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Issue 3; January 16, 2000
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Dragon's Library News

Content

Welcome
New Stories
News about Dragon's Library
   Books section
   Bookmarks
FanFiction Contest
Book Recommendation
Feed the Dragon ...

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Welcome

  The Year 2000 has come and we all survived. No Y2K computer crash, no end of the world. Life simply goes on. Though the whole fuss reminded me sometimes at WoT's Breaking of the World, so much pessimism.
  Thinking of it, here is story challenge: Write a story (fanfic or original) about an awaited or happening Doomsday and the end of world or the beginning of a new Age! I'm curious if anyone dares it.

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New Stories

"A Game of Battleships" by Lledrith RavenWolf
Tough featuring dark elves, a original sf story:

"...
  In such a manner, portals were not needed to be guarded, and were usually located in areas with the greatest ST fluctuations, considered unsafe to set up base for more than a few months. This was why an escort was required, as the Prometheus was to travel through much of space towards the portal, through 'neutral' territory.
  Neutral territory was the worst territory of all - home of bandits and pirates, and sometimes even enemy ships.
..."

"Rise of the Doom plague" by Ozzie Padilla
A Forgotten Realms story:

"...
  Shalia smacked her forehead, and groaned. A Paladin. Only a Paladin would offer a speech before going to battle.
..."

WoT Alternate Reality:
"The Foundations Are Laid" was updated

Read them!

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News about Dragon's Library

Books Section

  I have the pages with the book recommendations temporary removed. As soon as they have gotten their much needed overhaul they will be back online.

Bookmarks

  Dragon's Library Bookmarks is a link directory for sf & fantasy fiction links and is meant to replace my old links page. It needs still some tinkering. A known bug occurs after you have rated a link. An error message shows up: Unknown Tag:URL. But your rating is registered and will show up after the next build-up. A build-up will occur at least once a week.

  I want to thank everyone who sent me a link. I really appreciate it.

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FanFiction Contest

  I have started to count the votes for the stories of '99. You can still vote for them until the end of this month. I must say I'm pleasantly surprised how many stories I received and how many took part in the voting. A remarkable increase compared to last year.

  You remember that I said that you can vote once for each story. Some people sent more than one vote for a story. That's no surprise since several stories were posted as series. In such cases I will count the average of these multiple votes. Since there are enough stories and votes the best story of each of these categories will be chosen:

  • Dark Elf/Forgotten Realm
  • Original Stories
  • Star Wars
  • Wheel of Time (all sub categories except the role-playing)

  Because all Forever Knight stories were written by the same author, their category gets no separate winner (Sorry, Selinthia) but are in the general rating.

  As a small thank-you the winner of each category gets an amazon.com gift certificate worth 10$. But the Best Story of all Categories is rewarded with a 25$ gift certificate. Each voter has also the chance to win another 10$ gift certificate, because without you there would be no contest results.

  I will post the results at the Scriptorium and inform all authors which rating their stories got.

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Book Recommendation

  Hey, I had almost no time to read in the last weeks, not even during the X-mas holidays. Almost! What I read was The Rivan Codex by David and Leigh Eddings. Because it isn't a novel, but a kind of background material to their Belgariad and Malloreon series, I can recommend it only for Edding fans or someone who like me is a bit interested in 'concultures' - invented worlds as background for fiction or role-playing. I really enjoyed the visit behind the scenes of the making of a successful fantasy series. [excerpt]

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Feed the Dragon ...

... visit again!
... recommend Dragon's Library to a friend!
... give him feedback!

  Though this is mainly a announcement list, I appreciate feedback and like it, if the list is used for discussion. Don't be shy!

***

Ulrike Großmann 

Ulrike@dragonlibrary.com maintains
Dragon's Library - the Science Fiction & Fantasy FanFiction Archive
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