Sean Williams

a good start

posted on 13 Jan 2006 at 11:13 am
2006 gets off to a great start with the publication of my 20th novel, Geodesica: Descent, and the reviews are terrific. Harriet Klausner : “Sean Williams and Shane Dix…are great world builders, their prose lush, visual and so descriptive

Santa’s grab bag #2

posted on 17 Dec 2005 at 9:34 am
A couple of pleasant pre-Xmas items: (1) Geodesica: Ascent has been nominated for an Aurealis Award in the Science Fiction section. (Follow the link for the complete list of nominations.) Results announced in Brisbane Feb 25. (2) I’ve been aske

Santa’s (sad) sack #1

posted on 6 Dec 2005 at 5:41 pm
Herein a few newsworthy items I’ve accrued in recent weeks but haven’t done anything about, partly out of laziness, mostly out of not having enough time, thanks to (1) The Devoured Earth, which became half a book a couple of days ago. Tha

Thogged at last!

posted on 6 Nov 2005 at 8:56 am
It had to happen eventually–or so I always told myself, more than a little hopefully. Ansible 220 features the following: “THOG’S MASTERCLASS. _Words Fail Dept._ `Flast broadcast the nonverbal equivalent of a shrug.’ (_Geodesi


posted on 27 Oct 2005 at 4:03 pm
“…energetic and concise. The plot rollicks along, propelling the reader into the action. Plush with imaginative detail…” That’s what Phillippe Cahill reckons of Geodesica: Ascent in the latest issue of Cosmos, words for

Those anyonymous hacks from Adelaide…

posted on 5 Oct 2005 at 10:04 am
The Weekend Australian ran a great review of Geodesica: Ascent over the weekend: “Geodesica: Ascent is the sort of cutting-edge, grand-scale science fiction that dazzles and entertains even as it threatens to overwhelm us with its implications


posted on 15 Sep 2005 at 10:47 am
See here for the Ace cover, in all its infernokrushing glory… S


posted on 6 Sep 2005 at 7:54 am
Cath Ortlieb had this to say in the Journal of the Australian Science Fiction Foundation: “I never thought I’d be grateful to be stuck for over two hours in a doctor’s waiting room, but I was as it enabled me to read uninterrupted.


posted on 12 Aug 2005 at 8:14 am
I’m very pleased to have had a story accepted in an anthology called ELEMENTAL, subtitled “The Tsunami Relief Anthology”, proceeds from which will go to charity, edited by Steven Savile and Alethea Kontis for Tor (and elsewhere). My

some local reviews

posted on 6 Aug 2005 at 9:04 am
Tim Lloyd of the Adelaide Advertiser (he of the legendary “vacuous” review for TRM) was more impressed with this year’s releases. Of THE BLOOD DEBT he had much to say: “South Australian writer Sean Williams has been deeply ens