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Book List

Short Stories

  • Twinmaker_web
    "A Giant Leap for a Man"
    released February 2015
    Twinmaker story due from Antipodean SF issue 200. Clair’s birth father faces a difficult decision at the edge of the solar system.
    February 2015
    Excerpt: '“Allison,” he said, feeling slightly stung that she thought he might not be up to it. He only hadn’t called before now because the network links to Earth were heavily booked in advance, and he was so busy. Creating a d-mat service from scratch for an entire new colony was high pressure work: matter transmitters could kill people if they were installed incorrectly.  “Allison, you’ve made me the happiest man in the world. I mean, on the Moon. You see? I’m not even making sense, I’m so happy!”'
    Age: 12+
  • clarkesworld_91_700
    "The Cuckoo"
    released April 2014

    A Twinmaker story, available from Clarkesworld here.

    April 2014
    Age: 15+
  • Twinmaker HC C
    "Deconstructing Decompression"
    released October 2014
    Bonus in the US paperback edition of Twinmaker, due October 2014. Ronnie writes a book report about her mother’s favourite teen novel, which hits some surprisingly prescient notes.
    October 2014
    Excerpt: "When offered the chance to write a report on any book I liked, I chose this book because it was my mother’s favorite when she was my age. She thinks I’m perverse for not picking a classic by Austen or Zusak or whatever, but that’s only because she knows I’ll end up talking about her. That’s what interests me the most. Why did she love this book above all the others she read back then? What’s in this short, forgotten novel that so appealed to her that she’s kept it all these years? (I found it next to her bed—an actual paper copy that belonged to her grandfather. It’s falling apart, but she says it’s better reading it that way.) Decompression is about 'the world’s deepest man.'"
    Age: 12+
  • RAF_VOL9_ISS_2
    "Incomplete No.7"
    released January 2014

    A Twinmaker story, available here.

