November 2021 Update

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New Stories Archived

LancerLovers Archive

Abbie by PatriciaG

Cheyenne (Rated R) by Nancy Marie

Harlan’s Legacy by goldieasj

Looking After His Own (#5 in Appaloosa Series) by Olley

North Star by Ronnie

Regretting Nogales by Sherry

Remembering by Sandra

Scott’s Journal by Laurie
Heart and Desire
The Sons of Time from Scott’s Nickelodeon

Solitude… Kind Of by Buckskin
(or Don’t Let The Wolverine Steal Your Pants)

Storm Clouds: A Collaboration of Lancer Writers by Round Robins

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Lancer FanFiction Archive

(The) Neighbor by Ruthie W.

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New Authors

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New Pages

Chuck Roberson Article – playing Paul O’Brien

TV Guide Article, May 23, 1969Wayne Maunder

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Our Specialist Collection Title Lists

Artwork

AU/AR Stories

Crossovers With Other Westerns

Drabbles

Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

Lancer Writers 10th Anniversary Awards

Pre-Lancer Stories

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Site Statistics for October

The total figures for each main site for October are:

LancerLovers: 6,920 visitors viewing 55,234 pages

LancerFanFiction: 1,824 visitors viewing 9,674 pages

These figures don’t cover visitors to the Gateway who then go on to view externally hosted stories (those on FFN or AO3 etc).

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Next Update

The next monthly update is scheduled for 26 December

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Submission Date

To have your story included in the next monthly update, please send it to the archive teams by 17 December. Because of Christmas, we won’t be able to accept late entries.

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Lancer Gateway Team
28 November 2021

Mid-Month Memo 08: Thanksgiving Stories

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Another themed mid-month memo today, highlighting topical stories in our collection, this time (of course) our list of Thanksgiving stories:

(The) Best Gal Darn Turkey in the Whole Gal Darn World  by Linda B (Kona)

First Lancer Family Thanksgiving by Desert Sun

For These We Give Thanks by Patti H.

Giving Thanks by Laraine

Giving Thanks by Winj

His Life, His Thanks by Barbara V.

New Traditions (Scotland Series #1) by Winj

Pondering Lancer Family Thanksgiving by Margaret Schmitz Compton

(A) Reason to Give Thanks by Desert Sun

Remembrance by S.

Thanksgiving 1880 (Holidays series #1) by Em

Thanksgiving At Lancer by EJ

Thanksgiving At Lancer by Vickie B

Thanksgiving With Family (#1 in the Holidays series) by Linda B (Kona)

Truman’s First Thanksgiving by  Boonie

We Gather Together: The First Lancer Thanksgiving by Vicki L. Nelson

Wrinkled Potatoes and Old Tomatoes (Brat Pack Series #18) by Southernfrau

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A vintage Thanksgiving greeting card.

Enjoy!

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The Gateway Team

October 2021 Update

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NEW STORIES ARCHIVED

LancerLovers Archive

Actions by Sandra

(The) Christmas Star by Sandra

(The) Comfort of Others by Ronnie

Epilogue to the Appaloosa Series by Olley

Halloween Visitor by Barbara V.

Hunter’s Moon by Buckskin

Lancer Fan Site Blog by Linda W.
The Evolution of a Hat
Season 1: Episode 4 – Foley

Pondering by Sandra

Saving The World by Marcia

Scott’s Journal by Laurie
Men of A Few Words
Skysill

(The) Spark by Sandra

Spirits by goldieasj

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Lancer FanFiction Archive

(The) Long Sleep by Ruthie W.

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New External Archive Links (AO3, FFN, WWB etc)

The authors listed with the external links are not archived here. Their author pages are a simple list of their Lancer stories for the reader’s convenience.

Not One Inch of Give by Latebloomnriter  (FFN)

Protecting My Brother by LibertyBelleAnne  (at FFN)

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Our Specialist Collection Title Lists

Artwork

AU/AR Stories

Crossovers With Other Westerns

Drabbles

Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

Lancer Writers 10th Anniversary Awards

Pre-Lancer Stories

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Site Statistics for September

The total figures for each main site for September are:

LancerLovers: 6,651 visitors viewing 56,064 pages

LancerFanFiction: 1,680 visitors viewing 8,838 pages

These figures don’t cover visitors to the Gateway who then go on to view externally hosted stories (those on FFN or AO3 etc).

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Next Update

The next monthly update is scheduled for 28 November.

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Submission Date

To have your story included in the next monthly update, send it to the archive teams (emails below) by 21 November.

