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Sean Llewellyn Williams (born 1967) is a New York Times best selling science fiction author who lives in Adelaide, Australia. He is the author of over sixty published short stories and eighteen novels, including the Books of the Change and (with Shane Dix) the bestselling Evergence and Orphans trilogies. He has co-written three books in the Star Wars: New Jedi Order series and is a multiple recipient of both the Ditmar & Aurealis Award. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer / producer / director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... The New Jedi Order, also known as New Jedi Order or by its acronym, NJO, is a series of science fiction novels set in the Star Wars universe 25-30 years ABY. Its primary plotline involves an invasion of the Star Wars galaxy by the Yuuzhan Vong, but over the... The Ditmar Award (formally the Australian SF (Ditmar) Award; formerly the Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award) has been awarded annually since 1969 at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention (the Natcon) to recognise achievement in Australian science fiction (including fantasy and horror) and science fiction fandom. ... Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction is an annual literary award for Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction. ...


Sean Williams is a diverse and prolific author, simultaneously covering many different facets of the genre. His major works explore such areas as: cutting-edge science fiction dealing with major post-human issues including nanotechnology, biotechnology, longevity, artificial intelligence, the origins of life, and fundamental properties of the universe. He has also written gritty "future noir" hybrids portraying the possibilities of crime prevention and detection in the twenty-first century, plus possible outcomes of present day political, social and technological developments. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Molecular gears from a NASA computer simulation. ... The structure of insulin Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... Longevity is defined as long life or the length of a persons life (life expectancy). ... Hondas humanoid robot AI redirects here. ... This article focuses on modern scientific research on the origin of life. ...


He studied sciences and music at Pulteney Grammar School and matriculated thirty third in his year (1984), topping the state for Musical composition. That same year, he won the Young Composer's Award for a theme and three variations for string quartet with flute, oboe and trumpet soloists called "Release of Anger". Pulteney Grammar School is an Anglican private school located on South Terrace, Adelaide in South Australia. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Musical composition is: an original piece of music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new piece of music // A musical composition A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance...


Sean Williams is a supporter of Australians Against Racism and the SETI@home project. He is a member of SFWA, the Extropian Institute and the Australian Society of Authors, and was Chair of the SA Writers' Centre from 2001-2003. His publishers include HarperCollinsAustralia, Del Rey, Ace, Pyr, Swift and Ticonderoga. He is proud to appear on the Celebrity Atheist List. Sean has also tutored for the Clarion Workshop. SETI@home (SETI at home) is a grid computing (distributed computing in the projects own terminology) project using Internet-connected computers, hosted by the Space Sciences Laboratory, at the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States. ... Science Fiction Writers of America, or SFWA, (SFWA is pronounced seff-wah) was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight and James Blish. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clarion is a six-week workshop for new and aspiring science fiction writers founded by Damon Knight and Kate Wilhelm. ...

Contents

Novels

Others

  • The Unknown Soldier
  • Metal Fatigue
  • The Resurrected Man

Evergence (with Shane Dix)

  • The Prodigal Sun
  • The Dying Light
  • The Dark Imbalance

The Books of the Change

  • The Stone Mage & the Sea
  • The Sky Warden & the Sun
  • The Storm Weaver & the Sand

Orphans (with Shane Dix)

  • Echoes of Earth
  • Orphans of Earth
  • Heirs of Earth

Star Wars (with Shane Dix)

  • Force Heretic I: Remnant
  • Force Heretic II: Refugee
  • Force Heretic III: Reunion

Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer / producer / director George Lucas during the 1970s. ...

The Books of the Cataclysm

  • The Crooked Letter
  • The Blood Debt
  • The Hanging Mountains
  • The Devoured Earth

Geodesica (with Shane Dix)

  • Ascent
  • Descent

The Broken Land

  • The Changeling (to be published 2007)
  • The Dust Devils (to be published 2008)
  • The Scarecrow (to be published 2008)

Astropolis

  • Saturn Returns (to be published 2007)
  • Earth Ascendant (to be published 2008)
  • Remaining in Light (to be published 2009)

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Sean Williams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (561 words)
Sean Williams is a supporter of Australians Against Racism and the SETI@home project.
Sean Williams is also the name of the first Caribbean-Canadian coxswain of 65 RCSCC Iron Duke, a Sea Cadet Corps in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Sean Williams is also the name of a (female) ethnomusicologist who teaches at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington (http://academic.evergreen.edu/w/williams).
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