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Diane Duane

Author of So You Want to be a Wizard

129+ Works 32,585 Members 591 Reviews 155 Favorited

About the Author

Author Diane Duane was born in New York City on May 18, 1952, and grew up in Roosevelt, Long Island. She is an American science fiction and fantasy author. Duane studied nursing in college and became a psychiatric nurse. She began writing full time in 1980 and has published numerous novels, show more including several with her husband, Peter Morwood. She also writes screenplays, served as senior writer for the BBC-TV education series "Science Challenge," and writes scripts for CD-ROM computer games. Her "Young Wizards" series won a special commendation in the Anne Spencer Lindbergh Prize in Children's Literature, 2003. She currently lives in County Wicklow, Ireland. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Photo by Gary Jordan, Dublin, Ireland ( http://www.garyjordanphotography.com )

Series

Works by Diane Duane

So You Want to be a Wizard (1983) 3,323 copies
Deep Wizardry (1985) 2,333 copies
A Wizard Abroad (1997) 2,021 copies
High Wizardry (1990) 2,010 copies
The Wizard's Dilemma (2001) 1,622 copies
A Wizard Alone (2002) 1,552 copies
Spock's World (1988) — Author — 1,408 copies
Wizard's Holiday (2003) 1,335 copies
Wizards at War (2005) 1,166 copies
The Book of Night with Moon (1997) 1,028 copies
Dark Mirror (1993) — Author — 1,022 copies
The Wounded Sky (1983) — Author — 892 copies
My Enemy, My Ally (1984) 892 copies
The Romulan Way (1987) — Author — 826 copies
Doctor's Orders (1990) 820 copies
The Door Into Fire (1979) 696 copies
To Visit the Queen (1998) 687 copies
A Wizard of Mars (2010) 598 copies
Support Your Local Wizard (1983) 535 copies
The Door Into Shadow (1983) 532 copies
Intellivore (1997) 483 copies
The Door Into Sunset (1992) 391 copies
Omnitopia Dawn (2010) 329 copies
Rihannsu: Swordhunt (2000) — Author — 284 copies
Rihannsu: Honor Blade (2000) — Author — 278 copies
The Empty Chair (2006) — Author — 271 copies
Games Wizards Play (2016) — Author — 270 copies
The Venom Factor (1994) 261 copies
Starrise at Corrivale (1998) 188 copies
Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages (2006) — Author — 165 copies
seaQuest DSV: The Novel (1993) 153 copies
The Lizard Sanction (1995) 140 copies
Nightfall at Algemron (2000) 139 copies
Storm at Eldala (1999) 138 copies
Empire's End (1997) 116 copies
The Young Wizards (2001) 109 copies
The Octopus Agenda (1996) 108 copies
Interim Errantry (2015) 102 copies
Mindblast (1991) 71 copies
Keeper of the City (1989) 70 copies
Kill Station (1992) 64 copies
High Moon (1992) 61 copies
Sand and Stars (2004) 58 copies
The Big Meow (2011) 54 copies
X-COM: UFO Defense (1995) 54 copies
The Best of Star Trek (2001) 50 copies
Lifeboats (2015) 40 copies
How Lovely Are Thy Branches (2015) 32 copies
Star Trek: Rihannsu (2000) — Author — 31 copies
Interim Errantry: On Ordeal (2017) 31 copies
Not On My Patch (2011) 31 copies
Owl Be Home for Christmas (2020) 23 copies
The Landlady 19 copies
Lior and the Sea (1985) 17 copies
Auftrag für Raumschiff Enterprise (1995) — Contributor — 16 copies
The Levin-Gad (2018) 15 copies
Uchenna's Apples (2015) 15 copies
Omnitopia: East Wind (2011) 11 copies
The Rizzoli Bag 6 copies
Star Trek: Die klassische Serie (1995) — Contributor — 4 copies
Overdue 3 copies
Herself 3 copies
Apparitions 1 copy
The House 1 copy
Star Trek [1989 box set] (1989) — Contributor — 1 copy