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Lancer Gateway Team
30 October 2021

Mid-Month Memo 07: Hallowe’en Stories

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One of the best things about organising an archive, is that we can create a host of specialist lists of titles, dividing them up into anything from stories covering specific holidays to cross-overs to episode tags.

Today’s post falls into two parts. First, our list of stories themed around Hallowe’en, with all its ghostly and spooky happenings:

All Hallow’s Eve by Winj

Almost Alone by Linda B (Kona)

Be Careful What You Wish For by Lisa Paris

Birthright Series(external links) by Shelley
Birthright
Birthright Revisited

Blood Lust by Maureen

Blood On The Moon by Lisa Paris

(A) Bump in the Night by Linda B (Kona)

Carving Out Fun (Brat Pack AU) by Southernfrau

Death’s Letter, S by Lisa Paris

(The) Devil’s Garden by SandySha

(The) Devil Made Me Do It by Kit and Southernfrau

Evil Comes Calling (Lancer/Angel X-over) by LindaB and Ros

Evil Spirits by d.b.brisbin

Fire on the Mountain by Winj

Ghost by Charlene

Ghost Town by Marilyn

(The) Ghost Tree by SandySha

Ghostly Apparitions by Heather

(The) Green River Punkin’ Chunkin’ Contest by JEB

Halloween Is Early (link to FFN) by KelticDream13

Halloween Pranksters by JEB

Halloween Traditions by  Belinda

Haunted by Linda B (Kona) and Ros

(The) Haunting by Doc

(The) Howling by Terri

Hunter’s Moon by CC

(The) Lady in Red by Cadillac Red

(The) Lady in White by Cadillac Red

(A) Little Bit Of Soul by RonD

Las Mariposas by Susan

Maldecido by Linda B (Kona)

Midnight Well by Caroline

Mischief Night (Small Matter Series #6) by Vicki L. Nelson

Murdoch’s Halloween by EJ

Old Woman In The Woods by Margaret Schmitz Compton

(The) Ones We Trust Most by Linda B (Kona) and Maureen

Paradigm Shift by Winj

Resurrection Mary by Vicki L. Nelson

Samhain Eve  (link to FFN) by KelticDream13

Sentenced To The Flames: Isham’s Regrets by Buckskin

Shiver Me Lancers by Linda B (Kona)

(The) Spirit Stone by Lisa Paris

Spirits by goldieasj

(A) Soldier’s Hallowe’en (link to FFN) by PollyVictorian

Spooked by Whistle

Things In The Night by Sprite

(The) Thinnest Veil by Dale L

Trick or Treat by  Belinda    

Twisted by Darla M. Poulos

(The) Veil – A Halloween Tale by Wendy K

Visitation by Dale L

(The) Waiting Room: The 3:15 by CC

When Strangers Meet by Laraine

Whispers by Winj

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And second, stories linked to that weird, devilishly bizarre episode, A Scarecrow at Hackett’s. We’ve always thought that episode was the Lancer writers’ nod to Hallowe’en, and that whatever else he was, Absolom Weir, was not your normal conman…

Episode 2.11 (A) Scarecrow At Hackett’s

(The) Devil’s Garden by SandySha

Scarecrow Series by Winj 
Endgame
Worlds Collide

What If by Styzgal

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Enjoy! The Lancer Archive team wishes you a spooky, fun-filled Hallowe’en!

September 2021 Update

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The Hacienda at Rancho San Carlos – some good news!

You might remember that a couple of months ago we issued a Mid-Month Memo on the hacienda at Rancho San Carlos (here), in which we mentioned the rumour that the house had been damaged/destroyed during the recent Californian wildfires.

We’re delighted to tell you that an employee of the Santa Lucia Preserve, which encompasses the old rancho, tells us that the hacienda wasn’t affected by the wildfires. The house suffered a little collision damage recently to the porte-cochere at the front, but is otherwise in very good shape and in constant use with dinner served nightly, guests in residence, and events held weekly. You can follow the Preserve on Facebook or Instagram for current-day photos, including a Lancer-themed post from last month. 

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Stories marked with *** are older stories that we’ve just added to the Gateway archives. A final check of the old Peter Brown site revealed several stories that were listed on the Titles page, but not on the relevant author’s page, and so got missed on the transfer across. They’ve been added now – so enjoy them!

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New Stories Archived

LancerLovers Archive

Ambushed by Nancy Marie

Home Rated R by Robyn B.

