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12th May '15 1:47:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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Tad Williams is a popular {{Fantasy}} and SpeculativeFiction author of the late 20th century, known for [[{{Doorstopper}} long epic stories]] with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. He's also known for [[SubvertedTrope subverting]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructing]] many tropes of these genres, with particular focus on things like PropheticFallacy and EarnYourHappyEnding.

!!Works by Tad Williams include (in order of publication):
* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'': A frisky tomcat, the eponymous Fritti Tailchaser, goes on a journey to find his girlfriend after her mysterious disappearance, fighting monsters out of feline legend along the way. Contains extensive {{Homage}} to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': A HighFantasy trilogy set in the StandardFantasySetting of Osten Ard, where the forces of humanity struggle against the growing threat of the {{undead}} Storm King and his [[TheFairFolk minions]], with only the titular, legendary [[RuleOfThree Three]] [[CoolSword Swords]] offering any hope of saving their land.
* ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'': A PostCyberPunk story set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits [[InsideAComputerSystem enters into]] a private [[{{Metaverse}} virtual reality world]] controlled by a group of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with a mysterious agenda that seems to involve [[PoweredByAForsakenChild stealing the minds of children]].
* ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'': An UrbanFantasy set in the magical but strangely modern land of Faerie, itself a {{Deconstruction}} of a stereotypical MagicalLand. The protagonist, Theo, becomes trapped there and is forced to become a pawn in the corrupt machinations of its lords, only to discover that he's [[ChangelingFantasy more a part of it than he thinks]].
* ''Literature/{{Shadowmarch}}'': A HighFantasy novel series set in the eponymous Shadowmarch Castle. Notable in that it originally started as a web-based novel and only later made it into print.
* ''Literature/{{Bobby Dollar}}'': A FantasticNoir novel series about an earth-bound angel who finds himself caught between the greater powers of Heaven and Hell. Set in the fictional northern California city of San Judas.
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Tad Williams is a popular {{Fantasy}} and SpeculativeFiction author of the late 20th century, known for [[{{Doorstopper}} long epic stories]] with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. He's also known for [[SubvertedTrope subverting]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructing]] many tropes of these genres, with particular focus on things like PropheticFallacy and EarnYourHappyEnding.

!!Works by Tad Williams include (in order of publication):
* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'': A frisky tomcat, the eponymous Fritti Tailchaser, goes on a journey to find his girlfriend after her mysterious disappearance, fighting monsters out of feline legend along the way. Contains extensive {{Homage}} to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': A HighFantasy trilogy set in the StandardFantasySetting of Osten Ard, where the forces of humanity struggle against the growing threat of the {{undead}} Storm King and his [[TheFairFolk minions]], with only the titular, legendary [[RuleOfThree Three]] [[CoolSword Swords]] offering any hope of saving their land.
* ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'': A PostCyberPunk story set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits [[InsideAComputerSystem enters into]] a private [[{{Metaverse}} virtual reality world]] controlled by a group of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with a mysterious agenda that seems to involve [[PoweredByAForsakenChild stealing the minds of children]].
* ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'': An UrbanFantasy set in the magical but strangely modern land of Faerie, itself a {{Deconstruction}} of a stereotypical MagicalLand. The protagonist, Theo, becomes trapped there and is forced to become a pawn in the corrupt machinations of its lords, only to discover that he's [[ChangelingFantasy more a part of it than he thinks]].
* ''Literature/{{Shadowmarch}}'': A HighFantasy novel series set in the eponymous Shadowmarch Castle. Notable in that it originally started as a web-based novel and only later made it into print.
* ''Literature/{{Bobby Dollar}}'': A FantasticNoir novel series about an earth-bound angel who finds himself caught between the greater powers of Heaven and Hell. Set in the fictional northern California city of San Judas.
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30th Sep '14 12:51:16 PM Fighteer
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** GeorgeRRMartin has gone on record saying that after reading this trilogy, he decided that the world was ready for [[ASongOfIceAndFire an epic about knights and dragons]]. Yes ladies and gentlemen, without Mr. Williams there would be no ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
26th Sep '14 1:57:29 PM DanglyLeggedOwl
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** GeorgeRRMartin has gone on record saying that after reading this trilogy, he decided that the world was ready for [[ASongOfIceAndFire an epic about knights and dragons]]. Yes ladies and gentlemen, without Mr. Williams there would be no ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
15th Mar '14 3:53:07 PM tricksterson
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* ''Literature/{{Bobby Dollar}}'': A HighFantasy novel series about an earth-bound angel set in the fictional California city of San Judas.

