Sean Williams

“I could the degrees as I think.”

posted on 4 Dec 2006 at 8:44 am
Hmm. What the hell does that mean? I found this sentence in the first draft of “Cenotaxis”, a novella that will slip between the first books of the Astropolis series (due out in standalone form late next year from MonkeyBrain). What it

testing, testing

posted on 28 Nov 2006 at 10:04 am
I’ve never tried to paste a picture into my LJ before, so here goes. This is the final cover of the US edition of Saturn Returns, slightly redesigned from the first version I posted a few weeks back but still featuring the amazing art of Stepha

home & hot

posted on 25 Nov 2006 at 9:23 am
Well, I’m back at my desk. And whew: it’s boiling here in Adelaide. It is, however, quite pleasant with the curtains closed, and I do love to mushroom over the summer months… While I was away, Rob Bedford posted a couple of items to

one last thing…

posted on 19 Nov 2006 at 10:50 am
Earlier this year I performed a reading at the launch of a new Adelaide “literary salon” called Wordfire. I decided to read from Saturn Returns, as I had in Brisbane while high on painkillers. Scott Westerfeld commented after that reading

on titles and automated sprinklers

posted on 3 Nov 2006 at 2:36 pm
At the end of this post I’ve listed the names of my current top twelve favourite ambient tracks. Their titles fascinate me. Underworld, by far the most famous of any of these artists, seems to be deliberately drawing attention to itself, or try

Saturn Returns cover

posted on 19 Oct 2006 at 9:13 am
The cover of my next novel has just been unveiled to the world, and it’s a corker! Stephan Martiniere is a god. I’ve been extraordinarily lucky with covers throughout my career. Even my foreign covers have been fun. Saturn Returns also ha

Iron Codpieces

posted on 29 May 2006 at 12:37 pm
“Alas for our beloved genre,” says Alexis Gilliland in the Spring 2006 issue of the SFWA Bulletin. “Time travel always was fantasy. Interstellar space travel (with Einstein refuting FTL travel, and now cosmic rays denying even the p

Yes, that question.

posted on 9 May 2006 at 6:55 pm
Where do stories come from? Some writers hate having to answer this question, but it’s a valid one. If we don’t try to analyse the source of our stories, what happens if that source dries up? Not for a moment do I believe that any writers

…and now the UK

posted on 15 Sep 2005 at 8:32 am
Orbit Books in the UK has made an offer on the Astropolis series, to be published first as trade paperback and then in A format. I write this slightly hungover from celebrating. This will be my first time published in the UK with a major publisher. T