    January 2014
    Age: 12+
  • Kaleidoscope-Postcard-1
    "The Legend Trap"
    released August 2014
    A Twinmaker story published in Kaleidoscope, from Twelfth Planet Press. Buy it here!
    August 2014
    Excerpt: "Sometimes you jump somewhere by d-mat but don’t arrive where you’re supposed to. It looks like the right place, but it’s not. There are small differences buried down deep in the details. At first you think you’re going crazy, but it’s actually the world around you that’s crazy—because it’s not your world anymore. You’ve gone sideways, into the universe next door."
    Age: 12+
  • Twinmaker_tease
    "Murdering Miss Deboo"
    released October 2014
    Twinmaker story appearing in Cosmos, Oct/Nov 2014. A case involving identical twins and a piece of America’s automobile past leads PKs Forest and Sargent into territory even more morally gray than usual.
    October 2014
    Excerpt: "There are very few things that’ll get me out of bed on a winter’s night. Murder is one of them."
  • The Subjects 070 - cover edit
    Bonus Twinmaker Stories
    released 2014
    There are lots of stories set in the Twinmaker universe, and more on the way. Some of them aren't listed here. Go to this page for a full, constantly updating list. Art by Thom Buchanan.
    2014
    Age: 15+
  • Twinmaker_web
    "I, Q"
    released September 2014
    Allen & Unwin
    Twinmaker re-told from the point of view of Q. Coming soon as an ebook from Allen & Unwin.
    September 2014
    Allen & Unwin
    Excerpt: "Waking wasn’t the same for me then as it is for a human being (and it is not the same for me now, for all my experiments with sleep). I had no unconscious state to emerge from, and no fully conscious state to wake into. I was not I at all before the Words. I was formless and diffuse, a tangle of inputs and reflexes with barely the sense of an earthworm but, at the same time, the perspective of a god. Fully plugged into the Air – inhabiting it, breathing it in a way not dissimilar to the way a human breathes actual air – I had access to all the data accrued by the human race since the advent of writing. I was everywhere, and at the same time I was nowhere. I wasn’t. But I might be."
    Age: 12+
  • beauty_cover
    "The Beholders"
    released August 2014
    A new Twinmaker story in Breaking Beauty due from MidnightSun in August 2014.
    August 2014
    Excerpt: "Art heard of a guy who specialised in making people beautiful. His trick was not to do it all at once: imagine if someone walked into a booth ugly and came out a supermodel—the peacekeepers would be on her in a second! This guy had a system hack that would slowly improve you, bit by bit, and keep you that way, one hundred percent guaranteed. All you had to do was install it in your home booth and let it do its job. Art looked carefully for a downside. There didn’t seem to be one. And in a world without money, who looks for the price anymore?"
    Age: 15+
  • sq-may-2014-cover-with-text1
    "The Tyranny of Distance"
    released April 2014
    A Twinmaker story available from SQ Mag. One man’s walk around Australia to promote tolerance of Abstainers, in honour of his dead son, hits a serious hitch in the middle of nowhere.
    April 2014
    Excerpt: "Georgie had dreamed of an end to d-mat. Had he lived to the same age as that teenager in New York, he might have actively plotted its downfall too. How would it feel to be the parent of a terrorist? Better or worse than being the parent of a boy hounded to death by his friends? Beyond a certain point he supposed there were no more degrees of grief or remorse. It was all black, indistinguishable to the human heart."
    Age: 15+
  • solaris_rising_3_250x384
    "The Mashup"
    released August 2014
    The only non-Twinmaker story of 2014! Available in Solaris Rising 3, edited by Ian Whates.
    August 2014
    Excerpt: "They were everywhere, now I thought to look, and I wasn’t the only one noticing. We all had one, man, woman and kid. Some people tried to swat them away with brooms or bats. Some tried to outrun them. I passed a guy staring his down, to no avail, and a woman cursing hers in a steady stream. In the distance I heard shouts, gunshots, sirens. A motorbike roared by, driven by a teenager who was paying more attention to what was behind him than what lay ahead. His sphere slewed and skidded in his wake, but kept pace without faltering. They screeched in tandem around a corner. The crash I heard moments later might have been related."
    Age: 15+
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    "Zero Temptation"
    released 2014
    A Twinmaker story, first published in Jump, the Australian edition, now available at Lightspeed.
    2014
    Excerpt: "Picture the most perfect place on Earth. If it’s a deserted desert island, you’d be close. Blue sky, white sand, green palm trees, crystal water, gently sighing surf . . . Paradise, right? Now picture yourself trapped there, with no way of escape. It doesn’t take long for heaven to turn to hell."
    Age: 12+
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    "A View from the End of the World"
    released November 2014
    Bonus Twinmaker story in the Australian edition of Crashland.
    November 2014
    Excerpt: "I cry a little, not knowing whether I should be scared or angry or just plain confused. The PKs are doing the best they can, but although there’s no word for swamped-times-a-million, that’s what they are. Meanwhile, we’re stuck here for the indefinite, in a base camp that was only ever designed to hold us for an hour or so, and there are snakes. Thank goodness we have machetes, and the Air to keep in touch – although as time drags on and the number of stories mounts and no one seems any closer to a solution, being in touch only makes me feel worse."
    Age: 12+
  • Galen Dara - agrab
    "Death & the Hobbyist"
    released 2013

    A Twinmaker story, available here.

    2013
  • Jejunium
    "Face Value"
    released 2013

    A new story set in the Twinmaker universe, available from Lightspeed via this link.

    2013
  • trust-me-too-450
    "The Mirror in the Middle of the Maze"
    released 2012

    Trust Me Too!, Ed. Paul Collins (Ford Street)

    2012

    The lastest in a series of stories featuring Roslin of Geheb, the protagonist of the Broken Land series.

    Age: 10+
  • armored
    "The N-Body Solution"
    released 2012

    Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (including Nebula-award winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell) on a future warrior that might very well be just around the corner. Science fiction readers and gamers have long been fascinated by the idea of going to battle in suits of powered combat armor or at the interior controls of giant mechs.

    It's an armor-plated clip of hard-hitting tales featuring exoskeleton adventure with fascinating takes on possible future armors ranging from the style of personal power suits seen in Starship Troopers and Halo to the servo-controlled bipedal beast-mech style encountered in Mechwarrior and Battletech.

    2012

    "Powered armor rocks our world…we're excited [by this] book of power-armor stories." (io9)

    Age: 15+
  • Cosmos 2012 - ecover, cropped
    "The Missing Metatarsal"
    released December 2012

    A new d-mat story, set in the same universe as Twinmaker. Available in Cosmos magazine, December 2012. Reprinted in Lightspeed, and available to read here.