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* ''Literature/{{Bobby Dollar}}'': A HighFantasy FantasticNoir novel series about an earth-bound angel set who finds himself caught between the greater powers of Heaven and Hell. Set in the fictional northern California city of San Judas.
22nd Nov '13 7:33:09 AM pennywit
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* ''Literature/{{Bobby Dollar}}'': A HighFantasy novel series about an earth-bound angel set in the fictional California city of San Judas.
22nd Mar '13 10:49:14 AM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'': A frisky tomcat, the eponymous Fritti Tailchaser, goes on a journey to find his girlfriend after her mysterious disappearance, fighting monsters out of feline legend along the way. Contains extensive {{Homage}} to ''LordOfTheRings''.

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* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'': A frisky tomcat, the eponymous Fritti Tailchaser, goes on a journey to find his girlfriend after her mysterious disappearance, fighting monsters out of feline legend along the way. Contains extensive {{Homage}} to ''LordOfTheRings''.''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.



* ''{{Otherland}}'': A PostCyberPunk story set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits [[InsideAComputerSystem enters into]] a private [[{{Metaverse}} virtual reality world]] controlled by a group of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with a mysterious agenda that seems to involve [[PoweredByAForsakenChild stealing the minds of children]].
* ''TheWarOfTheFlowers'': An UrbanFantasy set in the magical but strangely modern land of Faerie, itself a {{Deconstruction}} of a stereotypical MagicalLand. The protagonist, Theo, becomes trapped there and is forced to become a pawn in the corrupt machinations of its lords, only to discover that he's [[ChangelingFantasy more a part of it than he thinks]].
* ''{{Shadowmarch}}'': A HighFantasy novel series set in the eponymous Shadowmarch Castle. Notable in that it originally started as a web-based novel and only later made it into print.

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* ''{{Otherland}}'': ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'': A PostCyberPunk story set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits [[InsideAComputerSystem enters into]] a private [[{{Metaverse}} virtual reality world]] controlled by a group of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with a mysterious agenda that seems to involve [[PoweredByAForsakenChild stealing the minds of children]].
* ''TheWarOfTheFlowers'': ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'': An UrbanFantasy set in the magical but strangely modern land of Faerie, itself a {{Deconstruction}} of a stereotypical MagicalLand. The protagonist, Theo, becomes trapped there and is forced to become a pawn in the corrupt machinations of its lords, only to discover that he's [[ChangelingFantasy more a part of it than he thinks]].
* ''{{Shadowmarch}}'': ''Literature/{{Shadowmarch}}'': A HighFantasy novel series set in the eponymous Shadowmarch Castle. Notable in that it originally started as a web-based novel and only later made it into print.
1st Jul '12 11:27:35 AM DarkConfidant
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* ''[=~Tailchaser's Song~=]'': A frisky tomcat, the eponymous Fritti Tailchaser, goes on a journey to find his girlfriend after her mysterious disappearance, fighting monsters out of feline legend along the way. Contains extensive {{Homage}} to ''LordOfTheRings''.

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* ''[=~Tailchaser's Song~=]'': ''Literature/TailchasersSong'': A frisky tomcat, the eponymous Fritti Tailchaser, goes on a journey to find his girlfriend after her mysterious disappearance, fighting monsters out of feline legend along the way. Contains extensive {{Homage}} to ''LordOfTheRings''.
4th Jan '12 1:37:00 PM Fighteer
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* ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': An epic HighFantasy trilogy set in the StandardFantasySetting of Osten Ard, where the forces of humanity struggle against the growing threat of the {{undead}} Storm King and his [[TheFairFolk minions]], with only the titular, legendary [[RuleOfThree Three]] [[CoolSword Swords]] offering any hope of saving their land.
* ''{{Otherland}}'': A CyberPunk story set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits [[InsideAComputerSystem enters into]] a private [[{{Metaverse}} virtual reality world]] controlled by a group of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with a mysterious agenda that seems to involve [[PoweredByAForsakenChild stealing the minds of children]].

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* ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': An epic A HighFantasy trilogy set in the StandardFantasySetting of Osten Ard, where the forces of humanity struggle against the growing threat of the {{undead}} Storm King and his [[TheFairFolk minions]], with only the titular, legendary [[RuleOfThree Three]] [[CoolSword Swords]] offering any hope of saving their land.
* ''{{Otherland}}'': A CyberPunk PostCyberPunk story set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits [[InsideAComputerSystem enters into]] a private [[{{Metaverse}} virtual reality world]] controlled by a group of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with a mysterious agenda that seems to involve [[PoweredByAForsakenChild stealing the minds of children]].



* ''{{Shadowmarch}}'': Epic {{fantasy}} novel series set in the eponymous Shadowmarch Castle. Notable in that it originally started as a web-based novel and only later made it into print.

