Today in Sci-Fi History: May 29

Today in Sci-Fi History, in 1996, the Aurealis Award winning Science Fiction Novel by Sean Williams, Metal Fatigue, was published.

Metal Fatigue was first published by HarperCollins in Australia and not until 1999 did it get released in the UK, in hard back by Swift Press. The story was also on the short list for the Ditmar award for best Australian long fiction in 1997. Sean Williams is a New York Times Best Selling author and currently lives in Adelaide, Australia. He holds a Masters of Art in Creative Writing at Adelaide University and is currently a candidate for a PHD.

Metal Fatigue is set in the aftermath of a nuclear world war. The USA is a disaster zone and the city of Kennedy has walled itself up to escape the political and economic decline of the world. Forty years after the war, Kennedy is invited to re-assimilate into the Re-United States of America, but its citizens resist. As the deadline approaches, political crimes rise in waves.

Visit Sean Williams website,, for more information about the author and his works




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