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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2010, 06:04:11 pm »
There were two books. They start in colonial America and show the Crafter family hiding their talents and responding to the culture. They show different family members through time. I remember two stories especially. One was a colonial girl with a talent for math. Her father hires her as a servant to the best math teacher in town. He can't get her legitimate lessons an other way. The other was a Crafter in 1990 setting a spell to end the cold war.

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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2010, 06:18:36 pm »
Thanks.  :)  I'll take a look.
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2010, 03:51:40 pm »
More recently, Several authors at Baen's have started the "Ring of Fire" or "Grantville" or "1632" series involving a town in 2000 or 2001 West Virginia coal mining country picked up and dropped into the 100 years war in Germany in, yes, 1632.
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War World series (1988–1994)( And ongoing under new authors)
Set in the CoDominium created by Jerry Pournelle. The main setting of the War World series is Haven, an inhabitable moon.
Information available here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CoDominium

War World is a series of collaborative science fiction books set in the CoDominium universe of Jerry Pournelle, some novels being co-authored by Larry Niven and S. M. Stirling, as well as John F. Carr and Don Hawthorne. It consists of five short story collections by various authors and two novels. Most stories take place on a single world, Haven, and many involve battles between Haven's people and the ruthless genetically engineered race of supersoldiers called Saurons.

War World, Vol 1: The Burning Eye (1988)
War World, Vol 2: Death's Head Rebellion (1990)
War World, Vol 3: Sauron Dominion (1991)
CoDominium: Revolt on War World (1992)
Blood Feuds (1992) Susan Shwartz, S.M. Stirling, Judith Tarr, and Harry Turtledove (available as an EB from Baen here: http://www.webscription.net/s-83-jerry-pournelle.aspx?pagenum=1)
Blood Vengeance (1994) Susan Shwartz, S.M. Stirling, Judith Tarr, and Harry Turtledove (available as an EB from Baen here: http://www.webscription.net/s-83-jerry-pournelle.aspx?pagenum=1)
War World, Vol 4: Invasion (1994)
War World: The Battle of Sauron (2007) John F. Carr, Don Hawthorne
War World: Discovery (2010) John F. Carr

Moe information on War World available here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_World

Crisis of Empire by David Drake with:
An Honorable Defense (1988)—with Thomas T. Thomas
Cluster Command (1989)—with William C. Dietz
The War Machine (1989)—with Roger MacBride Allen
Crown of Empire (1994)—with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Heroes in Hell

Heroes in Hell is a series of shared world fantasy books created and edited by Janet Morris and written by Janet Morris, Chris Morris, C. J. Cherryh and others, which are set in a fictional afterlife. The 12 books in the series were published by Baen Books between 1986 and 1989, and stories from the series include one Hugo Award winner (Gilgamesh in the Outback by Robert Silverberg from Rebels in Hell) and several Nebula Award nominees.

This series is being continued, the next book, Lawyers in Hell is scheduled to come out in the summer of 2011.

The series has a website here:
http://heroesinhell.com/

And a blog, with snippets, here:
http://heroesinhell.wordpress.com/

The first twelve books:
Heroes in Hell (1986), anthology
The Gates of Hell (1986), novel by C. J. Cherryh and Janet Morris
Rebels in Hell (1986), anthology
Kings in Hell (1987), novel by C. J. Cherryh and Janet Morris
Crusaders in Hell (1987), anthology
Legions of Hell (1987), novel by C. J. Cherryh
Angels in Hell (1987), anthology
Masters in Hell (1987), anthology
The Little Helliad (1988), novel by Janet Morris and Chris Morris
War in Hell (1988), anthology
Prophets in Hell (1989), anthology
Explorers in Hell (1989), novel by David Drake and Janet Morris


Man-Kzin Wars, set in Larry Niven's Known Space universe. A chronology of the Known Space Universe which will be useful is here: http://www.chronology.org/noframes/niven/timeline.html

The Man-Kzin Wars is a series of military science fiction short story collections (and is the name of the first collection), as well as the eponymous conflicts between mankind and the Kzinti that they detail (the Kzinti call them the "Wars-With-Men"). This series is ongoing.

