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I didn't think I would even mail an issue out in December, but on the last day of this year things went a bit differently. It is a short issue, not surprisingly. But before we begin:
I wish you all a Happy New Year 2001!
"A Tale of Winter's Tide" by Anya
A Dark Elf x-mas story in Anya's werewolves universe:
Looking up, an observer might be able to see a rather portly man in a bright red costume, wearing a bobble hat and white gloves, black boots gleaming dully in the street lamp light. A full white beard spilled over the red costume. The sleigh, sleek but bulky, held, other than the man, a large sack that did not seem to change its shape no matter what was taken out of it. Four pairs of reindeer led the sleigh, one in front of the other, the bells on their harnesses and on the reins jingling merrily as they galloped impossibly on thin air.
WoT Alternate Reality:
"Rescue" by various authors is new
Looking back at the year 2000
When I let the year 2000 pass review before my inner eye then there are some events that stand out for me. Nothing world-moving, just personally important things.
First, there was in April the European Wheel of Time Fan Meeting in the Netherlands. I don't usually visit conventions or similiar meetings, so this was a first to me. And what I am glad that I did it. It is one thing to meet people who think alike over the net, it is quite another to meet them in person. I will forever remember this weekend for the fun we had together.
Second, there was my work for Dragon's Library of course. Maybe I should have it placed on the top of this little list. There were many changes I intended and tried to implement, but couldn't because of time constraints and I think I overestimated myself too. I had hoped to have finished the change to a database driven archive by now and to have all areas of Dragon's Library adapted to the newer look.
Nethertheless, Dragon's Library thrived during the year with many returning and also new visitors. New authors joined our ranks and brought many stories with them. The directory seems to have gotten quite
popular and fulfills its purpose as useful resource of fiction links. I even managed to get a newsletter issue out each month, though not so punctually at all times like I wish to.
Third on my list is Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan. After two years of waiting this novel re-newed my enthusiasm for The Wheel of Time and as a result I will stay faithful to WoT and also dedicated to Dragon's Library.
These are my Top Three of importance when I am looking back. Well, there is also number four. You have certainly noticed my absence in December and unfortunately it will continue in January. The reason is my new job and though I am overjoyed to have gotten it it also means that that my updates to the archive will be infrequently for the next time. I am sorry about it and ask for your understanding.
Really, I am not sure what to recommend this month. Maybe this book: Another remarkable release of a famous author is Shadow
of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card, a sequel to Ender's
Shadow, and parallel novel to Ender's
For my part I am not sure if any book in 2001 can top Winter's Heart, but I am waiting for The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold (July 2001). Bujold comes right after Jordan as my fovourite authors.
If you think you know of similiar candidates for coming-and-must-have books we have a thread over at the Scriptorium. Share your suggestion with us.
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