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#1 2014-09-14 14:09:42

Olaf
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Past Publications 2015

Forthcoming publications 2015 & beyond LAST UPDATED: November 11th, 2015

Work in Progress
LAST KING OF OSTEN ARD (Daw Books, US) & (Hodder & Stoughton, UK)
The Witchwood Crown (spring 2017)
Empire of Grass
The Navigator`s Children
(all three announced in April 2014, no pub date set)

Two more foreign publishers have been confirmed: Klett-Cotta in Germany & Luitingh in the Netherlands (both have a long-time relationship with Williams).

The Heirs of Ordinary Farm (Ordinary Farm Adventures #3)(with Deborah Beale) no pub date yet.

Recently Published


Reprints & Reissues
Sleeping Late on Judgement Day. UK paperback reprint. Hodder & Stoughton: April 2015.
The Dragons of Ordinary Farm (with Deborah Beale). US paperback reprint. HarperCollins Children's: June 2015.
Sleeping Late on Judgement Day. US paperback reprint. Daw: September 2015.
"Three Lilies and Three Leopards (And a Participation Ribbon in Science)" Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds. Ed. by Greg Bear & Gardner Dozois. Baen Books: June 2015.
The Dragonbone Chair. UK E-book only reissue. Hodder & Stoughton: August 2015
Stone of Farewell. UK E-book only reissue. Hodder & Stoughton: August 2015
To Green Angel Tower. UK E-book only reissue. Hodder & Stoughton: August 2015
Tailchaser`s Song. UK paperback reprint. Hodder & Stoughton: August 2015.

Non US/UK Editions
Les royaumes des marches: Château d'ombre, 1 (Shadowmarch, part one). First French Mass-market Paperback edition. Pocket: May 2015.
Les royaumes des marches: Château d'ombre, 2 (Shadowmarch, part two). First French Mass-market Paperback edition. Pocket: July  2015.
Das Beste von Tad Williams (The Very Best of Tad Williams). First German Paperback edition. Cross Cult: September 2015.
Spät dran am Jüngsten Tag (Sleeping Late on Judgment Day). First German Hardcover edition. Klett-Cotta: September 2015.
Shadowmarch: Die Grenze (Shadowmarch). Reprint. Trade Paperback Edition. Klett-Cotta: October 2015.
Shadowmarch: Das Spiel (Shadowplay). Reprint. Trade Paperback Edition. Klett-Cotta: October 2015.
Shadowmarch: Die Dämmerung (Shadowrise). Reprint. Trade Paperback Edition. Klett-Cotta: October 2015.
Shadowmarch: Das Herz (Shadowheart). Reprint. Trade Paperback Edition. Klett-Cotta: October 2015.

Stories

Non-Fiction

Audiobooks
Shadowrise. Unabridged Audio. Brilliance Audio Books: August 2015 (re-issue on mp3). Read by Dick Hill.
Otherland: Mountain of Black Glass. Unabridged Audiobook. Daw Audio Download: March 2015.
Read by George Newbern.
Otherland: Sea of Silver Light. Unabridged Audiobook. Daw Audio Download: March 2015.
Read by George Newbern.
Shadowmarch: Die Grenze (Shadowmarch). Unabridged German Audio Download. Der Hörverlag. June 2015. Read by David Nathan.
The Dragonbone Chair. Unabridged Audiobook. Hodder Audio: August 2015.
Read by Andrew Wincott.
Shadowmarch. Unabridged Audio. Brilliance Audio Books: August 2015 (re-issue on mp3). Ready by Dick Hill.
Shadowplay. Unabridged Audio. Brilliance Audio Books: August 2015 (re-issue on mp3). Read by Dick Hill.
Shadowheart. Unabridged Audio. Brilliance Audio Books: August 2015 (re-issue on mp3). Read by Dick Hill.
Spät dran am Jüngsten Tag (Sleeping Late on Judgement Day). Unabridged German Audiobook on 2 MP3 CDs. Der Hörverlag. September 2015. Read by Simon Jäger.
Shadowmarch: Die Grenze (Shadowmarch). Unabridged German Audiobook on 4 MP3 CDs. Der Hörverlag. October 2015. Read by David Nathan.
"Every Fuzzy Beast of the Earth, Every Pink Fowl of the Air" Ripp Off. Ed. Gardner Dozois. Unabridged Audio. Brilliance Audio Books: October 2015 (re-issue on CD). Read by Various.
Shadowmarch: Das Spiel (Shadowplay). Unabridged German Audiobook on 4 MP3 CDs. Der Hörverlag. November 2015. Read by David Nathan.
Stone of Farewell. Unabridged Audiobook. Hodder Audio: November 2015.
Read by Andrew Wincott.


