Dragon*Con 2009: Diana Gabaldon on the appeal of a man in a kilt…

Yay Outlander series! We were lucky enough to meet Diana Gabaldon at a book signing several years ago, a lovely and incredibly talented person.

Courtesy of brianaaaron

Diana on the upcoming graphic art release of a new Outlander story with some previews of the artwork and on meeting the real (and towering, lol) Scots of Clans MacKenzie and Fraser..

On the inspiration for the storyline-and the role an old episode of Dr Who played!

The latest in the INCREDIBLE series ‘An Echo in the Bone’ will be released September 22nd!

800+ pages of Gabaldon awesomeness available September 22nd!

800+ pages of Gabaldon awesomeness available September 22nd!

Amazon:

With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure–a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.

Product Description
Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, in An Echo in the Bone, the enormously anticipated seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son–a young lieutenant in the British army–across the barrel of a gun.

Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though–not if she has anything to say about it.

Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles–as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.

Excerpts of her latest work after the break:

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September 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, graphic art, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

YourGeekNews: Watchmen Preview

From Mat and Nat at YGN/BSGcast:

We’ve had our eye on this project for YEARS, literally, and we couldn’t have more anticipation and enthusiasm for this film if we tried. Mostly because we’ve been fans of the graphic novel for as long as we can remember, and the pressure couldn’t be higher for Snyder to deliver a truly great movie from the greatest graphic novel of all time.

So watch our 10-minute preview of Watchmen, complete with cast and crew interviews and LOTS of scenes from the movie, and hit up YourGeekNews.com to let us know what you think!

~Matt +Nat

February 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Art, BSG, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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