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Biography: Will studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College and English at the University of Vermont. He currently lives, writes, and teaches in Minneapolis. His first novel Goblin Secrets won the 2012 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, and companion novel Ghoulish Song was a finalist for the 2014 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature. His short stories have been published in many magazines and anthologies.


 
Fantasy & Science Fiction July / August 2014
New fiction chosen by guest editor C.C. Finlay, reviews, more.
    Contents
    Novelets
  • Palm Strike's Last Case == Charlie Jane Anders
  • Subduction == Paul M. Berger
  • The Traveling Salesman Solution == David Erik Nelson
  • The Day of the Nuptial Flight == Sarina Dorie
  • The Aerophone == Dinesh Rao
  • A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai'i == Alaya Dawn Johnson
    Short Stories
  • Seven Things Cadet Blanchard Learned from the Trade Summit Incident == Annalee Flower Horne
  • End of the World Community College == Sandra McDonald
  • The Girls Who Go Below == Cat Hellisen
  • Testimony of Samuel Frobisher Regarding Events Upon His Majesty's Ship Confidence, 14-22 June, 1818, With Diagrams == Ian Tregillis
  • Five Tales of the Aqueduct == Spencer Ellsworth
  • Belly == Haddayr Copley-Woods
  • The Only Known Law == William Alexander
 
Magazine, 258 pages, Magazine, 1st Edition  
Spilogale - 2014 - ISBN: fsfmag0714  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027856 $7.99
Adams, John Joseph (editor)  
Other Worlds Than These
Reprints thirty-one stories of parallel worlds.
    Contents
  • Foreword == Lev Grossman
  • Introduction == John Joseph Adams
  • Moon Six == Stephen Baxter
  • A Brief Guide to Other Histories == Paul McAuley
  • Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage == Seanan McGuire
  • An Empty House with Many Doors == Michael Swanwick
  • Twenty-Two Centimeters == Gregory Benford
  • Ana's Tag == William Alexander
  • Nothing Personal == Pat Cadigan
  • The Rose Wall == Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Thirteen Texts of Arthyria == John R. Fultz
  • Ruminations in an Alien Tongue == Vandana Singh
  • Ten Sigmas == Paul Melko
  • Magic for Beginners == Kelly Link
  • [a ghost samba] == Ian McDonald
  • The Cristobal Effect == Simon McCaffery
  • Beyond Porch and Portal == E. Catherine Tobler
  • Signal to Noise == Alastair Reynolds
  • Porridge on Islac == Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Mrs. Todd's Shortcut == Stephen King
  • The Ontological Factor == David Barr Kirtley
  • Dear Annabehls == Mercurio D. Rivera
  • The Goat Variations == Jeff VanderMeer
  • The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr == George R.R. Martin
  • Of Swords and Horses == Carrie Vaughn
  • Impossible Dreams == Tim Pratt
  • Like Minds == Robert Reed
  • The City of Blind Delight == Catherynne M. Valente
  • Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain == Yoon Ha Lee
  • Angles == Orson Scott Card
  • The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories == Christie Yant
  • Trips == Robert Silverberg
  • For Further Reading == Ross Lockhart
 
Anthology, 552 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Night Shade Books - 2012 - ISBN: 1597804339 / 9781597804332  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019669 $16.99
Alexander, William  
Ambassador
Signed by the author on the title page. Ages 8 and up. What sane eleven-year-old could refuse to be Earth's ambassador to the galaxy? Some ingenious tinkering sends Gabe's 'entangled' self out to the center of the galaxy. There he learns that Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force, and that Gabe himself is the target of an assassination plot. Exactly who wants him out of the way, and why? Meanwhile, back home in Minneapolis, Gabe discovers that his undocumented parents are in danger of being deported. Can Gabe survive long enough to find solutions to both 'alien' problems?  
Novel, 222 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
McElderry - 2014 - ISBN: 1442497645 / 9781442497641  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028440 $16.99
Alexander, William  
Ghoulish Song
Signed by the author on the title page. Ages 8 and up. In the town of Zombay, Kaile wants to be a musician, and is delighted when a goblin gives her a bone flute. But the flute's single mournful song separates Kaile and her shadow. They learn the flute is tied to a ghoul made from the bones of those who drowned in the River. With the ghoul chasing her and the River threatening to flood, will Kaile and her shadow be able to learn the right tune to keep Zombay safe?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature


Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 166 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
McElderry - 2014 - ISBN: 1442427302 / 9781442427303  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026066 $6.99
Alexander, William  
Ghoulish Song
Signed by the author on the title page. Ages 8 and up. In the town of Zombay, Kaile wants to be a musician, and is delighted when a goblin gives her a bone flute. But the flute's single mournful song separates Kaile and her shadow. They learn the flute is tied to a ghoul made from the bones of those who drowned in the River. With the ghoul chasing her and the River threatening to flood, will Kaile and her shadow be able to learn the right tune to keep Zombay safe?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature


Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 166 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
McElderry Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1442427299 / 9781442427297  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021355 $16.99
Alexander, William  
Ghoulish Song audiobook
Ages 8 and up. In the town of Zombay, Kaile wants to be a musician, and is delighted when a goblin gives her a bone flute. But the flute's single mournful song separates Kaile and her shadow. They learn the flute is tied to a ghoul made from the bones of those who drowned in the River. With the ghoul chasing her and the River threatening to flood, will Kaile and her shadow be able to learn the right tune to keep Zombay safe?  
Novel, Audio CD(s), Unabridged - 4 CDs, 4 hours, performed by the author  
Simon & Schuster Audioworks - 2013 - ISBN: 1442363061 / 9781442363069  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021989 $19.99
Alexander, William  
Goblin Secrets
Signed by the author on the title page. Ages 8 and up. In the town of Zombay, a witch named Graba takes in stray children. Rownie is the youngest boy in her household; his only real relative is his older brother Rowan, who is an actor. But in Zombay, humans are forbidden to wear masks, perform plays, or pretend to be other than what they are. Rowan disappeared when the Mayor's Guard raided an illegal play. Desperate to find him, Rownie joins up with a troupe of goblins who skirt the law to put on plays. But their plays are not only for entertainment, and the masks they use are for more than make-believe. The goblins welcome Rownie; they also want to find Rowan, who might be the only person who can stop the mighty River from flooding the town.

Awards:
♦  Winner for the 2012 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
♦  Finalist for the 25th Annual Minnesota Book Award for Young People's Literature


Recommended by Elizabeth: A very enjoyable, not too scary fantasy. I particularly enjoyed the goblin theater troupe, and the behind the scenes look at live theater and acting.  
Novel, 223 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
McElderry Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1442427272 / 9781442427273  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021365 $6.99
Alexander, William  
Goblin Secrets
Signed on the title page, with 'National Book Award Winner' sticker on the front of the jacket. Ages 8 and up. In the town of Zombay, a witch named Graba takes in stray children. Rownie is the youngest boy in her household; his only real relative is his older brother Rowan, who is an actor. But in Zombay, humans are forbidden to wear masks, perform plays, or pretend to be other than what they are. Rowan disappeared when the Mayor's Guard raided an illegal play. Desperate to find him, Rownie joins up with a troupe of goblins who skirt the law to put on plays. But their plays are not only for entertainment, and the masks they use are for more than make-believe. The goblins welcome Rownie; they also want to find Rowan, who might be the only person who can stop the mighty River from flooding the town.

Awards:
♦  Winner for the 2012 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
♦  Finalist for the 25th Annual Minnesota Book Award for Young People's Literature


Recommended by Elizabeth: A very enjoyable, not too scary fantasy. I particularly enjoyed the goblin theater troupe, and the behind the scenes look at live theater and acting.  
Novel, 223 pages, Hardcover, Later Printing  
McElderry Books - 2012 - ISBN: 1442427264 / 9781442427266  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017037 $16.99
Alexander, William  
Goblin Secrets audiobook
Ages 8 and up. In the town of Zombay, a witch named Graba takes in stray children. Rownie is the youngest boy in her household; his only real relative is his older brother Rowan, who is an actor. But in Zombay, humans are forbidden to wear masks, perform plays, or pretend to be other than what they are. Rowan disappeared when the Mayor's Guard raided an illegal play. Desperate to find him, Rownie joins up with a troupe of goblins who skirt the law to put on plays. But their plays are not only for entertainment, and the masks they use are for more than make-believe. The goblins welcome Rownie; they also want to find Rowan, who might be the only person who can stop the mighty River from flooding the town.

