Happy birthday to the imaginative Tad Williams
Before finding success as an acclaimed bestselling author, Tad Williams held numerous odd jobs, including insurance salesman, radio host, laying titles, and several years in a rock band called Idiot. Among his numerous works are the classic stand alone novel Tailchaser’s Song and the series Memory, Sorrow & Thorn (The Dragonbone Chair, Stone of Farewell, and To Green Angel Tower), Otherland (City of Golden Shadow, River of Blue Fire, Mountain of Black Glass, and Sea of Silver Light), Shadowmarch (Shadowmarch, Shadowplay,Shadowrise, and Shadowheart), Bobby Dollar (The Dirty Streets of Heaven, Happy Hour in Hell, and Sleeping Late on Judgement Day), and The Ordinary Farm Adventures (with Deborah Beale The Dragons of Ordinary Farm and The Secrets of Ordinary Farm). 2017 saw the first volumes of two new series set in the same universe: Tales of Osten Ard (The Heart of What Was Lost) and The Last King of Osten Ard (The Witchwood Crown).
Williams has authored comics for DC, Image, Wildstorm, and Big Entertainment. Titles included Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis, The Next, WildC.A.T.S., Divine Right, and Mirrorworld: Rain. His numerous shorter works have been collected in Rite: Short Work, A Stark and Wormy Knight, and THE VERY BEST OF TAD WILLIAMS.
All of us at Tachyon wish the fantastical Tad a happy birthday.
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