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Tad Williams

Autor(a) de The Dragonbone Chair

130+ Works 48,540 Membros 611 Reviews 184 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Tad Williams

The Dragonbone Chair (1988) 6,201 cópias
City of Golden Shadow (1996) 4,694 cópias
Stone of Farewell (1990) 4,527 cópias
River of Blue Fire (1998) 3,444 cópias
Mountain of Black Glass (1999) 3,189 cópias
Sea of Silver Light (2001) 3,015 cópias
To Green Angel Tower, Part 2 (1993) 2,954 cópias
To Green Angel Tower Part 1 (1993) 2,733 cópias
Tailchaser's Song (1985) 2,511 cópias
Shadowmarch (2004) 2,436 cópias
The War of the Flowers (2003) 2,350 cópias
To Green Angel Tower (1993) 1,732 cópias
Shadowplay (2007) 1,362 cópias
Shadowrise (2010) 799 cópias
The Dirty Streets of Heaven (2012) 792 cópias
Shadowheart (2010) 699 cópias
The Witchwood Crown (2017) 532 cópias
Caliban's Hour (1994) 509 cópias
The Heart of What Was Lost (2017) 384 cópias
Happy Hour in Hell (2013) 339 cópias
Empire of Grass (2019) 300 cópias
Child of an Ancient City (1992) 287 cópias
Sleeping Late on Judgement Day (2014) 240 cópias
The Dragons of Ordinary Farm (2009) 228 cópias
Brothers of the Wind (2021) 148 cópias
The Very Best of Tad Williams (2014) 135 cópias
Into the Narrowdark (2022) 125 cópias
Rite: Short Work (2006) 82 cópias
The Wood Boy - The Burning Man (2005) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Otherland 1 - 4 (1997) 68 cópias
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn (1900) 64 cópias
The Burning Man (1998) 60 cópias
Velhon oppipoika (1996) 50 cópias
Otherland Volume 1 of 8 (2000) 50 cópias
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlepig (2014) 48 cópias
Kruununperillinen (1988) 46 cópias
The Secrets of Ordinary Farm (2011) 44 cópias
Miekan mahti (1997) 44 cópias
Otherland Volume 2 of 8 (2000) 41 cópias
Jäähyväisten kivi (1998) 33 cópias
Myrskyn silmä (1998) 33 cópias
The Navigator's Children (2020) 32 cópias
Korppien tanssi (1999) 32 cópias
Pimeyden käsi (1990) 32 cópias
Piiritetty kivi (1999) 30 cópias
Diary of a Dragon (2012) 29 cópias
Otherland Volume 3 of 8 (2001) 29 cópias
Torven taika (1999) 28 cópias
Varjojen vanki (2000) 28 cópias
Vihreän enkelin torni (2000) 26 cópias
Otherland Volume 4 of 8 (2001) 26 cópias
Shadowmarch {part 2 of 2} (2004) 26 cópias
Liekkien loimu (1993) 25 cópias
Otherland Volume 5 of 8 (2002) 24 cópias
The Witchwood Crown, Part 1 (2017) 20 cópias
Shadowplay {part 1 of 2} (2007) 19 cópias
Shadowmarch {part 1 of 2} (2004) — Autor — 18 cópias
Shadowplay {part 2 of 2} (2008) 16 cópias
Otherland Volume 6 of 8 (2002) 16 cópias
The Witchwood Crown, Part 2 (2017) 15 cópias
Otherland Volume 7 of 8 (2009) 10 cópias
Otherland Volume 8 of 8 (2010) 9 cópias
Into the Narrowdark (2022) 5 cópias
Das Reich der Grasländer 2 (2020) 5 cópias
Into the Narrowdark (2022) 5 cópias
Go Ask Elric 3 cópias
Věž Zeleného anděla (1998) 3 cópias
Mirrorworld: Rain #1 (One) (1997) 2 cópias
Bin Otherland Empty (1990) 2 cópias
Bobby Dollar 3 Pack (2012) 2 cópias
Mirrorworld: Rain #0 (1997) 2 cópias
Poster Otherland (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Header Otherland (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Tailchaser's Song (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
La montaña de cristal negro (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Otherland hb 1 exemplar(es)
War of the Flowers Poster (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Schaduwwereld 1 exemplar(es)
Mortal Sins 1 exemplar(es)
Z Is for ... 1 exemplar(es)
Omnitron, What Ho! 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Gormenghast (1950) — Introdução, algumas edições2,669 cópias
The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Contribuinte — 2,037 cópias
Legends I: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (1998) — Contribuinte — 1,865 cópias
Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Contribuinte — 1,245 cópias
Wizards: Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2007) — Contribuinte — 773 cópias
Warriors (2010) — Contribuinte — 638 cópias
Songs of the Dying Earth (2009) — Contribuinte — 627 cópias
Unfettered: Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2013) — Contribuinte — 399 cópias
Michael Moorcock's Elric: Tales of the White Wolf (1994) — Contribuinte — 390 cópias
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology (2010) — Contribuinte — 371 cópias
By Blood We Live (2009) — Contribuinte — 296 cópias
Science Fiction: DAW 30th Anniversary (2002) — Contribuinte — 257 cópias
Legends II: Shadows, Gods, and Demons (1999) — Contribuinte — 241 cópias
Dragon Fantastic (1992) — Introdução, algumas edições238 cópias
Epic: Legends of Fantasy (2012) — Contribuinte — 185 cópias
Dead Man's Hand (2014) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond (2013) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Contribuinte — 147 cópias
Elric: Swords and Roses (2010) — Prefácio, algumas edições135 cópias
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (2003) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 2 (1999) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
Vampires: The Greatest Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary (2009) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
Unfettered III: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2019) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (2015) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Ubik: The Screenplay (1974) — Posfácio, algumas edições68 cópias
Rip-Off! (2012) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
The Giant Book of Fantasy and the Supernatural (1994) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Mash Up (2012) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2007) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1996) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Neverland's Library (2014) — Introdução, algumas edições40 cópias
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 33 • February 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Legenden: Das Geheimnis von Otherland und andere Abenteuer (2006) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
StarShipSofa Stories Volume 3 — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Welttag des Buches 2012 — Die Drachen der Tinkerfarm (2012) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Williams, Robert Paul
Outros nomes
Williams, Tad
Data de nascimento
1957-03-14
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
San Jose, California, USA
Locais de residência
San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Educação
Palo Alto Senior High School
Ocupação
author
technical writer
Relacionamentos
Beale, Deborah (wife)
Agente
Matt Bialer
Pequena biografia
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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Discussions

