Tad Williams interviews Peter S Beagle

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n October 16, Tad Williams, author of the classic “Memory, Sorrow and Thorn” books, interviewed legendary author Peter S. Beagle, best known as the author of The Last Unicorn. The interview took place at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, California.

These videos are courtesy of Shivam Bhatt.

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John Scalzi and Tad Williams at Kepler’s Bookstore

Speculative fiction authors John Scalzi and Tad Williams sat down at Kepler’s Books in the Bay Area to discuss writing, touring, military science fiction, and John Scalzi’s ukulele. The event was recorded by author Deborah Beale.

Tad Williams, John Scalzi to appear in Bay Area book event

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-with-coffee-mug-pointing-at-qantaqa 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).

Williams’ latest confirmed project is “The Last King of Osten Ard”; the first book in this highly-anticipated new series, The Witchwood Crown, is set to be released in March 2017.

John ScalziScience 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 interviews Steven Erikson at Kepler’s Bookstore

Last month Tad Williams interviewed Steven Erikson (“Malazan Book of the Fallen”) at Kepler’s Bookstore in Menlo Park, California. Williams asked Erikson what led him to writing fantasy, what authors inspired him, and why Fantasy readers like big, thick books. They also talked about Stephen R. Donaldson’s early works, including Lord Foul’s Bane.

Below is the first part of the recorded interview:

More parts of the interview, along with musings about the Dothraki language constructed for Game of Thones, can be found at IvyNettle’s “Letters and Leaves” blog.