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Tad Williams


(Robert Paul Williams)
USA flag (b.1957)

Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to - singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theatre and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. He is co-founder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books and film and television scripts as well. Tad and his family live in London and the San Francisco Bay Area.
 


Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Children's Fiction
 
Series
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Shadowmarch
   1. Shadowmarch (2004)
   2. Shadowplay (2007)
   3. Shadowrise (2010)
   4. Shadowheart (2010)
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Last King of Osten Ard
   0.5. The Heart of What Was Lost (2017)
   0.6. Brothers of the Wind (2021)
   1. The Witchwood Crown (2017)
   2. Empire of Grass (2019)
   3. Into the Narrowdark (2022)
   4. The Navigator's Children (2024)
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Novels
   Tailchaser's Song (1985)
   Caliban's Hour (1993)
   Tad Williams' Mirror World (1998)
   The War of the Flowers (2003)
   Diary of a Dragon (2013)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Nonstop (1990)
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Series contributed to
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Tad Williams recommends
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Legacy of Kings (2011)
(Magister, book 3)
C S Friedman
"C.S. Friedman makes fantastic things-and frightening things-seem very real."
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Sethra Lavode (2004)
(Khaavren Romances, book 5)
Steven Brust
"Stop. Pay attention. Steven Brust might just be America's best fantasy writer. So what are you waiting for?"
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The Legion of Thunder (1999)
(Orcs: First Blood, book 2)
Stan Nicholls
"Buy now or beg for mercy later."

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Books containing stories by Tad Williams
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Unfettered III (2019)
(Unfettered, book 3)
edited by
Shawn Speakman
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Rip-Off! (2016)
edited by
Gardner Dozois
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Dead Man's Hand (2014)
An Anthology of the Weird West
edited by
John Joseph Adams

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Award nominations
2005 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Shadowmarch
2005 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Shadowmarch
2004 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The War of the Flowers
2002 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Sea of Silver Light
1999 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : River of Blue Fire
1997 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : City of Golden Shadow
1994 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : To Green Angel Tower: Siege
1989 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Dragonbone Chair
1986 Locus Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Tailchaser's Song
1986 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (nominee) : Tailchaser's Song


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