Author Topic: Diane Duane  (Read 52066 times)

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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2011, 08:01:02 am »
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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2011, 04:09:16 am »
Loved the Cat Wizards and the Young Wizards, liked the Star Trek books I've read (Haven't read them all), totally mad that the "Door Into Fire" series hasn't been finished yet (gee, it's only been almost 20 YEARS now since the last book!), skipped most, almost all of her various SF books. Would really, really like to beat her with a clue-stick until she writes more "Door Into Fire" , that was her first book, I've been with her ever since and I hate it when a writer abandons a favorite series. I know that some times there are good reasons for it, but it doesn't make my inner "book addict" quit whimpering ...

I do have (somewhere!) the 5 Flashing Swords short story books, one of which, Flashing Swords! 5: Demons and Daggers, contains a short story by Diane Duane set in the "Door Into Fire" universe. If you've never seen that one, the whole Flashing Swords series is worth having, there's lots of good stuff in there. More information here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashing_Swords!

They are hard to find, but very much worth finding. Amazon has a few, but only a few. For those of you who PaperBackSwap, as of April Fool's Day, 2011 there are a few there too. (and I swear, word of honor, this is NOT an April Fool's Joke, I wouldn't do that to you, Hurogs!). If you read any of the following authors and series, you'll find something good:

"In all, twenty-three stories were published in the series, all of them for the first time. These included two "Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser" stories by Fritz Leiber (in #1 and #3), two "Dying Earth" stories by Jack Vance (in vols. 1 and 4), the first two parts of the novel The Merman's Children by Poul Anderson (also in 1 and 4), two "Amalric the Mangod" stories by Lin Carter (in 1 and 3), a "Pusad" tale and the first part of the novel The Incorporated Knight by L. Sprague de Camp (in 2 and 3, respectively), two "Elric of Melniboné" stories by Michael Moorcock (in 2 and 4), two "Witch World" stories by Andre Norton (in 2 and 3), two "Brak the Barbarian" stories by John Jakes (in 2 and 4), one story by Avram Davidson (in vol. 3), a "Deryni" story by Katherine Kurtz (in 4), a "Dilvish" story by Roger Zelazny (in 5), a story by C. J. Cherryh (in 5), a story by Diane Duane (in 5), an "Ebenezum" story by Craig Shaw Gardner (in 5), and a story by Tanith Lee (in 5).

The series
Flashing Swords! #1 (1973)
Flashing Swords! #2 (1973)
Flashing Swords! #3: Warriors and Wizards(1976)
Flashing Swords! #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians(1977)
Flashing Swords! #5: Demons and Daggers (1981)"


(Information above came from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashing_Swords!)


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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2011, 07:02:39 am »
Yes, I remember that story, pretty sure I have a copy of that volume.  A wielder of the Blue Fire, thought she'd settled basically into retirement, until the Goddess appeared in a dream & set her on a quest with a kitten and a liar... the introduction to the story indicates that there were supposed to be several, as it was "a tale of " whazzername.
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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2011, 07:25:26 am »
Yes, that's the tale. Or considering the kitteh, is it, that's the tail? LOL

I think that there no plans to stop the series, until Lin Carter's declining health basically stopped everything he was doing.

"The Flashing Swords! series provides a cross-section of the heroic fantasy of the period. Carter and SAGA also sponsored The Gandalf Award from 1974-1981. With the collapse of Carter’s health in the 1980s the anthology series, the Gandalf award, and likely SAGA itself all went into abeyance."

So there may well have been other Diane Duane stories planned, until it all came tumbling down. We may never know. Too bad, I liked Lin Carter's stuff, both what he wrote himself and the works where he served as editor.

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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2012, 06:11:29 pm »
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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2013, 09:48:01 pm »
http://dduane.tumblr.com/post/47720797577/young-wizards-meta-in-so-you-want-to-be-a-wizard  Where does the Power that created Death make its headquarters?
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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2013, 09:43:27 am »
Review of the "millennium edition" e-book updates of the Young Wizards series.

Oh, and notice of a SALE!!

http://www.teleread.com/drm/review-so-you-want-to-be-a-wizard-new-millennium-edition/
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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2013, 07:47:46 am »
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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2014, 09:11:01 am »
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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2014, 10:49:33 pm »
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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2014, 12:21:06 am »
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Re: Diane Duane
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2015, 04:47:59 pm »
Oooh, very excited to hear that's coming out. I love that series.