Sean Williams

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

Where’s John Dorian when I need him?

posted on 19 May 2006 at 10:03 am
I’ve been flattened by a second bout of the cold that’s doing the rounds here in Adelaide (losing my voice once is bad enough; twice in two weeks just plain sucks) but the work continues and LJ-worthy items accrue as a matter of course. H

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,

thinking aloud (and a quick plug)

posted on 7 May 2006 at 2:13 pm
“Ever wonder what happens to people after they die? Williams’s exploration into the various realms of the afterlife is as engaging as it is disturbing — a page-turner of the highest order.” Barnes & Noble featured The Cro

words escape me

posted on 5 May 2006 at 1:14 pm
I’ve spent the morning fixing links and adding material to the Excerpts section of my web site. The new material includes opening chapters up to and including the first book of The Broken Land, my kids’ fantasy series, which is due in 200

Hard fantasy?

posted on 4 May 2006 at 12:42 pm
There seems to be no clear-cut definition of the term “Hard Fantasy”. It could be the sort of fantasy that lies at the core of the genre (Tolkienesque, heroic, whatever) or it could be magical fantasy set in the present day. I’ve se

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

more Crooked Letter reviews

posted on 6 Apr 2006 at 8:42 am
The Library Journal had nothing but good things to say: “Australian sf and speculative fiction writer Williams (The Stone Mage & the Sea; The Storm Weaver & the Sand; The Sky Warden & the Sun) creates unique worlds and captivatin