Sean Williams

The Subjects

posted on 29 Jan 2013 at 1:34 am
Some of you many know that I’m going into a sleep centre shortly. Not because I have sleep apnoea, but SCIENCE. “Writers and artists are experts at imagining and creating the lives and worlds of others – but what happens when the table

New Story in COSMOS

posted on 11 Dec 2012 at 10:42 pm
“The Missing Metatarsal” is my first d-mat (matter transmitter) story for many, many years. It’s just come out in the December issue of Cosmos magazine, with terrific interior art by Jamie Tufrey (reproduced here). It’s a myst

TWINMAKER announced

posted on 23 Oct 2012 at 11:20 pm
At last! The sale of my new series has just been announced in Publishers Marketplace: “Sean Williams’ TWINMAKER, the first in a high stakes, near-future trilogy about a teen girl trying to save her best friend from the tangle of terrorist

A Slow Update on the Mundane Train of Thought

posted on 6 Oct 2012 at 11:05 pm
While on holidays, I was interviewed by io9’s Charlie Jane Anders for an article on “mundane space opera” (following up a rant of mine on LJ from some years back, just before I started writing Astropolis). The article came out a cou


posted on 10 Sep 2012 at 12:33 am
I’ve just sold a story to Cat Sparks at Cosmos, which excites me for several reasons: 1) I love working with Cat; 2) Cosmos is awesome; 3) it’ll be out in December, making this my second SF story this year (just); and 4) it’s a mys

hiatus, thy days are numbered

posted on 24 Aug 2012 at 7:19 am
A quick post to say that, yes, I have been extraordinarily slack with this blog. That will change soon. Yes.  Stuff has been happening. Stuff will continue to happen. Facebook can’t be the chronicler of everything . . . .

ARMORED (and) ready to roll

posted on 27 Mar 2012 at 5:06 am
Okay, it’s here at last. Armored, John Joseph Adams’s latest collection, is on the shelves, and I’ve got a story in it. In fact, I have the last story in it, which makes me very happy. Coming last in an anthology isn’t like co

Proud to be a Lifer at the SAWC

posted on 11 Jan 2012 at 6:34 am
In all its history, the SA Writers’ Centre has bestowed just three honorary life-memberships. I’m immensely pleased to be one of them. At last year’s farewell of outgoing director Barbara Wiesner (also the annual St Lucy’s Xma


posted on 11 Oct 2011 at 11:38 pm
Hope is an anthology intended to help raise awareness of suicide. You can buy it here. It’s a very worthwhile cause and a great collection too, containing stories by Paul Haines, Karen Lee Field, Pamela Freeman, Rowena Cory Daniells, Alan Baxte

Ghosts by Gaslight are GO

posted on 8 Sep 2011 at 12:54 am
A copy of Jack Dann and Nick Gever’s awesome anthology Ghosts by Gaslight has reached my hot little hands and it’s a beautiful thing. It contains a new story by me, “The Jade Woman of the Luminous Star”, and a host of others,