Sean Williams

commentary on “Christmas”

posted on 6 Dec 2006 at 9:42 am
Speaking of old stuff, as I was the other day, my story “White Christmas” is now available (for free!) at Ticonderoga Online (thanks, Russ and Liz), with an added treat. Not steak knives. Click the “Writer Commentary” button a

“I could the degrees as I think.”

posted on 4 Dec 2006 at 8:44 am
Hmm. What the hell does that mean? I found this sentence in the first draft of “Cenotaxis”, a novella that will slip between the first books of the Astropolis series (due out in standalone form late next year from MonkeyBrain). What it

’tis the season…

posted on 30 Nov 2006 at 7:23 am
… for interviews, apparently. Steve Wilson of Space Archaeology fame has pinned me down on the issues of Geodesica, Saturn Returns and all manner of interesting subjects. His site is fantastic, too, combining as it does two of my personal favou

testing, testing

posted on 28 Nov 2006 at 10:04 am
I’ve never tried to paste a picture into my LJ before, so here goes. This is the final cover of the US edition of Saturn Returns, slightly redesigned from the first version I posted a few weeks back but still featuring the amazing art of Stepha

ten reasons to call myself ‘un-australian’

posted on 27 Nov 2006 at 11:04 am
…whatever that means. (Here, here, here and here are four opinions on the matter.) (1) I don’t drink beer. Having discovered in recent times that it makes me unwell, even at small doses, I’ve had to give my beloved Coopers Pale Ale

home & hot

posted on 25 Nov 2006 at 9:23 am
Well, I’m back at my desk. And whew: it’s boiling here in Adelaide. It is, however, quite pleasant with the curtains closed, and I do love to mushroom over the summer months… While I was away, Rob Bedford posted a couple of items to

one last thing…

posted on 19 Nov 2006 at 10:50 am
Earlier this year I performed a reading at the launch of a new Adelaide “literary salon” called Wordfire. I decided to read from Saturn Returns, as I had in Brisbane while high on painkillers. Scott Westerfeld commented after that reading

absent in black

posted on 18 Nov 2006 at 8:42 am
I’m out of the office for a week or so, and to be honest, I’ll miss it. Sometimes people wonder how I cope with working from home most of the time. My response is simple: I bloody love it. No commuting, fully-stocked kitchen, couch for af

the librarian in me, again

posted on 14 Nov 2006 at 10:35 am
This may sound like a small thing, but I’m forever unsure how to organise my bibliography. Should I do it by series, as per the current version, or by genre (sf vs fantasy)? By author (solo vs collaboration) or by readership (adult vs YA vs kid

a small coincidence

posted on 9 Nov 2006 at 3:16 pm
The first time I read Sir Arthur C Clarke’s A Fall of Moondust, I was excited to see that two of the characters, Pat Harris and Robert Bryant, shared my birthday, May 23rd. This coincidence of dates sent a little shiver through my innocent, pre