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Duane, Diane E

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1952-    ) US author, most respected for her work in Fantasy. She is married to fantasy author Peter Morwood (1956-    ), with whom she has collaborated on several books. She began writing fantasies with the Tale of the Five sequence – The Door into Fire (1979) and The Door into Shadow (1984), both assembled as Tale of Five: The Sword and the Dragon (omni 2002), and later extended with The Door into Sunset (1992). A considerably longer fantasy series is the Young Wizards/Nita & Kit, beginning with So You Want to Be a Wizard (1983) [see Checklist below].

As opposed to her fantasy work, which has always been written in her own right, her work of sf interest consists primarily of a wide range of Ties, most prominently her contributions to various Star Trek worlds, beginning with Star Trek: The Wounded Sky (1983), in the original Star Trek sequence; the Star Trek: Rihannsu sequence, beginning with My Enemy, My Ally (1984); and some titles for Star Trek: The Next Generation, beginning with Star Trek, the Next Generation: Dark Mirror (1993). Other Ties include Space Cops titles, beginning with Space Cops: Mindblast (1991) with Peter Morwood, seaQuest DSV: The Novel (1993; vt seaQuest DSV 1993) with Peter Morwood, based on the pilot for the seaQuest television series, Spider-Man titles, beginning with Spider-Man: The Venom Factor (1994) and the Harbinger Trilogy in the Star*Drive Role Playing Game universe (see Alternity). In her non-tie singleton, the Near Future Omnitopia Dawn (2010), a Game owner and operator is faced with complex Virtual Reality intrigues when his plans to expand his Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game are co-opted by pirates. In 2014 she received the Grandmaster Scribe Award for career achievement in media Ties. [JC]

see also: Worldcon.

Diane Elizabeth Duane

born New York: 18 May 1952



Star Trek

Star Trek: Rihannsu

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Space Cops

seaQuest DSV

  • seaQuest DSV: The Novel (New York: Ace Books, 1993) with Peter Morwood [tie: novelizing the film: seaQuest DSV: pb/]
    • seaQuest DSV (London: Millennium, 1993) with Peter Morwood [tie: vt of the above: novelizing the film: seaQuest DSV: hb/]




Star*Drive/Harbinger Trilogy

Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers

These works are all Ties to the Tom Clancy concept.

individual titles

fantasy (selected)


Tale of the Five

Young Wizards/Nita & Kit


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