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#1 2016-06-19 06:12:35

From: Germany
Registered: 2001-07-16
Posts: 4940

Short Fiction Bibliography/ plus Secondary Sources Bibliography

I have started compiling Tad´s short fiction bibliography; I have found 43 short fiction pieces so far (see below). Do you guys know of anything more? Which did I miss?

I will be adding the bibliographic data later.

The stories are arranged chronologically by pub date. If anybody is wondering why the numbering starts with a "B", part "A" is reserved for full-length fiction (i.e. novels).

B01 “Child of An Ancient City” (1988)

B02 “Nonstop” (1990)

B03 “Z is For” (1991)

B04 “Rite” (1992)

B05 “Go Ask Elric” (1994)

B06 “Three Duets for Virgin and Nosehorn” (1995)

B07 “Monsieur Vergalant´s Canard” (1995)

B08 “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of” (1996)

B09 “The Writer´s Child (1996)

B10 “The Burning Man” (1998)

B11 “Not with a Whimper, Either” (2002)

B12 “The Terrible Conflagration at the Quiller´s Mint” (2002, 2012)

B13 “The Scents of Trumpets, the Voices of Smoke”  (2003)

B14 “The Happiest Dead Boy in the World” (2004)

B15 “Some Thoughts Re: Dark Destructor” (2006)

B16 “A Tale from the Book of Regret” (2006)

B17 “The Cloak, Episode One” (2006)

B18 “The Cloak, Episode Two” (2006)

B19 “Dog Versus the World, Episode One” (2006)

B20 “A Fish Between Friends” (2006)

B21 “The Author at the End of Time” (2006)

B22 “The Stranger´s Hands” (2007)

B23 “The Thursday Men” (2008)

B24 (with Deborah Beale) “Wizard of Lies” (2008)

B25 “The Lamentably Comical Tragedy (or The Laughably Tragic Comedy) of Lixal Laqavee” (2009)

B26 “The Tenth Muse” (2009)

B27 “Ants” (2009)

B28 “A Stark and Wormy Knight” (2009)

B29 “The Storm Door” (2010)

B30 “And Ministers of Grace” (2010)

B31 "A Short History of Dunkelblau`s Meistergarten" (2011)

B32 “The Sugarplum Favor: A Christmas Story” (2011)

B33 “Bad Guy Factory” (2012)

B34 “Black Sunshine” (2012)

B35 “Three Lilies and Three Leopards (And a Participation Ribbon in Science)” (2012)

B36 “Diary of a Dragon” (2012)

B37 “Every Fuzzy Beast of the Earth, Every Pink Fowl of the Air” (2012)

B38 ”The Boy Detective of Otherland” (2013)

B39 “The Old Scale Game” (2013)

B40 “The Narrow Road” (2014)

B41 “Strong Medicine” (2014)

B42 "Omnitron, What Ho!"

B43 “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlepig” (2014)


Writing books, especially long books, is a careful balance between laziness and masochism.
Tad Williams


#2 2016-06-19 07:59:17

From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Registered: 2005-06-19
Posts: 8974

Re: Short Fiction Bibliography/ plus Secondary Sources Bibliography

Nice work, Olaf :)

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


#3 2016-06-19 08:51:08

From: Austria
Registered: 2001-08-23
Posts: 39611

Re: Short Fiction Bibliography/ plus Secondary Sources Bibliography

Excellent work, Olaf!

I am sure I haven't read all of those (though I did read most), so this should be handy to track down the rest :)

"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context


#4 2016-06-25 23:29:14

From: Germany
Registered: 2001-07-16
Posts: 4940

Re: Short Fiction Bibliography/ plus Secondary Sources Bibliography

This includes the work of some Smarchers here:-)

This list is alphabetical, rather than bibliographic. Again, if anyone has additions or corrections, please let me know.

Bailey, Simon G.P. A critical analysis of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings
and Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy;
with reference to the art of plagiarism in Fantasy Literature. Online Thesis (originally a school project I believe).


Conn, Matthew. „The Cyberspatial Landscapes of Williams Gibson and Tad Williams“. AUMLA-Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association 96(1):207-219. November 2001.

Cowan, S.A. „Eatbugs, Edgar, and Odin: The Influence of Shakespeare and Northern Mythology on Williams´s Tailchaser's Song“. Extrapolation 37 (1): 5-21. Spring 1986.

D`haen, Theo. „The Tempest Now and Twenty Years After. Rachel Ingall´s Mrs Caliban and Tad Williams´s Caliban´s Hour“, in: Constellation Caliban: Figurations of a Character, Nadia Lie and Theo D´haen, ed., Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 1997, pp. 313-331.

http://www.academia.edu/2302185/The_Tem … ears_After

Gehring, Martin. Der Sturmkönig kommt. Das Wetter in der modernen literarischen Fantasy (von Tad Williams). [The Storm King Commeth. Weather in modern literary fantasy] Conference presentation (as yet unpublished). 2009.

A collection of the conference papers is scheduled for August 2016, but it has been pushed back several times already, so there is no guarantuee that it will actually appear on schedule.

Keith, Olaf. The Motif of the Hidden Monarch in Tad Williams´s Memory, Sorrow and Thorn and JRR Tolkien´s The Lord of the Rings. Typescript. Thesis (M.A.) Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität, 2006.

Lentzsch, Simon. „Antikenrezeption in Tad Williams Otherland“. Antikenrezeption in der Science-Fiction-Literatur, 2015. Conference presentation. [Classical antiquity in Tad Williams´s Otherland]

http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport … ichte-6399
The paper is not online, but here is a short summary of the conferenc (alas, in German)

Milligan, Joshua. The Hero´s Path: A Comparative Analysis between Alfred Tennyson´s Idyll of the King and Tad Williams´s Memory, Sorrow and Thorn. Typescript. Thesis (M.A.) San Francisco State University, 1997.

Murphy, Graham J. Cy(ber)borgs and Netizens: (Re)Configuring the Post/Human Body in the Nodal Intersections of SyberFiction and Cyberspace. Diss. Univ. of Alberta, 2002.

In chapter 2 of his dissertation, "Making the Point (of View): (Dis)Embodiement and Body-Image in ScyberFiction", Murphy discusses OTHERLAND amongst others.

Rehling, Petra and Cindy Squires. „Godliness in Tad Williams´s Otherland“.
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/wp-co … hpaper.pdf


Writing books, especially long books, is a careful balance between laziness and masochism.
Tad Williams


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