Author Topic: Who wrote what, when  (Read 21394 times)

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Who wrote what, when
« 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

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.  :)

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Re: Who wrote what, when
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Who wrote what, when
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008, 12:18:44 pm »
I usually look here first:
http://www.isfdb.org/

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Re: Who wrote what, when
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Who wrote what, when
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Who wrote what, when
« Reply #5 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?

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Re: Who wrote what, when
« Reply #6 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. 
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Re: Who wrote what, when
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009, 03:34:21 pm »
Hmmm I will take a look at those Ellyll.  Thanks.

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Re: Who wrote what, when
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009, 10:25:22 pm »
I visit fantasticfiction all the time. It's very handy.
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« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Book Sleuths
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2009, 05:45:08 pm »
Do you remember approximately when it was published?
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Re: Book Sleuths
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2009, 05:48:37 pm »
Its not ringing any bells for me but yep publishing date will help!
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Re: Book Sleuths
« Reply #12 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!
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« Reply #13 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)
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Re: Book Sleuths
« Reply #14 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.
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