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#1 2015-09-12 00:25:11

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Forthcoming Publications 2016

Forthcoming publications LAST UPDATED: May 16th, 2016

Please also check the Forthcoming Books page at TadWilliams.com for updates and cover art.

Check the Forthcoming Books 2017 topic to find news about the upcoming new Osten Ard novels.

Reprints & Reissues
The Dragonbone Chair. Trade Paperback Reissue. Daw Books: July 6th, 2016. ISBN 9780756402693.
Stone of Farewell. Trade Paperback Reissue. Daw Books: September 6th, 2016. ISBN 9780756402976.
To Green Angel Tower. Trade Paperback Reissue. Daw Books: November 1st, 2016. ISBN 9780756402983.

Stories
"Every Fuzzy Beast of the Earth, Every Pink Fowl of the Air", Mash Up: Stories Inspired by Famous First Lines, ed. by Gardner Dozois. Titan Books: June 6th, 2016. ISBN 9781785651038
This is the first print edition of the audio-only anthology Rip-Off! published in 2012 by Audible. Tad´s story has already been reprinted in 2014´s The Very Best of Tad Williams by Tachyon.

Non US/UK Editions
Le Trône du Dragon: L'Arcane des épées 1(The Dragonbone Chair 1). French Kindle/E-Book Edition. 12-21. May 4th, 2016. ISBN 9782823846966. Reissue.
Le Roi de l'Orage: L'Arcane des épées 2 (The Dragonbone Chair 2). French Kindle/E-Book Edition. 12-21. May 4th, 2016. ISBN 9782823846973. Reissue.
La Maison de l'Ancêtre: L'Arcane des épées 3 (Stone of Farewell 1). French Kindle/E-Book Edition. 12-21. May 19th, 2016. ISBN. Reissue.
La Pierre de l'Adieu: L'Arcane des épées 4 (Stone of Farewell 2).French Kindle/E-Book Edition. 12-21. May 4th, 2016. ISBN 9782823846997. Reissue.
Le Livre du Nécromant: L'Arcane des épées 5 (To Green Angel Tower 1). French Kindle/E-Book Edition. 12-21. May 19th, 2016. ISBN. Reissue.
Le Cri de Camaris: L'Arcane des épées 6 (To Green Angel Tower 2). French Kindle/E-Book Edition. 12-21. May 4th, 2016. ISBN 9782823847017. Reissue.
L'Ombre de la roue: L'Arcane des épées 7 (To Green Angel Tower 3). French Kindle/E-Book Edition. 12-21. May 4th, 2016. ISBN 9782823847024. Reissue.
La Tour de l'ange vert: L'Arcane des épées 8 (To Green Angel Tower 4). French Kindle/E-Book Edition. 12-21. May 4th, 2016. ISBN 9782823847031. Reissue.

Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels (The Dirty Streets of Heaven). First German Paperback Edition. Klett-Cotta/Hobbit Presse Paperback: July 23rd, 2016. ISBN 9783608949650. Reprint (Hardcover was published in fall 2013).

Zaspać na Sąd Ostateczny (Sleeping Late on Judgement Day). First Polish trade paperback. Rebis: July 26th, 2016.  ISBN 9788380620315.

De Drakentroon: Heugenis, smart en het sterrenzwaard 1 (The Dragonbone Chair). Luitingh-Sijthoff, September 14th, 2016. ISBN 9789021018843. (Dutch reprint)
De steen des afscheids: Heugenis, smart en het sterrenzwaard 2 (Stone of Farewell). Luitingh-Sijthoff, September 22nd, 2016. ISBN 9789021018850. (Dutch reprint)

