Sean Williams

2017 in Words

posted on 29 Dec 2017 at 10:53 pm
Some people freak out when they turn 50. I was looking forward to it. Perhaps because causal echoes from the future were telling me that life was about to take a marked uptick? I refuse to rule it out. 2017 is the year I went to Antarctica, Myanmar,

2017 in Music

posted on 20 Dec 2017 at 12:18 am
Put 2017 down as the year Jeffrey Koepper rekindled my love of the Berlin School–although it would be fair to say that my adoration of analogue sequencing could never really be extinguished. From the moment my father bought me a Tangerine Dream

Get the full story with E. W. Story

posted on 25 Nov 2017 at 2:58 am
Fifteen new stories in six collections or one jumbo-sized Omnibus–out now from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Apple, anywhere that sells books! I hope that’s a thought of interest to my readers, particularly those who have

The (ongoing) Adventures of AntarcticaSean Part Six: Aurora #2

posted on 22 Nov 2017 at 2:55 am
Continuing from Part Five: Aftermath. My Antarctica adventures didn’t end on coming home. There’s been a flurry of events, articles, and ongoing research that all started with Casey and will end up somehow in the book. Probably. I’m

The Adventures of AntarcticaSean Part Zero: Applying

posted on 14 Nov 2017 at 1:04 am
“Continuing” from Part Five: Aurora #2 I’ve just returned from GenreCon 2017 in Brisbane, where I gave a plenary address about applying for my Antarctica Fellowship. I’ve written and talked previously about the experience itse

Writing the Impossible

posted on 24 Oct 2017 at 11:19 pm
[tl;dr: My novella “Impossible Music” has just been published, and it’s different from anything I’ve ever written before.] As anyone who’s confronted the void of a blank page will know: there’s nothing more awful than an open brie

Swords, Snow and Short Stories in SA (and beyond)

posted on 17 Oct 2017 at 5:17 am
I’ve been lax in listing my appearances here lately (lazy author slaps own wrist) so here are three forthcoming events in SA and two in Queensland, all scheduled before the end of the year – which is shockingly close. If you want to see m

The Adventures of AntarcticaSean Part Five: Aftermath

posted on 11 Mar 2017 at 10:26 pm
Continuing from Part Four: “Aurora #1” Wednesday After breakfast on the last full day of my adventure, I chat with Jess, a postgrad who has come here to study the mystery of the Casey spring-tails. They’re not supposed to be here (the s

The Adventures of AntarcticaSean Part Four: Aurora #1

posted on 8 Mar 2017 at 12:49 am
Continuing from Part Three: “Adventure” Monday At 5.30am, I hear Johan leave the hut to go to the toilet. There’s a procedure we must all follow: no one goes to the loo without telling someone else. I guess people have got into trouble

The Adventures of AntarcticaSean Part Three: Adventure

posted on 2 Mar 2017 at 10:27 pm
Continuing from Part Two: “Arrival” “Outside one is in touch with the sternest of nature–one might be a lone soul standing . . . on Mars.” Sir Douglas Mawson, April 9th, 1912   Thursday: Before I set out from Australia, I prepa