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.