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Unfettered

(2013)
(The first book in the Unfettered series)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
You define life or it defines you. In Shawn Speakman's case, it was both. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That's when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills - and suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends. Unfettered is the result: An anthology built in order to relieve that debt, featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre.

Twenty-three tales comprise this incredible collection, and as the title suggests, the writers were free to contribute whatever they wished. Here is the table of contents:

  • Foreword by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Introduction: On Becoming Unfettered
  • Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks
  • How Old Holly Came to Be by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Old Scale Game by Tad Williams
  • Game of Chance by Carrie Vaughn
  • The Martyr of the Roses by Jacqueline Carey
  • Mudboy by Peter V. Brett
  • The Sound of Broken Absolutes by Peter Orullian
  • The Coach with Big Teeth by R. A. Salvatore
  • Keeper of Memory by Todd Lockwood
  • Heaven in a Wild Flower by Blake Charlton
  • Dogs by Daniel Abraham
  • The Chapel Perilous by Kevin Hearne
  • Select Mode by Mark Lawrence
  • All the Girls Love Michael Stein by David Anthony Durham
  • Strange Rain by Jennifer Bosworth
  • Nocturne by Robert V. S. Redick
  • Unbowed by Eldon Thompson
  • In Favour with Their Stars by Naomi Novik
  • River of Souls by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
  • The Jester by Michael J. Sullivan
  • The Duel by Lev Grossman
  • Walker and the Shade of Allanon by Terry Brooks
  • The Unfettered Knight by Shawn SpeakmanWith the help of stalwart friends and these wonderful short stories, Shawn has taken the gravest of life's hardships and created something magical. Unfettered is not only a fantastic anthology in its own right, but it's a testament to the generosity found in the science fiction and fantasy community-proof that humanity can give beyond itself when the need arises. After all, isn't that the driving narrative in fantasy literature?



Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unfettered
Author(s): Daniel Lockwood, Jennifer Bosworth, Peter V Brett, Terry Brooks, Jacqueline Carey, Blake Charlton, David Anthony Durham, Lev Grossman, Kevin Hearne, Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Mark Lawrence, Todd Lockwood,
ISBN: 0-9847136-3-8 / 978-0-9847136-3-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grim Oak Press
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Unfettered: Tales By Masters of Fantasy
Author(s): Shawn Speakman (Editor)
ISBN: 1-4915-0738-1 / 978-1-4915-0738-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Unfettered: Tales By Masters of Fantasy
Author(s): Shawn Speakman (Editor)
ISBN: 1-4915-0785-3 / 978-1-4915-0785-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Unfettered: Tales By Masters of Fantasy
Author(s): Shawn Speakman (Editor)
ISBN: 1-4915-0832-9 / 978-1-4915-0832-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Unfettered: Tales By Masters of Fantasy
Author(s): Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, Jacqueline Carey, R A Salvatore, Naomi Novik, Peter V Brett, Shawn Speakman (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


January 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Unfettered: Tales By Masters of Fantasy
Author(s): Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, Jacqueline Carey, R A Salvatore, Naomi Novik, Peter V Brett, Shawn Speakman (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Unfettered: Tales By Masters of Fantasy
Author(s): Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, Jacqueline Carey, R A Salvatore, Naomi Novik, Peter V Brett, Shawn Speakman (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Unfettered: Tales By Masters of Fantasy
Author(s): Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, Jacqueline Carey, R A Salvatore, Naomi Novik, Peter V Brett, Shawn Speakman (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Unfettered: Tales by Masters of Fantasy (Dark-Hunter World)
Author(s): Shawn Speakman
Publisher: Orbit
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June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Unfettered
Author(s): Terry Brooks, Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Jacqueline Carey, Naomi Novik, R A Salvatore, Peter V Brett, Mark Lawrence, David Anthony Durham
Publisher: Grim Oak Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA