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Issue 8; June 27, 2000
http://www.dragonlibrary.com

Dragon's Library News

Content

Welcome
New Stories
News about Dragon's Library
  Remember the Annual Fiction Contest!
  Database Project
  Beta Testers wanted!
Book Recommendation
Feed the Dragon ...

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Welcome

  I can't believe how fast a month passed. Though it isn't visible yet, I got much closer to my goal for a FanFiction database. More details are below.

Please mail me!

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New Stories

"Rakes and Royalty" by BeElleGee
A Star Wars story: 
"...
  "I know the ceremony is about to begin, but we've been waiting here all afternoon and I don't feel like sitting around anymore. I'm going to see if I can find Luke... or somebody who can tell me why this is taking forever and a day," Han grumbled back.
..."

"Broken Circle" by BeElleGee
A Star Wars story: 
"...
  Xanatos was a perfect apprentice. His Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn, couldn't have been more pleased with him. 
..."

"Fanfare for the Invincible Poor" by BeElleGee
A Star Wars story:
"...
  Beru joined her husband at the window. She clucked her tongue in sympathy. "Poor things. Probably hungry." She set her laundry down on the nearest table and glided towards the kitchen. "I'll see what I can find to give them."
  "Beru!" Owen protested. "Don't feed them! It only encourages more to come around once word gets out and we hardly have enough for ourselves with this damnable drought."
..."

"True Ranger" by Lledrith RavenWolf
A Dark Elf story:
"...
  I hardly ever bother to practice with the sword anymore. I prefer to run than to fight, even though I was once trained to follow its ways. Still, the warrior's school appeared to be a default school... I was so useless in magic that I required all the energy the House's token could give me just to cast a simple faerie fire... perhaps all such failures' were dumped in this school, whose art could be learned with practice. Blood, especially if it is my own, still makes me feel faint, however. Needless to say, I was a near-failure in the warrior school, but I never bothered.
..."

WoT Alternate Reality:
"PsychoMusic" by various authors is updated

Read them!

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News about Dragon's Library

Remember the Annual Fiction Contest!

 Please remember that all in this year submitted stories enter the FanFiction Contest. I want to award the best stories at the year's end with gift certificates, but for that I need votes! Rate the stories you have read!
 

Database Project

  I have already mentioned it once or twice - I plan to implement a database for the Fiction Archive. The work goes slowly due to severe personal time restrictions and a zero-budget. I have finally gotten to a point that I am convinced that I can realize it. ;)
  Some of the planned features are already usable. The look of the story indices makes me problems. They should be very alike to the existing ones.

  Planned features: 

  • search function - OK
  • reader's reviews - OK
  • story rating & voting - OK
  • external rating: authors can also let their visitors vote for a story from their own web site - OK, I think, but it still needs testing
  • story indices ordered by different key attributes - in work


Beta Testers wanted!

  I'm looking for beta testers - people I can frequently go to for a honest opinion and who won't be vexed when I ask if this or that link order looks cooler and such things.
  If you think that you have the patience to do so, please let me know.

  And if anyone thinks I should include another feature - Tell me!

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Book Recommendation

  Martha Wells asked me to remove her Star Wars stories from the archive and I complied, of course. That is unfortunate because I count them among the best. As a kind of compensation I like to point out her newest fantasy novel:

The Wheel of the Infinite

  Like her other books, Death of a Necromancer and City of Bones, this is a stand-alone novel. It will be released as hardcover in July. An excerpt is available at the author's website to wet your appetite.

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Feed the Dragon ...

... visit again!
... recommend Dragon's Library to a friend!
... give him feedback!
... order your books via Dragon's Library!

This list is a two-way street... so, let's talk. Tell me what you think about this issue.

***

Ulrike Großmann

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