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Diana Gabaldon

Author of Outlander

125+ Works 110,242 Members 2,836 Reviews 727 Favorited

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on January 11, 1952. She has a B.S. in zoology, a M.S. in marine biology, and a Ph.D. in quantitative behavioral ecology. She has worked as a university professor and has written freelance for various magazines and companies such as Walt Disney. She show more writes the Outlander series, which was adapted into a television series. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (1991) 23,990 copies
Dragonfly in Amber (1992) 13,718 copies
Voyager (1993) 12,078 copies
Drums of Autumn (1996) 10,969 copies
The Fiery Cross (2001) 9,857 copies
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (2005) 8,986 copies
An Echo in the Bone (2009) 6,389 copies
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (2014) 3,878 copies
The Outlandish Companion (1999) 2,092 copies
The Scottish Prisoner (2011) 1,851 copies
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone (2021) 1,611 copies
The Space Between (2014) 474 copies
Virgins (2013) 381 copies
The Custom of the Army (2012) 331 copies
Outlander, Books 1-4 (2014) 216 copies
The Outlander Series (1990) 215 copies
Outlander, Books 1-8 (1995) 152 copies
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Editor — 117 copies
Drums of Autumn, Part 2 (1998) 67 copies
Outlander, Books 5-8 (2015) 62 copies
Dragonfly in Amber, Part 1 (1992) 61 copies
Voyager, Part 1 (1995) 60 copies
Voyager, Part 2 (1995) 58 copies
Dragonfly in Amber, Part 2 (1992) 56 copies
The Fiery Cross, Part 1 (2002) 46 copies
The Fiery Cross, Part 2 (2002) 45 copies
Outlander, Part 1 (1999) 45 copies
An Echo in the Bone, Part 1 (2010) 41 copies
Drums of Autumn, Part 1 (1998) 39 copies
An Echo in the Bone, Part 2 (2010) 34 copies
Outlander, Part 2 (1999) 32 copies
A Fugitive Green (2018) 29 copies
Besieged (2018) 21 copies
Past Prologue (2018) 19 copies
Outlander, Books 1-6 (2003) 17 copies
Outlander, Books 1-3 (2016) 16 copies
Le Temps des rêves (2003) 12 copies
Red Ant's Head (2004) 9 copies
Humane Killer (2014) 7 copies
The Fiery Cross, Part 3 (2005) 5 copies
Matkantekijä 3 copies
The Castellan 2 copies
DIANA GABALDON 12C PPK (1999) 1 copy
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Outlander, Books 5-7 (2016) 1 copy

Associated Works

Common Sense (1776) — Introduction, some editions — 5,206 copies
Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Contributor — 1,267 copies
Dangerous Women (2013) — Contributor — 1,134 copies
Warriors (2010) — Contributor — 649 copies
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Contributor — 505 copies
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contributor — 409 copies
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (1999) — Contributor — 337 copies
MatchUp (2017) — Contributor — 321 copies
Naked Came the Phoenix: A Serial Novel (2001) — Contributor — 306 copies
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Contributor; Contributor — 196 copies
Phoenix Noir (2009) — Contributor — 136 copies
Excalibur (1995) — Contributor — 124 copies
Outlander: Season One: Volume One (2014) — Original book — 112 copies
Past Poisons (2005) — Contributor — 111 copies
Dangerous Women 2 (2014) — Contributor — 95 copies
Outlander: Season One: Volume Two (2015) — Original book — 92 copies
Outlander, Season 1 (2014) — Original book — 69 copies
Jane Eyre: Writer's Digest Annotated Classics (2014) — Foreword — 54 copies
The Haunted West, Volume 1 (2018) — Foreword — 2 copies

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Discussions

An Echo in the Bone in Book talk (March 2022)
New fan of Outlander with a couple of questions... in Outlander: Gabaldon's series about Jamie and Claire (February 2011)
Well, what did you think? Spolier FREE in Outlander: Gabaldon's series about Jamie and Claire (January 2011)
Outlander Book Discussion in Hogwarts Express (January 2010)

Reviews

First time a book in this series felt a bit long and overdrawn.
 
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jj24 | 211 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
I had no intention of reading this book. It’s 900 pages. Amazon classifies this book as the #1 seller in the “time travel romance” category. WTF!? I didn’t even know there was such a category. I don’t read romance novels at all, let alone “time travel romance” novels. I didn’t think there were many books I’d be *less* interested in. And yet, somehow after hearing all the chatter about this book, curiosity got the better of me and I thought I’d give it a chance. I loved it.

I listened to the audio version of the book, read by the inimitable Davina Porter. It’s taken be the better part of the summer to get through the book (I probably could have read it faster), but Porter does an amazing job bringing the characters to life.

The quality of the writing surprised me, as did the attention to historical detail. (Okay, okay, I’ll admit, it. Gabaldon *does* do a great job with the romance between characters Jamie and Claire, too. I now see what the fuss is all about.) I’m very much looking forward to continuing the series. 4.5 kilted stars.
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jj24 | 988 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
The story centers on Hal, Lord John's brother. Hal has killed his wife's lover and is grieving her loss as she has died in childbirth. It's also about Minnie who is looking for her mother (which is a sad tale of guilt and madness).
 
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tjsjohanna | 2 other reviews | May 21, 2024 |
This installment in the series doesn't disappoint. All our favorite characters are here. I especially liked the inclusion of William and how his relationship to his birth family is growing despite his reluctance to accept them. Because so much time has passed, the cast of characters has grown ever larger so that we get snippets of plot for lots of different people. There's plenty of action and near death experiences and Claire is developing her powers. But there isn't a strong compelling central storyline.… (more)
 
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Statistics

Works
125
Also by
34
Members
110,242
Popularity
#77
Rating
4.1
Reviews
2,836
ISBNs
1,327
Languages
23
Favorited
727

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