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Old 09-17-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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If three is a trilogy...

If you call a three book series a trilogy, then what is four called?
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:35 AM   #2
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Tetralogy, I think.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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Sometimes 'quadrilogy', although I believe that's more common for films.

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:09 AM   #4
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The unnecessary fourth book in a trilogy.



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Old 09-17-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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Addendum?
Epilogue?
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
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"A trilogy in four parts." (Or five parts as the case may be - as per hitchhikers. )

As far as I am concerned the terminology goes: "stand-alone" and then "sequel", then "trilogy" then "series".
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #8
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"A trilogy in four parts." (Or five parts as the case may be - as per hitchhikers. )
If they were humor / satire I would so do that... but they are not. *pout*


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As far as I am concerned the terminology goes: "stand-alone" and then "sequel", then "trilogy" then "series".
That is how I saw it, till now. I want to release a collection of the first four books in the series and was wondering what that would be called.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:54 AM   #9
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it's a forlo(r)ngy whatever that means

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I want to release a collection of the first four books in the series and was wondering what that would be called.
There is one like that available on Amazon.com, and amazingly it's called "Books 1-4" (A Game of Thrones / A Feast for Crows / A Storm of Swords / Clash of Kings).
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
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Don't get silly.

"The First Collection" and a General Name. Subtitle the list of volumes by name or number

Look for a theme in those 4 and use that.
"The Fire Collection." Again somewhere list the volumes. Don't confuse and make the buyer mad.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:50 AM   #11
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There is one like that available on Amazon.com, and amazingly it's called "Books 1-4" (A Game of Thrones / A Feast for Crows / A Storm of Swords / Clash of Kings).
I was leaning towards "The Lost Tales of Power: The First Four"

Just did not know if I should say "The <something cool> 4-ology." or something
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:01 PM   #12
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #13
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A "Quartet". For example, Lawrence Durrell's "Alexandria Quartet".
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #14
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I agree, quartet is what came to me first.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #15
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Douglas Adams stuck with trilogy - even with the fourth book in the series. He introduced it as "the fourth book in the trilogy".
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