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.


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.