An excerpt from Geodesica: Descent (HarperVoyager)
Sean Williams has been described as ‘the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age’ and ‘King of Chameleons’ for the diversity of his output. Forthcoming releases include The Grand Conjunction, a gothic/noir space opera set over one million years in the future, and The Scarecrow, a fantasy novel for kids set in his award-winning world of The Change. His novelisation of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was the first game tie-in ever to reach #1 on the New York Times hardcover list while Magic Dirt: the Best of Sean Williams was the first to receive the Aurealis Award for Best Collection.
When not writing, he sits on various management committees (including those of Australia’s oldest writers’ centre and the national literacy initiative, The Big Book Club Inc.), teaches (for such organisations as Clarion South), travels to conventions (Worldcon and Gencon Oz among them in recent times), and reads for several literary awards and assessment bodies (he is a past winner of the Writers of the Future Contest, of which he is now a judge). He lives in Adelaide with his wife and family.
Also in this episode:
Keith Stevenson reviews Chaos Space by Marianne De Pierres.