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- ‡ Denotes new content in the revised and updated edition.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Synopses
- Dragonfly in Amber
- Drums of Autumn
PART TWO: Characters
- Where Characters Come From: Mushrooms, Onions, and Hard Nuts
- Cast of Characters
- I Get Letters...
- Horoscope Reading for James Fraser, Horoscope Chart
- Horoscope Reading for Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser, Horoscope Chart
- Magic, Medicine, and White Ladies
PART THREE: Family Trees
- A Genealogical Note
PART FOUR: Comprehensive Glossary and Pronunciation Guide
- A Very Brief Guide to Gaelic Grammar
- Comprehensive Glossary of Foreign Terms (including British slang)
§ PART FIVE: Outlandish Web Sites and Online Venues
- The Web Sites
- The Diana Gabaldon Home Page
- LOL–The Ladies (and Lads) of Lallybroch
- Through the Stones
- The Outlandish Time Line
- Clan Outlandish on AOL
- The Free Gallery of Authors' Voices
- CompuServe Readers and Writers Ink Group
PART SIX: Research
- Researching Historical Fiction: Hot Dogs and Beans
- ‡ Online Research
- Botanical Medicine: Don't Try This at Home
- Penicillin Online: A Writer's Thread
PART SEVEN: Where Titles Come From (and Other Matters of General Interest)
- Outlander vs. Cross Stitch
- ‡ The Cannibal's Art
- ‡ Writing and Real Life
- ‡ Book touring for Beginners
- ‡ A Brief Disquisition on the Existence of Butt Cooties
- ‡ The Shape of Things
- The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel
PART EIGHT: The View from Lallybroch: Objects of Vertue, Objects of Use
- "Arma virumque cano"
PART NINE: Frequently Asked Questions
PART TEN: Controversy
- ‡ Jamie and the Rule of Three
§ PART ELEVEN: Work in Progress: Excerpts of Future Books
- § The Fiery Cross
- § King, Farewell: "Surgeon's Steel"
- The Cannibal's Art
- Writing and Real Life
‡ From Book to Screen
- Introduction, or "Bring Me the Head of Ron. D. Moore."
- But How on Earth Did We Get Here?
- Actors and Magic
- My Brief Career as a TV Actor, Part 1
- My Brief Career as a TV Actor, Part 2
- Film Commentary: Adaptation, Logistics, and Testicles
- Interview for the Unabridged German Edition of Outlander
- Is It Like You Thought It Would Be?
‡ Photo Insert
- Eighteenth Century
- Medicine (Including all Herbals)
- African Cultures
- Ghosts and Ghost Stories
- Language Resources
- Natural History Guides and Resources
- North Carolina
- Native American Cultures and History, Etc.
- Rather Odd Books
- I: Errata
- II: Gaelic (Gaidhlig) Resources
- III: Poems and Quotations
- IV: Roots: A Brief Primer on Genealogical Research
- V: A Brief Discography of Celtic Music
- VI: Foreign Editions, Audiotapes, and Strange, Strange Covers
- VII: The Methadone List
- The absence of this section in the revised and updated edition causes a shift in the number of each part, e.g. "Research" becomes Part 5, "Where Titles Come From" becomes Part 6, etc.
- Previously included in the "Work in Progress" section of the first edition.
- Relocated to "Where Titles Come From" section in revised and updated edition.
- Part Ten in the revised and updated edition.