Otherland: Stadt der goldenen Schatten (City of Golden Shadow). German trade paperback.Klett-Cotta/Hobbit Presse Paperback: October 29th, 2016. ISBN ISBN 9783608949612. Reissue (Hardcover was published in 1998, a previous Heyne paperback in 2005).
Otherland: Fluss aus blauem Feuer (River of Blue Fire). German trade paperback.Klett-Cotta/Hobbit Presse Paperback: October 29th, 2016. ISBN ISBN 9783608949629. Reissue (Hardcover was published in 1999, a previous Heyne paperback in 2006).
Otherland: Berg aus schwarzem Glas (Mountain of Black Glas). German trade paperback.Klett-Cotta/Hobbit Presse Paperback: October 29th, 2016. ISBN ISBN 9783608949636. Reissue (Hardcover was published in 2001, a previous Heyne paperback in 2007).
Otherland: Meer des silbernen Lichts (Sea of Silver Light). German trade paperback.Klett-Cotta/Hobbit Presse Paperback: October 29th, 2016. ISBN ISBN 9783608949643. Reissue (Hardcover was published in 2002, a previous Heyne paperback in 2007).

Audiobooks
To Green Angel Tower: Part One. Unabridged Audiobook (Download Only). Hodder Audio: February 11th, 2016. ISBN 9781473622029. Read by Andrew Wincott (UK).
To Green Angel Tower: Part Two. Unabridged Audiobook (Download Only). Hodder Audio: May 12th, 2016. ISBN 9781473622074. Read by Andrew Wincott (UK).

Shadowmarch: Die Dämmerung (Shadowrise). Unabridged Audiobook on 4 MP3 CDs. Der Hörverlag. June 13th, 2016. ISBN 9783844520446. Read by David Nathan (German).
Shadowmarch: Das Herz (Shadowheart). Unabridged Audiobook on 4 MP3 CDs. Der Hörverlag. October 24th, 2016. ISBN 9783844520453. Read by David Nathan (German).

The Dragonbone Chair. Unabridged Audiobook (Download Only). Random House Audiobooks: July 5th, 2016. ISBN 9781524735395. Read by Andrew Wincott.
Stone of Farewell. Unabridged Audiobook (Download Only). Random House Audiobooks: September 6th, 2016. ISBN 9781524735418. Read by Andrew Wincott.
To Green Angel Tower. Unabridged Audiobook (Download Only). Random House Audiobooks: November 1st, 2016. ISBN 9781524735432. Read by Andrew Wincott.


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#2 2015-11-11 06:56:25

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

First major update for 2016 added to first post.


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#3 2015-11-20 09:02:15

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Added third German Shadowmarch audiobook (June 2016) to the first post.


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#4 2016-01-03 05:08:19

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Added:

Stories
"Every Fuzzy Beast of the Earth, Every Pink Fowl of the Air", Mash Up: Stories Inspired by Famous First Lines, ed. by Gardner Dozois. Titan Books: June 6th, 2016. ISBN 9781785651038
This is the first print edition of the audio-only anthology Rip-Off! published in 2012 by Audible. Tad´s story has already been reprinted in 2014´s The Very Best of Tad Williams by Tachyon.

Amended:

The Heart of What Was Lost (Daw Books, US) & (Hodder & Stoughton, UK)
(set between TO GREEN ANGEL TOWER and THE WITCHWOOD CROWN)
(announced by Tad Williams on September 11th, publication probably in January 2017)


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#5 2016-01-23 01:15:21

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Added title of 2nd short Osten Ard novel: The Shadow of Things to Come.

Information from Daw about re-releases of the original MST:


REISSUE PROGRAM: we’re repackaging the classic high fantasy trilogy to generate excitement for Williams’ upcoming trilogy set in the same universe, The Last King of Osten Ard

FIRST DAW NYT BESTSELLER: To Green Angel Tower was DAW’s first NYT bestseller

300,000+ COPIES SOLD of original Stone of Farewell HC, TR, MM, and EL formats

580,000+ COPIES SOLD of original To Green Angel Tower HC, TR, MM, and EL formats

1.2M COPIES SOLD IN SERIES: More 1,200,000 copies sold of all formats across original trilogy

INSPIRED MARTIN AND PAOLINI: George RR Martin and Christopher Paolini both cite the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy as inspiration for their own work

TWENTY-FIVE LANGUAGES: the trilogy has been translated and sold around the world


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#6 2016-01-23 02:09:49

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Olaf wrote:

REISSUE PROGRAM: we’re repackaging the classic high fantasy trilogy to generate excitement for Williams’ upcoming trilogy set in the same universe, The Last King of Osten Ard

Does that mean a reprint, or a new print with a new cover?


