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.

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


  • The print and ebook editions of Level Six, the second book in my Killday series, is available for pre-order HERE and will be delivered on the publication date of August 7, 2023.
  • My story "In a Wide Sky, Hidden" has been translated into Romanian, and is in this issue of Galaxia 42 magazine.
  • A collection containing some of my best short fiction, tentatively titled "The Long Fall Up and Other Stories," has been
    purchased by Interstellar Flight Press and should be available in 2023.
  • "Level Seven," the third and final book of my Killday series has been purchased by Audible Originals and will
    be available in audio format in 2023.
  • The paper and e-book versions of my novel "Level Five" are now available HERE.