Johnnie and The Scavengers by goldieasj

Measure of Loss by S. ***

Molars and Vets by S. ***

Mothers Day by S. ***

Never Mess With An Old Man by Buckskin

Passion in Time by S. ***

Reckoning by S. ***

Retribution by S. ***

Rutabaga Stew by S. ***

Scott’s Journal by Laurie
The Explosion
The Aftermath
Hide and Seek
Madame DeMorset’s Cosmopolitan Emporium of Fashion

Shadows and Sunlight- In My Father’s House by Buckskin

Spinning Tales by S. ***

Strange Fruit by Wendy K ***

(The) Trail to El Pueblo by Sherry

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Lancer FanFiction Archive

The Power of Love by Ruthie W.

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New Authors

Ruthie W.

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Our Specialist Collection Title Lists

Artwork

AU/AR Stories

Crossovers With Other Westerns

Drabbles

Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

Lancer Writers 10th Anniversary Awards

Pre-Lancer Stories

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Site Statistics for August

The total figures for each main site for August are:

LancerLovers: 6,334 visitors viewing 56,780 pages

LancerFanFiction: 1,444 visitors viewing 7,565 pages

These figures don’t cover visitors to the Gateway who then go on to view externally hosted stories (those on FFN or AO3 etc).

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Lancer Gateway Team
26 September 2021

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Mid-Month Memo 06: Firearms

Perhaps the most iconic thing in Hollywood westerns, other than the cows themselves, is the six-gun sported by the hero. His fast draw and unerring aim puts paid to rattlers, rustlers and bad guys alike. The western wouldn’t *be* a western without firearms, without the lightning fast draw, and the shoot-out on the streets of a town where dust and tumbleweed swirl in and out of camera shot.

See? Iconic.

Now then, while perhaps many of the writers of Lancer stories are familiar with guns, not everyone is. For those of us in countries where gun carrying isn’t common or legal, all we have to carry us through is what we see on TV and film. And – whisper this softly – Hollywood often gets it wrong, sacrificing history in the cause of action-filled story telling.

That is where Google is our friend. There are many sources describing the common firearms carried in the American west of that golden age of, say, 1865 – 1890, from Wiki to a host of specialist websites focused solely on Western history. One that I’ve found to be very useful is a You Tuber called Ian McCollum who hosts a channel, with more than 2 million followers, called Forgotten Weapons.

Ian is knowledgeable, erudite and engaging. He typically gives a gun’s history, then takes it apart and rebuilds it, all the while explaining how it worked, how and why it was effective, what its good (and even great) points are, what its faults and failures are etc. Even I can watch him and not feel overwhelmed with detail, or so bored my eyes glaze over. He’s very watchable.

Follow this link to see an entire section of 65 videos devoted to guns from the Old West. Whatever gun you have Scott and Johnny carry, pistol or rifle, it is likely to appear here on the list and in 10 – 15 minutes you can learn a great deal about it. Probably far more about it, in fact, than you will ever use in a story, but if it increases your confidence in writing a gunfighting scene or you want to be assured that what you write isn’t complete Hollywood-inspired rubbish, then I’d say that it’s a good investment of your time!

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Anna
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August 2021 Update

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Stories marked with *** are older stories that we’ve just added to the Gateway archives. A final check of the old Peter Brown site revealed several stories that were listed on the Titles page, but not on the relevant author’s page, and so got missed on the transfer across. They’ve been added now – so enjoy them!

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New Stories Archived

LancerLovers Archive

Bannack (Rated R) by Nancy Marie

Cousin Henry by PatriciaG

Gaining Ground by Charlene

(The) Gifts: WHN by Suzanne

Home Truths by Suzanne

Lancer Fan Site Blog by Linda W.
Season 1: Episode 2 – Blood Rock
Season 1: Episode 3 – Chase A Wild Horse

My Father’s House by Sherry

Need by chrischime

Playing Hooky by Barbara V.

Shootout in Tucson by SandySha

Sins Of The Past by Buckskin

Scott’s Journal by Laurie
The Lost Pages
Derailed

(The) Stage by Sherry

Tough Love by Vicki N ***

Visiting Town by Suzanne

Yesterday’s Memorabilia by Snicklefritz

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Lancer FanFiction Archive

Brothers And Friendship by Faith Brayden ***

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New Authors

Faith Brayden

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Our Specialist Collection Title Lists

Artwork

AU/AR Stories

Crossovers With Other Westerns

Drabbles

Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

Lancer Writers 10th Anniversary Awards

Pre-Lancer Stories

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Resources Pages

Articles and Reviews new article added: Lancer Premier Article 1968

Six Gun Justice Article – Feb 18, 2020

Stagecoach Terms and Slang

TV Guide Aug 2-8, 1969 – Andrew Duggan

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Site Statistics for July

The total figures for each main site for July are:

LancerLovers: 2,167 visitors viewing 52,465 pages

LancerFanFiction: 1,484 visitors viewing 8,027 pages

These figures don’t cover visitors to the Gateway who then go on to view externally hosted stories (those on FFN or AO3 etc).

