Diane Duane

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Diane Duane (b. May 18, 1952) is a science fiction and fantasy author. Her works include the famous Young Wizards children's series.



Born in New York City, she grew up in Roosevelt, Long Island. After school, she studied nursing and practiced as a psychiatric nurse for two years until 1976, when she moved to California where she worked as an assistant to David Gerrold. Her own first novel was published by Dell Books in 1979, and she subsequently worked as a freelance writer. (Gerrold wrote an "overture" to that novel, on the grounds that he'd rather be making overtures than introductions to Diane.) In 1981, she moved to Pennsylvania. After her marriage to Northern Irish author Peter Morwood in 1987, they moved to the UK and then to Ireland, where she currently resides in County Wicklow.


Young Wizards

  1. So You Want to be a Wizard (ISBN 0152047387)
  2. Deep Wizardry (ISBN 0152162577)
  3. High Wizardry (ISBN 0152162445)
  4. A Wizard Abroad (ISBN 0152162380)
  5. The Wizard's Dilemma (ISBN 0152025510)
  6. A Wizard Alone (ISBN 0152045627)
  7. The Wizard's Holiday (ISBN 0152047719)
  8. Wizards at War (ISBN 0152047727) is due to be published in October 2005.
  9. A Wizard of Mars (projected)

A short story within the same universe, Uptown Local, has also been published.

Feline Wizards

The series also includes two books that are not exactly in the series, but take place under the same setting, and inbetween books 4 and 5

Adult Wizards

Another book about an adult wizard was apparently meant to start another sub-series in the same setting, but no books have been written or published yet.

  • Short Circuit (projected) [1] (http://www.crooty.com/author-text.php?dakey=192&name=Diane+Duane)
Alternate Universes

The Young Wizards universe contains canonical alternate universes (So You Want To Be A Wizard and Book of Night With Moon are good examples: the protagonists travel to alternate universes to solve problems there).

  • Stealing the Elf-King's Roses (ISBN 0446609838) is set in a sheaf of universes originally mentioned in Nita's studies in So You Want To Be A Wizard.

The Middle Kingdoms

Also known as the Tales of the Five, this series has been awaiting completion since 1992. The eagerly-awaited final volume is due to arrive sometime in 2005.

  1. The Door into Fire (1979)
  2. The Door into Shadow (1984)
  3. The Door into Sunset (1992)
  4. The Door into Starlight (not yet published)

Star Trek

She has also written a number of Star Trek novels, to wit,

  1. Star Trek: Spock's World,
  2. Star Trek: The Original Series #13: The Wounded Sky,
  3. Star Trek: TOS #50: Doctor's Orders,
  4. Star Trek: TOS #18: Rihannsu #1: My Enemy, My Ally,
  5. Star Trek: TOS: Rihannsu #2: The Romulan Way,
  6. Star Trek: TOS #95: Rihannsu #3: Swordhunt,
  7. Star Trek: TOS #96: Rihannsu #4: Honor Blade,
  8. Star Trek: The Next Generation #45: Intellivore,
  9. Star Trek: TNG: Dark Mirror


The Harbinger Trilogy is set in the Star*Drive universe. While Duane isn't the only author to write for this universe, she was the first.

  1. Starrise at Corrivale (ISBN 0786911794)
  2. Storm at Eldala (ISBN 0786913347)
  3. Nightfall at Algemron (ISBN 0786915633)

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