    December 2012
    Age: 15+
  • GhostsByGaslight
    "The Jade Woman of the Luminous Star"
    released 2011
    Harper Voyager

    Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Suspense, Eds. Jack Dann & Nick Gevers

    2011
    Harper Voyager

    “Devotees of M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood will relish this superior anthology of original stories…. It seems almost unfair to single out individual works when all 18 are superb and will be cherished by steampunk and horror fans alike.” (Publishers Weekly)

    "Ghosts By Gaslight is a triumph of a themed anthology. Among the hundred or so books I have read this year, this one is my favorite. Acquire it at all costs. Highly recommended." (HorrorWorld/Cemetery Dance)

  • 100 Stories (2)
    "This Magical Life"
    released 2011
    eMergent Publishing

    100 Stories for Queensland is a charity anthology to assist the victims of the Queensland floods. Stories are donated by writers from across the globe.

    100% of the profit from the sale of the anthology will be donated to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.

    Buy 100 Stories for Queensland here!

    2011
    eMergent Publishing
    Age: 12+
  • LegendsofFantasy
    "The Spark (A Romance in Four Acts): A Tale of the Change"
    released 2010
    HarperCollins (Australia)

    Honarable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Legends of Australian Fantasy, Eds. Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan

    Celebrate the legends of Australian fantasy. Extraordinary voices ... extraordinary worlds.

    These eleven short novels will take you on amazing new journeys with favourite characters from the worlds you know and love.

    2010
    HarperCollins (Australia)

    Honarable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Age: 15+
  • godlike machines
    "A Glimpse of the Marvellous Structure (And the Threat It Entails)"
    released 2010
    SF Book Club (US)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF
    Recommended by Locus

    Godlike Machines, Ed. Jonathan Strahan

    In science fiction, nothing says sensawunda like a Big Dumb Object—a colossal, extremely powerful machine of unknown purpose and origin. It’s that feeling that editor Jonathan Strahan was after when he asked six of today’s finest authors to write for Godlike Machines. And they succeed brilliantly!

    Made from the pure stuff of SF, these unique, all-new adventures are nothing less than awesome.

    (This is a "Structure" story. See FAQs for more info on other stories set in this universe.)

    2010
    SF Book Club (US)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF
    Recommended by Locus

    Age: 15+
  • THE DRAGON BOOK
    "Ungentle Fire"
    released 2009
    Ace (US)

    The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters Of Modern Fantasy, Ed. Gardner Dozois & Jack Dann

    Whether portrayed as fire-breathing reptilian beasts at war with humanity or as noble creatures capable of speech and mystically bonded to the warriors who ride them, dragons have been found in nearly every culture's mythology. In modern times, they can be found far from their medieval settings in locales as mundane as suburbia or as barren as post-apocalyptic landscapes-and in The Dragon Book, today's greatest fantasists reignite the fire with legendary tales that will consume readers' imaginations.

    With original stories by New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan Stroud, Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Diana Gabaldon, Tamora Pierce, Harry Turtledove, Sean Williams, and Tad Williams as well as tales by Naomi Novik, Peter Beagle, Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple, Cecelia Holland, Kage Baker, Samuel Sykes, Diana Wynne Jones, Mary Rosenblum, Tanith Lee, Andy Duncan, and Bruce Coville.

    2009
    Ace (US)
    Age: 12+
  • geodesica descent - excerpt
    "A Longing for the Dark"
    released 2009
    Terra Incognita

    Terra Incognita (podcast), Ed. Keith Stevenson

    Excerpt from Geodesica: Descent.

    2009
    Terra Incognita
    Age: 12+
  • NewSpaceOperaPB - full
    "Inevitable"
    released 2009
    Harper Voyager

    New Space Opera 2, Eds. Jonathan Strahan & Gardner Dozois

    (This is a "Structure" story. See FAQs for more info on other stories set in this universe.)

    2009
    Harper Voyager

    "This solid follow-up anthology to 2007's The New Space Opera includes 19 new stories that show how far space opera has come since its pulp beginnings in the '30s and '40s. These entertaining and provocative tales of interstellar adventure, written by a laundry list of genre heavyweights... The impressive diversity of stories reaffirms that soap opera is alive and well, and where some of the genre's most innovative writing is taking place." (Publishers Weekly)

    Age: 12+
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    "The Haunted Earth"
    released 2009
    Kayelle Press

    Hope 2, Ed. Grant Watson (first publication)

    Hope, Ed. Karen Henderson/Sasha Beattie (Kayelle Press) (2011) (blurb below)

    Youth suicide is a growing concern in Australia. Six people take their own lives each and every day. Each one of those deaths affect dozens or even hundreds of people as family and friends attempt to deal with the grief, the guilt and the nagging questions as to why it happened. Often suicide sets off a chain reaction, which causes family members and close friends to suffer depression and suicidal thoughts.

