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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 contributed to
Anthologies edited
Anthologies containing stories by Tad Williams
Short stories
Child of an Ancient City [short story] (1988)
Three Duets for Virgin and Nosehorn (1995)
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (1996)
The Writer's Child (1996)
The Burning Man (1998)

John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (1986) : Tailchasers Song
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : Shadowmarch

Tad Williams recommends
Conan the Warlord (1988)
(Adventures of Conan)
Leonard Carpenter
"Defiant heroines, dire foes and Conan at his tigerish best!"
Catfantastic (1989)
(Catfantastic, book 1)
Martin H Greenberg and Andre Norton
"There has been a sacred and secret pact between cats and writers since time immemorial: these charming stories represent some of the fruits of that splendid relationship."
Mindstar Rising (1993)
(Greg Mandel, book 1)
Peter F Hamilton
"Peter F. Hamilton manages a very neat trick, combining deft scientific and social speculations with the page-turning appeal of the best thrillers."
The Legion of Thunder (1999)
(Orcs: First Blood, book 2)
Stan Nicholls
"Buy now or beg for mercy later."
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?"
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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