Noted best-selling science fiction and fantasy author Tad Williams (“Otherland”, “Memory, Sorrow and Thorn“) is scheduled to host a live Q&A session on Google Hangouts on September 4th, 6 PM (Pacific Standard Time). Williams will be reading from his latest manuscript, The Witchwood Crown, the highly-anticipated first volume of “The Last King of Osten Ard”, a sequel series to his classic “Memory, Sorrow and Thorn” series, coming Spring 2017 from DAW Books.
Science fiction and fantasy author Tad Williams will appear at Kepler’s Bookstore in Menlo Park, California, (1010 El Camino Real) on Monday, August 24th at 7:30 PM. The event is called “John Scalzi in conversation with Tad Williams”, and Williams will be chatting with fellow author John Scalzi. This is a ticketed event.
Tad Williams is perhaps best known as the author of five shelf-bending speculative fiction series: “Memory, Sorrow and Thorn” (1988-1993), “Otherland” (1996-2001), “Shadowmarch” (2004-2010), “Bobby Dollar” (2012-present), and “The Ordinary Farm Adventures” (2009-present, co-written with wife Deborah Beale).Williams has also written a number of shorter works, including several novellas and the standalone novels Tailchaser’s Song (1985), Caliban’s Hour (1994), and The War of the Flowers (2003).
Science fiction author John Scalzi is best known for his “Old Man’s War” series, three novels of which — Old Man’s War, The Last Colony, and Zoe’s Tale — have been nominated for the prestigious Hugo Award.
John Scalzi served as president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America from 2010 to 2013. Scalzi is also known for serving as a creative consultant for the hit TV series Stargate Universe, among other projects.
More information on the Kepler Books event is available here.
Tad Williams’ books have sold tens of millions worldwide. His considerable output of epic fantasy and epic science-fiction series, fantastical stories of all kinds, urban fantasy novels, comics, scripts, etc., have strongly influenced a generation of writers. Tad always has several secret projects on the go. 2016 will see the debut of a number of them; March 2017 brings ‘The Witchwood Crown’, the first volume in the long-awaited return to the world of the ‘Memory, Sorrow & Thorn’ novels.
While the news that the publication date has been pushed all the way back to March 2017 is quite disappointing, we at OstenArd.com can assure Tad’s readers that the delay has nothing to do with the writing of the novel, as the manuscript is largely complete (we have seen it), and has to do instead with publication delays at DAW Books/Penguin Books.