tad williams

  1. Nerds_feather

    Memory, Sorrow, Thorn after Song of Ice and Fire

    Memory, Sorrow, Thorn (M,S,T) is well-known to be a pivotal influence on GRRM's Song of Ice and Fire (SoIaF). I noticed this myself when I started Game of Thrones, and it made me happy, because M,S,T was one of my favorite pre-SoIaF epic fantasy series. However, I'm curious: what was reading...
  2. J

    A Turgid Wade

    Those OTHERLAND books are large volumes and rather murky as to contents. I'd say anyone who has managed all of them has had quite a trip.
  3. I

    Should I keep Going?

    So I just finished Shadowmarch, and while there's a lot to like about it, I just haven't been able to get into it. While it's well constructed and the writings pretty good, I just find pretty much all the characters irritating and the setting is soooooo familiar... Anyone care to make the...
  4. Grimward


    Shadowrise is available for order, and my copy should be here early next week. Now, what was the story about again?:o:D
  5. Werthead

    Warriors by GRRM, Tad Williams, Robin Hobb, David Weber etc

    Warriors is a multiple-author, genre-swapping anthology. The only thing these twenty stories have in common is that a warrior of some kind - a soldier, a mercenary, a religious fanatic, a cowboy, even a serial killer who considers themselves on an important mission - is involved. The stories...
  6. O

    Tad`s new series of noir fantasy thrillers

    This just in from yesterday's Publishers Marketplace: Tad Williams's SLEEPING LATE ON JUDGMENT DAY, HAPPY HOUR IN HELL, and ANGELS RUSH IN, a new urban fantasy series about an afterlife investigator, who searches for a missing soul and finds himself caught in a battle much larger than he...
  7. Grimward

    The Dragons of Ordinary Farm - Speculation and Commentary

    Well, Tad's website and Amazon indicate that The Dragons of Ordinary Farm is to be released in June (Amazon says June 2, Tad says June 9 for US, Aug. 9 for the UK). Can't tell whether this is a Young Adults book or not yet, but Tad's stuff is (to me) almost always good. Looking forward to it.....
  8. Who's Wee Dug

    Desert Island Books

    Just copied from the BFS website.:D Desert Island Books: Tad Williams Written by Tad Williams Monday, 02 March 2009 00:43 I am assuming (perhaps erroneously) that the Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare are provided, as in the radio program. If not, I’m afraid I would have to select...
  9. soulsinging

    Williams's comment on Tolkien?

    I've been reading a few reviews of MS&T online and I've seen a few of them mention the fact that Williams viewed the series as something of a comment upon or refinement of LOTR. Clearly, there are plot parallels, but I was wondering if anyone knows anything more about this? I got the impression...
  10. Y

    Otherland as good as MS&T?

    I'm on the final book of the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series (To Green Angel Tower Part 2), and was wondering if the Otherland series is as good, or nearly as good as this series?
  11. J

    Otherland - ending

    Hi there, This may sound a bit lazy but i've just finished the second book in the Otherland series and i don't want to read the next two – can someone please give me a basic run down of how the series ends? I know that's bad – but i found myself skipping large parts of the second book because it...
  12. GOLLUM

    Some Tad News......

    An update.... Tad is currently finishing his revisions to Deborah’s (his wife) first draft of The Dragons Of Ordinary Farm, as well as writing Shadowrise (Shadowmarch Book 3). His book with the artist Paul Storey – a short (for Tad) novel based on Wagner’s The Ring Cycle and the Nibelungen...
  13. GOLLUM

    Rite - A Tad Williams Retrospective

    Hi all, I've been perusing Tad's latest offering RITE. Essentially it is a collection of his shorter work by way of a retrospective, similar to George RR Martin's excellent Dream Songs. It's very good so far and provides quite a fascinating insight into the writing process. Highly...
  14. S

    Dr Morgenes speech about making a home in your head

    hey everyone. can anyone remember where the speech from Dr Morgenes is in the Memory Sorrow and Thorn trilogy about making a home for yourself in your head so that you are never homesick? I really love that quote, and I can't remember exactly where it is. I don't want to have to go through all...
  15. Teresa Edgerton

    Chronicles Interview with Tad Williams

    CATS, COMICS, AND THE UBIQUITOUS MIDLIFE CRISIS AN INTERVIEW WITH TAD WILLIAMS FOR THE CHRONICLES NETWORK by Teresa Edgerton By his own account, Tad Williams has held more jobs “than any sane person should admit to.” He has worked as a shoe salesman, sung in a band, managed a financial...
  16. Brian G Turner


    Everytime I think about the time I spent reading all 4 volumes of Tad William's "Otherland" series, all I can think is: "Give me back my life!" I seriously feel the story was an over-bloated waste of my time. Sure, it's very well written, and very imaginative - but somehow the entire story as...
  17. Teresa Edgerton

    Questions for Tad Williams -- Upcoming interview

    I spent some time with Tad Williams at Westercon this weekend and he has graciously agreed to be the subject of a Chronicles interview. So, Tad fans, here's your chance -- and this thread is the place -- to ask any burning questions you might have for the talented Mr. Williams.
  18. Sathai

    Tailchaser's Song

    This week I read Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams. I thought it was an enjoyable read. It's the first fantasy book I've read involving cats. :) Anyone else here read it?
  19. Connavar

    Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn or Shadowmarch?

    I was wondering one thing. I am reading The War of The Flowers and enjoying it. I was thinking about reading his other series. Before you mention Otherland, i have it already and are saving it for later, i wanna read his fantasy at the moment. So i was wondering which of two other series...
  20. Suzakk

    Otherland or Shadowmarch?

    I recently bought both Shadowmarch and City of Golden Shadow, and I can't decide which to read first. Which series would you all recommend? I prefer fantasy to sci-fi, but some folks on this board have suggested that the Otherland series isn't exactly sci-fi... What do you think?