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A Stark and Wormy Knight, Tad Williams

Author Name    Tad Williams

Title   A Stark and Wormy Knight

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Type   Book

Edition   1st Edition

Publisher   Burton, MI 48519 Subterranean Press 2012

ISBN Number    1596064617 / 9781596064614

Illustrator   Lee Moyer

Seller ID   000169

Dust Jacket Included, New1st Edition Deluxe **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** About the book: Tad Williams is an acknowledged master of the multi-volume epic. Through such popular series as Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and Otherland, he has acquired a huge and devoted body of readers who eagerly await each new publication. A Stark and Wormy Knight offers those readers something both special and surprising: a virtuoso demonstration of Williams's mastery of a variety of shorter forms. The range of tone, theme, style, and content reflected in this generous volume is nothing short of amazing. The title story is a tale within a tale of dragons and knights and is notable for its wit and verbal inventiveness. 'The Storm Door' uses The Tibetan Book of the Dead to forge a singular new approach to the traditional zombie story. 'The Terrible Conflagration at the Quiller's Mint' offers a brief, independent glimpse into the background of Williams's Shadowmarch series. 'Ants' provides an ironic account of what can happen when a marriage goes irrevocably wrong. Two of the longer entries show Williams working, with great facility, within the fictional creations of other writers. 'The Thursday Men' is a hugely entertaining foray into the world of Mike Mignolla's Hellboy comics. The wonderfully titled 'The Lamentably Comical Tragedy (or the Laughably Tragic Comedy) of Lixal Laqavee' is both a first-rate fantasy and a deeply felt homage to Jack Vance's immortal Dying Earth. Two other pieces offer rare and hard-to-find glimpses into other facets of Williams's talent. 'Bad Guy Factory' is the script for a proposed series of DC Comics that never came to fruition. 'Black Sunshine' is the immensely readable screenplay for a movie that remains, at least for the moment, unproduced. One can only hope. These and other stories and novellas comprise a stellar collection that really does contain something for everyone. For longtime Williams readers, and for anyone with a taste for literate imaginative fiction, A Stark and Wormy Knight is a welcome--and indispensable--volume

Fiction, Fantasy, Epic, Williams

Price = 38.00 USD

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