Associated Works

Wings of Omen (1984) — Contributor — 679 copies
The Dead of Winter (1985) — Contributor — 613 copies
Meditations on Middle Earth (2001) — Contributor — 571 copies
Blood Ties (1986) — Contributor — 508 copies
Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy (2004) — Contributor — 340 copies
Storms of Victory (1987) — Maps, some editions — 327 copies
Medea: Harlan's World (1985) — Cartographer — 286 copies
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear (1996) — Contributor — 215 copies
Flashing Swords! #5: Demons and Daggers (1981) — Contributor — 206 copies
Moonsinger's Friends: In Honor of Andre Norton (1985) — Contributor — 143 copies
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Contributor — 142 copies
Sworn Allies (1990) — Contributor — 135 copies
Breakthrough (1989) — Contributor — 133 copies
Battlestations (2011) — Contributor — 127 copies
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (2003) — Contributor — 126 copies
The Shattered Sphere (1968) — Contributor — 124 copies
Star Trek: The Manga, Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou (2007) — Contributor — 107 copies
On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar (1998) — Contributor — 106 copies
Total War (1990) — Author — 105 copies
Witch High (2008) — Contributor — 93 copies
Crisis (1991) — Contributor — 91 copies
Enterprise Logs (2000) — Contributor — 85 copies
The Gods of War (1992) — Contributor — 84 copies
Enchantment Place (2008) — Contributor — 81 copies
Perchance to Dream (2000) — Contributor — 80 copies
Dragon's Eye (1994) — Contributor — 80 copies
The Further Adventures of Superman (1993) — Contributor — 78 copies
The War Years (1990) — Contributor, some editions — 62 copies
Past Imperfect (2001) — Contributor — 61 copies
Star Trek: The Next Generation Manga: Boukenshin (2009) — Contributor — 60 copies
Wizards, Inc. (2007) — Contributor — 59 copies
Starfall (1999) — Contributor — 52 copies
Xanadu 2 (1994) — Contributor — 46 copies
Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership (2008) — Contributor — 39 copies
Mystery Date (2008) — Contributor — 36 copies
The Magic Toy Box (2006) — Contributor — 28 copies
Perfect Timing 2 (1999) — Contributor — 10 copies
Thrilling Wonder Stories, Volume 2 (2009) — Contributor — 8 copies

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Common Knowledge

Members

Discussions

YA Girl learns magic and talks to a tree in Name that Book (July 2018)
Diane Duane's Young Wizard series in The Green Dragon (June 2014)

Reviews

 
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beskamiltar | 18 other reviews | Apr 10, 2024 |
Dude if I don’t marry someone as smart and playful and petty as Amanda “there is nothing small about my husband” Greyson, what is the point? And hello Sir Sarek, Reigning Supreme Simp of not one, but two worlds? We’ve always known it, but there’s a special thrill in having it spelled out in flashbacks.

And Bones! His speech! The mic drop! (Duane has an obvious bias for Bones.) Hilarious.
Legends, all.
 
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Peter Morwood Author, Contributor
A. C. Crispin Contributor, Author
Gene DeWeese Contributor
Tom Clancy Creator
Hans Maeter Translator
Ronald M. Hahn Translator
Ron Lim Illustrator
Scott Koblish Illustrator
Darick Robertson Illustrator
Bill Fawcett Creator
Terry J. Erdmann Introduction
Tom Sutton Illustrator
James W. Fry Illustrator
Arne Starr Illustrator
Gordon Purcell Illustrator
Ricardo Villagrán Illustrator
Curt Swan Illustrator
Sal Amendola Illustrator
Dan Jurgens Illustrator
Nicholas Meyer Introduction
Carmen Carter Contributor
Vonda N. McIntyre Contributor
Diane Carey Contributor
Cliff Nielsen Cover artist
David Bowers Cover artist
Erica Feberwee Translator
Trina Stahl Designer
Neal McPheeters Cover artist
Greg Swearingen Cover artist
Lisa Peters Cover designer
Vaughn Andrews Cover designer
Geoff Taylor Cover artist
Keith Birdsong Cover artist
Robert Goldstrom Cover artist
Don Puckey Cover designer
Kaisa Luntinen Translator
Richard Oriolo Cover designer
Judith Neuman Designer
David Wiesner Cover artist
Susan Collins Cover artist
Tim White Cover artist
David Rowe Cover artist
Bruno Billion Translator
Terry Oakes Cover artist
Dorian Vallejo Cover artist
Don Maitz Cover artist
Shasti O'Leary Soudant Cover designer
Don Puckley Cover co-designer
Romas Kukalis Cover artist
Carol Russo Cover designer
Yvonne Gilbert Cover artist
Norbert Stresau Translator

Statistics

Works
129
Also by
44
Members
32,585
Popularity
#595
Rating
3.9
Reviews
591
ISBNs
465
Languages
12
Favorited
155

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