Talk:Diane Duane

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permission to use DD's biography[edit]

We will have permission to use Diane Duane's official biography from owlsprings.com as the basis of this article. This is an excerpt from an e-mail I received this morning:

Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 10:57:01 +0000
To: Rob Brewer
From: Diane Duane
Subject: Re: Copyvio on "my" Wikipedia entry?

I'm in the midst of work right now, but next week sometime I'll do an updated version of the material and post it along to you, with whatever formal permissions are necessary for GDFL...

Thanks, Diane. --rbrwr± 17:11, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)

doubled content?[edit]

Why do we double the info on the Young_Wizards series here? And it's not even in sync... --84.176.11.182 6 July 2005 09:41 (UTC)

I removed the 2005 date from The Door into Starlight because Meisha Merlin, the intended publisher, states on their website that "We have released Diane Duane from her contract for this series with us, so that she may complete other projects." I assume this means it has reverted to the "due out someday" status that it has maintained for the past decade. --Ambyr 23:12, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

Related to James Duane[edit]

According to her blog he's her "six-times-great-grandfather". I'm sure we could find sources which would be more acceptable to more people, but this is just to make a markFace-devil-grin.svg. HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 20:08, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Star Trek novels[edit]

Duane's Star Trek novel "Doctor's Orders" is listed here as TOS #50. This is confirmed by an article at Memory Alpha: [1] However, I own a copy of this novel myself, and my copy is definately numbered as TOS #36. Is there any possibility that different versions of this publication make use of different numbering systems? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by John1701 (talkcontribs) 11:04, August 21, 2007 (UTC).

Interesting: #36 is supposed to be "How Much for Just the Planet?". I just Googled around, and every reference I found had it at #50. It'd be interesting to include if you could scan and post the cover with the wrong number...--SarekOfVulcan 13:13, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

I think this link might serve to explain the inconsistency [2] My copy was published by Titan Books in the UK, which apparently do not share the same numbering system as Pocket Books' versions of the same novels. Just out of interest, "How Much for Just the Planet?" is apparently TOS #05 in the Titan Books series. John1701 00:18, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

To coin a phrase, "Fascinating." :-) Thanks for the followup! Wonder if we should get this info into the main article...--SarekOfVulcan 01:31, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

I think another consideration might be: do all of the wiki articles on Trek novels exclusively use the Pocket Books method of numbering, and should this be ammended to include both sets of numbers? John1701 19:39, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

I think that we should go with the Pocket numbers, since that's the original publication order.--SarekOfVulcan 22:52, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Makes sense. John1701 00:48, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Book Formats[edit]

Perusing the bibliography, it seems that none of the book formats are standardized. While I agree with some things (like a bullet for one entry and numbers for a series) other things need some cleanup — years being both before and after titles, missing ISBNs and publishers (do we need publishers? What about multiple publications?), and the like.

I would edit to to be all nice looking with the Young Wizards series as the template, but I wanted to inquire here before I made any major changes whether there was a standard on how book entries should be. For example, Spider Robinson's entry seem to prefer the year after the title, and most of them lack publishers as well.

Any thoughts? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Talonkarrde (talkcontribs) 15:29, August 27, 2007 (UTC)

I'd just as soon use {{Cite book}} as the standard. The problem with standardizing them is that some of them have changed publishers: do we use the original publisher, or the most recent one?

Free image?[edit]

There's a free image here on flickr, but is it her? --Magnus Manske 12:40, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Yup, it matches the picture at http://www.dianeduane.com/?q=about-the-author. Besides, I think Patrick Nielsen Hayden is probably a reliable source for identification... I'll upload and link. Thanks! :-)--SarekOfVulcan 16:13, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Thieves' World[edit]

There is no mention of her work in the Thieves' World shared universe (unless I missed it). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.19.56.5 (talk) 00:40, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

WP:BOLD. WCityMike (talk) 16:14, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Publisher correction[edit]

I'm avoiding editing this due to some WP:COI (I'm editing together a new edition of this material), but in the section on comics, the publisher of The Dreamery is currently listed as Epic Comics; the series actually came from Eclipse Comics. --Nat Gertler (talk) 19:57, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Name pronunciation[edit]

Having never met the lady or actually heard her name said, I was hoping that Wikipedia would have had the answer to my biggest question: Is her last name pronounced as a single syllable (like the common masculine first name) or is it pronounced with two syllables (and, if so, how? "Doo - ann" or "Doo - ayne"?)? --Khajidha (talk) 12:33, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

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