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Tad Williams

Autor/a de The Dragonbone Chair

130+ obres 48,505 Membres 605 Ressenyes 184 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Tad Williams Tad Williams grew up in Palo Alto, California. He didn't go off to college after high school, he was more interested in living on his own and supporting himself. Williams therefore began a long string of collectively bad part time jobs. He stacked tiles, made tacos, sold shoes, peddled mostra'n més insurance, collected loans not all at the same time and worked at other things in his free moments, such as writing, as well as, several years in a rock band, hosting a radio talk show, making commercial and uncommercial art, acting, and others DAW was the first to publish Williams, accepting "Tailchaser's Song," which became an big success. It never occurred to Williams that his books wold not sell and indeed they have not stopped selling since the beginning. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Sèrie

Obres de Tad Williams

The Dragonbone Chair (1988) 6,201 exemplars
City of Golden Shadow (1996) 4,691 exemplars
Stone of Farewell (1990) 4,523 exemplars
River of Blue Fire (1998) 3,444 exemplars
Mountain of Black Glass (1999) 3,187 exemplars
Sea of Silver Light (2001) 3,014 exemplars
To Green Angel Tower, Part 2 (1993) 2,951 exemplars
To Green Angel Tower Part 1 (1993) 2,734 exemplars
Tailchaser's Song (1985) 2,506 exemplars
Shadowmarch (2004) 2,432 exemplars
The War of the Flowers (2003) 2,349 exemplars
To Green Angel Tower (1993) 1,731 exemplars
Shadowplay (2007) 1,360 exemplars
Shadowrise (2010) 797 exemplars
The Dirty Streets of Heaven (2012) 790 exemplars
Shadowheart (2010) 699 exemplars
The Witchwood Crown (2017) 531 exemplars
Caliban's Hour (1994) 508 exemplars
The Heart of What Was Lost (2017) 383 exemplars
Happy Hour in Hell (2013) 339 exemplars
Empire of Grass (2019) 299 exemplars
Child of an Ancient City (1992) 287 exemplars
Sleeping Late on Judgement Day (2014) 239 exemplars
The Dragons of Ordinary Farm (2009) 228 exemplars
Brothers of the Wind (2021) 148 exemplars
The Very Best of Tad Williams (2014) 135 exemplars
Into the Narrowdark (2022) 124 exemplars
Rite: Short Work (2006) 82 exemplars
The Wood Boy - The Burning Man (2005) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Otherland 1 - 4 (1997) 68 exemplars
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn (1900) 64 exemplars
The Burning Man (1998) 60 exemplars
Velhon oppipoika (1996) 50 exemplars
Otherland Volume 1 of 8 (2000) 50 exemplars
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlepig (2014) 48 exemplars
Kruununperillinen (1988) 46 exemplars
The Secrets of Ordinary Farm (2011) 44 exemplars
Miekan mahti (1997) 44 exemplars
Otherland Volume 2 of 8 (2000) 41 exemplars
Jäähyväisten kivi (1998) 33 exemplars
Myrskyn silmä (1998) 33 exemplars
The Navigator's Children (2020) 32 exemplars
Korppien tanssi (1999) 32 exemplars
Pimeyden käsi (1990) 32 exemplars
Piiritetty kivi (1999) 30 exemplars
Diary of a Dragon (2012) 29 exemplars
Otherland Volume 3 of 8 (2001) 29 exemplars
Torven taika (1999) 28 exemplars
Varjojen vanki (2000) 28 exemplars
Vihreän enkelin torni (2000) 26 exemplars
Otherland Volume 4 of 8 (2001) 26 exemplars
Shadowmarch {part 2 of 2} (2004) 26 exemplars
Liekkien loimu (1993) 25 exemplars
Otherland Volume 5 of 8 (2002) 24 exemplars
The Witchwood Crown, Part 1 (2017) 20 exemplars
Shadowplay {part 1 of 2} (2007) 19 exemplars
Shadowmarch {part 1 of 2} (2004) — Autor — 18 exemplars
Shadowplay {part 2 of 2} (2008) 16 exemplars
Otherland Volume 6 of 8 (2002) 16 exemplars
The Witchwood Crown, Part 2 (2017) 15 exemplars
Otherland Volume 7 of 8 (2009) 10 exemplars
Otherland Volume 8 of 8 (2010) 9 exemplars
The War of the Flowers, Part 1 (2005) 7 exemplars
Into the Narrowdark (2022) 5 exemplars
The War of the Flowers, Part 2 (2006) 5 exemplars
Das Reich der Grasländer 2 (2020) 5 exemplars
Into the Narrowdark (2022) 5 exemplars
The Old Scale Game 4 exemplars
Go Ask Elric 3 exemplars
Věž Zeleného anděla (1998) 3 exemplars
El trono de huesos de dragón (2005) 3 exemplars
Mirrorworld: Rain #1 (One) (1997) 2 exemplars
Bin Otherland Empty (1990) 2 exemplars
Bobby Dollar 3 Pack (2012) 2 exemplars
The Writer's Child 2 exemplars
Mirrorworld: Rain #0 (1997) 2 exemplars
Poster Otherland (2005) 1 exemplars
Header Otherland (2005) 1 exemplars
Tailchaser's Song (2022) 1 exemplars
La montaña de cristal negro (2004) 1 exemplars
Otherland hb 1 exemplars
War of the Flowers Poster (2003) 1 exemplars
Schaduwwereld 1 exemplars
Mortal Sins 1 exemplars
Z Is for ... 1 exemplars
Omnitron, What Ho! 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Gormenghast (1950) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,664 exemplars
The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Col·laborador — 2,033 exemplars
Legends I: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (1998) — Col·laborador — 1,861 exemplars
Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Col·laborador — 1,243 exemplars
Wizards: Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2007) — Col·laborador — 773 exemplars
Warriors (2010) — Col·laborador — 637 exemplars
Songs of the Dying Earth (2009) — Col·laborador — 625 exemplars
Unfettered: Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2013) — Col·laborador — 399 exemplars
The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2009) — Col·laborador — 390 exemplars
Michael Moorcock's Elric: Tales of the White Wolf (1994) — Col·laborador — 390 exemplars
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology (2010) — Col·laborador — 369 exemplars
The New Space Opera 2: All-New Stories of Science Fiction Adventure (2009) — Col·laborador — 320 exemplars
By Blood We Live (2009) — Col·laborador — 296 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection (2011) — Col·laborador — 291 exemplars
Science Fiction: DAW 30th Anniversary (2002) — Col·laborador — 257 exemplars
Legends II: Shadows, Gods, and Demons (1999) — Col·laborador — 241 exemplars
Dragon Fantastic (1992) — Introducció, algunes edicions238 exemplars
Epic: Legends of Fantasy (2012) — Col·laborador — 185 exemplars
Dead Man's Hand (2014) — Col·laborador — 158 exemplars
Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond (2013) — Col·laborador — 151 exemplars
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Col·laborador — 147 exemplars
Elric: Swords and Roses (2010) — Pròleg, algunes edicions135 exemplars
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (2003) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 2 (1999) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
Vampires: The Greatest Stories (1997) — Col·laborador — 121 exemplars
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary (2009) — Col·laborador — 110 exemplars
Unfettered III: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2019) — Col·laborador — 104 exemplars
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Col·laborador — 103 exemplars
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (2015) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Ubik: The Screenplay (1974) — Epíleg, algunes edicions68 exemplars
Rip-Off! (2012) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
The Giant Book of Fantasy and the Supernatural (1994) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
Mash Up (2012) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2007) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1996) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Neverland's Library (2014) — Introducció, algunes edicions40 exemplars
We, Robots (2010) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 33 • February 2013 (2013) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Legenden: Das Geheimnis von Otherland und andere Abenteuer (2006) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
StarShipSofa Stories Volume 3 — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Welttag des Buches 2012 — Die Drachen der Tinkerfarm (2012) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Williams, Robert Paul
Altres noms
Williams, Tad
Data de naixement
1957-03-14
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
San Jose, California, USA
Llocs de residència
San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Educació
Palo Alto Senior High School
Professions
author
technical writer
Relacions
Beale, Deborah (wife)
Agent
Matt Bialer
Biografia breu
Robert Paul "Tad" Williams is an American fantasy and science fiction writer. He is the author of the multivolume Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, Otherland series, and Shadowmarch series as well as the standalone novels Tailchaser's Song and The War of the Flowers. Most recently, Williams published The Bobby Dollar series. Cumulatively, over 17 million copies of Williams's works have been sold.

