Daddy's World

Daddy's World

by Walter Jon Williams

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BN ID: 2940016008660
Publisher: World Domination, Ltd.
Publication date: 01/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 133 KB

About the Author

Walter Jon Williams is an award-winning, best-selling science fiction author. His first novel to attract serious public attention was Hardwired, described by Roger Zelazny as "a tough, sleek juggernaut of a story, punctuated by strobe-light movements, coursing to the wail of jets and the twang of steel guitars." In 2001 he won a Nebula Award for his novelette, "Daddy's World," and in 2005 another Nebula for “The Green Leopard Plague.”

The fantasy Metropolitan, which was nominated for a Nebula Award, begins a sequence continued in a Nebula- and Hugo-nominated second novel, City on Fire. Of these works, Norman Spinrad wrote, "There's a Jules Verne solidity to it, all girders and ductwork and massively clanking machineries, a Victorian feel of iron and stone and steam somehow,beautifully and cunningly rendered. . . not only a well-realized work but a hopeful landmark of sorts . . ."

His latest work is The Fourth Wall, the third book in his series of near-future thrillers featuring game designer Dagmar Shaw.

Walter=s web page may be found at

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful and sad story. What world would you not create for your dying child. This family learns that they can save the memories of their dying child. They hope through cloning to bring him back. In the real world there is only a short time that parents can control their child's world. The dreams of youth, imagination, and fantasy only stay with us for so long in the human mind. How would you react to a world caught in the imagination of a child? I immediatly connected to this story. When I was young I had fantasies about Don Quixote based soley on only hearing the songs of the musical with no context. This book played on the childlike fantasy that I created from the musical. My fantasy was no where near the reality of the book or the real play. Wow Walter what a great story. A refreshing look on the question of humanity, and tilting at windmills.