For those who missed it, ETERNITY first appeared in Blood Samples in September 2002. This story has been arranged for your reading pleasure at the bottom of this web page.


WHO IS TOM WILLIAMS?

Born 4th February, 1970 in Perth, Western Australia, I still live in Perth, currently with Monique, my wife of 12 years, my baby daughter Jasmine and a crazy cat called Motley. By day I work for a real estate magazine - down to earth work - so my off-hours are spent in more outlandish pursuits, including writing SF & fantasy.

Published work includes short stories & my novel, the SF epic, Terra Nova. I am currently at work on novel projects.

If anyone should like to contact me, please feel free to drop me a line at:
williamstom11@gmail.com .


AWARDS & OTHER RECOGNITION

Sleeping Beauty - was an Honourable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror No. 17

Eyes Delighted - won third place in the Area 51 Anthology context



My novel, Terra Nova.

Many years in the writing, my first novel is Terra Nova, first published in November 1999 by Awe-struck e-publishing (www.awe-struck.net).

Terra Nova tells the tale of Mikael Svensson, a reconnaissance pilot who is the only apparent survivor of a massacre of the human race by mysterious aliens called The Enemy. His FTL drive is damaged, and his only possible haven is the colony world, Terra Nova - a trip that will take 2000 years. After going into suspended animation, Svensson undertakes the long journey and finds there are, indeed, humans living on Terra Nova - but they have regressed into the Dark Ages. The Enemy menaces the planet and its largely oblivious citizens, held back only by automatic defences - which are beginning to fail. Mikael Svensson is the only hope for Terra Nova and its people.

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To read a sample from Terra Nova go to:
http://www.awe-struck.net/AUTHORS4/terranova.html,
or click the cover image above.

FAVOURITE LINKS:

Ralan.com
My first point of call when seeking a market for my writing.

Anthology Builder
Pick and choose stories to build your own anthology. 2 of mine, "Sleeping Beauty" and "Luck's a Fortune" are currently available.

Authonomy
Harper Collins' unpublished novels forum site. Register and back my next novels for publication!

Drabblecast
My favourite place for hearing a story.

Bob's writing
The web-site of my fellow Aussie, Bob Rich, writer, editor, psychologist & many other things besides.


BIBLIOGRAPHY: SHORT STORIES (1000 + WORDS)

01) EVERGREEN (M/Lit) ......................................................................................Readers' World No. 12, December 1999
02) TRANSMISSION (with Stephen Rogers) (SF/Hu) ................................................................Jackhammer, March 2000
03) ETERNAL LOVE (F/Ro) ....................................................................................The Romantic Bower, November 2000
04) SAILOR OF A DRY SEA (SF) ..................................................................................................Jackhammer, April 2001
05) SUPERHERO BLUES (F/Hu) .................................................................................................GC Magazine, April 2001
06) PURPLE HAZE (F) ....................................................................................................................GC Magazine June 2001
07) LUCK'S A FORTUNE (M/F) .............................................................................................1000 Delights, October 2001
08) SLEEPING BEAUTY (Ho) .............................................................................................Nemonymous No. 3, May 2003
09) PURPLE HAZE (F) (reprint)...................................................................................Nostalgia Issue 8 Volume 1, June 2004
10) 2084 (SF).......................................................................................................................Monthly Short Stories, May 2004
11) SAILOR OF A DRY SEA (SF) (reprint)....................................................................................Tower of Light, June 2007
12) 2084 (SF) (reprint)................................................................................................................Drabblecast, September 2007
13) FORTY QUARTERS (SF)....................................................................................................Drabblecast, December 2007
14) EYES DELIGHTED (with Willis Couvillier) (SF)...........................................................Area 51 Anthology, May 2008
15) FINANCIAL FUTURE (SF).................................................................................Space Cops Anthology, June 2009


BIBLIOGRAPHY: FLASH & VIGNETTES (<1000 WORDS)

