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Sean Llewellyn Williams (born in Whyalla, South Australia on 23 May 1967) is a New York Times best selling science fiction author who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is the author of over eighty published short stories and thirty-nine novels, including Twinmaker and (with Garth Nix) the Troubletwisters series. He has co-written three books in the Star Wars: New Jedi Order series and is a multiple recipient of both the Ditmar and Aurealis Awards. His novelisation of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was the first novelisation of a computer game to debut at #1 on the "New York Times" bestseller list.

Sean Williams
Sean Williams at the 2012 Texas Book Festival.
Sean Williams at the 2012 Texas Book Festival.
Born (1967-05-23) 23 May 1967 (age 52)
Whyalla, Australia
GenreScience fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Crime

He studied sciences and music at Pulteney Grammar School and matriculated 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". He then went to Adelaide University and studied a Bachelor of Economics and wrote for the student newspaper On Dit. He completed a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Adelaide University in 2005 and was in 2010 a PhD candidate at the same institution.[1]

Sean Williams was Chair of the SA Writers' Centre from 2001-2003, and is one of only three lifetime members of that institution. His publishers include HarperCollins Australia, HarperTeen, Allen & Unwin, Egmont UK, Del Rey, Ace, Pyr, Swift and Ticonderoga Publications. Williams has also tutored for the Clarion South Workshop, was a previous winner of the Writers of the Future contest, and is now a Judge for the same.


Evergence (with Shane Dix)Edit

The Books of the ChangeEdit

Orphans (with Shane Dix)Edit

  • Echoes of Earth (2002) - Winner, Best Australian Novel, 2002 Ditmar Award
  • Orphans of Earth (2003)
  • Heirs of Earth (2004)

Star Wars: New Jedi Order (with Shane Dix)Edit

Star WarsEdit

The Books of the CataclysmEdit

Geodesica (with Shane Dix)Edit

  • Ascent (2005) - Winner, Best Novel, 2005 Ditmar Award
  • Descent (2006)

The Broken LandEdit

  • The Changeling (2008) - Shortlisted for Best Young Adult Novel, and Best Children's Novel, in the 2008 Aurealis Award.
  • The Dust Devils (2008) - Shortlisted for the Best Children's Novel, in the 2008 Aurealis Award.
  • The Scarecrow (2009)


  • Saturn Returns (2007) - Winner, Best Novel, 2008 Ditmar Award
  • Cenotaxis (2007) - book 1.5, novella
  • Earth Ascendant (2008)
  • The Grand Conjunction (2009)

The FixersEdit

  • Castle of the Zombies (2010)
  • Planet of the Cyborgs (2010)
  • Last of the Vampires (2010)
  • Invasion of the Weird (2010)

Troubletwisters series (with Garth Nix)Edit

  • The Magic (2011) (aka Troubletwisters in Australia)
  • The Monster (2012)
  • The Mystery (2013) (aka Mystery of the Golden Card in Australia)
  • The Missing (2014) (aka Missing, Presumed Evil in Australia and the UK)

Twinmaker SeriesEdit

  • Twinmaker: Jump (2013) (aka Twinmaker outside of Australia)
  • Twinmaker: Crash (2014) (aka Crashland outside of Australia)
  • Twinmaker: Fall (2015) (aka Hollowgirl outside of Australia)


  • The Unknown Soldier: Book One of the Cogal (1995) - (with Shane Dix) Re-imagined and rewritten as The Prodigal Sun[3]
  • Metal Fatigue (1996) - Winner, Best Science Fiction Novel, 1996 Aurealis Award
  • The Resurrected Man (1998) - Winner, Best Long Fiction, 1999 Ditmar Award
  • Spirit Animals Book 3: Blood Ties (2014) (with Garth Nix)


Notable short storiesEdit


  1. ^ Strahan, Jonathan, ed. (2010), Godlike Machines, Garden City, New York: Science Fiction Book Club, p. 265, ISBN 978-1-61664-759-9
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  3. ^ "What is EVERGENCE? (DOC)". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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