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Do you ever feel like something is….missing? Have a look in the 800’s

February 17, 2014 by Reader's Connection

Outlandish Companion

Are you a dedicated fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series? You may think so because you’ve read all the books and you’re all set to catch the series when it hits the small screen in 2014. But did you know that there is another book, nestled away in the non-fiction section, which provides details for even the most expert of fans? It is the Outlandish Companion published in 1999 (and due for a serious update!) It is all the behind the scenes trivia about Jamie and Claire (and the world they inhabit.)

The book is shelved at 813 Gabaldon GAB. The 800 section of the library (the secret Dewey Decimal code for books about literature) holds many guides to the fictional worlds by authors we love. (if you’re curious about the meanings behind the numbers, here is a Dewey cheat sheet!)

The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide
For the fans of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide. (813.6 Ward WAR)



Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed
For fans of Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt series Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed. (813 Cussler CUS)



The Authorized Ender Companion


For fans of the Orson Scott Card’s Ender series The Authorized Ender Companion. (813.54 Card BLA)



The Vorkosigan Companion


For fans of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan saga The Vorkosigan Companion. (813.54 Bujold VOR)



All these, and many more, can be found hiding in the 800 section. Check our catalog or the shelves, or ask a librarian, for your favorite authors!

— Selector Robin Bradford



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