About Nate Williams
AboutSF Coordinator 2007-2009


Nathaniel Williams teaches writing and literature at the University of California, Davis.  He finished his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas in 2010 after serving as the Center for the Study of Science Fiction's second AboutSF.com Volunteer Coordinator, and he now serves on the Board of Directors. Some of his projects include educational content offered through the University of Kansas and on the "Science Fiction Roadshow," available via AboutSF as a one- or two-day program for educators.

His scholarly work on 19th-century science fiction has appeared in American Literature, Utopian Studies, and elsewhere. He's had speculative fiction short stories published by Fantasy Magazine, Abyss & Apex, Perihelion, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of KU's Speculative Fiction Writers Workshop, and two of his stories won the James E. Gunn Award for Science Fiction Writing.

Before coming to KU, Nate worked as a tech writer by day and musician by night, writing online help and training manuals while performing around the Midwest as a singer/songwriter.


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Nate Williams

The Center for the Study of
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Founding Director James Gunn.
Associate Director Kij Johnson.
Director Chris McKitterick.
AboutSF Coordinators.
Volunteer Librarian Bruce Sherwood.

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