• “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

BEES (Book 9) Publication Date!

Social Media Hashtags: #DailyLines, #GoTELLTheBEESThatIAmGONE, #YESYESYESYESYES!!!!, #WeHaveAPubDate, #And #It #Is… #NOVEMBER23rd #2021 #AndYesThisYear #YesInTimeForChristmas! #Hooray!!!

2021-04-15-BEES-PRH-US-coverFor those cavalier souls who don’t read hashtags—Penguin Random House has decided on a publications date for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE. (That’s it, right there in the Social Media Hashtags banner overhead.)

The book will be released on November 23rd (yes, this year, yes, in plenty of time for Christmas), which is tidings of great joy, to be sure, but also—

You can pre-order the book now, should you want to!

Check out the announcement in an exclusive Entertainment Weekly’s aritcle:


And YES, of course there is a link for ordering information for our U.K. readers:


(No, I don’t have pub dates yet for the non-English editions; those will be set by the individual publishers in each country.)

Visit my webpage for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE to access excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) that I have released from this new book:


Links to other vendors who are accepting pre-orders, including new hardcover ediitons signed by me, are also on my BEES webpage.

10 Responses »

  1. Thank you for your work! I am happy that the wait is over. My anticipation for Bees was exceeded only by my excitement (years ago) when the next book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series was released. Such wonderful characters and worlds you have created! I will enjoy reading and rereading the Outlander books for years to come.

  2. Congratulations, I know that it will be a great success like all of the other ones in the series. Will the wonderful Davina Porter narrate this book as well? If so, is there an estimated date for it be released? Thank you and congratulations.

  3. Yay! What a great way to start my Friday. Already placed my pre-order, and this gives me just enough time to re-read An Echo in the Bone and Written in my Own Heart’s Blood (provided I am willing to forego any other activity for the next seven months).


  4. Receiving the news, of the publication date of “Bees”, was so exciting yesterday that I could not pre order fast enough!
    In dong so, I found your home Book Store “The Poisoned Pen”. Placed my order and now wait with great anticipation !!!!!
    Truly appreciate your work …. which I am sure you hear all the time …. but it does dilute the fact of how much your story line means ……
    Thank you!

  5. All ready preordered a signed copy yesterday! How in heaven’s name do you find the time and the stamina to autograph what has to be thousands of books, Diana?! Which brings to mind, how is that shoulder that you broke last year – was is your signing arm?

    God bless you and thank you!

  6. How incredibly awesome! You’ve made me so very happy. I could barely pre-order fast enough. Merry Christmas to me. Hallelujah.

  7. Preordered the Kindle version on Amazon! I’ve been on maternity leave for the past 6 months… in that time I discovered Outlander. I read all 8 books…twice! My introduction into this world could not have come at a better time! Alas, I am back at work and miss my days with my baby, Jamie, & Claire!

  8. I am SO excited! I just whooped and my whole family came running wondering what was so wonderful! I pre-ordered. Thank you Diana for creating the amazing friends on page that I have spent so many hours with… I can’t wait to continue on the journey!

  9. Wondering why my comment wasn’t printed. I’ve never commented before – is something wrong?

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