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."

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Books

Liavek 5: Wizard's Row
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,210. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"An Act of Mercy" by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) and Steven Brust ''The World in the Rock" by Kara Dalkey "Baker's Dozen" by Bradley Denton "Green Is the Color" by John M. Ford Bonus! Four songs: "City of Luck" by Jane Yolen "The Ballad of the Quick Levars" by Jane Yolen "Eel Island Shoals" by John M. Ford "Pot-boil Blues" by John M. Ford
Liavek 4: The Players of Luck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,470. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
"Pot Luck" by Megan Lindholm "Show of Faith" by Gregory Frost "An Act of Trust" by Steven Brust "A Cup of Worrynot Tea" by John M. Ford "The Well-Made Plan" by Emma Bull These stories were first published in 1986 in Liavek: The Players of Luck, edited by Will Shetterly and Emma Bull.
Liavek 3: The Players of Luck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,690. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"A Happy Birthday" by Will Shetterly "Before the Paint Is Dry" by Kara Dalkey "The Rat's Alley Shuffle" by Charles de Lint "Dry Well" by Nathan A Bucklin, with lyrics by Alison Bucklin "Choice of the Black Goddess" by Gene Wolfe "The Ballad of the Quick Levars" by Jane Yolen These stories were first published in 1986 in Liavek: The Players of Luck, edited by Will Shetterly and Emma Bull.
Liavek 2: City of Luck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,960. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Contents: "The Hands of the Artist" by Kara Dalkey "A Coincidence of Birth" by Robin Hobb (Megan Lindholm) "Bound Things" by Will Shetterly "The Fortune Maker" by Barry B. Longyear These stories were first published in 1985 in Liavek, edited by Will Shetterly and Emma Bull.
Liavek 1: City of Luck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,870. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This first collection of Liavek stories contains: “Badu's Luck” by Emma Bull “The Green Rabbit from S'Rian” by Gene Wolfe “Birth Luck” by Nancy Kress “An Act of Contrition” by Steven Brust “The Inn of the Demon Camel” by Jane Yolen
The Tangled Lands
Price: $3.99 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.
A Socialist Reader
Price: Free! Words: 60,740. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014 by CatYelling. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social classes
Contents: The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels Socialism, Scientific and Utopian by Engels The Soul of Man Under Socialism by Wilde plus a short introduction by Shetterly and two collections of his favorite quotes about socialism, sharing, and wealth: Quotes for Socialists Socialist Quotes from the Great Religions
How To Make A Social Justice Warrior
Price: Free! Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014 by CatYelling. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Will Shetterly may be the only person who has gotten death threats from both racists and anti-racists. This is his history of of flamewars, black lists, and mobbing by science fiction fans who believe they will make a better world by raging on the internet.
The Gospel of the Knife
Price: $3.99 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: $3.99 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,820. 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
Dogland
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,020. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The Nix family has moved to Florida to open Dogland: a combination zoo, restaurant and motel. But it isn't long before Nix and his clan of eccentric supporters run afoul of unsympathetic locals. The problem? Luke Nix has hired Ethorne Hawkins. Hawkins is black. And it's 1959.
Cats Have No Lord
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,990. 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,380. 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,570. 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
Midnight Girl
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,500. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2009 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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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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