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#1 2013-02-26 00:37:04

Olaf
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The Boy Detective of Oz out today!

Tad`s new OTHERLAND story was released today as a kindle single or as part of the John Joseph Adams anthology OZ REIMAGINED

http://www.johnjosephadams.com/oz-reimagined/

http://www.amazon.com/Oz-Reimagined-Det … d+williams

Downloaded my copy just a few minutes ago and will start reading during my lunch break!


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#2 2013-02-26 04:43:15

ylvs
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Re: The Boy Detective of Oz out today!

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing Olaf!!!

*runs out to download as well*


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#3 2013-02-26 05:53:42

Elf_NFB
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Re: The Boy Detective of Oz out today!

Mine JUST appeared on my Kindle. :)

 

#4 2013-02-26 09:32:01

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Re: The Boy Detective of Oz out today!

Got mine on the Kindle as well.


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#5 2013-02-26 12:14:35

Olaf
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Re: The Boy Detective of Oz out today!

There is also an audio book edition of the complete anthology with Tad`s story on Audible

http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?as … amp;sr=1-1


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#6 2013-02-27 06:46:31

Elf_NFB
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Re: The Boy Detective of Oz out today!

Just started reading Boy Detective... can't believe how much I've missed this character. :)

 

#7 2013-03-14 17:43:16

Olaf
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Re: The Boy Detective of Oz out today!

Review posted on Amazon:

"The Boy Detective of Oz" is Tad Williams┬┤ second OTHERLAND story (following "The Happiest Dead Boy in the World", 2003) that deals with the future adventures of Orlando Gardiner, the eponymous dead boy, who is now the quasi-immortal ranger of the OTHERLAND network. These stories follow the events of the four main OTHERLAND novels, and while no knowledge of the books is strictly necessary, both stories are certainly much more fun if they are read after the novels.

This time Orlando has to deal with something that looks like a murder (the deceased is not actually completely dead, although he lacks his head), but the mysterious almost-death of the Royal Policeman of Kansas is not the only mystery in the Kansas/Oz simworld, because there is unrest in the otherwise peaceful and idyllic simworld. And civil war threatens---

The story is a wonderful return to OTHERLAND and I hope that Tad Williams will write more of Orlandos adventures. It is a great, fun story, especially for readers familiar with OTHERLAND. I suppose it is somewhat less succesfull as a stand-alone OZ story, but readers looking for a new OTHERLAND fix will be delighted.


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