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Title: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Suzi on May 14, 2008, 10:30:15 am
I've just been reading the thread about Anne McCaffrey and noticed the comments about what was written and the order they should be read, and thought I'd pass this web address on. I don't have anything to do with the site  apart from making use of it on a regular basis.

it's www.fantasticfiction.co.uk (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk)

They list which authors wrote what, in what order, which books make up a series, and what is due out.

I appologise if someone else has posted this info.  :)
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Patti L. on May 14, 2008, 11:14:59 am
Now that's handy!  Although the order they write/get it published isn't always the order the author wants you to read them in, or that will make sense to the readers.  But seriously should be helpful for checking out series.
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Konrad on May 14, 2008, 12:18:44 pm
I usually look here first:
http://www.isfdb.org/ (http://www.isfdb.org/)
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Suzi on May 14, 2008, 12:24:59 pm
Didn't know about that one, multiple sources of info are always good (as long as they don't contradict each other too much).

It may just be what i'm used to, but I prefer the layout of fantastic fiction.
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Gwendolynn on February 16, 2009, 11:11:14 am
I normally look up an author on Wikipedia if there is a series.  It isn't perfect, but a good start.
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: e_booklover on February 16, 2009, 02:44:28 pm
There is a book I have been trying to figure out the title or author or something for years now.  It was Science Fiction.  My parents checked it out of the library and I think I read it between 15 and 20 years ago. 
Here is what I can remember...

People could clone themselves and I think they got paid for each clone.  The clones had the same first name but their last name would be a letter of the alphabet starting with A for the first clone all the way to Z.  The clones would be sent off to explore different worlds and could come back to earth if they survived. 

Can anyone help me out with those very vague memories?

Thanks
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Ellyll on February 16, 2009, 03:12:27 pm
I don't know specifically, but it sounds like some of the stuff C. J. Cherryh was doing back then.  Unfortunately, that comprises a fair number of books, I think it's generally in her Alliance/Union universe?  Cyteen, and 40,000 in Gehenna, and those?  Does that sound familiar at all?

She had a lot of cloning and creating specific types of people for specific jobs, including exploration. 
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: e_booklover on February 16, 2009, 03:34:21 pm
Hmmm I will take a look at those Ellyll.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: ArtAngel on February 16, 2009, 10:25:22 pm
I visit fantasticfiction all the time. It's very handy.
Title: Book Sleuths
Post by: Elle on March 19, 2009, 03:03:45 pm
Hopefully someone can help me find this book.

It's a fantasy. There is a man he's an old family friend to this young woman's family (I think) he's a dragon and can shapeshift. I'm pretty sure the family knows that he's a dragon. Anyway, he and girl fall in love. I think it's orginally set in a merchant coastal town.

So vague, I know! Does this sound familiar to anyone? At first I thought it was the Lanen Kaelar books by Elizabeth Kerner but they're not. I did just finish reading them though so it was a nice re-read for me.

Help me if you can!
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: charmed on March 19, 2009, 05:45:08 pm
Do you remember approximately when it was published?
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: Has on March 19, 2009, 05:48:37 pm
Its not ringing any bells for me but yep publishing date will help!
Do you remember the cover of the book? That sometimes helps recalling the title or the author!
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: Nozomi on March 19, 2009, 06:01:11 pm
The only dragon shape shifting book I know of is the Drakon series by Shana Abe. There are four books in the series. I've only read the first, the Smoke Thief and it doesn't sound like what you described, but the other three may be it. Good luck!
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: Ellyll on March 19, 2009, 06:08:21 pm
Not ringing any bells as yet.  :-\  Does make me think of a great Zelazny book, though....  8)
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: Patti L. on March 19, 2009, 06:12:35 pm
A little more info will help. 
The 2 I'm thinking of don't match; Chrome Circle by Mercedes Lackey & Tea With the Black Dragon by R.A. MacAvoy.
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: Elle on March 19, 2009, 07:59:39 pm
Trying to think of more details. Gah. It's definitely not something recent. Maybe late 80's early 90's and I think the cover is similar to Song in Silence the first Kerner book which is why I'm getting them confused.
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: ArtAngel on March 19, 2009, 10:08:50 pm
It sounds very familiar! I'll take a look around and see if I can find it.

Do you recall if the girl ends up being a dragon too? Something about dragon souls living in human kids who are usually sickly and have some sort of physical mark. Hers was one green eye and one brown... I think.

Although I'm not sure if her family knows him, or maybe just an uncle.
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: Patti L. on March 19, 2009, 10:12:36 pm
Ding, ding, ding!  That would be "The Last DragonLord" by Joanne Bertin and the sequel, "Dragon and Phoenix", while I wait irritably for a third volume.

