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#51 2016-09-03 01:43:44

Olaf
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Deborah posted this on Tad´s author facebook page:

[ post from Deb ] OK, countdown... I've asked Tad for a new newsletter and he said gosh awmighty yes. So something's coming. Email sign-up at left, y'all, and thanks.


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#52 2016-09-03 02:02:37

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

I kinda have an idea what it could be about ...


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#53 2016-09-03 02:37:07

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Hmm...I don´t know, but I am very curious. We are getting closer and closer to publication date!


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#54 2016-09-03 05:10:53

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

What could it be?! What could it be?
Gimme!! Gimme!!


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#55 2016-09-03 12:44:49

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

*checks mailbox* *shuffles around* *checks mailbox again*

 

#56 2016-09-04 00:52:50

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

If it is what I guess it is, it will take a few more days my dears.


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#57 2016-09-04 04:07:29

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

ylvs wrote:

If it is what I guess it is, it will take a few more days my dears.

Be ye some disciple of Nisses, mrs prophet?? :)


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#58 2016-09-04 06:34:20

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

I am a diciple of Dog and Dog only!

But as you know I am one of his most trusted minions honoured with reading holy texts before they are revealed to the general congegration. Thus I recently read something that in my humble opinion would suit very well as a newsletter - especially in regard to the last one.
So it  might be that, it might be something else completely.


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#59 2016-09-21 18:36:30

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#60 2016-09-22 01:22:24

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

ylvs wrote:

So it  might be that, it might be something else completely.

And it was something else completely.

So much for my prophesy skills.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!


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#61 2016-09-22 01:41:31

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

No rotating tower for you!


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#62 2016-09-22 09:22:02

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

OMG New maps! *jumps up and down* I hope we get to see more of OA!


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#63 2016-09-22 12:52:54

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#64 2016-10-02 10:38:55

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

The most recent newsletter has also been reprinted by the San Francisco Book Review:

http://sanfranciscobookreview.com/quest-hard-fantasy/


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#65 2016-12-28 19:05:48

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

New newsletter here! TWC delayed once more. I blogged about it here.


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#66 2016-12-29 05:35:05

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

I guess it is official then - somehow I hoped that they confused the hardcover with the audio book :(

 

#67 2016-12-29 08:21:06

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Yes it is. What still is unsure is what happens in Europe. Amazon Germany lists it still for April. If the British publishers don't go along European readers might get lucky.

In the past Hodder and Penguin did not seem overly eager to arrange a common strategy of marketing Osten Ard. Remember the MST audio book desaster when the books were out here but not in the US?


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#68 2017-06-13 13:30:49

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

So a new one is out, where Tad reveals his hidden identity.
He claims to be old, cunning, neurotic and of course he's in command of the norns...


May the birds who shelter in your branches never poop on the innocent. -Tad

 

#69 2017-06-13 15:26:37

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

When the senses won't obey, he'll throw those Norns in our faces.


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#70 2017-06-14 01:11:16

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

I can't wait to finally see what we guessed right (or wrong) in the upcoming books. Soon I will have TWC in my hands too.

 

#71 2017-08-16 21:57:11

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#72 2017-08-16 22:37:00

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

I learned such an important lesson from this newsletter!


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

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