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Will Shetterly

Author of Elsewhere

44+ Works 3,468 Members 65 Reviews 12 Favorited

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Series

Works by Will Shetterly

Elsewhere (1991) 588 copies
Nevernever (1993) 445 copies
Liavek 1 (1985) — Editor — 311 copies
Cats Have No Lord (1985) 250 copies
Dogland (1997) 231 copies
The Players of Luck (1986) — Editor, Contributor — 227 copies
Wizard's Row (1987) — Editor — 199 copies
Shadow Unit 1 (2011) 169 copies
Festival Week (1990) — Editor, Contributor — 155 copies
Witch Blood (1986) 154 copies
Spells of Binding (1988) — Editor — 147 copies
Double Feature (1994) 132 copies
Chimera (2000) 129 copies
The Tangled Lands (1989) 93 copies
The Gospel of the Knife (2007) 66 copies

Associated Works

The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Contributor — 2,045 copies
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (2007) — Contributor — 503 copies
Welcome to Bordertown (2011) — Contributor — 502 copies
Bordertown: Where Magic Meets Rock & Roll (1986) — Contributor — 390 copies
Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold (2003) — Contributor — 294 copies
Life on the Border (1991) — Contributor — 256 copies
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens: Tales to Warp Your Mind (1994) — Contributor — 195 copies
A Wizard's Dozen: Stories of the Fantastic (1993) — Contributor — 160 copies
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Contributor — 148 copies
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 1 (1995) — Contributor — 131 copies
Xanadu (1993) — Contributor — 127 copies
The Dark of the Woods (2006) — Contributor — 89 copies
New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction (2003) — Contributor — 87 copies
Xanadu 2 (1994) — Contributor — 46 copies
A Starfarer's Dozen: Stories of Things to Come (1995) — Contributor — 24 copies
Open Space no. 3 (1990) — Contributor — 9 copies
Futuredaze¬≤: Reprise (2014) — Contributor — 4 copies
Grimjack #39 (1987) — Author — 2 copies

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Very solid start to what appears to be a great and long-running collaborative series. it lives up to its intent of serving more as a fictional episodic arc of stories ala a tv show rather than an anthology or story collection.

I'll be checking out additional sequels, as the characters grew on me (though the lack of equally fascinating antagonists is what caused the drop from 4 to 3 stars, though this is more likely due to it being the start of the series and the intro of the characters).
 
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SESchend | 8 other reviews | Feb 2, 2024 |
I can see why the book won the F&SF category in the Minnesota Book Awards. I can see even more strongly why it was a finalist in the Children's Literature section of the Mythopoeic Awards. The book is well written, but even more importantly, it explores a very different reality. Magic works, sometimes and unexpectedly. All sorts of beings exist, but there is the same type of racist (speciesist?) reality as exists in this world. And there is a young man trying to learn about life, his brother, and himself. I am certainly going to read the sequel.

Recommended for fans of fantasy who enjoy the stranger entering the fantastic reality.
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Jean_Sexton | 13 other reviews | Dec 3, 2023 |
I love this series of books because they are short reading. Each part has a different author and style and it a consistent world. There are plenty of mysteries to keep one engaged and This book in particular gave some clues as to the contagion (not a spoiler) If liked X-files before it became the "great conspiracy" you will love these books.
 
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HollyAHunt | 2 other reviews | Nov 2, 2023 |
This is a multi-layered book. At first glance, this is a fascinating story told from the point of view of a young boy about a family who opens a tourist attraction in Florida in the 1950s. There is interesting commentary on race relations and other political aspects of the deep South of that time. If you are a student of folklore, fable and myth, however, the book becomes more. Gods and holy figures of various traditions make cameo (and not so cameo) appearances throughout, some more obvious than others. It turns out in the end that Dogland is more than just a tourist trap, but a battlefield between good and evil.… (more)
 
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wisemetis | 4 other reviews | Jan 15, 2023 |

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Works
44
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Members
3,468
Popularity
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Rating
3.9
Reviews
65
ISBNs
53
Languages
1
Favorited
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