Sean Williams and Shane Dix are the bestselling and award-winning coauthors of the Evergence series. Their last novels were "Echoes of Earth" and its sequel "Orphans of Earth," Individually, both have numerous short story credits, and Williams is a successful author in his own right. His novels include "Metal Fatigue" and "The Resurrected Man," His fantasy series, The Books of the Change, concluded in December 2002.
Williams and Dix both live in Adelaide, South Australia, a city Salman Rushdie once described as the ideal setting for a horror story. Dix lives with his wife, Nydia, and has t
"Sean Williams has been writing full-time since 1999, ten years after he wrote his first short story. He has been nominated twenty-six times for either of the major Australian awards (Ditmar, Aurealis & McNamara) and has won nine times. Jack Dann has described him as ""One of the hottest writers in the country ... a major Australian talent"", and added in the bio accompanying his opening story in the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology, Dreaming Down-Under, that he ""cooks a mean curry.""
He lives in the centre of Adelaide, South Australia, where he was Chair of the SA Writer's Centre from 2001-2003. For a change of pace, he enjoys DJing any chance he can get.
Sean recently finished working on three series simultaneously: The Books of the Change (a solo fantasy trilogy generously supported by the Australia Council), the Orphans series (a post-Spike space opera co-written with Shane Dix, and the Force Heretic trilogy (set in the Star Wars: New Jedi Order universe and also co-written with Shane Dix).
Future series include the Books of the Cataclysm, a prequel/sequel series set in the same universe as the Books of the Change, and a diptych of science fiction novels (Bedlam Watch and Palmer's Wake) in collaboration with Shane Dix. A solo SF novel, Widow of Opportunity, is also a possibility, depending on time.
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As well as novels, Sean has had over 50 short stories published in a variety of places around the world. ""Ghosts of the Fall"" was first published in Volume IX of the annual anthology series of the Writers of the Future Contest, in which it was a prize-winner. Three stories were reprinted in the Strahan and Byrne Year's Best Australian SF & Fantasy series. ""Going Nowhere"" appeared in The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories, ""A Map of the Mines of Barnath"" was chosen for inclusion in Centaurus, a collection of the best short Australian SF published in the last 25 years, and ""Evermore"" was reprinted in Gardner Dozois' Year's Best SF 17 (2000). His work has been translated into French, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian and Polish, and collected in the Ditmar Award-winning New Adventures in Sci-Fi (1999) and A View Before Dying (1998), both from Ticonderoga Publications, and Doorway to Eternity (MirrorDanse Books, 1994).
He won two Aurealis Awards in 1996, one of them for Best Horror Short Story (""Passing the Bone""). The other was for Best SF Novel (Metal Fatigue, reprinted by the UK's Swift Publishers in hardcover in 1999). His 1998 novel The Resurrected Man won the Ditmar Award for Long Fiction for that year. He was short-listed for the SA Great Literature Award in 1999, and received it in 2000.
He is also known as a collaborator. A non-fiction piece with Simon Brown, ""No Axis, No Boundary: the Search for a Definition of SF"", was nominated for the William Atheling Jr Award. Together they also won the 1999 Best Horror Short Story Aurealis Award (for ""Atrax"") and were reprinted in Gardner Dozois' Year's Best SF 15 (""The Masque of Agamemnon"")."