The first public release of Draco Concordans, I knew, would be miserably incomplete. I entered this project thoroughly ignorant of the ancient and medieval history that underlies The Dragon Waiting. I've learned all sorts of things; but six months of Internet research can only take you so far.
Listed here are all the changes and additions I've made to Draco Concordans since other people got their hands on it. If you have something to add, contact me (see front page) and I'll be delighted to add your name.
John Hawkwood (p62) as a basis for Gordon R. Dickson's Dorsai. (neal plotkin)
Known dangers of lending to princes (p70). (neal plotkin)
A novel about Elizabeth Bathory (p259). (neal plotkin)
Names like John, James, Anne should not be familiar in TDW history (p312). (esa peuha)
"Silver-match" must be magnesium (p370). (esa peuha)
A possible meaning for "karnacist" (p167). (rydra wong)
A historical reference for "the perfection" (p300). (rydra wong)
A link to an English translation of Lucian's True History. (loxias)
And one I picked up from Avram Davidson's Adventures in Unhistory: the significance of the year 1165 AD.
Virgil's role in the Divine Comedy and the Comedy of Man (p87-88). (charlene ahn)
Recollection of the sparrow (p12). (ctate)
Beta release. (Which is to say, I showed Draco Concordans to some friends and watched what made them wince.)
Particular thanks to Christopher Tate for a detailed beta run-through.