01) THE BOXER (M/Lit) ......................................................................................................Readers' World No.9, June 1999
02) THE UGLY ALIEN (SF/Hu) ....................................................................AntipodeanSF Anthology 1, September 1999
03) THE UGLY ALIEN (SF/Hu) (reprint) ....................................................................AntipodeanSF No. 20, October 1999
04) HEADROOM (SF/Hu) .........................................................................................................Jackhammer, February 2000
05) GIVE UP THE GHOST (Ho/Lit) .................................................................................................Jackhammer, April 2000
06) AT THE BUS STOP (M) ........................................................................................Vermont Ink Spring 2000, May 2000
07) ENTER THE HERO (F/Hu) ........................................................................................................Jackhammer, May 2000
08) SUMMER DAY: 2100AD (SF) .........................................................Show What You Know (Year 6), December 2000
09) HEADROOM (reprint) (SF/Hu) ............................................................................AntipodeanSF No. 36, February 2001
10) THE SILENT LAND (SF) .........................................................................................................Furious Pen, March 2001
11) STORM RISING (M) ..................................................................................Show What You Know (Year 10), April 2001
12) CHAMPIONS ARE MADE (SF) .................................................................................AntipodeanSF No. 50, May 2002
13) ABRASIONS (Ho) .......................................................................................................................Peer Amid, August 2002
14) ETERNITY (Ho) ..........................................................................................................Blood Samples, September 2002
15) FLORESCENCE (Ho/F) ....................................................................................................Macabre No.1, October 2002
16) DEAD CERTAINTY (Ho/Hu) ...............................................................................................NFG No. 1, December 2002
17) ENTER THE HERO (F/Hu) (reprint) .......................................................................AntipodeanSF No. 58, March 2003
18) ALTER EGO (SF/Hu) ........................................................................................................................Australoz, May 2003
19) CAT AND MOUSE (F/Hu) ......................................................................................................Macabre No. 2, June 2003
20) NIGHT MARE (Ho) ..............................................................................................................Flash Me No.1, August 2003
21) WHITNEY SEARS (Hu/SF)..............................................................................AntipodeanSF No. 67, December 2003
22) FLORESCENCE (Ho/F) (reprint) ...................................................................................Flash Me No.3, February 2004
23) BRED TO TWIN (Hu)................................................................................................................... Flashshot March 2004
24) DEAD CERTAINTY (Ho/Hu) (reprint).........................................................................................Flashshot March 2004
25) MISFIRE (Hu)................................................................................................................................ Flashshot March 2004
26) DEAR MOTHER (Ho) .............................................................................................................Macabre No. 3, April 2004
27) THE SILENT LAND (SF) (reprint).............................................................................AntipodeanSF No. 71, April 2004
28) MUSES (F) ..............................................................................................................................Flash Me No. 4, May 2004
29) YOU ASKED FOR IT (SF/Hu) .....................................................................................................Flashshot March 2006
30) PECKING ORDER (SF/Hu) ......................................................................................................Flashshot April 2006
31) SALVATION (SF/Hu) .......................................................................................................................Flashshot June 2006
32) LION EYES (F/Hu) .......................................................................................................................Flashshot January 2007
33) WRITE ON CUE (M/Hu) ...............................................................................................................Flashshot February 2007
34) ALCHEMY (F) ......................................................................................................................Flashshot February 2007
35) FLORESCENCE (Ho/F) (reprint) ............................................................................AntipodeanSF No. 111, August 2007
36) SHORT STORY (F) .............................................................................................................Flashshot September 2007
37) PICK ME UP (F) ...................................................................................................................Flashshot October 2007
38) ONE MAN'S MEAT (Ho) ........................................................................................................Flashshot January 2008
39) HEADROOM (SF/Hu)(reprint) ...........................................................................................Drabblecast, February 2008
40) MISTAKEN IDENTITY (SF) ........................................................................................................Flashshot February 2008
41) REALITY CHECK (Ho/Hu) ........................................................................................................Flashshot April 2008
42) EYESORE (Hu) ...........................................................................................................................Flashshot July 2008
43) TWISTED FANTASY (Hu) ....................................................................................................Flashshot August 2008
44) TRUE SURREALITY (F) ....................................................................................................Flashshot October 2008
45) STRANGE CONNECTIONS (F) ..........................................................................................Every Day Fiction November 2008
46) A SIMPLE EQUATION (F) ....................................................................................................Flashshot January 2009
47) ARTIFACT (SF/Hu) .........................................................................................................In A Nutshell Anthology, 2009?
48) FISS THE DEMON LORD (F/Hu) .................................................................................In A Nutshell Anthology, 2009?
49) THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT (F/Ho/Hu)......................................................................In A Nutshell Anthology, 2009?
50) PROGRESS (SF/Ho/Hu)................................................................................................In A Nutshell Anthology, 2009?
51) TRUE SURREALITY (F)................................................................................................In A Nutshell Anthology, 2009?


BIBLIOGRAPHY: POETRY

1) THE HOLE OF DARKNESS (SF) ...........................................................................................Speculon, June 2001
2) WATCHING GLORIA (Ho)......................................................................Escaping Elsewhere No. 1, September 2005
M = Mainstream, SF = Science Fiction, F = Fantasy, Ho = Horror, Hu = Humour, Lit = Literary, Ro = Romance.

ETERNITY

by Tom Williams
Copyright 2002

I tried. Oh, how I tried. Three long years fighting myself, ever craving your sweet vitality. I thought I could beat instinct, until that moment, that unexpected glimpse of your soft throat as you pinned your hair before the mirror…

Such was the love in your eyes that my defences abruptly shattered, and I leapt upon you, bloodlust singing in me. Ah, the bittersweet taste, as first I sensed your terror, then realisation of your fate. Yet I could not stop, even as your love drained away. With tears in my eyes, I felt you fill and boil with hatred for what I had done. And your expression…

It will pain me evermore, or as long as we both exist, that you will ever look upon me with such contempt. For I will love you forever, even as you despise me.

The End


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