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Old May 31 2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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I just wondered if any other Anne fans had read the books by Diane Gabaldon, I've got as far as Voyager and while I really love reading them I am wondering how they came to be in the sci-fi section of my local book shop.

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Old Jun 1 2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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I have a friend who has been hounding me to read something by her, but I haven't yet.
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Old Jun 1 2007, 11:30 AM   #3
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I have her on my list to read, but I really want to finish reading all of Anne's first!

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Old Jul 5 2007, 10:29 PM   #4
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I have all of Diane's books. I really enjoyed all of them. Although I did not quite like how the last one ended. As for how they came to be in your sci-fi book shop, well, Claire is basically a time traveler. Time travel is considered to be a sci-fi attribute, isn't it?
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Old Aug 1 2007, 01:21 PM   #5
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They're in the historical romance section of my local used book store.

I enjoy the books, but I tend to skim them.
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Old Aug 7 2007, 10:01 PM   #6
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I first heard about the books by reading about them in Locus, a science fiction review magazine. Bought the first one and have been hooked ever since. I love her sense of humor. And according to her website, Diana does not like having her books put in the romance section.
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Old Nov 18 2007, 09:13 PM   #7
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I've been a great fan since her 1st book Outlander. Don't you just love Jamie?
Talk about the perfect man. She really does her research on the times and developes her characters with warmth and human failings. If you haven't yet read her series, you're in for a treat.
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Old Nov 19 2007, 11:51 AM   #8
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I've only read the first couple of books.
Jamie is amazing, so much so that no RL man could compare.
I sometimes find it hard to keep reading because they so often go from one harrowing adventure to the next with such heroic results.
And what is with Claire's insecurities all the time when she so obviously has a man like Jamie at her beck and call.
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Old Nov 20 2007, 02:07 PM   #9
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Wouldn't YOU feel insecure with two husbands in two different time lines?
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Old Nov 20 2007, 07:41 PM   #10
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I believe, for Claire, 2 husbands is not an issue, especially after the first book. Her heart is with Jamie not Frank and Jamie is absolutely fantastic and really does not give her any reason to doubt him...most of the time when she is doubtful and insecure it seems to stem from some personal hang up she has but she takes it out on Jamie!
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Old Nov 5 2009, 06:57 PM   #11
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I suspect this author will reappear now her newest book is out.
I've just got my copy from the libaray!!!

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I have some gooogling to do... never heard of her...
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Please do. This last one has been rather long in arriving -but her previous books have all been great successes. Start at the beginning if you feel they look interesting
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Do you realise that the real life Jamie is on my family tree?
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P'ter ... And are you a time traveller too, looking for romance? Sorry but I got mine at home, already harrassing me to go to an auction today.
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Samsara, there is an anthology called "MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS" that both Diana Gabaldon and Anne Mccaffrey wrote in
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I recently discovered she also writes crime novels because my wife was reading them and I thought the name was familiar.
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Old Nov 30 2009, 09:32 AM   #18
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And according to her website, Diana does not like having her books put in the romance section.
I agree... sci-fi is the place for it... or historical fiction!

I was giving Outlander to read during a trying time in my life (a tour in Iraq) and I must say I fell in love with the Characters and enjoyed the story... as far as I have gotten. With her newest book out I plan on re-reading and catching up in the series!
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I am on her email list so I can get updates from her site. I like how well she is showing what most American people didn't even know about the American Revolution. As I really like history (should have majored in it waaaaay back when), she shows a side of the story that we are not taught in school. It's only now that the scholars are letting out books talking about the Revolution in the south was a civil war of sorts left over from the Jacobite wars in Scotland.
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