Will Book 8 be the last one?
Diana's verbatim reply was:
What makes you think the next book is the last one? I didn't _say_ it was the last one, did I? (I won't know myself, until I finish the next one.)And a little later in the same discussion, she said:
I can't think _what_ makes people do that. Every single time a new book comes out, I get rashes of email from people moaning about how sad they are that it's the last one. Did I ever _say_ it was the last one? No! Never. Where do they _get_ this stuff?I am personally hoping that there will be a Book 9; I like the symmetry of a "trilogy of trilogies" very much, and I think there's too much time left to cover and far too many loose ends to wrap up for Book 8 to be the last in the series.
But the reason I mention this is that many of you are in contact with other OUTLANDER fans, and I'm sure that Diana would appreciate it if her fans would
a) spread the word that Book 8 is not necessarily going to be the last book (emphasizing that even Diana doesn't know the answer to that yet), and
b) try to quash any rumors to the contrary, by pointing to Diana's own words on the subject.
The link to the discussion on Compuserve is here, if you want to see it for yourself.