Sean Williams

Passion’s Price

posted on 3 Dec 2015 at 12:04 am
David McDonald chaired a wonderful session at the last Conflux about the price writers pay for their art, inspired by a series of moving guest posts on his blog. I was honoured to be part of the panel, and even more honoured subsequently to be asked

My biggest collaboration yet: Escape From Thorngate Hall

posted on 25 Nov 2015 at 7:23 am
I like to collaborate. It’s not half the work, although it is half the money, but I do get a lot of other things out of the deal. Fun, companionship, surprise, challenge – all that good stuff. So when the Adelaide Advertiser approached me

Guest Post: Juliet E. McKenna

posted on 13 Nov 2015 at 11:55 pm
This is new territory, opening up my site for guest posts. And who better to start with than brilliant British Fantasy Award-winner Juliet E. McKenna? She’s kindly given us a glimpse into her creative process (and now I feel weirdly like eating

Hollowgirl (aka Fall) now available!

posted on 3 Nov 2015 at 12:01 am
At last it’s here, the conclusion to the Twinmaker series – hailed as “mind-boggling” (Locus), “a philosophical marathon” (Kirkus), and “a gripping sci-fi story of friendship, identity + accidentally destroying the universe” (Amie Kau

100 Not Out

posted on 13 Sep 2015 at 2:04 am
I don’t often use cricketing metaphors, but today it seems appropriate. My 100th story, “Immaterial Progress”, just came out. Published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, it marks a milestone I never thought I’d reach 2

“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

“Ghosts of the Fall” in Lightspeed

posted on 9 May 2015 at 4:22 pm
To celebrate my birthday (not really) Lightspeed Magazine has reprinted my story “Ghosts of the Fall”, in which I destroy the entire world except for my home town. I wrote it exactly half my lifetime ago, which is just crazy. Below is the

“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

So I Won The Listserve And This Is What I Wrote

posted on 11 Mar 2015 at 10:00 am
What do you say to tens of thousands of people in 600 words? After considerable thought, here’s what I settled on. Some of the many responses I received are at the end of this post. (Don’t know what The Listserve is? This is what The List

The Year Ahead

posted on 6 Mar 2015 at 11:20 pm
I’ve been slow blogging thanks to writing commitments. (Briefly: new series with Garth Nix plus work on a pilot for a TV show. Watch this space!) Thought I’d pop in to outline some of the things coming up. For starters, Twinmaker stories!