Sean Williams

’tis the season…

posted on 30 Nov 2006 at 7:23 am
… for interviews, apparently. Steve Wilson of Space Archaeology fame has pinned me down on the issues of Geodesica, Saturn Returns and all manner of interesting subjects. His site is fantastic, too, combining as it does two of my personal favou

absent in black

posted on 18 Nov 2006 at 8:42 am
I’m out of the office for a week or so, and to be honest, I’ll miss it. Sometimes people wonder how I cope with working from home most of the time. My response is simple: I bloody love it. No commuting, fully-stocked kitchen, couch for af

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

toilet wisdom

posted on 15 Jul 2006 at 10:14 am
While cleaning out the notebook I keep in my bag in case inspiration strikes (actually, the last one I finished, which has been sitting on my desk for months waiting to be transferred into the equivalent file on my computer), I found the following qu

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

Worthy Cause of the Week

posted on 11 May 2006 at 10:15 am
Elemental, the Tsunami Relief Anthology, is released any day now. Here is the Barnes & Noble review, which highlights the excerpt from Geodesica: Descent that Shane and I contributed. I am excited to be in an anthology with Sir Arthur C Clarke,

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

Geodesica & the web

posted on 3 May 2006 at 10:36 am
Geodesica: Ascent features a colony based on principles of free information. New Scientist recently ran an interview with Tim Berners-Lee, “the man behind the web” in which he expressed an opinion similar to mine: “[T]he conclusion

Hi ho, hi ho…

posted on 12 Apr 2006 at 5:07 pm
…it’s off to Conjure and Supanova I go. I’ll just post one piece of news and one review before shutting up shop for a couple of weeks (probably). The review first, from The Age last weekend: “If you’re going to write dec

Geodesica new

posted on 1 Mar 2006 at 10:17 am
Geodesica: Descent is out in the USA, in two forms: there’s the mass market paperback from Ace and the hardcover omnibus (with Geodesica: Ascent) from SF Book Club. Feedback from readers has been terrific. I’m really pleased that it seems