Recent Reviews, Interviews and Podcasts

The War of the Flowers by Tad WilliamsWRITING HOOD REVIEWS THE WAR OF THE FLOWERS
22 October 2011 — by Linda Jayne Murley

Williams proves himself to be an imaginative, inspirational and extremely talented author with this modern day fairy story. He writes with style and flare, creating an unpredictable plot and brilliant characters. In my opinion, every good fantasy novel or series should leave you sad to be forced to bid farewell to its fictional world and characters…

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Tad Williams and Deborah BealeRICK KLEFFEL’S THE AGONY COLUMN PODCAST NEWS
13 October 2011 — Live with Tad Williams and Deborah Beale

An amazing thing happened at The Agony Column Live with Deborah Beale and Tad Williams, and it is actually audible. You can hear a very straightforward and emotional conversation between this remarkably talented husband and wife team about the hazards, complications, and yes, rewards, of collaborating with your spouse.

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Otherland: City of Golden Shadows by Tad WilliamsTHE LABYRINTH LIBRARY REVIEWS OTHERLAND: CITY OF GOLDEN SHADOW
29 September 2011 — Review 142 Podcast

The really fun part is re-discovering things in this series. There are some things I remember very clearly, but other little details that pop up and make me think, “Oh yeah, I forgot all about that.” I enjoy seeing Williams’ prescience — after all, he wrote this just as the internet was really becoming popular, and a good ten years before things like online gaming and social media took over our lives. His vision of an immersive, VR world may have seemed a little wild and out there back in the mid-nineties, but not anymore.

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Caliban's Hour by Tad WilliamsEARTH’S BOOK NOOK REVIEWS CALIBAN’S HOUR
25 September 2011 — by Heather Powers

If you are a fan of Tad, this is a must read. His world building skills and descriptions do exactly as a good story should. He pulls you into the character’s heart and soul and leaves you wanting more.

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EARTH’S BOOK NOOK INTERVIEW WITH TAD
24 September 2011

The rules are changing and we’re right in the middle of the biggest shift in the movement of ideas since the invention of the printing press — maybe bigger than that. It only makes sense to experiment with different ways of doing things. I don’t want to be the last buffalo hunter in the middle of farm country.

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RICK KLEFFEL’S THE AGONY COLUMN PODCAST
21 September 2011 — Tad Williams and Deborah Beale at SF in SF on August 13, 2011

Even the most skilled court reporter could not have kept up with this conversation, and not just because the content was often on the outré side. To be honest, most of what Deborah Beale, Tad Williams, the audience and I discussed on that Saturday night was simply hard-nosed business talk about publishing.

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