He's not her uncle; he's a friend of her uncle or great-uncle, a bard.  He used to tell them stories about the guy.
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: ArtAngel on March 19, 2009, 10:13:17 pm
Ok. Here is a link to the one I'm thinking about. It was published in 1999. I loved it!

http://www.amazon.ca/Last-Dragonlord-Joanne-Bertin/dp/0812545419/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237529451&sr=1-4 (http://www.amazon.ca/Last-Dragonlord-Joanne-Bertin/dp/0812545419/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237529451&sr=1-4)

Hmm. These are actually due for a re-read!

Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: ArtAngel on March 19, 2009, 10:20:17 pm
Ding, ding, ding!  That would be "The Last DragonLord" by Joanne Bertin and the sequel, "Dragon and Phoenix", while I wait irritably for a third volume.

Fantastic fiction doesn't say anything but Amazon says it will be out Oct 2010 in the Product details.

http://www.amazon.ca/Dragonlord-3-Joanne-Bertin/dp/0812579240/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237529977&sr=1-2 (http://www.amazon.ca/Dragonlord-3-Joanne-Bertin/dp/0812579240/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237529977&sr=1-2)
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: Patti L. on March 19, 2009, 10:42:54 pm
Disappointing.
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: Elle on March 20, 2009, 05:45:43 am
I LOVE you guys!! Seriously, you are awesome. This is it! I can't thank you enough.

(http://members.shaw.ca/jheller/grouphug.gif)
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: Midangel on March 20, 2009, 05:54:45 am
Funnily enough my Gran, not long ago, asked me to check when the third book will be out. :D

Apparently she is not a full time writer, and lots of things were going on in her personal life. She gave birth to a baby boy at 50 years of age. I think that's what I can re-call from her website. Hang, on I'll have a look.

Yup, here it is: http://www.weredragon.com/news.html (http://www.weredragon.com/news.html)
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: ArtAngel on March 20, 2009, 06:00:01 am
Cute baby! I wondered what had happened!
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: ElefiNecol on March 20, 2009, 06:55:39 am
Ding, ding, ding!  That would be "The Last DragonLord" by Joanne Bertin and the sequel, "Dragon and Phoenix", while I wait irritably for a third volume.

I knew it sounded familiar!!
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: charmed on March 20, 2009, 07:00:24 pm
Wow, that update (and the baby) is 4 years old!! Is she even still under contract?
Title: Re: Book Sleuths
Post by: Patti L. on March 20, 2009, 07:58:01 pm
The woman - well shame on me.  I was about to say she needs to take lessons from Demeter on managing mothering & writing at the same time.  But everybody has different things going on in their lives.
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: white_unicorn on March 30, 2009, 05:47:22 am
I have a problem, (big news, right.)

A few years back I've read a book that I can't remember the author - I got it from an acquaintance - I remember that the title was something like "Once" and the story was about a guy who had an accident and went back to the estate he had grown up to stay in the small lake cabin. there he meets an ethereal girl, who actually was one of the lake people - not selkies, more of nymphs - and another who actually was a black witch... there is a Succubus used in the story and the end is a bout him getting the estate and going to turn it in to a kind of hospital for children.

Has anyone else read it? if so, where can I find it? Thanks guys! ;D
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Elle on March 30, 2009, 07:34:35 am
A friend sent me this site when I was trying to find the Kerner book. Quite a fabulous search engine:

http://www.allreaders.com/
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Staplegun on March 30, 2009, 09:48:52 am
@ white_unicorn:  that kinda sounds like one of piers anthony's Incarnations of immortality books...it's been a while since I've read them, but I think that's the series I'm thinking of.
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: white_unicorn on March 30, 2009, 10:51:53 am
Thanks Elle, I actually found it!!!! (I was almost resigned... but miracles happen in PCs still...)
Thanks for your help!

It's "Once..." by James Herbert

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5131DEWFH6L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg)
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Patti L. on September 04, 2012, 10:15:47 am
Ding, ding, ding!  That would be "The Last DragonLord" by Joanne Bertin and the sequel, "Dragon and Phoenix", while I wait irritably for a third volume.

I knew it sounded familiar!!

Update:  http://www.amazon.com/Bards-Oath-Dragonlords-Joanne-Bertin/dp/0312873700/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346782415&sr=1-1&keywords=Joanne+Bertin
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Kkat07 on September 08, 2012, 01:58:52 pm
 bOuNcY bOuNcY Happy dance! I'd pretty much resigned myself to it never, ever coming out. I hope it's good; I remember liking the first two.
Title: Re: Who wrote what, when
Post by: Patti L. on June 27, 2013, 12:45:46 am
Just noticed this thread again today & checked the Amazon link, it's got a publication due date of October 1 2013, hardcover, with a sample available at Amazon.  :)