1. pensmightierthanthesword

    pensmightierthanthesword Member

    Jan 25, 2017
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    A Set of Compound Works

    Discussion in 'Novels' started by pensmightierthanthesword, Mar 5, 2017.

    I don't know what it's called but I refer to it by its suffix, a -logy or a set of compound works. From how the internet describes it it can be one singular story spanning over several novels or separate individual stories, but I like the first part of the definition when describing a series of books that has one core plot spanning over several consecutive novels.

    Compound Sets:

    1.) Standalone
    2.) Duology
    3.) Trilogy
    4.) Tetralogy or Quadrilogy (if you're Ridley Scott)
    5.) Pentalogy
    6.) Hexalogy
    7.) Heptalogy
    8.) Octalogy
    9.) Ennealogy
    10.) Decalogy
    10+.) Polylogy (but I also read that this can be used to describe a set of two or more works, so this is more of an umbrella term)

    If any of this is wrong feel free to correct me.
  2. Aaron Smith

    Aaron Smith Banned Contributor

    Jun 2, 2013
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    You already said it. This is literally a description of what a series is.
  3. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Contributor Contributor

    Aug 8, 2015
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    Where cushions are comfy, and straps hold firm.
    Piers Anthony would disagree a bit. 27 books is a Trilogy (of course it works when your MC's magical power
    is that magic doesn't affect him.) :p

    Anywho, how many past Trilogy, don't simply fall off the continuity/plot train?
    Also isn't anything longer than a Trilogy a series?
    And are not Series written by people who don't know how to end a story?
  4. Wreybies

    Wreybies Thrice Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 1, 2008
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    El Tembloroso Caribe
    After trilogy, I cannot see myself using any word other than just series.

    Frank Herbert's universe of Dune is a series of six books. The latter books published by Frank's son, Bryan, are abomination fit only for the ministrations of a gom jabbar.
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