Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone[1] is the forthcoming ninth novel in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Gabaldon is currently writing and doing research for the novel.




  • Gabaldon has stated online that the ninth book already feels very different from the others in the series: "It's like I dropped three (so far) rocks into a deep, deep pool and I'm reading the ripples."[2]
  • In reference to the title Gabaldon has explained that it comes from a very old Celtic custom (known in other parts of Europe, too) that made it to the Appalachians of talking to bees. You always tell the bees when someone is born, dies, comes or goes—because if you don’t keep them informed, they’ll fly away.[3]

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From Diana Gabaldon's official webpage and Facebook


  1. Diana reveals title of Book Nine via Facebook. Accessed 4 July 2016.
  2. Gabaldon, Diana. "Rank your favorite Outlander books." MSG: 83979.52. Diana Gabaldon. Books and Writers Community. Compuserve. Published 20 June 2015. Accessed 1 December 2017. 
  3. Diana Gabaldon Offical Webpage: Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone - accessed 11 August 2016

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