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Dragonbone Chair a Science Fiction Fans (novembre 2011)

Ressenyes

I made it. It took me two and a half years, but I finally finished this series. The fact that I stuck it out means I did come to care about the characters and the world. But I will approach any future zillion page fantasy series by Tad a little more cautiously.

Otherland was much better IMO. Perhaps there were too many standard fantasy tropes here: dwarves, elves, magic, gods, etc.

Williams can still write better than most modern fantasy authors, but he needs a really good, ruthless editor.… (més)
 
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roguelike | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2024 |
Not my favorite Tad Williams book. The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a noir urban fantasy where Heaven and Hell battle for souls in a court-like scenario right after a person's death. Our MC Bobby Dollar, as noir a name as you can get, is an angel advocator. Basically he argues for the good in a person, in an attempt to win them over to heaven instead of Hell. The rules are slightly different than we think we know in our various religions, and Bobby, being a low-level angel, doesn't even know half of how Heaven works. When we visit Heaven in the book, we view it through Bobby's cynical point-of-view, so it doesn't seem as wondrous or heavenly as it might be from someone less cynical. When souls start disappearing, Bobby takes it upon himself to investigate, partially because the first soul disappeared on his watch, and then Hell sent agents after him to try to kill him, so he figured the two must be related.

Bobby was okay as an MC/narrator, but he's not the best character. He's a bit of a misogynist, though he probably doesn't think of himself that way. He's afraid of commitment with his on-again-off-again girlfriend Monica, and completely blows her off after a booty call one night. He then falls for a demon named Caz, the Countess of Cold Hands, a woman we come to learn later in the story, had been horribly abused by multiple men in her life, including her husband, who she eventually killed, which sent her to Hell in the afterlife. Bobby, of course, does little to comfort her, not entirely trusting her, since she is a demon, but that doesn't stop him from sleeping with her. The whole relationship left a bad taste in my mouth because it could have been more nuanced and interesting. Not what I typically expect from Tad Williams.

The story moved along a bit slowly, and the revelation at the end wasn't all that surprising. The story also ends with numerous unfulfilled plot lines, presumably to continue in the next book. I will probably read the next book, but hopefully it will be better than this one.
… (més)
 
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quickmind | Hi ha 47 ressenyes més | Dec 29, 2023 |
This is clearly not the best of Tad Williams...
 
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danielskatz | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Dec 26, 2023 |
A good mystery, wrapped up in something that might be fantasy, with a non satisfying ending (probably because sequels are coming). A little more and this would have been a really good self-contained book, but it's not quite there.
 
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danielskatz | Hi ha 47 ressenyes més | Dec 26, 2023 |

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Obres
130
També de
45
Membres
48,505
Popularitat
#325
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
605
ISBN
765
Llengües
15
Preferit
184

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