The Man-Kzin Wars   1988      
Man-Kzin Wars II   1989   
Man-Kzin Wars III   1990      
Man-Kzin Wars IV   1991      
Man-Kzin Wars V   1992      
Man-Kzin Wars VI   1994      
Man-Kzin Wars VII   1995      
Man-Kzin Wars VIII: Choosing Names   1998      
Man-Kzin Wars IX   2003   ISBN 9780671318383   
Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War   2005      
Man-Kzin Wars XI   2007      
Man-Kzin Wars XII   2009      
The Best of All Possible Wars: The Best of the Man-Kzin Wars   1998   
Destiny's Forge: A Man-Kzin Wars Novel   2007      
The Houses of the Kzinti   2002      
A Darker Geometry: A Man-Kzin Novel   1996      
Inconstant Star: A Novel of the Man-Kzin Wars   1991      
The Children's Hour: A Man-Kzin Novel   1991      
Cathouse: A Man-Kzin Novel   1991

David Weber's Anthology series "Worlds of Honor" sub-series is his edited sharing of his honorverse universe.

Worlds of Honor anthologies
More Than Honor (January 1998) three stories by David Weber, David Drake, and S. M. Stirling plus a Honorverse background history, and including the story in which treecats and some of their characteristics, first come to human ken.
Worlds of Honor (February 1999) five stories by David Weber (two stories), Linda Evans, Jane Lindskold and Roland J. Green.
Changer of Worlds (March 2001) four stories by David Weber (three stories) and Eric Flint. The short story "Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" is built around the Honorverse's namesake character.
The Service of the Sword (April 2003) six stories by David Weber, Jane Lindskold, Timothy Zahn, John Ringo, and Eric Flint; one by John Ringo and Victor Mitchell jointly. Originally to have been titled In Fire Forged.[8]
In Fire Forged (February 2011) This fifth volume in the popular Worlds of Honor series explores some of those stories with the help of such top writers as best-selling author Jane Lindskjold, New York Times best-selling author Timothy Zahn, and more—including an all-new Honor Harrington adventure, set in her younger years, when a mob of space pirates made the mistake of tangling with Commander Harrington. That was a fatal mistake—for the pirates . . .

A timeline of the Honorverse can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorverse#Worlds_of_Honor_anthologies

Wild Cards:

Wild Cards is a science fiction and superhero anthology series set in a shared universe. The series was created by a group of New Mexico science fiction authors, and mostly edited by George R. R. Martin. There were 12 volumes published between 1987 and 1993 before it switched publishers, which released three new volumes between 1993 and 1995; a fourth appeared belatedly in 2002, and a fifth in early 2006. This series is ongoing.

Wild Cards (1987)
Aces High (1987)
Jokers Wild (1987)
Aces Abroad (1988)
Down and Dirty (1988)
Ace in the Hole (1990)
Dead Man's Hand (1990)
One-Eyed Jacks (1991)
Jokertown Shuffle (1991)
Double Solitaire (1992) (novel)
Dealer's Choice (1992)
Turn of the Cards (1993) (novel)

Card Sharks (1993)
Marked Cards (1994)
Black Trump (1995)

Deuces Down (2002)
Death Draws Five (2006) (novel)

Inside Straight (2008)
Busted Flush (2008)
Suicide Kings (2009)
Fort Freak (June 2011)

An online guide to the series can be found here:
http://www.wildcardsonline.com/

And here:
http://www.wildcardsbooks.com/

More informaton available here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Cards

This one only lasted for two books:
The Harriers
edited by Gordon R. Dickson
The Harriers is a 1991 anthology of shared world short stories, edited by Gordon R. Dickson. The stories are set in a world created by Dickson and are original to this collection.

"Of War and Codes and Honor", by Gordon R. Dickson & Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
"Into the Hot and Moist", by Steve Perry
"Tonight We Improvise", by S. N. Lewitt

Blood and War
The Harriers, Book Two: Blood and War 
edited by Gordon R. Dickson

The Harriers, Book Two: Blood and War is a 1993 anthology of shared world short stories, edited by Gordon R. Dickson. The stories are set in a world created by Dickson and are original to this collection.

