Sean Williams has lived in inner city Adelaide, South Australia. He studied Economics at university. When not writing Williams worked in a CD shop. In 1984 he won the South Australia Young Composers Award. In 1991 Williams began his writing career with a series of short stories in amateur and small press publications, leading to a sale to the magazine, Aurealis. He published more than forty stories in the 1990s. His first novel was The Unknown Soldier, written with Shane Dix, and published in 1995. Williams has served as the treasurer of the SA Writers' Centre. His work has been translated into French, Japanese, 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).
Fall2015single work novel young adult science fiction
'Action and danger fuel this near-future thriller in a fresh take on technology, identity, and the lengths one girl will go to save her best friend. The explosive conclusion to the Twinmaker series.
'Clair's world has been destroyed - again. The only remaining hope of saving her friends is for her and Q to enter the Yard, a digital world of Ant Wallace's creation. The rules there are the same as those of the real world: water is real; fire is real; death is real. It all looks exactly the same as the world she used to know. But in the Yard there are two Clair Hills, and their very existence causes cracks that steadily widen.
'Getting inside is the easy part. Once there, Clair has to earn the trust of her friends, including the girl who started it all - her best friend, Libby. But they don't know what's happened to the real world, and the other Clair is headstrong, impulsive, suspicious - just like Clair herself used to be. And that makes her dangerous.
'As Clair struggles to find Jesse and make peace with herself, a surprising new ally emerges from the ashes of the world. Together they fight their way through the digital and political minefield in the hope of saving the world once and for all. This time Clair has to get it right ... or lose everything.' (Publication summary)