Tad Williams
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"Robert Paul "Tad" Williams" is an American storyteller. He is the international bestselling fantasy and science fiction List of science fiction authors/author of the multivolume Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, Otherland series, and Shadowmarch series as well as the standalone novels Tailchaser's Song, The War of the Flowers, Caliban's our, and Child of an Ancient City. Most recently, Williams published The Bobby Dollar series. His short fiction and essays have been published in anthologies and collected in Rite: Short Work and A Stark and Wormy Knight. Cumulatively, over 17 million copies of Williams' works have been sold.

Williams’ work in comics includes a six issue mini-series for DC Comics called The Next. He also wrote Aquaman#Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis/Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis for DC starting with issue #50 and ending with issue #57. Other comic work includes Mirrorworld: Rain and Doctor Fate/The Helmet of Fate: Ibis the Invincible #1 (DC).

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We tell lies when we are afraid, . . . afraid of what we don't know, of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.

He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.

A well-aimed spear is worth three.

So, now I am a man , he thought. Well, almost. Almost a man.

Don't go out in the world and get chased by monsters and madmen. Don't make enemies.

Never make your home in a place -- make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it -- memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

This is an ill-omened year!