Sean Williams

The Subjects

posted on 29 Jan 2013 at 1:34 am
Some of you many know that I’m going into a sleep centre shortly. Not because I have sleep apnoea, but SCIENCE. “Writers and artists are experts at imagining and creating the lives and worlds of others – but what happens when the table

Sounds for a Chilled-Out Apocalypse

posted on 13 Dec 2012 at 1:12 am
Regular followers will know that I’ve been compiling my annual ambient music list for several years now (2011, 2009, 2008 – not sure what happened to 2010). It’s that time of year again. Here are my top five individual tracks for 2012, in a

New Story in COSMOS

posted on 11 Dec 2012 at 10:42 pm
“The Missing Metatarsal” is my first d-mat (matter transmitter) story for many, many years. It’s just come out in the December issue of Cosmos magazine, with terrific interior art by Jamie Tufrey (reproduced here). It’s a myst

TWINMAKER announced

posted on 23 Oct 2012 at 11:20 pm
At last! The sale of my new series has just been announced in Publishers Marketplace: “Sean Williams’ TWINMAKER, the first in a high stakes, near-future trilogy about a teen girl trying to save her best friend from the tangle of terrorist

A love-letter to writing.

posted on 10 Oct 2012 at 12:28 am
This is what happens when you give a writer open slather to talk about anything they want. Sometimes we just want to be all soppy and romantic. Does that work when it’s not about a person, but about writing itself? I don’t know. Take a lo

A Slow Update on the Mundane Train of Thought

posted on 6 Oct 2012 at 11:05 pm
While on holidays, I was interviewed by io9’s Charlie Jane Anders for an article on “mundane space opera” (following up a rant of mine on LJ from some years back, just before I started writing Astropolis). The article came out a cou


posted on 10 Sep 2012 at 12:33 am
I’ve just sold a story to Cat Sparks at Cosmos, which excites me for several reasons: 1) I love working with Cat; 2) Cosmos is awesome; 3) it’ll be out in December, making this my second SF story this year (just); and 4) it’s a mys

hiatus, thy days are numbered

posted on 24 Aug 2012 at 7:19 am
A quick post to say that, yes, I have been extraordinarily slack with this blog. That will change soon. Yes.  Stuff has been happening. Stuff will continue to happen. Facebook can’t be the chronicler of everything . . . .

In The Lair with Karen Miller, Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter

posted on 1 Apr 2012 at 11:18 pm
Another fun interview, this time on the topic of Star Wars and tie-ins. Complete, what’s more, with a picture by Kathleen Jennings of me and Karen as Jedi Knights (see right). How cool is that?

ARMORED (and) ready to roll

posted on 27 Mar 2012 at 5:06 am
Okay, it’s here at last. Armored, John Joseph Adams’s latest collection, is on the shelves, and I’ve got a story in it. In fact, I have the last story in it, which makes me very happy. Coming last in an anthology isn’t like co