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Jack Williamson

(John Stewart Williamson)
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aka Will Stewart

Jack Williamson has been in the forefront of science fiction since his first published story in 1928. Williamson is the acclaimed author of such trailblazing science fiction as The Humanoids and The Legion of Time. The Oxford English Dictionary credits Williamson with inventing the terms "genetic engineering" (in Dragon's Island) and "terraforming" (in Seetee Ship). His seminal novel Darker Than You Think was a landmark speculation on the nature of shape-changing.

Jack Williamson died Friday 10th November 2006 at his home in Portales, New Mexico.

Genres: Science Fiction
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Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Jack Williamson
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Short stories
The Metal Man (1928)
The Cosmic Express (1930)
The Moon Era [short story] (1931)
Star Bright (1939)
Hindsight (1940)
Collision Orbit (1942) (as by Will Stewart)
Minus Sign (1942) (as by Will Stewart)
Opposites - React! (1943) (as by Will Stewart)
With Folded Hands... (1947)
The Man from Outside (1951)
Beans (1958)
Rogue Star (part 2) (1968) (with Frederik Pohl)
Rogue Star (part 3) (1968) (with Frederik Pohl)
Jamboree [short story] (1969)
The Highest Dive (1976)
The Humanoid Universe (1980)
The Firefly Tree (1997)
The Pet Rocks Mystery (1998)
Eden Star (2000)
The Ultimate Earth (2000)Hugo

World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (1994)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2000) : The Silicon Dagger
Hugo Best Novella winner (2001) : The Ultimate Earth
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2002) : Terraforming Earth

Books about Jack Williamson
In Memory of Wonder's Child (2007) by Stephen Haffner
Jack Williamson recommends
Heechee Rendezvous (1984)
(Heechee, book 3)
Frederik Pohl
"The Heechee are one of the greatest creations of science fiction."
Over the River and Through the Woods (1996)
Clifford D Simak
"Good fantasy - and that includes science fiction - takes off from the known for its flights into the new. Cliff Simak was a master of the art. His known was the rural Midwest that he loved. His new could reach to the ends of space and time, but never beyond reality. Even his cosmic aliens always had half human dimensions that made them believable. I loved him, as so many did, for his unfailing warmth and a wit that was keen but never cruel. I heard from him often during the painful time after his wife's death. His own death touched me deeply, and I'm happy to see him remembered with this collection of his best-loved stories."
My Father's Ghost (2002)
Suzy McKee Charnas
"This is a book for today. Written honestly and plainly, it llluminates a universal problem."

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