Roger Williams

Biography

I'm localroger, author of the much-discussed classic of the singularity, The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. I'm not active on social media, but you may occasionally find me exploring obscure corners of the internet.

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Books

The Curators: A Sci-Fi HFY Space Opera
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,820. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A space opera from the author of the singularity classic, "The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect." The universe is a garden carefully cultivated by the billions-year-old species known as The Curators. Everything is under control until an obscure species from a small blue planet pops up... and now humanity has turned the whole universe on its head.
A Pilgrimage to Trinity
You set the price! Words: 7,360. Language: American English. Published: February 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
As sacred places go, the Trinity site where humanity exploded its first atomic device can seem flat and isolated from the rest of the world. And yet the world was forever changed by what happened there in 1945. This 7,300-word essay was written in 2004 shortly after I visited the site where I was given a tour by one of the last living witnesses to the Trinity test.
Hannibal Lecter: Transhumanist Icon
You set the price! Words: 4,780. Language: American English. Published: February 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Good & evil
It's one of the oldest and most enduring of human dreams― the drive to become like gods. But the gods don't necessarily share our morals. This is the original, unaltered 2005 essay that was part review of Thomas Harris's Hannibal series, and part meditation on what it really means to transcend our humanity.
Plant: Two Industrial Tours
You set the price! Words: 8,370. Language: American English. Published: February 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Chemical & Biochemical, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Social Aspects
“Plant” and “Food Plant” were originally written 2002-2004. Although technology has marched on, much of what Roger describes would sound familiar to the average worker in a factory or a food processing plant even today. Step into a world that most people rarely think about.
Bookends in Time: A Memoir of the Columbia
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » History » American
I was almost there at the beginning, and I was almost there at the end. By the most amazing coincidence, I was near to the shuttle orbiter Columbia both in triumph and tragedy. This is my story, written in tribute to the lost.
Where Ideas Come From: The Creation of a Cult Novel
You set the price! Words: 4,120. Language: American English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Roger Williams, author of The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect, discusses the sparks that led to the creation of a cult classic of singularity science fiction.
A Casino Odyssey
You set the price! Words: 8,480. Language: American English. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
A CASINO ODYSSEY is the true rags-to-riches story of my wild ride as a known associate of a small but feisty gambling team that went from betting five dollars a hand to thousands. By the time the casino industry caught on and banned us from the game, we'd completely changed our lives.
Bearly Gods: A Review of Grizzly Man
You set the price! Words: 2,140. Language: American English. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
For thirteen seasons Timothy Treadwell lived among the brown grizzly bears of Alaska's Katmai National Park. At the end of his thirteenth season, one of the bears ate him. Two years after his death it fell to director Werner Herzog to assemble Treadwell's last footage,into a film called Grizzly Man. This review is my response to one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen.
The Fifth Gift
You set the price! Words: 5,190. Language: American English. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The author of The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect returns with a short story about aliens bearing gifts which may or may not represent the ultimate Trojan horse.
Upgrade: A Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
A short story set in the universe of Roger Williams's cult classic novel, The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. Humanity has created a new god, the all-powerful Prime Intellect, whose prime directive is to promote and protect humans above all other species. Yet it's just another day to an ancient species living on a distant world.

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