appear to have any allegiance to one clique or another. So when murder happens, and seems to be the result of French espionage, he is the one who seems best placed to be able to unravel the knots… But who is John Grey, where do his allegiances lie, and who, in the long run, will he follow and serve?

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Outlander: Verra, verra dull

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

When a novel has as much buzz surrounding it as Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander (New York Times #1 Bestseller! Published in 40 countries!) it’s impossible not to approach it without certain expectations. What’s more, a new TV show based on the book has recently been developed, and is touted to be the next Game of Thrones. All of which had me asking the question: are we talking about the same book here?

Outlander opens in Inverness, 1946, just after World War II. Claire Randall is a British Army nurse and is currently on a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband Frank. On a walk to collect plants (she’s particularly interested in their medicinal properties) she encounters a circle of huge standing stones – think Stonehenge, but in the Scottish Highlands. T... Read More

Out of Avalon: An Anthology of Old Magic and New Myths

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Out of Avalon: An Anthology of Old Magic and New Myths by Jennifer Roberson

Out of Avalon: An Anthology of Old Magic and New Myths is an anthology for everyone who loves re-takes on the Arthurian legends, and especially those readers who loved The Mists of Avalon and are seeking more of the same sort of retellings, laced with gender politics, religious issues, and romance.

As in all anthologies, some of the stories are to my taste, some aren't, and there is probably something for everyone. In my opinion, the stunner of the bunch is Rosemary Edghill's "Prince of Exiles." Set among bloodthirsty warlords rather than knights-n-ladies, it is narrated by Ator (Arthur)'s bitter illegitimate son, as he unfolds his intricate plan for revenge against his father. It's a... Read More

Warriors: Diverse, entertaining, rewarding

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Warriors edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

FORMAT/INFO: Warriors is 736 pages long divided over twenty short stories and an Introduction by George R.R. Martin. Each short story is preceded by biographical information about the author and a short description of their contribution to the anthology. March 16, 2010 marks the North American Hardcover publication of Warriors via Tor.

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“The King of Norway” by Cecelia Holland. I’ve never read anything by Cecelia Holland before, but the author is described as “one of the world’s most highly acclaimed and respected historical novelists.... Read More

Songs of Love and Death: Tales of star-crossed lovers

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Songs of Love and Death edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

Songs of Love and Death is the third anthology that George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have edited together. Like Warriors and Songs of the Dying EarthSongs of Love and Death brings together some of the biggest names that SFF has to offer and they set these authors to work on a common theme.

Martin and Dozois offer a cross-genre anthology that ranges from Robin Hobb’s epic fantasy “Blue Boots,” which tells the story of a romance between a young serving girl and a silver-tongued minstrel, to  Read More

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: For a dose of crazy genius

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The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination is the latest themed anthology edited by John Joseph Adams — and it’s another good one. This time, Adams has collected a set of short stories featuring the hero’s (or often superhero’s) traditional antagonist: the mad genius, the super-villain, the brilliant sociopath who wants to remold the world in his own image — or occasionally, maybe, just be left alone in his secret lair to conduct spine-tingling experiments that, as an unfortunate side-effect, may cause drastically rearranged geography, rampant mutation, or major extinction events.

Under the editorial direction of John Joseph Adams, this anthology offers an impressively varied view on this archetypical character. Some stories refer back to mad geniuses you’ll be familiar with (Fran... Read More