"The Space Between" is a novella by Diana Gabaldon, originally published in the anthology The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination, edited by John Joseph Adams. The story takes place within the larger narrative of the Outlander series, and focuses on several supporting characters from the main novels.

On October 11, 2012, "The Space Between" was included in A Trail of Fire, a collection of four of Gabaldon's short stories published exclusively in the U.K. On June 27, 2017, the novella was published in a new collection, Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, which consists of seven Outlander stories.


This story deals with Michael Murray – second son of Ian and Jenny Murray – and with Joan MacKimmie, Laoghaire's second daughter and Marsali's younger sister. Joan sets off for France, under Michael's protection, there to take up her vocation as a nun.



  • Working title: "Terror Daemonium"[1]


Further ReadingEdit


  1. Maria V. ""The Space Between" (SPOILERS)." MSG: 67599.1. Diana Gabaldon. Books and Writers Community. Compuserve. Published 7 June 2010. Accessed 2 December 2017. 

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    • But my question was about Voyager, set many years before those events, Jaime tells Claire that Michael is breeding... thanks 😉
    • Here's what we have from the books on Michael: *"Wee Michael's just married, but his wife's breeding." — Jamie...