Sean Williams

just a face in the crowd

posted on 14 Oct 2006 at 12:37 am
Further to my earlier post, and thanks to the one and only Cat Sparks for pointing this out, I now know that there 2086 Sean Williamses in the United States. HowManyOfMe.com There are:2,086people with my namein the U.S.A. How many have your name? Wha

nebula unveiled

posted on 4 Oct 2006 at 11:41 am
The universe is so beautiful I could weep. This image of the Lagoon Nebula, with stars removed, confirms something I’ve been thinking for a while: that stars may be the engines driving many interstellar process and the campfires around which li

wordage, wordage everywhere

posted on 30 Sep 2006 at 10:54 am
Sometimes being a writer is more about reading than writing. Sometimes reading swamps writing entirely, a situation I find myself in at the moment. I don’t mean reading over my own work during the editing process; neither do I mean reading for

oh my

posted on 29 Sep 2006 at 9:53 am
Pyr’s beautiful hardback edition of The Blood Debt arrived this week. It might actually be the most beautiful book ever made.

falling on my assonance

posted on 24 Sep 2006 at 10:26 am
As my brain gets older, my neural nets continue to evolve in unpredictable ways. (I’m sure I’m not alone on that score.) Sometimes I find myself performing writerly tasks on autopilot that would once have required my full, conscious atten

breaking the drought

posted on 20 Sep 2006 at 10:03 am
It’s been a long time coming. Prior to a couple of weeks ago, the last “substantial” (ie over 1000 words) short story I wrote that wasn’t a spin-off from a novel was “The Girl-Thing”, which came into being in Septe


posted on 19 Sep 2006 at 8:35 am
Today, I’m pleased to say, is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrrr!

reviews and such

posted on 16 Sep 2006 at 10:47 am
Gabe Chouinard has posted a thought-provoking treatise on The Crooked Letter and reviews in general here, in which I am exhorted to become “more purple, so to speak”. It’s a fair call. 🙂 Check it out. He has lots of interesting t

soap kitchen

posted on 13 Sep 2006 at 9:19 am
Earlier this year, at Conflux, I was granted a unique opportunity. I’m not talking about interviewing Sir Arthur C Clarke, although that was another special moment from the same con. I’m referring to the reading of my sci-fi musical, R

things i like about japan (redux)

posted on 9 Sep 2006 at 10:29 am
Given the relative imminence of Japan’s first worldcon, I thought I’d dust off my old weblog of the time I spent in Nagoya for anyone curious about what might be in store for them. I’ve trimmed it a little, to reflect changed circum