Friday, December 4, 2009

Diana's upcoming projects

Diana Gabaldon posted a list of her upcoming projects for 2010 on Compuserve the other day. These include (in no particular order):

  • The "early phases" of Book 8
  • LORD JOHN AND THE SCOTTISH PRISONER
  • RED ANT'S HEAD (the contemporary mystery novel featuring Tom Kolodzi)
  • OUTLANDISH COMPANION II
  • A short story possibly titled "Lord John and the Plague of Zombies"
She also mentioned that the artwork for the graphic novel is done! (And from what I saw when I looked at some sample pages in September, the artwork is just stunning.)

I'm not sure if there is a definite publication date yet for the GN, but I think Diana said it would be out around September 2010 (just in time for ECHO's release in paperback). I'll post here if I find out anything more specific.

I also do not know if the mention of the OC Volume II means that Diana intends to finish it next year, or only make significant progress on it. She has said before, on Compuserve, that it would cover the rest of the books in the series, and possibly also the Lord John books. So, I really don't know if she intends to publish the OC Volume II before she's done writing the rest of the series or not. (If she prefers to wait to publish the OC Volume II until the series is done, then I for one am not in any hurry to see it!)

If you have a comment or a question for Diana about any of these upcoming projects, the thread on Compuserve is here.

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