"The Noble Savages", by David Drake
"Down Among the Dead Men", by Gordon R. Dickson & Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
"Mission of Mercy", by Christopher Stasheff

For a time Marion Zimmer Bradley shared her Darkover Universe with other writers, producing the following anthologies:

Darkover anthologies (edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, with some short stories by her, but mostly by other writers)
The Keeper's Price (1980)
Sword of Chaos (1982)
Free Amazons of Darkover (1985)
The Other Side of the Mirror (1987)
Red Sun of Darkover (1987)
Four Moons of Darkover (1988)
Domains of Darkover (1990)
Renunciates of Darkover (1991)
Leroni of Darkover (1991)
Towers of Darkover (1993)
Snows of Darkover (1994)

Mercedes Lackey also shares her Valdemar with other writers, producing the following anthologies:

Various anthologies were published from 1997 onwards featuring some short stories by Lackey and other authors she invited to write about the Valdemar universe.
Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar (1997)
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar (2003)
Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar (2005)
Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (2008)
Changing the World: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2009)
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar (2010)


Ithkar

Ithkar is an shared world anthology of fantasy stories edited by Andre Norton and Robert Adams.

Magic in Ithkar (1985) Anthology of stories edited with Robert Adams - Andre Norton wrote Swamp Dweller
"Prologue" (Robert Adams)
"The Goblinry of Ais" (Lin Carter)
"To Take a Thief" (C. J. Cherryh)
"Jezeri and Her Beast Go to the Fair and Find More Excitement Than They Want" (Jo Clayton)
"Fletcher Found" (Morgan Llywelyn)
"Well Met in Ithkar" (Patricia Mathews)
"Esmene’s Eyes" (Ardath Mayhar)
"Swamp Dweller" (Andre Norton)
"Qazia and a Ferret-Fetch" (Judith Sampson)
"For Lovers Only" (Roger C. Schlobin)
"Dragon’s Horn" (J. W. Schutz)
"Homecoming" (Susan M. Shwartz)
"The Prince Out of the Past" (Nancy Springer)
"Cold Spell" (Elisabeth Waters)
"Biographical Notes" (Andre Norton)

Magic in Ithkar 2 (1985) Anthology of stories edited with Robert Adams
"Prologue" (Robert Adams)
"Flux of Fortune" (Mildred Downey Broxon)
"Geydelle’s Protective" (Lin Carter)
"If There Be Magic" (Marylois Dunn)
"Babes on Bawd Way" (George Alec Effinger)
"Sardofa’s Horseshoes" (Gregory Frost)
"The Ruby Wand of Asrazel" (Joseph Green)
"Bird of Paradise" (Linda Haldeman)
"Flaming-Arrow" (R. A. Lafferty)
"The Shaman Flute" (Shariann Lewitt)
"Shadow Quest" (Brad Linaweaver)
"Kissmeowt and the Healing Friar" (A. R. Major)
"The Cards of Eldrianza" (Mary H. Schaub)
"The Marbled Horn" (Lynn Ward)
"Biographical Notes" (Andre Norton)

Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986) Anthology of stories edited with Robert Adams
"Prologue" (Robert Adams)
"Three Knives in Ithkar" (Gareth Bloodwine)
"Were-Sisters" (Ann R. Brown)
"The Magic Carpet" (James Clark)
"The Amiable Assassin" (A. C. Crispin)
"Guardians of the Secret" (Ginger Curry and Monika Conroy)
"The Beggar and His Cat" (Gene DeWeese)
"Flarrin Red-chin" (M. Coleman Easton)
"Covenant" (P. M. Griffin)
"What Little Girls Are Made Of" (T. S. Huff)
"Eyes of the Seer" (Caralyn Inks and Georgia Miller)
"Fiddler Fair" (Mercedes R. Lackey)
"The Silverlord" (Morgan Llywelyn)
"SunDark in Ithkar" (S. Lee Rouland)
"Hair's Breath" (Susan M. Shwartz)
"The Singing Eggs" (Kiel Stuart)
"Biographical Notes" (Andre Norton)

Magic in Ithkar 4 (1987) Anthology of stories edited with Robert Adams
"Prologue" (Robert Adams)
"The Clockwork Woman" (Ann R. Brown)
"First Do No Harm" (Mildred Downey Broxon)
"Honeycomb" (Esther M. Friesner)
"Demon Luck" (Craig Shaw Gardner)
"A Quiet Day at the Fair" (Sharon Green)
"Mandrake" (Caralyn Inks)
"To Trap a Demon" (Ardath Mayhar)
"Trave" (Shirley Meier)
"The Book-Healer" (Sandra Miesel)
"The Demon’s Gift" (Kathleen O'Malley)
"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" (Claudia Peck)
"Day of Strange Fortune" (Carol Severance)
"Cat and Muse" (Rose Wolf)
"The Talisman" (Timothy Zahn)
"Biographical Notes" (Andre Norton)

