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Updated 11 Jan 2003







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Double Shortlisting in AAs
Sean has garnered two shortlistings in the 2002 Aurealis Awards (see announcement): Best Fantasy Novel for The Storm Weaver and the Sand and Best SF Novel for Echoes of Earth (with Shane Dix), bringing his total so far to thirteen. The results will be announced at the 8th Aurealis Awards Ceremony in Melbourne on Friday 28th March, 2003.

 
source: in-house
11-Jan-2003  

Sean's for A Just Australia
Sean Williams has joined a small group of Australian authors who "[do] not agree with what is happening in Australia to refugees and asylum seekers" and are prepared to use their books to publicise that fact. (More)

 
source: in-house
24-Nov-2002  

Williams, Douglass Tour
HarperCollins Australia is touring its big-name local genre authors Sara Douglass and Sean Williams in November/December. (More)

 
source: in-house
18-Nov-2002  

Nix and Williams Guests at SWF
This year's Sydney Writers' Festival (Monday May 27th to Sunday June 2nd 2002), will feature both Adelaide's Sean Williams and Sydney local Garth Nix. (More)

 
source: in-house
24-Apr-2002  

Collections Cancelled
FPR Books' recently decided to forego future releases in its Swift Imprint, which has reprinted Metal Fatigue, and the Evergence trilogy. Unfortunately the decision also means that three planned collections of Williams' short fiction and a hardcover reprint of The Resurrected Man will not now see print.

 
source: in-house
27-Oct-2001  

Use The Force, Lad
In the last few months, the feverish activity at Chez Williams has seen Sean polish off the first draft of Force Heretic: Remnant, the opening book in his and Shane Dix's Star Wars: New Jedi Order trilogy. (More)

 
source: in-house
09-Oct-2001  

New Jedi Order, 2003
Details of the Williams/Dix Star Wars books have emerged following discussions with George Lucas. The Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series, all set to appear from Bantam Books in the US in 2003, will be Force Heretic 1: Remnant, Force Heretic 2: Refugee and Force Heretic 3: Reunion.

 
source: in-house
06-Apr-2001  

First of Retitled "Orphan" Trilogy Delivered
US publisher Ace Books has accepted the first novel of a new Sean Williams/Shane Dix series for publication. The collaboration was originally referred to as the Orphan trilogy, but the book titles themselves are proving a small problem. (More)

 
source: in-house
01-Mar-2001  

SW + SD = Star Wars
Sean Williams and Shane Dix have sold US publisher Del Rey a trilogy of Star Wars New Jedi Order novels. (More)

 
source: in-house
01-Mar-2001  

Williams & Dix Successful Exports
The South Australian writing team of Sean Williams and Shane Dix have just seen Japanese language rights to their Evergence series sold to Hiyakawa. The news follows closely on sales of the series to Ast in Russia and Navrat in Czechoslovakia. All three books are due to be reprinted by UK-based FPR books in April.

 
source: in-house
28-Jan-2001  

Williams' Greatness Now Official
Adelaide author Sean Williams has been honoured as part of this year's South Australia Day celebrations, winning the 2000 SA Great Award for Literature. (More)

 
source: in-house
29-Dec-2000  

"Evermore" in Audio
Random House Audio (US) will be releasing an audio version of Sean's story "Evermore". First published by Altair in its WorldCon 1999 issue, and reprinted in Gardner Dozois' Year's Best SF Volume 17 this year, the story will be read by actor Kerin McCue and will be available for download or on compact cassette in November 2000.

 
source: in-house
15-Oct-2000  

Williams Continues Headline-hogging Excesses
Fresh from his appearance at the National Young Writers’ Festival, Sean Williams has announced that as of 1-October-2000 he had no less than nine new books in the pipeline. (More)

 
source: in-house
09-Oct-2000  

Williams Still a Spring Chicken
Sean Williams will be appearing as a guest and speaking at the third annual National Young Writers' Festival, being held this year in Newcastle NSW, from October 5th to 9th. (More)

 
source: in-house
05-Oct-2000  

[ Previously in the News ]

 


The Storm Weaver and the Sand
LATEST RELEASE
Sean's groundbreaking Fantasy trilogy The Books of the Change concludes in December 2002 with the release of The Storm Weaver and the Sand. (Read about Book One and Book Two, reviewed here, including where to order online.)

OFFICIAL PRESS PHOTO AVAILABLE
Download an official press photo suitable for printing in a 300k .zip file.


Travels in 2003
Sean will be appearing at both the Perth Writers' Festival (see article), where he will appear in a "Spotlight" with Grant Stone (15-Feb, 10am to 11.30am, Hellenic Gallery, Museum), "New Interpretations: Remembered and Revised Myths" (15-Feb, noon to 1pm, Lecture Theatre, Art Gallery) and "Stories of Change: Real, Imaginary or Both" (16-Feb, 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Great Southern Room, State Library), and the Tasmanian Readers' and Writers' Festival in March/April (see article). (11/01/03)


Sci-Fi's New Emperor (Read)
Sean Williams' was recently interviewed by The Adelaide Advertiser about his new novel The Prodigal Sun. You can now read it online. (03/04/00)

What is SF For?: An Essay (Read)
Sean Williams' essay on the purpose of SF, originally published in The Mentor, is now available to read online. (22/11/99)


"The Girl-Thing" (Read)
Sean Williams' original 10,000 word horror story "The Girl-Thing" is presented here in its original publication, illustrated by Jeremy Reston. (24/11/02)

Evergence 2: The Dying Light (Read)
Sean Williams and Shane Dix's new novel The Dying Light, sequel to the bestselling The Prodigal Sun, will be published by Ace Books in the USA and HarperCollins in Australia in July 2000. You can read an exclusive advance chapter from the novel here. (06/04/00)

The Stone Mage and the Sea (Read)
Sean Williams recently completed new young adult fantasy novel The Stone Mage and the Sea. In an exclusive, you can read a chapter from the book online. (05/04/00)

"A Map of the Mines of Barnath"
"A Map of the Mines of Barnath", the Aurealis and Ditmar Award nominated novella originally published in Eidolon, is now available online, with illustrations from the recent republication in Hayakawa's SF. (Read)

"The Masque of Agamemnon"
(with Simon Brown)

Acclaimed fiction from two of Australia's best science fiction writers. (Read)

"The Perfect Gun"
The novella "The Perfect Gun", originally published in Eidolon, forms the basis for Sean's forthcoming novel Widow of Opportunity and is now available online. (Read.)



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