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Publisher Comments:

Otherland. In many ways it is humankind's most stunning achievement: a private, multidimensional universe built over two generations by the greatest minds of the twenty-first century. But this most exclusive of places is also one of the world's best kept secrets, created and controlled by an organization made up of the world's most powerful and ruthless individuals, a private cartel known—to those who know of their existence at all—as The Grail Brotherhood. Though their purpose in creating Otherland is still a mystery, it may not remain so for long. For they have exacted a terrible price from humanity in the process, and even their highly organized global conspiracy cannot hide the nature of their crimes forever.

And now a small band of adventurers has penetrated the veil of secrecy that prevents the uninitiated from entering Otherland. But having broken into the amazing worlds within worlds that make up this universe, they are trapped, unable to escape back to their own flesh-and-blood bodies in the real world. And as dangers and circumstances split their party into small, widely scattered groups, their only hope of reuniting lies in returning again and again to the River that flows—in one form or another—through all the worlds.

But the odds seem to be completely against them as they—and the one outsider with whom they might join forces—become hopelessly lost in realms where an Ice Age tribe's fears can only be quenched in blood...where insects are as large and deadly as dinosaurs...where they are caught in the war between a man made of straw and one made of tin...where cartoon ads take on a life of their own...where humans strive to survive in the aftermath of an alien invasion...and where one among their party is actually The Grail Brotherhood's most terrifying weapon—a sociopathic killer who has never failed and whose current mission is to make certain that not even one member of this little invasion force lives long enough to reveal the truth about Otherland to the people of Earth...

Review:

"[E]ven with Williams's helpful synopsis, it's a dreadful struggle to remember who, what, where, when, and especially why." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Stories enticingly criss-cross as the plot slowly beings to thread together. The characters are interestingly drawn as they divulge their secrets. Attention to plot twists and the unexpected keeps the reading entertaining....Excellent, imaginative writing definitely make this a must for the audience of fantasy and cyber-fiction readers." Kevin S. Beach, VOYA

Synopsis:

A small band of adventurers penetrates the veil of secrecy that prevents the uninitiated from entering Otherland. But they become trapped, unable to escape back to their own flesh-and-blood bodies in the real world. Their only hope of reuniting lies in returning to the river that flows through all the worlds.

About the Author

Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to-singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books and film and television scripts as well. Tad and his family live in London and the San Francisco Bay Area. You can find Tad Williams at tadwilliams.com.�

Product Details

ISBN:
9780886778446
Author:
Williams, Tad
Publisher:
Daw Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Otherland (imaginary place)
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Otherland (Paperback)
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
6.77x4.19x1.62 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 704 pages Daw Books - English 9780886778446 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[E]ven with Williams's helpful synopsis, it's a dreadful struggle to remember who, what, where, when, and especially why."
"Review" by , "Stories enticingly criss-cross as the plot slowly beings to thread together. The characters are interestingly drawn as they divulge their secrets. Attention to plot twists and the unexpected keeps the reading entertaining....Excellent, imaginative writing definitely make this a must for the audience of fantasy and cyber-fiction readers."
"Synopsis" by , A small band of adventurers penetrates the veil of secrecy that prevents the uninitiated from entering Otherland. But they become trapped, unable to escape back to their own flesh-and-blood bodies in the real world. Their only hope of reuniting lies in returning to the river that flows through all the worlds.
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