Sean Williams

Impossible Music

posted on 30 Sep 2019 at 9:54 pm
“Showcasing his skill at writing realism, Australian sci-fi author Williams (the Twinmaker series) creates a contemplative, sensitively written novel that takes readers deep into the mind of a young musician suffering an identity crisis. … 

Have Sword, Will Travel

posted on 1 Feb 2018 at 2:18 am
Out now!   Have Sword, Will Travel, the first book in a new series with Garth Nix. Set in a world where girls can be knights as well as boys, a long-lost enchanted sword sweeps Eleanor and Odo off an adventure not entirely of their making. Spoil


posted on 4 Oct 2017 at 2:21 am
“Twinmaker took my breath away. A triumph of thrilling action and vivid imagination.”—Alison Goodman, author of EON and EONA “A mind-blowing adventure about what it means to be human, and what it means to find ourselves.”—Scott Westerfeld

The Crooked Letter (keeps on keeping on)

posted on 24 Aug 2012 at 7:10 am
“The Crooked Letter is half kabbalistic text, half apocalyptic literature, and all around general mind twist.” I love this review.

The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance (still getting some love)

posted on 17 Dec 2011 at 11:05 pm
Character depth is a go—dive, dive, diveThe thing that made Fatal Alliance a truly good read, though, was Williams’ characters. For characters who are essentially one-shot characters for these novels, Williams brought an astonishing level of de

A gift of a review

posted on 18 Sep 2011 at 1:43 am
Here’s a great review from the NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children: (excerpt) “What is particularly enjoyable about this book is that because they are twins, Jack and Jade are co-protagonists. For once the girl is not the sid

Troubletwisters and gender

posted on 24 Aug 2011 at 10:52 pm
From Stephanie Gottschalk in the examiner: “On a side note, it is also worth mentioning that the book manages to achieve a level of gender-neutrality that is pleasantly surprising coming from two male authors.  Nix and Williams do not make inc

The Blood Debt

posted on 16 Aug 2011 at 10:40 pm
From the West Australian (thanks, Ian!): “Sean Williams is something of a literary chameleon. He is able to write hard science fiction, space opera, cyberpunk and fantasy with equal facility. “This book, the second Book of the Cataclysm a


posted on 13 Aug 2011 at 3:18 am
The reception to Troubletwisters has been extraordinarily gratifying. It’s been described as an “enjoyable romp” (Publishers Weekly),”a cracking start to a highly original series that will really appeal to fantasy fans aged ni

Older Reviews

posted on 12 Aug 2011 at 11:26 pm
Below are some recent reviews I’ve culled from my old LiveJournal site. If you’d like to see more, this link will take you to the distant past (like, 2007).