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#7 2016-01-23 05:13:10

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

I interpret it as new print with a new cover, although it does not necessarily mean new artwork. They might just redesign the cover with the existing artwork. Since Michael Whelan is doing the LAST KING covers, it makes no sense to use somebody else´s artwork for new editions of MST.


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#8 2016-03-13 00:34:02

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

The Dragonbone Chair. Paperback Reissue. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 9781473642102.
Stone of Farewell. Paperback Reissue. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 9781473642119.
To Green Angel Tower Part One. Paperback Reissue. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 9781473642126.
To Green Angel Tower Part Two. Paperback Reissue. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 9781473642133.

Tad´s British publisher will be bringing out a new print ed. of MST in the UK. On Twitter Hodder confirmed the new eds. would be using the same cover art by Steve Stone as the last Orbit editions rather than the new e-book artwork for their own August 2015 eds. Databases are proclaiming March 1st to be the pub date, but obviously the books are not yet publised, but will be coming soon.

Tad´s longtime Dutch publishers also announced new editions of MST coming in fall 2016.

De Drakentroon: Heugenis, smart en het sterrenzwaard 1. Luitingh-Sijthoff, September 14th, 2016. ISBN 9789021018843.

De steen des afscheids: Heugenis, smart en het sterrenzwaard 2. Luitingh-Sijthoff, September 22nd, 2016. ISBN 9789021018850.


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#9 2016-03-13 03:41:05

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Wow, I tried to navigate to Hodder & Stoughton's homepage. Not working at all. I hope it's temporary.


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#10 2016-03-13 08:34:02

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Yes, I noticed that too today. It probably is only a minor glitch.


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#11 2016-04-04 11:10:17

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Forthcoming in October:

Otherland: Stadt der goldenen Schatten: German trade paperback.Klett-Cotta/Hobbit Presse Paperback: October 29th, 2016. ISBN ISBN 9783608949612. Reissue (Hardcover was published in 1998, a previous Heyne paperback in 2005).

Otherland: Fluss aus blauem Feuer: German trade paperback.Klett-Cotta/Hobbit Presse Paperback: October 29th, 2016. ISBN ISBN 9783608949629. Reissue (Hardcover was published in 1999, a previous Heyne paperback in 2006).

Otherland: Berg aus schwarzem Glas: German trade paperback.Klett-Cotta/Hobbit Presse Paperback: October 29th, 2016. ISBN ISBN 9783608949636. Reissue (Hardcover was published in 2001, a previous Heyne paperback in 2007).

Otherland: Meer des silbernen Lichts: German trade paperback.Klett-Cotta/Hobbit Presse Paperback: October 29th, 2016. ISBN ISBN 9783608949643. Reissue (Hardcover was published in 2002, a previous Heyne paperback in 2007).

I had hoped they would do MST this fall, but obviously not. Maybe they keep that for 2017.
I don´t know the reasoning behind this new edition, because a cheaper mass-market ed. is available from Heyne. But mabye that license is about to expire? But it will be good to see Otherland back on bookstore shelves in fresh new editions.


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#12 2016-04-10 05:31:10

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Yes, the Heyne paperbacks of Otherland are out-of-print, so Klett-Cotta´s new edition makes sense.


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#13 2016-04-11 07:44:27

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

The Dutch have unveiled their cover artwork for their MST reprint. They stick with Whelan.

http://www.tadwilliams.com/wp-content/u … .img_.jpeg

http://www.tadwilliams.com/wp-content/u … .img_.jpeg

I have also updated the "Fortcoming" books section on Tadwilliams.com

http://www.tadwilliams.com/books/forthcoming/


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#14 2016-04-20 09:08:25

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

http://www.tadwilliams.com/books/forthcoming/

I added the new German Otherland artwork to the FORTHCOMING page.
I don´t yet know who the artist is, but will add that as soon as I know.


