Sean Williams

soap kitchen

posted on 13 Sep 2006 at 9:19 am
Earlier this year, at Conflux, I was granted a unique opportunity. I’m not talking about interviewing Sir Arthur C Clarke, although that was another special moment from the same con. I’m referring to the reading of my sci-fi musical, R

things i like about japan (redux)

posted on 9 Sep 2006 at 10:29 am
Given the relative imminence of Japan’s first worldcon, I thought I’d dust off my old weblog of the time I spent in Nagoya for anyone curious about what might be in store for them. I’ve trimmed it a little, to reflect changed circum

a thousand words a pop

posted on 8 Sep 2006 at 8:52 am
I finally have a Flickr account (here) containing photos that range from the professional (Writers of the Future) to the personal (dusty imprints of my arse). I’ll post anything that takes my fancy, in no particular order. My favourites at the

a sad loss

posted on 6 Sep 2006 at 8:04 pm
I could and probably should update my LJ with gossip from Worldcon and boring writerly stuff, but I won’t just yet. Instead I’m going to talk briefly about Colin Thiele, who died earlier this week from heart failure. Australians will know

blame Sinbad

posted on 21 Aug 2006 at 3:05 pm
The Writers of the Future bash was amazing fun, with new and old friends combining to make it just as mind-blowing as ever. I’ll post something more profound than that soon, when photos of the event appear online. I’m in LA now and absolu

parting the fog

posted on 17 Aug 2006 at 3:50 am
Well, here I am in San Diego, brain-fogged from jetlag and a 30-hour flight to get here. Security wasn’t as bad as I had expected. My new itsy-bitsy laptop proved invaluable on many occasions. That may have been the best purchase I made this ye

worldcon & wotf

posted on 11 Aug 2006 at 11:04 am
August is going to be a busy kind of fun. Or a fun kind of busy. I can’t decide which, or if there’s even a difference. First up is the 22nd Annual Writers of the Future Awards, which will be held with all due ceremony this year at the Sa

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

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


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