Will Shetterly

Biography

I wrote the 2008 World Fantasy Award finalist for best novel, The Secret Academy, and other books. I think my best stories include Elsewhere and Dogland, which Ellen Kushner of public radio's Sound & Spirit on Dogland called, "A masterwork. A particularly American magic realism that touches the heart of race and childhood in our country; it's 100 Years of Solitude for an entire generation of American Baby Boomers, and deserves the widest possible audience."

Where to find Will Shetterly online

Books

The Tangled Lands
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,000. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Kevin Fikkan is a reckless computer game test runner whose history is a series of betrayals. Janny Laias is a game designer determined to create a realistic fantasy world and rule over it as a god. But Janny's world has a treacherous programming bug that can only be solved by running the game without a safety system—through the demon-infested Tangled Lands.
The Gospel of the Knife
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,350. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Christopher Nix is 14 years old in 1969. His life is a turbulent echo of the times as he discovers sex, drugs and rock 'n roll in the heart of Florida. But into this struggle between the young long-haired hippie and the rednecks who'd just as soon kill him comes a strange offer that will completely change his life.
Chimera
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,390. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
From the author of Dogland, a dark new vision of the future of gene-splicing and artificial intelligence Will Shetterly has created a dark and intriguing future for this novel, a world of genetic engineering and cloning where human and animal genes can be melded to create chimeras, more often referred to as critters.
Witch Blood
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,800. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Rifkin Outcast, hunted by the assassins of Moon Isle, becomes trapped in a ruined castle where a tiny band of witches are besieged by an army that's ten times their size. His choices? Save them, betray them, or die with them. "Shetterly is a genuinely witty writer." —West Coast Review of Books "A funny, exciting adventure story that delighted me from beginning to end." —Orson Scott Card
And Other Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,430. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Short stories by Emma Bull (autor of War for the Oaks, Finder, Territory, and more) and Will Shetterly (author of Elsewhere, Dogland, Chimera, and more).
Dogland
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 133,000. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
"In late 1950s Florida, the transplanted Nix family opens Dogland, a tourist attraction, and their beliefs in integration attract the attention of the Klan. Christopher Nix befriends a black man and a Seminole woman who may know the real secret to the Fountain of Youth. Shetterly captures the rhythm, feel, and language of cracker Florida, its legends, and the clash of cultures." —Publishers Weekly
Shadow Unit 9
Series: Shadow Unit. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,790. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
“Always Crashing In The Same Car” by Will Shetterly, “Spell 81A” by Amanda Downum and Elizabeth Bear, and “Closet Monster” by Leah Bobet.
Cats Have No Lord
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,970. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
From the edge of the Elflands to the top of World's Peak, drawn together on a quest whether they like it or not.... "The first-rate world building, the unique cast of characters, and the author's clever whimsey make it absorbing reading. Recommended." —Booklist
Nevernever
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,360. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
“Fast-paced, occasionally confusing, but never dull: a sequel to the punk fantasy Elsewhere ... this has the same witty adolescent verve and vulnerability--plus a message concerning peace among those who are really different.” —Kirkus Reviews “A delightfully funny book...even better than the first.” —VOYA (5Q—highest rating)
Elsewhere
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,560. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Ron runs away to Bordertown, a city between our world and the world of faerie, a place where elf and human gangs stalk the streets and magic works sometimes. If the city doesn't kill him, it just may teach him what it means to be human. "An intriguing hybrid fantasy that mixes life on the street with magic and glimpses of unworldly beauty." —Kirkus Reviews
Shadow Unit 1
Series: Shadow Unit. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit hunts humanity's worst nightmares. But there are nightmares humanity doesn't dream are real. The BAU sends those cases down the hall. There, Stephen Reyes and his team pursue criminals transformed by a mysterious force: the anomaly. Welcome to Shadow Unit. The Shadow Unit series was created by award-winning authors Emma Bull and Elizabeth Bear.
Midnight Girl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,500. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2009 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Your dad used to be the spooky-mysteries TV show host Professor Midnight. Your grandmother lives in the basement and only comes upstairs after dark. Your mom died when you were a baby, and nobody will tell you about her. Oh, and you have two birthdays, both on Halloween. And that's the part of your life that's normal. But with this birthday, everything is going to change.

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