Well I appear to be in the deep end of the pool now! I've been granted admin and bureaucrat privs. That should allow me to set up a forum. What else I'm still learning!
I've continued to add new content, mostly in the form of stub pages. Two new templates have been added, Template:Book and Template:Place. The former is in good shape but the Place template I am not satisfied with at all. If anyone has suggestions, please speak up on the talk page for that template.
This is a massive project. It is daunting! However, no journey ends until the first step is taken. ;-))Read more >
Ok! It's the end of another day and I find myself further drawn, not less. After some mad re-arranging and creation of new pages (mostly with only placeholder information it is true ... I was trying for structure today, more than solid, meaty information), I have made a fool of myself and requested admin priviledges for this wiki. A fool I may be, but not totally mad. The only current admin of the wiki was last seen in 2008 ... and never once made an edit. I figure I really can NOT do worse!
Anyway, more important news was the creation of template for characters, a box that collates a few details in a consistant way. You can find it at Template:Character and if you find a character page without it, please add it! If you have suggestion…Read more >
A blog post ...
I suppose I should introduce myself somewhat and say why I have signed up to this wiki.
I am a long time (40+) SF & fantasy reader. Perhaps my favorite series of books (other than Tolkien) are those concerned with Darkover. I read my first Darkover books in the old Ace Double format, back when 45,000 to 60,000 words were considered a novel. I fell in love with them then and that love affair has not dimmed across all this time many, many re-readings, and multiple co-authors and inheritor authors.
That would be who I am and somewhat of why I am here. With the recent releases of new Darkover books in the past few years and talk of a TV series to boot, back I went to re-read my favorite stories. That led to reading the storie…Read more >
If you check out the updated character section, you will find that it hasn't been fully updated with EVERY story and novel. This is because i haven't managed to get my hands on every one. And yes I know i havent really finished Exile's Song and Traitor's Sun, but that's because I didn't add the characters to my personal list before i returned them to the library. I have gotten a few anthologies that i will add ASAP.
Also, many characters (like Regis and Lew) appear in multiple novels, and I figure this list is cramped enough, so I will only write about them once. I will try to give them a list of books they also appeared in though, but as i keep reading they keep popping up in unexpected places. if u find a book i haven't added yet, ADD IT …Read more >