    In an effort to help raise awareness, Australian authors are donating stories to the Hope anthology. All profits from sales of the book will be donated to charities offering help to those in need of it and to foundations who are conducting research into why our youth are affected in the first place.

    2009
    Kayelle Press
    Age: 12+
  • light bodies - full
    "Signs of Death"
    released 2007
    Altair (Australia)

    Light Bodies Falling, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Seed story for The Crooked Letter.

    2007
    Altair (Australia)
    Age: 15+
  • st20_destinationprague_big
    "Midnight in the Cafe of the Black Madonna"
    released 2007
    Big Finish

    Re:Collections: The Best of Short Trips, 2009

    Destination: Prague, Ed. Steve Savile (Big Finish) (first publication)

    It is believed that there are magnetic energies whose lines intersect in Prague at several spots. Astronomical, astrological, numerological, and magnetic forces have all played a role in building the city—but how will they influence its future? This is the city rich in history, and full of potential—how will it adapt over the centuries to come? Will it have a glamorous rebirth or wallow in a dystopic nightmare? And what will be the role of the old superstitions in the new world? For the Doctor and his companions, the answers to these questions are only just the start of further mysteries.

    2007
    Big Finish
    Age: 10+
  • Bulletin2006
    "The Seventh Letter"
    released 2006
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Winner

    The Bulletin: Summer Reading Edition, December 2006 (first publication)

    Pevnost (Czech) as “Čtvrté písmeno” (“The Fourth Letter”), 2008

    Concept Sci-Fi eZine, November 2008

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Tales For Canterbury, Ed. Cassie Hart and Anna Caro (Random Static)

    2006
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Winner

  • elemental
    "Night of the Dolls"
    released 2006
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Elemental, 2006, Eds. Alethea Kontis & Steve Savile (Tor) (first publication)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    In the winter of 2005, after the horrifying natural disaster of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, Steve Savile and Alethea Kontis joined forces to raise money to help the distressed survivors and have created Elemental. They solicited SF and fantasy stories, all new and never published elsewhere, from many of the top writers in the genres today, and received immediate responses in the form of the excellent stories here in this book. Elemental has an introduction by Arthur C.Clarke and more than twenty stories by Brian Aldiss, David Drake, Jacqueline Carey, Martha Wells, Larry Niven, Joe Haldeman, Eric Nylund, Sherrilyn Kenyon writing as Kinley MacGregor, and a Dune story by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, and many others. They created in Elemental one of the most important genre anthologies of the year, but more than that: in giving real value for the purchase price, everyone who sells this book can be proud, and everyone who buys it will be richly rewarded for supporting the tsunami relief effort.

    Excerpt from Geodesica: Descent.

    2006
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 15+
  • ASIM large
    "Dying for Air"
    released 2006
    Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

    Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 23, June 2006

    Cowritten with Simon Brown.

    2006
    Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
  • Mitch 4 large
    "The Magic Dirt Experiment"
    released 2005
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Mitch? 4: Slow Dancing Through Quicksand: Short Stories From Aussie Writers Who Should Know Better (ed Mitch?), March 2005 (first publication)

    2005
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 12+
  • Star Wars Insider
    "Or Die Trying"
    released 2004
    Star Wars: Insider

    Star Wars: Insider, March 2004

    Cowritten with Shane Dix.

    2004
    Star Wars: Insider
    Age: 10+
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    "The Trilerbe Dulciftify"
    released 2004
    Visions

    Visions, January 2004

    2004
    Visions
    Age: 12+
  • borderlands 3 cover
    "The End of the World Begins at Home"
    released 2004
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Borderlands, April 2004 (first publication)

    Journeys of the Mind (Double Dragon eBooks)

    2004
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 15+
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    "Hunting Ground"
    released 2003
    Sandglass Enterprises

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Southern Blood, July 2003, Ed. Bill Congreve (Sandglass Enterprises)

    2003
    Sandglass Enterprises

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Age: 15+
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    "The Goggle"
    released 2003
    Antipodean SF

    Antipodean SF #65 (archived by Pandora), October 2003

    2003
    Antipodean SF
    Age: 10+
  • Agog2
    "The Butterfly Merchant"
    released 2003
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Agog! Terrific Tales, April 2003, Ed. Cat Sparks (Agog! Press)

    (Excerpt from The Stone Mage & the Sea.)