Dragonbone Chair em Science Fiction Fans (Novembro 2011)

Resenhas

I give it more of a 3.5 rating, but have to give a BOOOOO to the publisher for messing up the books available for Kindle. Book 2 is missing, with the other books available.
 
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jazzbird61 | outras 43 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
Would give it a 3.5 if Goodreads allowed it. I loved the series, but found myself saying "Is that it?" at the end. I swear to you the story just stopped. It ended with a period, but felt like it was mid-sentence. For a series that was extended an additional book so the author could properly finish--that is unforgivable. I will admit that if I think over every major and some minor characters, okay, I guess sime stories could be ended there, but to leave us hanging with Briony and Barrick is a major faux pas. At least give me an epilogue 50 or 100 years later (I know, predictable) that shows me the state of the kingdoms.

Heavy sigh....

My only other complaint is that Mr. Williams REALLY needs help with the romance angle. The major romance scenes where the main characters confess their love actually felt uncomfortable to read it was so awkwardly written. I could/would totally overlook the romance angle were it not for the ending.

I wonder if Mr. Williams got sick or a new editor. Maybe the publisher told him to get on with it. Okay, I'm stopping now befor I downgrade to 2.5 stars
… (mais)
 
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jazzbird61 | outras 19 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
While I enjoyed the book, it definitely had a 'middle' book feel. Much was revealed to the reader (if not the characters) and I'm already trying to predict certain outcomes. One thing that I'm liking is that the bad guys aren't evil incarnate. We don't get to know them as well as our heroes in this story, but what we do see is not one dimensional.
 
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jazzbird61 | outras 22 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
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.… (mais)
 
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roguelike | outras 19 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |

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Obras
130
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Membros
48,540
Popularidade
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Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
611
ISBNs
769
Idiomas
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