Sean Williams

2015: Done and Dusted

posted on 31 Dec 2015 at 7:55 am
It’s been a complicated year. There have been downs as well as ups, but this post is all about the ups. So here we go. From here on it’s all good news! 2015 was the twentieth anniversary of the launch of my first novel, The Unknown Soldie

“On the Dangers of Literature Addiction” (speech)

posted on 20 Jul 2015 at 2:28 am
(This speech was presented at the Voices on the Coast opening night on Thursday, July 18. Photo to right by George Ivanoff.) I’m deeply honoured to be talking here tonight, on this occasion acknowledging twenty years of turning the spotlight on kid

“Why Fantasy & Science Fiction?”

posted on 21 Mar 2015 at 12:58 am
This is a lightly edited transcript of a speech I gave at the Public Library Services annual readers advisory seminar held at the NSW State Library on March 18th. The topic was science and science fiction, and I was invited to share my personal exper

Reach for the Skies

posted on 18 Oct 2013 at 11:47 am
Tonight I spoke at an Adelaide Festival of Ideas event called “Looking to the Stars: In Search of Our Place in the Universe” as one of fives guests, the  others being planetary scientist Phil Bland, polymath Paul Davies, consumer trend f

Flashback 2003: “A Day in the Life of…”

posted on 27 Aug 2011 at 4:49 am
(This speech was first presented at Brisbane Writers’ Festival. The title was the brief, and this is how I chose to exploreit.)   This is the story of a very odd couple.  Like all relationships between identical siblings, theirs is an une

’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

the view from the edge

posted on 15 Oct 2006 at 12:17 am
On Friday (the 13th), I gave the keynote address at the opening of the Salisbury Writers’ Festival. The text of my speech is accessible via the opinions section of my web site. The topic was “White Hot Passion: Living & Writing on th

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

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

another site update

posted on 6 May 2006 at 2:56 pm
Lots of stuff added to the Opinions section of my site, including my GOH speeches from the first Convergence and this year’s Conjure, all edited by the excellent Linda Culshaw. That’s all. (“Black Books” is playing in the back