Essential Library for DWJ fans, and, Homeward Bounders.

Elizabeth Evans er.evans at
Tue Apr 17 21:21:09 EDT 2001

Thanks for the list, Sally. I have only read 'The Perilous Gard' and the
'Dark is Rising' series so far - and loved them - but will look out for the
others at the library. At the moment I am on a strict diet of books on
medieval history, especially the Crusades, but I did break my fast on Easter
Day and read 'The Homeward Bounders' again. It was just as sad as the first
time I read it, and I kept having this sneaking feeling there is much more
significance in Prometheus than I could see. (I guess I should look him up
in an encyclopedia.)
Can anyone shed any light on him for me??

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dwj at [mailto:owner-dwj at]On Behalf Of
> Sally Odgers
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 13:40
> To: dwj at
> Subject: Essential Library for DWJ fans.
> I have begun to compile the "essential library" for DWJ fans - that is,
> apart from the books by DWJ herself. Each other book has to earn its place
> by some knd of tie-in or rationale.
> Tam Lin by Pamela Dean (because it's another version of the story that
> embraces Fire and Hemlock.)
> The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope (ditto)
> The Discontinuity Guide by Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping
> (because it sits well alongside The Tough Guide and also because
> some Dr Who
> stories feature "puppet master" characters that match up well with The
> Homeward Bounders.)
> The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein (ditto)
> Job by Robert Heinlein (alternative universes, as in the Chrestomanci
> books.)
> My own book "Wolfmaster" because I managed to work in the Cryptic
> Name ... I
> have characters called Richard WYNNE, his sister DIANA and a
> closet magician
> called Ms JONES.
> Susan Cooper's Dark is Rising sequence, (because of the Welsh background.)
> Old copies of Treasure magazine, (because of the Norse stories in "Tales
> from Many Lands",  which fit in well with Eight Days of Luke.)
> The Sterkarm Handshake, by Susan Price, (because it's alternative
> universe)... not essential maybe, but interesting.
> Right - who votes for or against these, and who can add, and support,
> others?
> Sallyo.
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