Feuer und Stein, door Diana Gabaldon

Tijdens de afgelopen week heb ik opnieuw enkele historische romans uitgeleend uit de bibliotheek (sorry, mediatheek heet dat tegenwoordig) in Büllingen. Na Das lächeln der Fortuna van Rebecca Gablé had ik vastgesteld dat historische romans net zo leuk zijn om te lezen (of misschien zelfs nog leuker) dan krimi’s of thrillers of spionage romans.

Tijdens de zoektocht naar andere exemplaren van Rebecca Gablé stuitte ik toevallig in de rekken van de bieb op een halve meter lengte historische romans van Diana Gabaldon. Ik heb dan ook hiervan een van haar eerste romans eens meegepakt.

Feuer und Stein (originele titel in het Engels: Outlander) van Diana Gabaldon handelt van een geheimnisvolle reis naar de Schotse Hooglanden in de 18de eeuw. Ik moet zeggen: de lofzang die ik heb gezongen over Rebecca Gablé wordt in deze roman zelfs nog overtroffen, waarschijnlijk ook omdat de erotische scenes in deze roman nog een beetje “lekkerder” worden beschreven. Ik verheug me al op de volgende exemplaren; er bestaat een hele serie zog. Highland-Saga boeken van dezelfde schrijfster.

800 pagina’s spannende lektuur, in een ruk en op minder dan 3 dagen tijd uitgelezen.

Diana Gabaldon
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins Pseudonym: Diana Gabaldon
Born: January 11, 1952
Arizona (USA) Flag of United States
Occupation: novelist
Nationality: United States of America Flag of United States
Writing period: 1991 – Present
Genres: Romance, Time-Travel
Debut works: Cross Stitch = Outlander
Website: http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~gatti/gabaldon/gabaldon.html

Diana Jean Gabaldon (born January 11, 1952 in Arizona), Mrs. of Doug Watkins, is an American author of Mexican and English ancestry.

Diana Gabaldon most successful books are the best-selling Outlander Series. Her books are difficult to classify by genre, since they contain elements of romantic fiction, historical fiction, and science fiction (in the form of time travel). Her first fiction efforts were posted on the CompuServe writers forum. Favorable feedback from other members of this forum persuaded her to finish and publish the first book in the Outlander series. The stories center around a time-travelling 20th-century nurse (Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser) and her 18th-century Scottish husband (James Fraser), and are located in Scotland, France, and America. The Lord John Series is a spinoff from the Outlander books, as it centers on a secondary character from the original series.

Biography

Diana Jean Gabaldon was born in January 11, 1952 in Arizona. Her father was from New Mexico and her mother from Yorksire (England).

Diana grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband Doug Watkins and her three children. She has received three degrees from two different institutions:

* B.S. in Zoology from Northern Arizona University, 1970-1973.

* M.S. in Marine Biology from the University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1973-1975. Her research topic was, “Agonistic Interactions of Hermit Crabs.”

* Ph.D in Ecology from Northern Arizona University, 1975-1978. Dissertation: “Nest Site Selection in Pinyon Jays, _Gymnorhynchus cyanocephalus).”

Bibliography

Outlander Series

* 01. Cross Stitch (1991) (UK)= Outlander (1992)
* 02. Dragonfly in Amber (1992)
* 03. Voyager (1994)
* 04. Drums of Autumn (1997)
* 05. The Fiery Cross (2001)
* 06. A Breath of Snow and Ashes (2005)

Lord John Grey Series

* 01. Hellfire in “PAST POISONS” (1998) = Lord John and the Hellfire Club
* 02. Lord John and the Private Matter (2003)
* 03. Lord John and the Succubus – novella, in Legends II, edited by Robert Silverberg (2004)
* 04. Lord John and the haunted soldier (2006) “”LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS”””

Single Novels

* Naked Came the Phoenix (2001)
* White Knight (2004)

Non-Fiction

* The Outlandish Companion (nonfiction) (1999)

Awards

* September 24, 2006 Diana Gabaldon received the International Corine Book Award 2006 in the category Weltbild Readers Award, which was determined by a public vote on the web page of the publisher.
* October 10, 2006 Diana Gabaldon received the Quill Book Award 2006 in the category Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror, which was determined by a public vote on the Internet. In order to receive the nomination the author was required to meet one of several possible criteria, such as an appearance on the best seller list of Borders Group Inc., or a starred review in Publishers Weekly.

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