Andre Norton also chose to open her Witch World Universe to other writers, creating both anthologies and collaborations:
Novels:
Ciara's Song (1998) with Lyn McConchie
The Dukes Ballad (2005) with Lyn McConchie
Silver May Tarnish (2005) with Lyn McConchie
Storms of Victory (omnibus) (1991) contains Port of Dead Ships by Andre Norton & Seakeep by P. M. Griffin
Flight of Vengeance (omnibus) (1992) contains Exile by Mary H. Schaub & Falcon Hope by P. M. Griffin
On Wings of Magic (omnibus) (1994) contains We the Women by Patricia Mathews & Falcon Magic by Sasha Miller
The Key of the Keplian (1995) with Lyn McConchie
The Magestone (1996) with Mary H. Schaub

Witch World Anthologies
Tales of the Witch World 1 (1987) Anthology of stories edited - Andre Norton wrote Introduction & Of the Shaping of Ulm's Heir
Four from the Witch World (1989) Anthology of stories edited - Andre Norton wrote Introduction
Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988) Anthology of stories edited - Andre Norton wrote Introduction
Tales of the Witch World 3 (1990) Anthology of stories edited - Andre Norton wrote Introduction


Robert Adams opened his Horseclans Universe to other writers, producing two anthologies:

FRIENDS OF THE HORSECLANS One: Vision of Honor; Rider on a Mountain;
Robert; Adams, Pamela Crippen (editors) (Sharon Green; Andre Norton; Joel Adams (Author)

Friends of the Horseclans II
Robert Adams (Editor, Introduction), Pamela Crippen-Adams (Editor), Harry Turtledove (Collaborator), Sharon Green (Collaborator), John Steakley (Collaborator), Susan M. Shwartz (Collaborator), John F. Carr Roland J. Green (Collaborator), Paul Edwards (Collaborator), Mercedes Lackey Steven Barnes (Collaborator)









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Re: Shared Worlds, Varied Authors
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2012, 02:01:19 pm »
Did you all know that the "Bardic Voices" series by Mercedes Lackey started from a short she did for the "Magic in Ithcar" series?  "Fiddler Fair" (Mercedes R. Lackey) - Thank you for the detail, Wizarbear.
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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2012, 07:58:23 am »
Also there is Eric Flint's series 1632 to 1636, There is another name whole series.The series inculdes by co-written David Weber, Vingina Demount, and couple others. Then there is "The Grantville Gazette" which mutiple authors inlueding some fans writting, it seven hardbacks and over 20 e-gazettes at this time.
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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2012, 08:05:58 am »
More recently, Several authors at Baen's have started the "Ring of Fire" or "Grantville" or "1632" series involving a town in 2000 or 2001 West Virginia coal mining country picked up and dropped into the 100 years war in Germany in, yes, 1632.

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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2012, 08:54:17 am »
sorry zip past that post
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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2012, 09:03:00 am »
Well, there were two after it, one quite thorough.

Not exactly shared world, but there was a book a couple of decades ago, a mystery, written by 4 fairly famous authors in the genre, sort of round-robin style.  Can't remember the name of it, or any of the authors, unfortunately.

Would the Black Jewels series fall under this category?
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2012, 02:29:40 pm »
Which Black Jewels series? The one I know about is all written by Anne Bishop. Is there another series with black jewels?

I just read a short by Mercedes Lackey from the Grantville Gazette called To Dye For. Fun!


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« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2012, 02:31:09 pm »
Maybe I'm thinking of Black Trillium?  Norton, Lackey, Bradley, maybe?
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« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2012, 02:35:14 pm »
Might be. :)

Found this one: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Trillium-Marion-Zimmer-Bradley/dp/0553290797/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334702020&sr=1-1
Written by Julian May, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Andre Norton.
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« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2012, 02:37:49 pm »
That's probably what I was thinking of, then.  Thank you.

I still really, really like the Liavek ones, and wish there would be more written in that world.
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