Awards & Honors

Nominated for Best Book Cover at The Ravenheart Award (named for one of David Gemmell’s novels, is given to the artist/s responsible for the year’s best fantasy book cover art, as chosen by open vote.)

Ben Sumers for Sleeping Late on Judgement Day (UK, Hodder & Stoughton)


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#2 2014-10-05 03:15:25

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Added audio for Otherland 3.


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#3 2014-10-14 14:10:47

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Added audio for Otherland 4.


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#4 2014-11-19 11:48:56

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

New German audiobook series. Unabridged recordings of the Shadowmarch series start in June 2015.


TAD WILLIAMS
Die Grenze
Shadowmarch 1
Ungekürzte Lesung
Gelesen von David Nathan
Originalverlag: Klett-Cotta Verlag
Übersetzt von Cornelia Holfelder-von der Tann
4 MP3-CDs, Laufzeit: 2000 Minuten
ISBN: 978-3-8445-1804-7
€ 24,99 [D] * | € 24,99 [A] * | CHF 36,90 * (* empf. VK-Preis)

Also added the reprint for a short story in a Poul Anderson tribute anthology.


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#5 2014-12-09 15:18:14

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Added UK reprint of Tailchaser. Hodder seems interested in acquiring Tad´s backlist as well. Tailchaser has been out of print in the UK for quite some time. Hopefully, they will continue to add more backlist titles!


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#6 2014-12-09 21:38:50

Kenan
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Re: Past Publications 2015

What are the odds that we'll see a hardcover reprint of MST...? *sighs wistfully*


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#7 2014-12-09 22:39:54

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Re: Past Publications 2015

We completely forgot to ask Betsy Wollheim about that when we met her.


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#8 2014-12-09 23:51:39

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Added the German ed. of The Very Best of Tad Williams which has just been sold to the new sf imprint of publisher Cross Cult. There is no date yet.  As far as I know they only do paperbacks.


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#9 2014-12-10 00:18:03

ylvs
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Magpie wrote:

We completely forgot to ask Betsy Wollheim about that when we met her.

Darn.

I befriended her on faceborg. I'll ask her there.


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#10 2014-12-10 01:46:43

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Re: Past Publications 2015

This is Betsy's answer: "Definitely new cover treatments, but unsure what formats."


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#11 2014-12-10 02:36:13

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Re: Past Publications 2015

ylvs wrote:

This is Betsy's answer: "Definitely new cover treatments, but unsure what formats."

Oh, thanks for that information!

ETA: I guess I will buy them regardless, mine are worn out.

Last edited by Kenan (2014-12-10 02:37:09)


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#12 2014-12-10 11:24:32

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

That was a fast answer. "New cover treatments" makes my collector's heart very happy!


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#13 2015-01-14 11:11:49

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Added date for US pb reprint of SLEEPING LATE ON JUDGEMENT DAY. It is September 1st.


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#14 2015-01-21 13:56:28

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Added pub date for German translation of Best of Collection (September 2015).

You can have a look at the cover art here:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81w4oM-YnDL.jpg


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#15 2015-01-22 23:59:07

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Past Publications 2015

The Dragons of Ordinary Farm is finally being released as a paperback in the US. BooksAMillion has it available as a pre-order, here. It's expected June 30th, 2015.


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#16 2015-01-23 01:36:17

ylvs
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Who is Gred Sweringen???


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#17 2015-01-23 01:47:25

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Re: Past Publications 2015

The illustrator.


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#18 2015-01-23 02:38:38

ylvs
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Aha. He shouldn't be named before Deb though.


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#19 2015-01-23 09:13:59

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Certainly not!


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#20 2015-01-23 11:31:33

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Interesting that they are now doing a paperback after abandoning the series after book 1?

PS: Added it to first post.


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#21 2015-02-05 10:12:55

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Added UK E-book only reissues of the three MST volumes by Hodder Stoughton in August 2015. These will be available in e-book in the UK for the first time.

There are no print editions announced and these are still available from Orbit. Presumably once the print rights revert to Tad, print editions from Hodder can follow.


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#22 2015-04-06 17:08:32

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

Two more foreign publishers for LAST KING have been confirmed: Klett-Cotta in Germany & Luitingh in the Netherlands (both have a long-time relationship with Williams).

Via Publishers Marketplace


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#23 2015-04-07 08:50:43

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

German title for SLEEPING LATE will be "Spät dran am Jüngsten Tag", which is almost a literal translation (if somewhat shortened). Pub date will be sometime in late summer/early fall.


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#24 2015-04-07 10:50:54

Peter
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Re: Past Publications 2015

That sounds awful, though I admit it's near impossible to translate.


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#25 2015-04-07 10:54:14

Olaf
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Re: Past Publications 2015

I don´t think it is too bad actually. Kind of catchy.


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