Tad Williams

Tad Williams

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in San Jose, California, The United States
March 14, 1957




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Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to—singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books and film and television scripts as well as novels.

Tad and his wife, Deborah Beale, live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their children and far more cats, dogs, turtles, pet ants and banana slugs than they can count.

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Stories, stories, stories. I have always wondered this: General Marcellus, what did you do with the soldier who killed Archimedes? If you don’t know, the story is that at the end of the 2nd century BC, when the Siege of … Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Stone of Farewell (Memory, ...
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To Green Angel Tower (Memor...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 22,468 ratings — published 1993 — 10 editions
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To Green Angel Tower, Part ...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 16,342 ratings — published 1993 — 30 editions
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City of Golden Shadow (Othe...
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River of Blue Fire (Otherla...
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Mountain of Black Glass (Ot...
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Sea of Silver Light (Otherl...
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Tailchaser's Song
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The Dragonbone Chair Stone of Farewell To Green Angel Tower
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn (3 books)
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Shadowmarch (4 books)
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The Dirty Streets of Heaven Happy Hour in Hell Sleeping Late on Judgement Day
Bobby Dollar (3 books)
3.730820695807315 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 8,968 ratings

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“As for monkeys, I would have five, and they would be named: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Do Pretty Much Whatever The Hell You Want, and Expensive Attorney.”
Tad Williams

“He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.”
Tad Williams, The Dragonbone Chair

“Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it- memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.”
Tad Williams


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