Author William Ledbetter

William Ledbetter is a 2016 Nebula Award winner with more than fifty speculative fiction stories and non-fiction articles published in markets such as Asimov's, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Jim Baen's Universe, Escape Pod,, Daily SF, the SFWA blog, and Ad Astra. He's been a space and technology geek since childhood and spent most of his non-writing career in the aerospace and defense industry. He administers the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award contest for Baen Books and the National Space Society, is a member of SFWA, the National Space Society of North Texas, a Launch Pad Astronomy workshop graduate, and is the Science Track coordinator for the Fencon convention. He lives near Dallas with his wife, a needy dog and two spoiled cats.

William is represented by David Hale Smith, with the InkWell Management Literary Agency.


  • I sold my near-future science fiction thriller novel "Reset" to Audible Originals. It should be out in July.
  • I sold my flash story "What I Am" to Asimov's not sure which issue yet.
  • I sold my novelette "Bridging" to the Homo Stellaris anthology by Baen Books
  • My short story "Broken Wings" will be in Fantasy & Science Fiction. (July/August 2018)
  • My story "The Beast From Below" is now available in the March/April issue of  Fantasy & Science Fiction.
  • My flash fiction story "Vigilance" will be in next month's Analog Science Fiction and Fact. (May/June 2018)
  • I edited the "Jim Baen Memorial Award: The First Decade" anthology for Baen Books. It is available for sale everywhere, but here is the link for Amazon.

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