Sean Williams

fired up

posted on 3 Aug 2006 at 1:12 pm
A quick plug for lit-fans in Moomin-free Adelaide: Wordfire is “based around the European tradition of the literary salon” and offers new and experienced writers alike the chance to read their work in a friendly (or at least slightly tips

august holes

posted on 2 Aug 2006 at 8:50 am
Something odd is going on in the field of black holes, if New Scientist is any judge. During my recent reading of the magazine (passive research is a wonderful thing), I’ve learned that they might well be: compact balls of plasma called “

friends are electric

posted on 28 Jul 2006 at 7:54 pm
So Jonathan Strahan rings me today and tells me that Gary Numan is playing a gig just up the road from the Worldcon hotel the same week we’re there. This is a Big Deal for me, and not just because I’ve recently finished a book that relies

sins of the great-great-uncle

posted on 20 Jul 2006 at 9:29 pm
The wonderful Amanda Nettelbeck and colleague Rob Foster are just about to release their latest book, Writing William Willshire: Race, Nationalism and Frontier Violence in Late Colonial Australia, due out any day now from Wakefield Press. It’s

I am “Number Two”

posted on 19 Jul 2006 at 3:23 pm
I mentioned in an earlier post my alter ego, Sean Williams, author of The Sound of the Ancestral Ship and editor of The Ethnologist’s Cookbook. (We occasionally exchange emails about collaborating, but can’t agree on whose name should go

toilet wisdom

posted on 15 Jul 2006 at 10:14 am
While cleaning out the notebook I keep in my bag in case inspiration strikes (actually, the last one I finished, which has been sitting on my desk for months waiting to be transferred into the equivalent file on my computer), I found the following qu

Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show & Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

posted on 8 Jul 2006 at 9:12 am
Hey, love those long publication names. We’ve come a long way from “Analog”, “Omni” and “Eidolon” (or have we come full circle?). Anyway, I’m still behind on posting properly and replying to comments, t

symbols & some old stories

posted on 3 Jul 2006 at 1:03 pm
Just quickly… Anyone interested in the symbols used in the Books of the Cataclysm will find a list of explanations here, now updated to include the last three books. (No spoilers, unless you’re psychic.) Also, I’ve just discovered t


posted on 1 Jul 2006 at 9:26 am
Just a quick note to say that I’m still here and intending to post properly soon. June was a hectic month, thanks mainly to finishing the first draft of Saturn Returns, editing the copy edited ms and final pages of The Devoured Earth on very ti


posted on 3 Jun 2006 at 9:00 am
What would happen if reincarnation was real and didn’t only go forwards? What do Feynman’s time-travelling electron and the velocity of money have in common? One possible answer to both questions is in “The End of the World Begins a