Author William Ledbetter

William Ledbetter is a Nebula Award winning author with two novels and more than seventy speculative fiction short stories and non-fiction articles published in five languages, in markets such as Asimov's, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Escape Pod and the SFWA blog.

He's been a space and technology geek since childhood and spent most of his non-writing career in the aerospace industry. He is a member of SFWA, the National Space Society of North Texas, and a Launch Pad Astronomy workshop graduate. He lives near Dallas with his wife, a needy dog and three spoiled cats.

"Level Five" and "Level Six" the first two novels in his Killday Series are available from Audible Originals and soon in paper and e-book from Interstellar Flight Press.

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


  • The paper and e-book versions of my novel "Level Five" are now available for pre-order HERE.
  • My novelette "The Short Path to Light" is now out in Asimov's, March/April 2022 issue.
    This story is the sequel to my Nebula winning story "The Long Fall Up."

Cons, Appearances & Events

  • WriteFest, Houston TX, April 29-May 1, 2022
  • ArmadilloCon, Austin, TX,  Aug. 5-7, 2022
  • 80th WorldCon (ChiCon8) Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 1-5, 2022
  • Roanoke Writers Conference, Roanoke TX, Oct. 1-2, 2022
  • World Fantasy Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 3-6, 2022