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#15 2016-04-26 09:21:32

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Shadowmarch: Das Herz (Shadoheart). Unabridged Audiobook on 4 MP3 CDs. Der Hörverlag. October 24th, 2016. ISBN 9783844520453. Read by David Nathan (German).

There will also be new French e-book editions of MST soon. Details to come.


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#16 2016-05-11 09:24:41

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

New French Kindle/E-Book editions of MEMORY, SORROW AND THORN in 8 volumes have been published in early May.

L'Arcane des épées
Le Trône du dragon,
Le Roi de l'orage
La Maison de l'ancêtre
La Pierre de l'adieu,
Le Livre du nécromant
Le Cri de Camaris
L'Ombre de la roue
La Tour de l'ange vert

All published by French digital publisher 12-21
http://www.12-21editions.fr/site/page_a … amp;1.html


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#17 2016-05-12 09:42:43

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Added bibliographic data for HOWWL to the first post:

Daw Books, US (January 3rd, 2017)
Hardcover, ISBN 9780756412487
Ebook, ISBN 9780756412494
Audiobook Download, ISBN 9781524735456

Hodder & Stoughton, UK (January 5th, 2017)
Hardcover, ISBN 9781473646636
Ebook, ISBN 9781473646667
Audiobook Download, ISBN 9781473646926

In the US the subtitle is; A Novel of Osten Ard, but in the UK it is A Last King of Osten Ard Story.
The page counts given differ greatly too. The US edition is supposedly 368 pages, while the UK is supposedly only 144 pages.


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#18 2016-05-14 06:40:59

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Added US MST audiobooks to the first post:



The Dragonbone Chair
Audiobook Download ISBN 9781524735395 1980 Minutes (Verify) 5 Jul 2016 Penguin Audio Adult
http://www.penguin.com/book/the-dragonb … 1524735395


Stone of Farewell
Audiobook Download ISBN 9781524735418 1980 Minutes (Verify) 6 Sep 2016 Penguin Audio Adult
http://www.penguin.com/book/the-stone-o … 1524735418

To Green Angel Tower
Audiobook Download ISBN 9781524735432 3900 Minutes (Verify) 1 Nov 2016 Penguin Audio Adult
http://www.penguin.com/book/to-green-an … 1524735432

So, they are published together with the new trade pb editions.


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#19 2016-05-14 06:46:57

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

2016 might well be the busiest year ever for Tad publication wise. And 2017 promises to be just as busy!


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#20 2016-05-14 07:32:16

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

It's a wonderful time to be a fan, and it will just get better!


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#21 2016-05-14 21:16:13

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

The phrase "shut up and take my money" comes to mind. :)


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#22 2016-05-16 02:31:46

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Added Polish edition of SLEEPING LATE ON JUDGEMENT DAY.

After Germany and Russia, Poland is the third country to publish all three Bobby Dollar books.

Zaspać na Sąd Ostateczny. Rebis. 978-83-8062-031-5. 2016 (no exact date given)


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#23 2016-05-16 03:52:59

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Added a new Forthcoming Books 2017 topic and moved all the info about Works in Progress and the upcoming OA books to that topic.


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#24 2016-06-28 18:52:57

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

Olaf wrote:

Added Polish edition of SLEEPING LATE ON JUDGEMENT DAY.

After Germany and Russia, Poland is the third country to publish all three Bobby Dollar books.

Zaspać na Sąd Ostateczny. Rebis. 978-83-8062-031-5. 2016 (no exact date given)

Polish pub date is: July 26th, 2016
https://www.rebis.com.pl/pl/book-zaspac … 07267.html


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#25 2016-09-13 10:43:51

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Re: Forthcoming Publications 2016

I ordered the new print of Stone of Farewell in Trade Paperback, but it seems to be delayed...


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