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Matthew S. Williams

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in Ottawa, Canada




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April 2011


I'm a professional writer for Universe Today and have written hundreds of articles on the subjects of astronomy, space exploration, Earth science and cosmology. I am also a lover of sci-fi and the classics - always have been, always will be!

My first published novel, The Cronian Incident, (Formist Series #1) was recently released and has cracked the top #50 Hot New Releases on Amazon. It's a hard SF romp through the Solar System of the late 23rd century, and deals with subjects ranging from terraforming and colonization to Climate Change and the Technological Singularity.

When I'm not writing, I'm practicing Taekwon-Do, or just enjoying life in BC with my wife and cat.

Check out my author profile on Amazon:

You know, I seem to recall saying I was going to stop making announcement every time I got a new review.But in this case, it was three new reviews, so… yeah! In the past few weeks, The Cronian Incident has received two more reviews on Amazon (4 and 5 stars, respectively), bringing the total to ten. Meanwhile, on Goodreads, I picked up another 5 star review, bringing the total there to eight.

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Average rating: 3.86 · 66 ratings · 10 reviews · 15 distinct works
Whiskey Delta

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Flash Forward

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014
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Papa Zulu

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4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Flight of the Icarus

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Domicile 4.5

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2006
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message 3: by Jess

Jess Vescio I don't want to argue with that Bill guy anymore about definitions because all I can do is point to a dictionary and if that isn't proof enough, he wins I guess because there will never be better proof. So I give up on that, I have no way to win when logic is ignored.

But I would like to point out how interesting it is that a user commenting in a thread about 1984 seems to be practicing doublethink. Refusing to acknowledge that his definition is incorrect even when confronted with so much evidence. Big Brother has just raised your chocolate ration from 30 grammes to 20 ;)

Matthew Williams Judyta wrote: "Thank you for accepting my invitation :-)"
Hey, no problem, always interesting in swapping ideas! Especially with a fellow historian.

Judyta Szaciłło Thank you for accepting my invitation :-)

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