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* ''{{Shadowmarch}}'': Epic {{fantasy}} A HighFantasy novel series set in the eponymous Shadowmarch Castle. Notable in that it originally started as a web-based novel and only later made it into print.
4th Jan '12 1:30:31 PM Fighteer
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* [=~Tailchaser's Song~=]: A frisky tomcat, the eponymous Fritti Tailchaser, goes on a journey to find his girlfriend after her mysterious disappearance, fighting monsters out of feline legend along the way. Contains extensive {{Homage}} to ''LordOfTheRings''.
* [=~Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn~=]: An epic HighFantasy trilogy set in the StandardFantasySetting of Osten Ard, where the forces of humanity struggle against the growing threat of the {{undead}} Storm King and his [[TheFairFolk minions]], with only the titular, legendary [[RuleOfThree Three]] [[CoolSword Swords]] offering any hope of saving their land.
* {{Otherland}}: A CyberPunk story set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits [[InsideAComputerSystem enters into]] a private [[{{Metaverse}} virtual reality world]] controlled by a group of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with a mysterious agenda that seems to involve [[PoweredByAForsakenChild stealing the minds of children]].
* TheWarOfTheFlowers: An UrbanFantasy set in the magical but strangely modern land of Faerie, itself a {{Deconstruction}} of a stereotypical MagicalLand. The protagonist, Theo, becomes trapped there and is forced to become a pawn in the corrupt machinations of its lords, only to discover that he's [[ChangelingFantasy more a part of it than he thinks]].
* {{Shadowmarch}}: Epic {{fantasy}} novel series set in the eponymous Shadowmarch Castle. Notable in that it originally started as a web-based novel and only later made it into print.

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* [=~Tailchaser's Song~=]: ''[=~Tailchaser's Song~=]'': A frisky tomcat, the eponymous Fritti Tailchaser, goes on a journey to find his girlfriend after her mysterious disappearance, fighting monsters out of feline legend along the way. Contains extensive {{Homage}} to ''LordOfTheRings''.
* [=~Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn~=]: ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': An epic HighFantasy trilogy set in the StandardFantasySetting of Osten Ard, where the forces of humanity struggle against the growing threat of the {{undead}} Storm King and his [[TheFairFolk minions]], with only the titular, legendary [[RuleOfThree Three]] [[CoolSword Swords]] offering any hope of saving their land.
* {{Otherland}}: ''{{Otherland}}'': A CyberPunk story set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits [[InsideAComputerSystem enters into]] a private [[{{Metaverse}} virtual reality world]] controlled by a group of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with a mysterious agenda that seems to involve [[PoweredByAForsakenChild stealing the minds of children]].
* TheWarOfTheFlowers: ''TheWarOfTheFlowers'': An UrbanFantasy set in the magical but strangely modern land of Faerie, itself a {{Deconstruction}} of a stereotypical MagicalLand. The protagonist, Theo, becomes trapped there and is forced to become a pawn in the corrupt machinations of its lords, only to discover that he's [[ChangelingFantasy more a part of it than he thinks]].
* {{Shadowmarch}}: ''{{Shadowmarch}}'': Epic {{fantasy}} novel series set in the eponymous Shadowmarch Castle. Notable in that it originally started as a web-based novel and only later made it into print.

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22nd Dec '11 11:31:49 AM DanglyLeggedOwl
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* [=~Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn~=]: An epic HighFantasy novel set in the StandardFantasySetting of Osten Ard, where the forces of humanity struggle against the growing threat of {{the undead}} Storm King and his [[TheFairFolk minions]], with only the titular, legendary [[CoolSword Three Swords]] offering any hope of saving their land.
* {{Otherland}}: A CyberPunk story set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits enters [[InsideAComputerSystem into a]] private [[{{Metaverse}} virtual reality world]] controlled by a group of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with a mysterious agenda that seems to involve [[PoweredByAForsakenChild stealing the minds of children]].

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* [=~Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn~=]: An epic HighFantasy novel trilogy set in the StandardFantasySetting of Osten Ard, where the forces of humanity struggle against the growing threat of {{the undead}} the {{undead}} Storm King and his [[TheFairFolk minions]], with only the titular, legendary [[RuleOfThree Three]] [[CoolSword Three Swords]] offering any hope of saving their land.
* {{Otherland}}: A CyberPunk story set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits enters [[InsideAComputerSystem into a]] enters into]] a private [[{{Metaverse}} virtual reality world]] controlled by a group of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with a mysterious agenda that seems to involve [[PoweredByAForsakenChild stealing the minds of children]].
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