Awards:
♦  Winner for the 2012 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
♦  Finalist for the 25th Annual Minnesota Book Award for Young People's Literature


Recommended by Elizabeth: A very enjoyable, not too scary fantasy. I particularly enjoyed the goblin theater troupe, and the behind the scenes look at live theater and acting.  
Novel, Audio CD(s), Unabridged - 4 CDs, 5 hours, performed by the author  
Simon & Schuster Audioworks - 2012 - ISBN: 1442363037 / 9781442363038  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021983 $19.99
Krasnostein, Alisa (editor) / Rios, Julia (editor)  
Kaleidoscope
Ages 12 and up. Twenty original sf and fantasy stories featuring a diverse range of teen protagonists, including a superhero with a disability, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, a transgendered animal shifter, and more.
    Contents
  • Cookie Cutter Superhero == Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • The Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon == Ken Liu
  • The Legend Trap == Sean Williams
  • End of Service == Gabriela Lee
  • Chupacabra's Song == Jim C. Hines
  • The Day the God Died == Alena McNamara
  • Signature == Faith Mudge
  • The Lovely Duckling == Tim Susman
  • Kiss and Kiss and Kiss and Tell == E.C. Myers
  • Vanilla == Dirk Flinthart
  • Careful Magic == Karen Healey
  • Walkdog == Sofia Samatar
  • Celebration == Sean Eads
  • The Truth About Owls == Amal El-Mohtar
  • Krishna Blue == Shveta Thakrar
  • Every Little Thing == Holly Kench
  • Happy Go Lucky == Garth Nix
  • Ordinary Things == Vylar Kaftan
  • Double Time == John Chu
  • Welcome == William Alexander
  • About the Authors
  • A Note from the Editors
  • Acknowledgements
 
Anthology, 428 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Twelfth Planet - 2014 - ISBN: 1922101117 / 9781922101112  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029157 $21.99
Sherman, Delia (editor) / Barzak, Christoper (editor)  
Interfictions 2
Stories that don't fit neatly into genre pigeonholes.
    Contents
  • Introduction: On the Pleasures of Not Belonging == Henry Jenkins
  • The War Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper == Jeffrey Ford
  • Beautiful Feast == M. Rickert
  • Remembrance Is Something Like a House == Will Ludwigsen
  • The Long and Short of Long-Term Memory == Cecil Castellucci
  • The Score == Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • The Two of Me == Ray Vukcevich
  • The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria == Carlos Hernandez
  • Shoes == Lavie Tidhar
  • Interviews After the Revolution == Brian Francis Slattery
  • Count Poniatowski and the Beautiful Chicken == Elizabeth Ziemska
  • Black Dog: A Biography == Peter M. Ball
  • Berry Moon: Laments of a Muse == Camilla Bruce
  • Morton Goes to the Hospital == Amelia Beamer
  • After Verona == William Alexander
  • Valentines == Shira Lipkin
  • (*_*?) ~ ~ ~ ~ (-_-): The Warp and the Woof == Alan DeNiro
  • The Marriage == Nin Andrews
  • Child-Empress of Mars == Theodora Goss
  • L'Ile Close == Lionel Davoust
  • Afterbirth == Stephanie Shaw
  • The 121 == David J. Schwartz
  • Afterwords: An Interstitial Interview == Colleen Mondor, Christopher Barzak, and Delia Sherman
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Interstitial Arts Foundation
  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
 
Anthology, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Small Beer Press - 2009 - ISBN: 1931520615 / 9781931520614  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New005677 $16.00


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