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 in paper and e-book from Interstellar Flight Press. Level Seven coming in December!

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


  • I sold my novelette "Enough," to Analog magazine! Not sure which issue yet.
  • My short fiction collection "The Long Fall Up and Other Stories," is available for pre-order here and will be shipped November 6, 2023.
  • "Level Seven," the third and final book of my Killday series will be available in audio format on Dec. 7, 2023.
  • "Level Six" is now available in all formats HERE.
  • "Level Five" is now available in all formats HERE.