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Lancer Gateway Team
30 August 2021

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July 2021 Update

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Sorry for the delay today – RL overtook us a bit! Enjoy the latest stories to be archived!

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New Stories Archived

LancerLovers Archive

Appaloosa Series by Olley
Mine
Ours
His

From A Match Unsurpassed series by Kathy P
Part 05 – Comfort and Joy
Part 06 – We Danced

Lancer Fan Site blog by Linda W.

Scott’s Journal by Laurie
The Smiling Cobra
Champagne Bubble of Destiny
Splitting Hairs

Stone Cold Fear by Buckskin

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Linda W.

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New Page: Pre-Lancer Stories HELP STILL NEEDED

A few weeks ago we announced the creation of a new Specialist Collections page, to list the titles of stories that cover the lives of our Lancer men before they meet at the hacienda.

We have a draft page for you to look at here:

Thank you, everyone who emailed us with suggestions. Thing is, are there more?! Do take a few minutes to look at the new page, and if you can suggest stories that we should add to it, please let us know, either by commenting on this update or by emailing us at lancerloversarchive@gmail.com or lancerfanfictionarchive@gmail.com.

Thank you!

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Our Specialist Collection Title Lists

Artwork

AU/AR Stories

Crossovers With Other Westerns

Drabbles

Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

Lancer Writers 10th Anniversary Awards

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Site Statistics for

The total figures for each main site for June are:

LancerLovers: 6,573 visitors viewing 55,539 pages

LancerFanFiction: 1,772 visitors viewing 10,029 pages

These figures don’t cover visitors to the Gateway who then go on to view externally hosted stories (those on FFN or AO3 etc).

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Lancer Gateway Team
25 July 2021

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Mid-Month Memo 05: The Lancer Hacienda

Hacienda

Have you ever wondered about the enormous house used as the hacienda in Lancer? Many of you probably know that it wasn’t just a backdrop on a film lot somewhere, but a real house near Carmel. Handily placed for the film industry, actually.

While only the pilot episode was actually filmed on location, the house continued to be used throughout the series as background to the stories, although by that time, portions of it had been reproduced as a set on a sound lot for ease of filming.

The real house, the Rancho San Carlos, was built in the 1920s. It was then a place for the glitterati to have nice weekends in the country, and latterly was (still is?) the centrepiece of the St Lucia Conservancy. The Conservancy appears to hold the dual aims of preserving the country around the Rancho as a wildlife habitat and reserve, and allowing up-scale housing development which appears to be managed to be less ecologically invasive than is usual. Houses have been built around the older ranch house, which at one time served as a sort of ‘club house’ for the community. The Conservancy website has a short history of the house here: The History of the Rancho San Carlos which mentions Lancer and has a nice picture of the brothers.

It’s rumoured that the house was destroyed during the Californian wildfires of late 2018, but the Conservancy’s website appears current and makes no mention of the house’s fate. If anyone has up to date news on whether or not the house is still standing (or perhaps has been restored), could you let us know?

Edited on 2 September 2021 to add: we’ve recently heard from an employee at the Preserve, who tells us the house was undamaged by the wildfires and is still in constant use, with with dinner served nightly, guests in residence, and events held weekly. You can follow the Preserve on Facebook or Instagram for current-day photos, including a Lancer-themed post from August 2021. 

Research by Lancer fans

Geraldine visited the ranch some years ago, took a wealth of photos, and subsequently carried out a lot of research on the house and the interiors. This led to some great information being collated on everything from the provenance of the dining room chairs to a possible location for the ranch to floorplans for the house. This is fascinating stuff!

Geraldine’s Research – photos and suggested floorplans of the house, and the possible location of the Lancer Ranch

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An exact ‘fix’ on the ranch’s location isn’t possible, of course, but hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. As well as the work Geraldine did, Ros Hutchison (Ros) and Linda Borchers (Linda B (Kona)) have shared the research that led them to a location for the Lancer ranch that fits with real old towns, railroads and other features. Click on this link to read Ros and Linda’s research.

Why not take a few minutes to explore the links and the research carried out by your fellow fans? Who knows – it might inspire more stories!!

