Will Shetterly

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Will Shetterly and Emma Bull

Will Shetterly (born 1955) is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction best known for his novel Dogland (1997). The novel is inspired by his childhood at the tourist attraction Dog Land owned by his parents.[1] He won the Minnesota Book Award for Fantasy & Science Fiction for his novel Elsewhere (1991),[2] and was a finalist with Nevernever (1993);[3] both books are set in Terri Windling's The Borderland Series shared universe. He has also written short stories for various Borderland anthologies.

Biography[edit]

He is married to author Emma Bull. The couple live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and were both members of the writing group The Scribblies, which also included, Pamela Dean, Kara Dalkey, Nate Bucklin, Patricia Wrede and Steven Brust. Shetterly and Bull created and edited the Liavek shared universe anthologies.

Shetterly created the comic book character Captain Confederacy, played a small role in the film Toxic Zombies, and ran for governor of Minnesota in 1994 on the Grassroots Party ticket.[1]

In 2009, he donated his archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.[4]

Shetterly popularized the term "social justice warriors"[citation needed] in 2009 in his blog "Social Justice Warriors: Do Not Engage", by contrasting them with "social justice workers", the former being more extreme people who "rage, mob and dox in the belief that promoting identitarianism [I.e., identity politics] will make a better world.".[5][non-primary source needed]

Bibliography[edit]

Short Stories[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Cats Have No Lord (1985)
  • Witch Blood (1986)
  • The Tangled Lands (1989)
  • Elsewhere (1991)
  • Nevernever (1993)
  • Dogland (1997)
  • Chimera (2000)
  • Thor's Hammer (The Voyage of the Basset) (2000)
  • The Gospel of the Knife (July 2007)
  • Midnight Girl ( An Online Novel; scroll to External Links, and it is [2])

Collection[edit]

Anthology Series[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

Awards[edit]

He won the Minnesota Book Award for Fantasy & Science Fiction for his novel Elsewhere, and was nominated for the 2008 World Fantasy Award for his novel, The Gospel of the Knife.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shetterly, Will. "A short autobiography by Will Shetterly". Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Minnesota Book Awards 1992 Finalists and Winners". The Friends of the Saint Paul Library. 1992. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Minnesota Book Awards 1994 Finalists and Winners". The Friends of the Saint Paul Library. 1994. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  4. ^ Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Collection Archived 2012-06-03 at the Wayback Machine., Northern Illinois University
  5. ^ Will Shetterly. "Social Justice Warriors: Do Not Engage". sjwar.blogspot.com.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-06. Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-10. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  11. ^ Shetterly, Will (2007-04-23). "Qwerty Ranch: Little Red and the Big Bad". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2007-04-29. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  12. ^ Shetterly, Will (2012-04-25). "it's all one thing: "The People Who Owned the Bible" by Will Shetterly". Shetterly.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-22. Retrieved 2007-07-12. 

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