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Tad Williams is one of my fantasy heroes.  Every book is different and his new series, starting with The Dirty Streets of Heaven, is no different.  I have read it and loved it.  I know that Tad has just finished writing book 2 but I want it already.  I cannot tell you how awesome the book really is, you need to read it.  But it is!  The early reviews are amazing.  Publisher’s Weekly, the big trade publication, gave it a starred review.  There is also this from sfbookreview.com, which is very pertinent:

Williams has managed to create something really special with The Dirty Streets of Heaven that manages to breathe new life into the urban fantasy genre while at the same time retaining that magic of his earlier novels, an incredible start to a promising series.

I was lucky enough to ask Tad some questions on the writing process for The Dirty Streets of Heaven, but have saved it for the release date of the book.  So here it is:

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The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams

I have been reading Tad Williams’ books ever since his publication of The Dragonbone Chair.  So when I saw a twitter asking for readers of Tad’s new series I jumped at the opportunity.  I will preface this by saying that I am reading a preview copy of the book supplied by Tad.

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Tad Williams’ new short story collection, A Stark And Wormy Knight, is available now, worldwide, as an ebook, $4.99 (or equivalent) for one month.

The following story is unique to this blog and a few others. Happy Holidays.

THE SUGARPLUM FAVOR (A Christmas Story) by Tad Williams

Danny Mendoza counted his change three times in while the teacher talked about what they were all supposed to bring for the class winter holiday party tomorrow. It was really a Christmas party, at least in Danny’s class, because that’s what all the kids’ families’ celebrated. Danny had his party contribution covered. He had volunteered to bring napkins and paper plates and cups because his family had some left over from his little brother’s birthday party with characters from Gabba Gabba Hey on them. He’d get teased about that, he knew, but he didn’t want to ask his mother to make something because she was so busy with his little brothers and the baby, and now that Danny’s stepfather Luis had lost his job they had a Money Situation. Danny could live with a little teasing.

Read the rest of The Sugarplam Favor here

It’s Almost Here

I know you have been waiting as impatiently as I have for the Tad Williams Christmas story. I have heard from Deb (@MrsTad on Twitter) that the story should be here today or tomorrow. That is not accounting for time differences between Tad and myself.

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A Bit of A Tad Williams Exclusive

I may have a bit of an exclusive next week. Mrs Tad, Tad Williams’ amazing wife, has let me know that I can publish one of Tad’s Christmas stories. On my blog. Can you believe that?

Tad Williams writing for me on my blog. What a great thought. Maybe not entirely true but, hey, we can all dream.

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