Paul O. Williams





Paul O. Williams


Born
in Chatham, New Jersey, The United States
January 17, 1935

Died
June 02, 2009

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Paul Osborne Williams was an American science fiction writer and haiku poet. Williams was professor emeritus of English at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois.

His most notable science fiction works are a series of novels, the Pelbar Cycle, set in North America about a thousand years after a "time of fire", in which the world was nearly totally depopulated. The novels track a gradual reconnection of the human cultures which developed. Much of the action takes place in the communities of the Pelbar, along the Upper Mississippi River — in the general vicinity of Elsah. Several cultures, including the matriarchal Pelbar, join together in the Heart River Federation. Others, especially the tyrannical Tantal and slave-raiding Tusco, fall apart af
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Average rating: 3.98 · 1,502 ratings · 83 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
The Breaking of Northwall (...

3.93 avg rating — 332 ratings — published 1981 — 8 editions
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The Ends of the Circle (The...

3.95 avg rating — 218 ratings — published 1981 — 8 editions
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The Dome in the Forest (The...

3.89 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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The Fall of the Shell (The ...

4.07 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1982 — 5 editions
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The Ambush of Shadows (The ...

3.96 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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The Song of the Axe (The Pe...

4.03 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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The Sword of Forbearance (T...

3.97 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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The Gifts of the Gorboduc V...

4.05 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1989
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The Nick Of Time: Essays On...

4.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2001
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The Fall of the Shell: The ...

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014
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The Breaking of Northwall The Ends of the Circle The Dome in the Forest The Fall of the Shell The Ambush of Shadows The Song of the Axe The Sword of Forbearance
The Pelbar Cycle (7 books)
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