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Q: Book with character named "Callina" ? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Book with character named "Callina" ?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: b1tchmonkey-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 21 Nov 2005 16:08 PST
Expires: 21 Dec 2005 16:08 PST
Question ID: 595987
My girlfriend tells me that her parents named her for a character in a
Science fiction book named "Callina". For her christmas present I'd
like to obtain a copy of this book (assuming it exists).

She was born in August 1981, so the book would have been printed prior
to that time.

What I'd like to know is the name of a science fiction book with a
character named Callina,and the ISBN of that book.



Request for Question Clarification by juggler-ga on 21 Nov 2005 16:19 PST
Are her parents 100% sure that their spelling of "Callina" is the same
as in this book?
Subject: Re: Book with character named "Callina" ?
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 21 Nov 2005 16:48 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
The Darkover series of books by Marion Zimmer Bradley is a very famous
landmark series in science fiction -- search Google for [ Darkover ]
if you have any doubts about this.

One of the early Darkover books is Sharra's Exile, published in 1981
(!), includes a character named Callina Lindir-Aillard, described here
as a "former Arilinn Keeper, she is now the attendant of Ashara...":

Callina is listed as an important, but not a main, character in the book.

The book has been republished (jointly with another Darkover book),
and is available from Amazon here:

I trust this is what you're looking for, and hope your sweetheart will
enjoy her Christmas present.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you on this.


search strategy -- Searched for [ callina ], followed by a
Google search on [ callina darkover ]
b1tchmonkey-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Exactly what I was after! Thankyou for the quick and thorough response.

Subject: Re: Book with character named "Callina" ?
From: pafalafa-ga on 21 Nov 2005 17:09 PST
Thank you, too. 

Happy holidays!

Subject: Re: Book with character named "Callina" ?
From: juggler-ga on 21 Nov 2005 17:36 PST
For what it's worth, "Sharra's Exile" wasn't published until October of 1981.
Subject: Re: Book with character named "Callina" ?
From: juggler-ga on 21 Nov 2005 17:43 PST
The book might have been "The Heritage of Hastur" as that came out in 1975.

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