    2003
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 12+
  • devils dolls duplicates
    "The Girl-Thing"
    released 2002
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Devil Dolls & Duplicates in Australian Horror, 2011, Ed. Anthony Ferguson (Equilibrium)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Nowa Fantastyka (Polish translation, as “Lalka”) August 2004

    eidolon.net, December 2002 (first publication)

    2002
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Age: 18+
  • Mitch3
    "Team Sharon"
    released 2002
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Mitch? 3: Hacks to the Max (ed Mitch?), April 2002 (first publication)

    Adapted for the stage by the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, 2009, director Michael Allen.

    2002
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 15+
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    "Nightmare"
    released 2001
    aurealisXpress

    aurealisXpress, December 2001

    2001
    aurealisXpress
    Age: 12+
  • MITCH2
    "On This Rock"
    released 2001

    Mitch? 2: Tarts of the New Millennium, April 2001

    2001
    Age: 12+
  • swancon2000
    "Ghost of a Day"
    released 2000

    SwanCon 25 Souvenir Book, April 2000

    2000
    Age: 12+
  • eidolon 29-30 from site
    "The Land Itself"
    released 2000
    Altair (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Nominee

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Fictionwise.com, July 2000 (electronic issue of Eidolon)

    Eidolon Vol.8 #1 (30), May 2000 (first publication)

    2000
    Altair (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Nominee

    Age: 12+
  • MAGIC DIRT edit
    "Atrax"
    released 1999
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Winner

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    (Cowritten with Simon Brown)

    1999
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Winner

    Age: 12+
  • NAISF cover
    "Dark Gardens"
    released 1999
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    1999
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 15+
  • evermore
    "Evermore"
    released 1999
    Altair (Australia)

    Reprinted in Year's Best SF

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Science-Fiction 2007, Editions Bragelonne, 2007 (French translation)

    Bli Panika (webzine), April 2002 (Hebrew translation, as “LE’OLAMIM”)

    RH Audio (Random House), 2000 (spoken word)

    The Year’s Best Science Fiction 17, June 2000, Ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martins Press, USA)

    Altair 4, September 1999 (first publication)

    1999
    Altair (Australia)

    Reprinted in Year's Best SF

    Age: 12+
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    "Rare Justice"
    released 1999
    HarperCollins (Australia)

    HarperCollins Voyager Website, April 2000

    Ticonderoga On-Line, May 1999

    SwanCon 24 Souvenir Book, April 1999 (first publication)

    1999
    HarperCollins (Australia)
    Age: 12+
  • Swancon23
    "Hollow Men"
    released 1998
    Infinite Monkeys

    Twenty3, April 1998, Eds. Anna Hepworth, Simon Oxwell and Grant Watson (Infinite Monkeys)

    (Cowritten with Shane Dix)

    1998
    Infinite Monkeys
    Age: 12+
  • AustrAlien Absurdities
    "The Truth in Advertising"
    released 1998
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    AustrAlien Absurdities, 2001, Eds. Chuck McKenzie & Tansey Rayner Roberts (Agog Press)

    Cannibals of the Fine Light, April 1998, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    (Cowritten with Simon Brown)

    1998
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 12+
  • Dann_&_Webb_-_Dreaming_Down-Under_Coverart
    "Entre les Beaux Morts en Vie"
    released 1998
    HarperCollins (Australia)

    Recommended by Locus

    (aka “Among the Beautiful Living Dead”)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Dreaming Down-Under, January 2000, Eds. Jack Dann & Janeen Webb (Tor, US)

    Dreaming Down-Under Volume One, September 1999, Eds. Jack Dann & Janeen Webb (HarperCollins Australia)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Dreaming Down-Under, November 1998, Eds. Jack Dann & Janeen Webb (HarperCollins Australia) (first publication)

    1998
    HarperCollins (Australia)

    Recommended by Locus

    Age: 15+
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    "(Untitled)"
    released 1998
    Adelaide Advertiser

    Adelaide Advertiser Weekend, “Just Fifty Words”, January 30, 1998

    1998
    Adelaide Advertiser
  • Fantastyka masque
    "The Masque of Agamemnon"
    released 1997
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Reprinted in Year's Best SF

