The Melanie Rawn FAQ v1.4

The Melanie Rawn FAQ v1.4
by Irena Pereira

Last Updated
March 13, 1998

  • What books have Melanie Rawn written?
  • When is the next EXILES due to be released?
  • Will Melanie ever write any more Dragon Prince/Star books?
  • There's been rumor of Melanie doing a 'compilation' novel, is that true?
  • I've looked everywhere for The Golden Key, but I can't find it!
  • Is there a Melanie Rawn Web page?
  • What happened to Sunrunner's Circle?
  • Is there a new Fan Club?
  • How can I contact this Fan Club?
  • Is Melanie involved as she was with Sunrunner's Circle?
  • Is there a Melanie Rawn newsgroup?
  • Is there a Dragon Prince MUSH/MUDD?

    What books have Melanie Rawn written?

      Melanie has written quite a few books, the titles and covers of which can be seen on her published books list.


    When is the next EXILES book due to be released?

      If you're looking for THE CAPTAL'S TOWER good luck in finding it. Melanie's had a few complications (including shoulder surgery) that have kept her from even starting it. She's currently working on THE DIVINER, the prequel to THE GOLDEN KEY.

      THE MAGEBORN TRAITOR, part 2 in Melanie's EXILES trilogy, is out now! It's been found in a variety of places, including Border's, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com. If you can't find it locally, you can order it through our online bookstore.


    Will Melanie ever write any more Dragon Prince/Star books?

      From a conversation held with Melanie in early 1995, on her Ruins of Ambrai signing tour, Melanie stated that she would be interested in writing a prequel to the Dragon Prince books, about Lady Merisel and the original struggle of the faradhi versus the diarmadhi, but wasn't thinking about what she would be doing in the future. "You never know what might happen, though," she said. But considering that she is now signed to a major publisher, AVON, the only circumstances that she would be able to write more of her books, that she wrote under DAW, would be if her popularity increased phenomenally and DAW released their rights to the series.

      She was asked about this again, at a recent signing at Third Planet books in Torrance, CA, by a very dedicated fan of the sunrunner books. "If I did do it, it would probably happen in the next millennium." The fan also asked about Meig, commenting on his 'specialness.' "You bet Meig's special. He's got a few things buggin' him. But we won't address that issue for a while.. I've got an island to blow up [editor's note: refering to Keftiu]."


    There's been rumor of Melanie doing a 'compilation' novel, is that true?

      Yes, actually. She has written a book, collaborating with female fantasy writers Jennifer Roberson and Kate Elliott. The book they wrote is called The Golden Key about magician painters. It's published by DAW, with cover art done by Michael Whelan. They have been dubbed as the "Dream Team of Fantasy."


    I've looked everywhere for The Golden Key, but I can't find it!

      Make sure to check under all of the last names in the hardback fiction sections of bookstores. It's been noticed that Brentano's and B. Dalton are not carrying the books yet, though Barnes & Noble, and Bookstar, are stocked. Look around, it's there.


    Is there a Melanie Rawn Web page?


    What happened to Sunrunner's Circle?

      Sunrunner's Circle, a snail mail fan club for Melanie, is now defunct. Dawn Walker, the woman who ran it, was having a hard time with work/school/etc. and didn't feel she could run it to the best of her ability anymore.


    Is there a new Fan Club?

      Yes! There is and it's called Pandemonium. The new fan club, now officially sponsored by both Melanie and DAW has been formed, coming at you full force with a seasonal newsletter, web page, and email mailing list!


    How can I contact this Fan Club?

      You can contact us through the Web, and through email mailing-list Pandemonium-L. To get more information on subscription, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

                      Pandemonium
                      P.O. Box 18A146
                      Los Angeles, CA 90018
      

      You can also request subscription through the web site! Fill out the online form and you will be sent a membership packet in the mail.

      Not only can you subscribe to the newsletter, but you can join our email mailing list! Just send email to LISTPROC@USC.EDU with the message of:

                      subscribe PANDEMONIUM-L [your name]		
      
      and you'll be good to go! We look forward to seeing you there!


    Is Melanie involved as she was with Sunrunner's Circle?

      Melanie has been actively participating in Pandemonium. Not only is she helping out, but we've got the support of her publishers, DAW Books, behind us! So we look forward to a bigger and better fan club than Sunrunner's Circle was!


    Is there a Melanie Rawn newsgroup?


    Is there a Dragon Prince MUSH/MUDD?

      Due to problems of copyright and violations thereof, there will never be a Dragon Prince MUSH/MUDD. Melanie has stated very clearly that though she supports creativity in everyway, she believes that creativity should be from the individual, and not from her. Her writings are her livelyhood, the way she pays the bills, and it would be unfair of us, as her fans, to take that from her.

      For those of you who don't know what a MUSH or a MUDD is, it's an online roleplaying game, that is programmed into a certain scenario. There used to be a Melanie Rawn MUSH, but it has since closed down for the above reasons.


    Color prints of Michael Whelan paintings are available.

    Contact:

      Glass Onion Graphics
      P O Box 88
      Brookfield, CT 06804

    You can also find scanned versions of Whelan work at these pages: