The Outlandish Companion Excerpts Index
Diana has received many requests from her fans on what they can read while waiting for he next book in the Outlander series. Diana has made available a list of books and authors that may be interesting to fans of the Outlander series.
Diana will be including synopses of all the books in the companion book which should be published Spring 1999. Many of you have asked me to provide a synopsis of Outlander to aid in your conversion of new readers. I believe that this is a shorter version of the actual synopsis that will be in the companion book, but it's very complete.
A bit of Roger's history.
This is the prologue to The Companion. Diana provides a history of how she came to write these wonderful books.
By the provisions of the Berne Convention (which is Interntional Law), and the US Copyright Laws, anything a person writes is automatically copyrighted from the moment of creation. This means that a person's written words belong to him or her, and may not be used without that person's permission.
Whether you are using (re-posting) something for profit or not does not matter--it's illegal to reproduce/re-post without specific permission!
I mention this only because I know quite a few people think that if something is posted on the Internet, that means that it's in the public domain, and anyone can use it anywhere else on the Web. This is NOT true.
With reference to the excerpts that I occasionally post here--with limited exceptions (the publisher's web page, for instance, or brief excerpts for amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com), I don't post excerpts anywhere else on the Web, save for this page. I don't want excerpts posted anywhere else, please.
I do occasionally post brief excerpts in the Compuserve Writers Forum, in the course of discussing various points of writing. These are not, and are not intended to be, permanent postings, as messages in the Writers Forum scroll off and disappear within a week or so. Sometimes, I ask Rosana to repost one of these temporary excerpts in a more permanent form here; other times, the excerpt in question is incomplete or still in progress, or comes too close to revealing plot spoilers, and we don't want to make it generally available.
So I do appreciate everyone's respecting the copyright on these pieces--and if you should happen to see or hear about anyone reposting any of my excerpts elsewhere, I'd appreciate hearing about it. Thank you!