Ruler of an unruly garden, technologist, and science fiction author.
William grew up on a small farm in Devon, England. But
rather than a rural life in agriculture he took to engineering and started out
in the aerospace industry.
A number of tech
companies, and a couple of decades later, and he’s back in the countryside near
the city of Bristol, next door to a farm, and dividing his time between
technology, a garden, and science
Aldiss, Heinlein, Simak, Clarke, Niven, Asimov, van Vogt…these
were the staples of his youth, devoured in volume, with the likes of Greg Bear
being major influences in later years.
Doing it himself started by way of the screenwriting competitions of North America,
with some success in the Nicholl Fellowships, Big Break, PAGE International,
But down that route lies the greatest of mountains to climb.
No less difficult, but with more opportunities, self-publishing finally
provided a way to get out there.