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Tachyon has posted the table of contents for the upcoming (May 2014) collection The Very Best of Tad Williams:

Here’s the book description:

This career retrospective from beloved author Tad Williams (Otherland; Tailchaser’s Song; Shadowplay) demonstrates why he is one of fantasy’s most enduring icons. The Very Best of Tad Williams collects Williams’ finest work in multiple genres, including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, and YA. These superlative tales, many of which were previously available only in limited editions, introduce dragons, wizards, assassins, heroes, and fools — even a few cyberpunks and super-soldiers.

Readers only familiar with Williams’ internationally bestselling novels and series will be delighted that in his short fiction he explores myriad new possibilities and adventures. Here are the stories that showcase the exhilarating breadth of Williams’ imagination, hearkening back to such classic fantasists as J. R. R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Peter S. Beagle, and beyond.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “The Old Scale Game”
  2. “The Storm Door”
  3. “The Stranger’s Hands”
  4. “Child of an Ancient City”
  5. “The Boy Detective of Oz” (An Otherland Story)
  6. “Three Duets for Virgin and Nosehorn”
  7. “Diary of a Dragon”
  8. “Not with a Whimper, Either”
  9. “Some Thoughts Re: Dark Destroyer”
  10. “Z is for…”
  11. “Monsieur Vergalant’s Canard”
  12. “The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of”
  13. “Fish Between Friends”
  14. “Every Fuzzy Beast of the Earth, Every Pink Fowl of the Air”
  15. “A Stark and Wormy Knight”
  16. “Black Sunshine”
  17. “And Ministers of Grace”

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications (May 13, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1616961376
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616961374
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