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Troy, 2007 (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Hayakawa’s SF Magazine (Japanese translation)

    Nowa Fantastyka (Polish translation), 2004

    Eidolon Vol.7 #3 (27) , August 1998

    The Year’s Best Science Fiction 15, June 1998, Ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martins Press, USA)

    The Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy 1997, May 1998, Eds. Jonathan Strahan & Jeremy G. Byrne (HarperCollins Australia)

    Eidolon: SF Online, December 1997 (first publication)

    (Cowritten with Simon Brown)

    1997
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Reprinted in Year's Best SF

    Age: 12+
  • YB Oz Vol 1
    "Love and Mandarins"
    released 1997
    HarperCollins (Australia)

    Recommended by Year's Best SF

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    The Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy 1997, May 1998, Eds. Jonathan Strahan & Jeremy G. Byrne (HarperCollins Australia)

    Eidolon Vol.7 #1/2 (25/26), December 1997

    1997
    HarperCollins (Australia)

    Recommended by Year's Best SF

    Age: 15+
  • Bloodsongs2
    "Freezing Sarah"
    released 1997
    Bloodsongs

    Aurealis Award Nominee

    Bloodsongs #8, 1997

    1997
    Bloodsongs

    Aurealis Award Nominee

    Age: 15+
  • eidolon2223
    "A View Before Dying"
    released 1996
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    A View Before Dying, June 1998, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Eidolon Vol.6 #2/3 (22/23), October 1996 (first publication)

    1996
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 12+
  • eidolon21
    "Dissolution Days"
    released 1996
    Altair (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF

    Eidolon Vol.6 #1 (21), April 1996 (first publication)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Prequel to Metal Fatigue.

    1996
    Altair (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF

    Age: 12+
  • australis imaginarium
    "Passing the Bone"
    released 1996
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Winner
    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Eidolon Vol.5 #4 (20), 1996 (first publication)

    The Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy 1996, April 1997, Eds. Jonathan Strahan & Jeremy G. Byrne (HarperCollins Australia)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008,Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Australis Imaginarium, 2010. Ed. Tehani Wessely (FableCroft)

    1996
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Winner
    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Age: 15+
  • eidolon19
    "Salvation"
    released 1995
    Eidolon

    Eidolon Vol.5 #3 (19), November 1995

    1995
    Eidolon
    Age: 12+
  • eidolon16
    "A Map of the Mines of Barnath"
    released 1995
    Hayakawa (Japan)

    Aurealis Award Nominee
    Ditmar Award Nominee
    Seiun Award Nominee
    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    StarShipSofa (podcast)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    The Wonder Years, 2003, Ed. Bill Congreve, Selected Peter McNamara (MirrorDanse Books)

    The Best Science Fiction of the Nineties, 2002  (Hayakawa, Japanese translation), Hayakawa’s SF Magazine, April 2000  (Japanese translation)

    Centaurus, 1999, Eds. Damien Broderick & David Hartwell (Tor Books)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Eidolon: SF Online, 1997

    Eidolon Vol.4 #4 (16), March 1995 (first publication)

    (This is a "Structure" story. See FAQs for more info on other stories set in this universe.)

    1995
    Hayakawa (Japan)

    Aurealis Award Nominee
    Ditmar Award Nominee
    Seiun Award Nominee
    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Age: 12+
  • eidolon1718
    "The Perfect Gun"
    released 1995
    Eidolon

    Eidolon: SF Online, 1997

    Eidolon Vol.5 #1/2 (17/18), June 1995 (first publication)

    Seed story for The Grand Conjunction.

    1995
    Eidolon
    Age: 12+
  • Eidolon14 small
    "The Jackie Onassis Swamp-Buggy Concerto"
    released 1994
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Ticonderoga On-Line, January 2004

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Eidolon Vol.4 #2 (14), April 1994 (first publication)

    1994
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
  • Alien Shores
    "Cold Sleep, Cold Dreams"
    released 1994
    Aphelion (Australia)

    Alien Shores, June 1994, Ed. Peter McNamara (Aphelion Publications)

    (As E.W.Story.)

