A few months ago FitzFlagg posted regarding Tad William's Shadowmarch project. Tad is releasing a story in 'episodes' on the internet. At the time of the original post very little was happening with the project, with just the prologue, and 2 episode's available for download, and these were free.
I did keep visiting the site, waiting for things to start happening, and for other episodes to become available, although I expected a subscription charge for further updates. As very often happens, as soon as I stopped checking, things started moving.
He now has seven episodes available, five of which are free, and to download more you will need to pay a one-off subscription fee of $14.99 (£10.26 UK).
The subscription is for Season One of Shadowmarch, which would suggest more is to come after the current 'run'.
I have only read the first 2 episodes so far... but they have whetted my appitite for more...
[This message has been edited by dennizm (edited September 08, 2001).]
September 8th, 2001, 02:54 PM
Just wanted to thank you for reminding me about this one... excellent site. I just paid my money - saving it has html to burn a disk for myself with all the graphics etc of the site... very cool stuff... and its TAD!
September 8th, 2001, 07:07 PM
Kane... you are welcome http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif
I am actually making a PDF file for my own use... I cannot read this amount of text on the screen, so I am printing it out from the PDF, cracking a can of Fosters Lager... and reading the old fashioned way http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif
September 29th, 2001, 11:22 AM
I have to confess I'm really unsure about this. The content is fantastic. I really like what the free previews show and would /love/ to buy the novel(s). The problem I have with this is that there's no way to determine how much this is going to cost me to read the entire story (also true of Jordan's saga). I don't have a problem with shelling out the dollars for a book. But this subscription gives you one year and then it cuts off. I'd rather pay more upfront and be guaranteed the right to finish the story. I dunno. I'm still doing the internal debate thing. I know it won't ever be released as a book. There's also no guarantee he will actually finish the story. If pirated versions become available it will just stop. I really like TW's work, and am really glad he's making a return to fantasy. Just wish there was a little more certainty on this issue.
Ok, sorry for the rant http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif
September 29th, 2001, 11:36 AM
Giarc: In an interview somewhere Tad did mention he might publish it as a standard book, but not for a loooong time.
September 29th, 2001, 02:17 PM
Hmm...that sounds promising! I thought I read somewhere on the shadowmarch site that he wouldn't at all. Why can't he be just another fantasy hack? Then the decision would be so simple!!! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/wink.gif
Thanks for the info http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif
September 29th, 2001, 06:48 PM
Giarc... you get all of season one for a one of payment... okay, I don't know how long a season will be.
October 1st, 2001, 04:23 PM
Denizm: I can't believe you drink fosters! Everyone knows the best Australian beer is VB.
October 1st, 2001, 05:30 PM
The first season ends August 14th 2002.
Each month there are two installments. So in this first season there will be twenty-four episodes.
October 2nd, 2001, 01:58 AM
Sorry Eventine but surely everyone knows the Aussies know squaddily about beer. BQ's yes. Sport yes. Beer no.
Never have i found a schooner lurking anywhere else than in aus.
Denniz I'm disappointed with you... What would the others say if they could see you now!! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif
I'll wait for the book if it ever comes out i think.