The Memoirist


“In a future dominated by omnipresent surveillance, why are so many powerful people determined to wipe a poignant gig by a faded rock star from the annals of history? What are they so afraid of?”

Completing the first set of NewCon Press novellas, The Memoirist is my take on where a combination surveillance and the increasing importance of public profile might take us in the near future. And it has robot bees.

The other novellas in this series are by Alastair Reynolds, Simon Morden and Anne Charnock.

Published March 20th 2017. Available to buy now.


“Caustic and clever.” James Lovegrove in the Financial Times.

“[A] complex and thrilling exploration of privacy.” “It certainly kept me turning the pages to gorge myself on it in one hit.” “Recommended.”  Peter Sutton

“Williamson never disappoints with his flick of the quiff of SF language that beguiles as well as poeticises the sometimes hard future.” DF Lewis, Gestalt Real-Time Reviews