Sean Williams

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

Spirit Animals – new series from Scholastic including new book from Nix & Williams

posted on 14 Jun 2013 at 12:19 am
During BEA a couple of weeks ago, Scholastic announced a new multi-platform, multi-author fantasy adventure series for readers ages 8–12 that will debut worldwide this September. There will be seven books. The first is written by Brandon Mull, who

Among the Beautiful Living Dead – the movie

posted on 16 May 2013 at 11:43 pm
If I had to nominate which of my short stories has generated the most questions from fans, it’d have to be “Entre les Beaux Morts en Vie” (“Among the Beautiful Living Dead”), which was first published in Dreaming Down-Un

Your chocolate, give it to me.

posted on 3 May 2013 at 12:50 am
Why would aliens invade earth? Charlie Jane Anders at io9 asked the question and I provided part of the answer. (Hint: it’s not for our chocolate.)

My Extreme Tardiness Explained

posted on 12 Apr 2013 at 12:18 am
I am slow responding to unsolicited email due to writing deadlines and the steady decline in my ability to work at a keyboard for long stretchs. While I try to respond to all emails as soon as possible, unfortunately, inboxes being what they are, I d

The Month of Mystery

posted on 10 Apr 2013 at 2:29 am
. . . Troubletwisters: The Mystery, that is. (Also known as The Mystery of the Golden Card.) I’ll be doing various things in various places, some with and some without the excellent Garth Nix. There are also some bonus events that aren’t specific

MYSTERY special preview

posted on 22 Feb 2013 at 1:44 am
Troubletwisters: The Mystery will be out in May. To celebrate its imminence, Scholastic has very kindly allowed us to release the first three chapters. To do so, click here or the image to the right and the PDF will be yours. Enjoy!

“Death & the Hobbyist”

posted on 19 Feb 2013 at 5:49 am
Edited: This story has now sold to Lightspeed Magazine, so has been taken down until its publication there, later in 2013. So here it is: my new story, as written under a state of extreme sleep deprivation. It’s a Twinmaker story, adding some d

The Subjects – I survived!

posted on 16 Feb 2013 at 11:59 pm
Expect more on this in the coming days. Suffice it to say that all went well, was amazing, and left me firing on about two neurons. But those two are REALLY working. I have a new Twinmaker story to post in a day or two (“Death & the Hobbyis

My Unreliable Brain Passes the Test (for now)

posted on 30 Jan 2013 at 4:12 am
Yesterday I had my psych assessment for The Subjects. Here’s how it went: http://thesubjects.anat.org.au/2013/01/as-the-mad-scientist-said-the-minion/