• “The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting 'Scrooge McDuck' comics.”—Salon.com
  • A time-hopping, continent-spanning salmagundi of genres.”
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

Season Three Returns in September, 2017!

ep213-dragonfly-in-amber-cropTV SERIES NEWS! Stars and Sony Pictures International announced that the wonderful ‘Outlander’ TV series, based on my OUTLANDER novels, will return with a new Season Three in September, 2017! The new episodes will be based on VOYAGER, the third Outlander novel.

Click here to read the Season Three announcement, which was released on February 15, 2017.

BEES, Please!

JSIMBeehive2What’s the buzz? Was WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD (aka “MOBY”) the last major novel in the Outlander series?

“No. There IS another,” as Master Yoda once said. <g> GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (aka “BEES”) will be the ninth book in my OUTLANDER series of major novels, which focus on Jamie Fraser and Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. I am currently working on the writing and my usual extensive historical research for this new novel. I don’t know yet when it will be finished; it will definitely not be published in 2017.

In the meantime, if you’d like to read excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from this work in progress, click to visit my official webpage for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE. Excerpts are listed on the right side of the page by their temporary titles, which help describe what each is about.

New excerpts are added periodically!


sevenstones-cover1Novellas and short fiction that I’ve written—stories that are interwoven with my novels—have become harder to find over time or were never released in some publishing markets. On June 27, 2017, SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL, which gathers seven rather far-flung stories together in one volume, will be released in hardcover and ebook formats in the U.S. and selected international markets. Five stories that were first published in multi-author anthologies from 2010 through 2013 are in the book, plus two NEW novellas.

If you’re interested in learning more about this collection, please click here to visit my SEVEN STONES webpage for a list of the novellas included and where they were first published, my description of each story, and sample excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from this new book.

The Chronology of the Outlander Series webpage discusses how my Outlander and Lord John novels and short fiction are interwoven through time, including the SEVEN STONES.

Signed Books From The Poisoned Pen

The Poisoned Pen bookstore sells new copies of all of my books, signed by me, and they ship anywhere in the world! (There is no extra charge for my signature.) More information.

My Methadone List

Looking for something to read until GO TELL THE BEES THAT I HAVE GONE is released? Check out my suggestions of books that I recommend by other authors in my Methadone List.

This is the official webpage for Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the OUTLANDER series of major novels, the Lord John series, and other works.

This page was last updated on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:05 p.m. (PT) by Diana Gabaldon or Diana’s Webmistress.

When Will the Next Book Be Out?

WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, aka “MOBY,” the eighth major novel in the OUTLANDER series, was released in the U.S.A. and Canada on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Will there be a ninth major Outlander novel? Yes…

There’s at least one more… I’ve never been willing to commit to more than one at a time, because I just don’t know — I don’t plan the books out ahead of time. So I have no idea how much ground we’ll cover in each book. But there is certainly one more book, because I wasn’t finished telling the story at the end of book eight.

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE is the ninth major book in my OUTLANDER series of major novels.

Excerpts from (aka “Daily Lines”)—and information about—BEES will be posted on my BEES official webpage as they are released. Also, I post the same excerpts on Facebook and Twitter.

Do I know when Book 9 will be finished? No. I am working on it now, and my books take at least 2-3 years to research and write. BEES will not be published in 2017; a publication date will be chosen and posted on this website when I am closer to finishing it.

Though BEES will not be ready this year, in April, 2017, a collection of my OUTLANDER short fiction will be released, SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL. This collection has five previously published novellas, and two brand new works of my short fiction.

About reposting my excerpts from any of my books and short fiction, I’d appreciate it if you would not copy the excerpts and post them yourself all over the internet. Instead, please do pass on the links to my excerpts (“Daily Lines”) to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!

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