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Sean Williams: trouble twister!

Sean Williams was born in the dry, flat lands of South Australia, where he still lives with his wife and family. He has been called many things in his time, including (somewhat ostentatiously) “the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age” (Aurealis), the “Emperor of Sci-Fi” (Adelaide Advertiser), and the “King of Chameleons” (Australian Book Review) for the diversity of his output.

That output includes over forty novels for readers all ages, ninety short stories across numerous genres, the odd published poem, and even a sci-fi musical. He is a multiple recipient of the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards categories and has been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Seiun Award, and the William Atheling Jr. Award for criticism. He received the “SA Great” Literature Award in 2000 and the Peter McNamara Award for contributions to Australian speculative fiction in 2008.

His latest series are Troubletwisters, a fantasy for middle grade readers co-written with Garth Nix, and Twinmaker, a near-future thriller for young adults (and old adults too). Over twenty-five bonus short stories set in the Twinmaker universe are available online here. Sean and Garth also recently co-authored the third novel in the New York Times bestselling Spirit Animals series, Blood Ties.

On the sci-fi front, he is best-known for his original award-winning space opera series as well as several novels set in the Star Wars universe, many co-written with fellow-Adelaidean Shane Dix.  These include the Astropolis, Evergence, Orphans and Geodesica series, and the computer game tie-in The Force Unleashed–the first such adaptation ever to debut at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

A series for young readers, The Fixers, pitted an increasingly lost protagonist against zombies, cyborgs, and vampires across numerous universes.

His most recent releases in the Star Wars universe are: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance and The Force Unleashed II.

Sean will be launching his new release, Crash at 1:00pm on Saturday in Adelaide in the Wrestling Ring.

Sean looks forward to meeting all his fans at Supanova and will participate in signing sessions on Friday in Brisbane (2.30pm to 5:30pm), and throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in Adelaide and Brisbane. Sean will also participate in a Q&A panel on Saturday in Adelaide, and Sunday in Brisbane.

This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.

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Previous Appearances

  • Adelaide 2012
  • Adelaide 2013
  • Adelaide 2014
  • Brisbane 2014

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