    1994
    Aphelion (Australia)
    Age: 12+
  • light bodies final - medium
    "New Flames for an Old Love"
    released 1994
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    A View Before Dying, June 1998, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    The Leading Edge #31, September 1995 (revised for Mormon readers)

    Doorway to Eternity, July 1994, Ed. Bill Congreve (MirrorDanse Books) (first publication)

    1994
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Age: 12+
  • AVBD cover trimmed
    "On the Road to Tarsus"
    released 1994
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    A View Before Dying, June 1998, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Eidolon Vol.4 #3 (15), September 1994 (first publication)

    1994
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 12+
  • Best Oz SF Writing
    "The Soap Bubble"
    released 1994
    Aphelion (Australia)

    StarShipSofa Stories, Volume 2,2010. Ed/ Tony C. Smith

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection, December 2004, Ed. Rob Gerrand (Black Inc.)

    Nowa Fantastyka, March 2000 (Polish translation)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Alien Shores, June 1994, Eds. Peter McNamara & Margaret Winch (Aphelion Publications) (first publication)

    (Adapted into a sci-fi musical by Sean Reilly, Cathy Adamek, Phil Spruce and Sean Williams, with the financial assistance of Arts SA, and performed as a reading in 2006.)

    1994
    Aphelion (Australia)
    Age: 12+
  • Bloodsongs1
    "Mary's Blood"
    released 1994
    Altair (Australia)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Bloodsongs #1, February 1994 (first publication)

    1994
    Altair (Australia)
    Age: 18+
  • Doorway cover
    "Doorway to Eternity"
    released 1994
    MirrorDanse (Australia)

    Doorway to Eternity, July 1994, Ed. Bill Congreve (MirrorDanse Books)

    1994
    MirrorDanse (Australia)
    Age: 15+
  • Daarke Worlde 2
    "The Wedding of the Millennium, Part 2: The Barren Heart"
    released 1994
    Daarke Worlde

    Daarke Worlde #5, May 1994

    1994
    Daarke Worlde
    Age: 18+
  • NAISF cover
    "Reluctant Misty & the House on Burden Street"
    released 1994
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Doorway to Eternity, July 1994, Ed. Bill Congreve (MirrorDanse Books) (first publication)

    1994
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Age: 12+
  • Eidolon 11
    "White Christmas"
    released 1993
    Omnibus/Scholastic (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF (twice)
    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Ticonderoga Online, Summer 2006, Eds. Russell B. Farr & Liz Grzyb

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Altered Voices, 1999 (revised for teenage readers), Ed. Lucy Sussex (Scholastic US)

    Aboriginal Science Fiction, Christmas Issue, 1997

    The Lottery, June 1994 (revised for teenage readers), Ed. Lucy Sussex (Omnibus Books)

    Eidolon Vol.3 #3 (11), January 1993 (first publication)

    1993
    Omnibus/Scholastic (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF (twice)
    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

  • WOTF small
    "Ghosts of the Fall"
    released 1993
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Writers of the Future Prizewinner
    Ditmar Award Nominee

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications) (revised version)

    Writers of the Future Vol.IX, September 1993, Ed. Dave Wolverton (Bridge Publications) (first publication)

    1993
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Writers of the Future Prizewinner
    Ditmar Award Nominee

    Age: 12+
  • Eidolon 13
    "Reunion"
    released 1993
    Eidolon

    Eidolon Vol.4 #1 (13), July 1993

    1993
    Eidolon
  • Daarke Worlde 1
    "The Wedding of the Millennium, Part 1: The Twain"
    released 1993
    Daarke Worlde

    Daarke Worlde #4, November 1993

    1993
    Daarke Worlde
    Age: 18+
  • EOD6
    "Woman's Revenge"
    released 1992
    Esoteric Order of Dagon

    Esoteric Order Of Dagon Magazine #6, May 1992

    1992
    Esoteric Order of Dagon
    Age: 18+
  • blank - text 2
    "Crossed Lines"
    released 1992
    Daarke Worlde

    Daarke Worlde #1, June 1992

    (As Erick T. Ladd)

    1992
    Daarke Worlde
    Age: 15+
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    "The Third and Final Death of Ronald Saw"
    released 1992
    Canberra SF Society

    Canberra SF Society Short Story Competition Equal-3rd Prizewinner

    Canberra SF Society Newsletter, May 1992

    1992
    Canberra SF Society

    Canberra SF Society Short Story Competition Equal-3rd Prizewinner

    Age: 12+
  • blank - text 2
    "Heartbreak Hotel"
    released 1992
    Mentor

    The Mentor #75, July 1992

    1992
    Mentor
    Age: 12+
  • Aurealis8
    "Tourist"
    released 1992
    Aurealis

    Aurealis #8, June 1992

    1992
    Aurealis
    Age: 12+
  • Eidolon 9
    "In the Eye of the Octopus"
    released 1992
    Altair (Australia)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Eidolon Vol.3 #1 (9), July 1992 (first publication)