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Huge thanks to Geraldine, Ros and Linda for their generosity in sharing their work. You’re all stars, ladies!

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Anna
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June 2021 Update

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A Moment to Take Stock

In October 2020, we finished the rollout of a new feature to the Gateway: we added a function that allows direct comments on stories.

We never had that on either the Peter Brown site or the old LancerLovers as they were, well, very old and creaky. They just didn’t have that level of functionality. With the Gateway, then, for the first time outside the huge multifandom sites, Lancer authors have the chance to get feedback even on older stories (and in some cases, some very old stories!), and readers can tell writers just how much the stories mean to them.

It isn’t a perfect system. On Fanfiction-dot-net, for example, if you leave a comment on an author’s story, the site is big enough and sophisticated enough to send an automated email directly to the writer to tell them a comment is there. We can’t manage that. Instead, Sandy or I must manually approve each comment, then send it on to the author to see and respond to if they wish to. And then approve each reply…

That isn’t a complaint, by the way! It’s one of the delights of managing the Lancer Gateway, that we can see, on a daily basis, just how much the stories we link to on LancerFanFiction (the new Peter Brown) and LancerLovers are loved by you, the readers. It’s rather thrilling, to be honest, when we look at the sites and start adding up the numbers.

So I thought I’d share those numbers with you. Starting from the first moment we allowed comments to be made until yesterday (26 June), this is the total number of comments the stories on both sites have received — not including stories we link to that are held on other archives, of course:

3,747

When I came up with the idea of the Gateway, it was to give readers a one-stop portal through to as many stories as we could manage to find. That seemed revolutionary enough, to be honest! But with this extra bit of functionality, we’ve moved beyond just being a place to find stories, to a place where authors and readers talk to each other. Not about new stories posted as each chapter is written, because that’s what the .io and Facebook groups are for, but about completed stories, and often about older stories, some of them wonderful classics, being given a new lease of life. Writers can be assured that older stories never die—rather like Lancer itself, if you think about it!

I don’t know about you, but I’m awed by that. And so very, very proud.

Well done all of you who support the authors this way. You can’t know how happy it makes an author feel, to know someone has enjoyed their stories. Keep it up!

Anna (Starry Diadem)

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Help Needed

A few days ago one of our readers, Carolyn, suggested we create a new Special Collection of stories to cover the period before Scott and Johnny came home — what we’re calling the ‘Pre-Lancer’ period. We thought that was a pretty good idea, so what we’re looking for is suggestions to help us compile lists of stories about Johnny as Madrid, Scott before he came west, and Murdoch’s life after moving to the USA from Scotland. In addition, we’ll put in a section of stories that might cover both the family’s pre-Lancer time as well as events that happen after they meet (that is, stories that range across many years or have a lot of backstory in them).

If you have a story you’d like to suggest to go on the new page, please respond to this post or email us using the email addresses below.

Thanks everyone!

The archive team

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New Stories Archived

LancerLovers Archive

Beginning by Doc

(A) Condemned Man (Rated R) by Nancy Marie

(The) Epidemic by Barbara V.

Flesh and Fire Rated R by Robyn B.

Memorial Day by Flynnie

Moose Tracks – High Riders WHN by chrischime

(The) Protector by goldieasj

(The) Road to Morro Coyo by Sherry


Scott’s Journal by Laurie
A Slice of Justice
The Future on the Right
The Past on the Left

What If’s, Regrets, And My Blue-Eyed Baby Boy by Buckskin

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New External Archive Links (AO3, FFN, WWB, etc..)

The authors listed with the external links are not archived here. Their author pages are a simple list of their Lancer stories for the reader’s convenience.

La Vegenance de Johnny (Johnny’s Revenge) by Nanthana14 (at FFN)

Murdoch’s Spices by Sissy (at SWA)

(A) Thing Fathers Do (linked to FFN) by Cadillac Red

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New Authors

Sissy (at SWA)

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Our Special Collection Title Lists

Artwork

AU/AR Stories

Crossovers With Other Westerns

Drabbles

Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

Lancer Writers 10th Anniversary Awards

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Site Statistics for May

The total visitor figures for each main site for May are:

LancerLovers: 5,557 visitors viewing 52,762 pages

LancerFanFiction: 1,659 visitors viewing 8,984 pages

These figures don’t cover visitors to the Gateway who then go on to view externally hosted stories (those on FFN or AO3, or an author’s personal website etc).

As of today, we have archived or linked to the Gateway 228 authors and 3305 stories.

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Lancer Gateway Team
27 June 2021

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