Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Cycle" is the new "trilogy"

What's with these trilogies that all of a sudden sprout fourth books? I'd like to believe that it's all out of fondness for Douglas Adams' five-book "increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy," but I doubt it.

Not to toot our own horn, but Terie Garrison's DragonSpawn Cycle was always a four-book cycle. We're happy to welcome Christopher to the club, though. Plenty of room.

2 comments:

Terie Garrison said...

Well, yes, if one wants to structure one's series around the seasons of the year, one will end up with four books. :-D

And for the record, The DragonSpawn Cycle was ALWAYS four books, from its very conception.

Sam Hranac said...

I like the word "cycle" for something based on the seasons, but series seems like the right word for every day use.

Calling 4+ a trilogy is just waving your privates for giggles.