Mr. William (Bill) Dietz

Author
Participates in 9 items

New York Times bestselling author William C. Dietz has sold over two-million books, some of which have been translated into German, French, Russian, Korean and Japanese.

Dietz also penned three STAR WARS novels for Lucas Films, two RESISTANCE novels for SONY, and a StarCraft book for Blizzard Entertainment.

Dietz co-wrote the script for SONY's Resistance: Burning Skies video game, and wrote the script for the Legion of the Damned™ iOS game based on his original work.

Dietz grew up in Seattle, served as a medic with the Navy and Marine Corps, graduated from the University of Washington, and travels widely.

Dietz has been employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer, and television director.

Here’s what reviewers have to say about Dietz’s fiction:

Publisher’s Weekly: Legion of the Damned. “The humanity of the characters mixes well with the action to give this space drama real punch.”

RT Book Review: Andromeda’s Choice. “Andromeda McKee is one hell of a heroine. Dietz is a rarity among male science fiction authors: He can write a steely, badass female protagonist without making her seem unreasonably stoic. He allows McKee a bit (but just a bit) of softness and vulnerability, making this debutante-turned-army sergeant into a completely engaging three-dimensional character. Fans of military sci-fi will especially appreciate McKee’s head for strategy and the cleverness she shows in dealing with nemeses…and allies alike. If you don’t root for ‘the Steel Bitch,’ I just don’t know what to do with you.”

Pulp Fiction Reviews: “Into the Guns doesn’t waste a second getting going right out of the gate...By the time you get to the last page, you’re out of breath. But things are only getting started.”

Dietz is a member of the Writer’s Guild and the International Association of Media Tie-In writers. 

Sessions in which Mr. William (Bill) Dietz participates

Friday August 10, 2018 Time Zone: PDT/Pacific Time (US & Canada)

7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Ideas: Where Do They Come From? 45 minutes 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM  |  DoubleTree City Center , Evergreen
Panel
Writing

Saturday August 11, 2018 Time Zone: PDT/Pacific Time (US & Canada)

10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Turning Your Game Into a Novel 45 minutes 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM  |  DoubleTree City Center , Suite D, Spok Falls Ballroom
Panel
GamingWriting
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
Are Game Designers Writers? 45 minutes 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM  |  DoubleTree City Center , Suite C, Spok Falls Ballroom
Panel
GamingWriting
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
Reading: William C. Dietz 45 minutes 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM  |  DoubleTree City Center , Conference Office
Talk
Guest of HonorReadingsWriting
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Capitalism, Ego, and a Red Roadster 45 minutes 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM  |  DoubleTree City Center , Parkside I
Panel
Guest of HonorShooting for the StarsScience

Sunday August 12, 2018 Time Zone: PDT/Pacific Time (US & Canada)

11:00 AM
11:00 AM
How to Write a Game Module 45 minutes 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM  |  DoubleTree City Center , Suite D, Spok Falls Ballroom
Panel
Gaming
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
What Happens When We Reject Science? 45 minutes 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM  |  DoubleTree City Center , Parkside I
Panel