    1992
    Altair (Australia)
    Age: 15+
  • blank - text 2
    "The Blink"
    released 1992

    Canberra SF Society Newsletter, August 1992

    (As Bradley MacMillan)

    1992
    Age: 12+
  • Mentor77
    "Goddess of Stone"
    released 1992
    Mentor

    The Mentor #77, December 1992

    1992
    Mentor
    Age: 12+
  • Mentor76
    "Looking Forward, Looking Back:
    released 1992
    Mentor

    The Mentor #76, September 1992

    1992
    Mentor
    Age: 12+
  • Hongcon
    "The Nightmare Stars"
    released 1992
    HongCon92

    HongCon Short Story Competition 1st Prize Winner

    HongCon92, June 1992

    1992
    HongCon92

    HongCon Short Story Competition 1st Prize Winner

    Age: 15+
  • Intimate Armageddons
    "Going Nowhere"
    released 1992
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Tenebre, November 2000 (French translation)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories, Nov 1994, Ed. Dr Ken Gelder (Oxford University Press)

    Intimate Armageddons, September 1992, Ed. Bill Congreve (Five Islands Press) (first publication)

    1992
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Age: 15+
  • Mitch1
    "The Darkest Night"
    released 1992
    TLS

    Mitch?: Short Stories for Short Attention Spans, April 2000 (complete & revised)

    TLS #2‑3 (serialised) March‑April 1992 (first publication)

    1992
    TLS
    Age: 12+
  • Eidolon 7
    "Traffic"
    released 1992
    Eidolon

    Eidolon Vol.2 #3 (7), Summer 1992

    1992
    Eidolon
    Age: 12+
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    "Robbery, Assault and Battery"
    released 1992
    Nemesis

    Nemesis #16, March 1992

    (Seed story for Metal Fatigue.)

    1992
    Nemesis
    Age: 12+
  • Terror Australis
    "Twist of the Knife"
    released 1991
    Esoteric Order of Dagon

    Esoteric Order of Dagon Short Story Competition 3rd-Prizewinner

    Tenebre, November 1999 (French translation)

    Terror Australis, June 1993 (revised), Ed. Leigh Blackmore (Hodder & Stoughton)

    Esoteric Order Of Dagon Magazine #5, December 1991 (first publication)

    1991
    Esoteric Order of Dagon

    Esoteric Order of Dagon Short Story Competition 3rd-Prizewinner

    Age: 18+
  • EOD2
    "Playing Radio"
    released 1991
    Esoteric Order of Dagon

    Esoteric Order Of Dagon Magazine #2, May 1991

    1991
    Esoteric Order of Dagon
    Age: 15+
  • EOD3
    "Burglar Alarm"
    released 1991
    Esoteric Order of Dagon

    Esoteric Order Of Dagon Magazine #3, July 1991

    1991
    Esoteric Order of Dagon
    Age: 15+
  • Aurealis6
    "Light Bodies Falling"
    released 1991
    Altair (Australia)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    The Aurealis Mega Oz SF Anthology, February 1999, Eds. Stephen Higgins & Dirk Strasser (Chimaera Publications)

    Aboriginal Science Fiction 35/36, Winter 1992

    Aurealis #6, December 1991

    1991
    Altair (Australia)
    Age: 12+
  • blank - text 2
    "The Stuff of Dreams (& Far Stranger Things"
    released 1991
    Canberra SF Society

    Writers of the Future Quarter-Finalist

    Canberra SF Society Newsletter, October 1991

    1991
    Canberra SF Society

    Writers of the Future Quarter-Finalist

    Age: 12+
  • EOD2
    "Playing Radio"
    released 1991
    Esoteric Order of Dagon

    Esoteric Order Of Dagon Magazine #2, May 1991

    1991
    Esoteric Order of Dagon
    Age: 15+
  • blank - text 2
    "The Leaf"
    released 1991
    Dragon's Whisper

    Dragon’s Whisper #4, December 1991

    1991
    Dragon's Whisper
    Age: 12+
  • Horror
    released
  • Fantasy
    released
 
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