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Jack Williamson

(John Stewart Williamson)
USA (1908 - 2006)

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 at his home in Portales, New Mexico.
The Alien IntelligenceThe Green GirlThe Stone from the Green StarGolden Blood
The Fortress of UtopiaDarker Than You ThinkDragon's IslandThe Dome Around America
Star BridgeThe Trial of TerraThe Reign of WizardryBright New Universe
Trapped in SpaceThe Moon ChildrenThe Power of BlacknessBrother to Demons, Brother to Gods
ManseedLifeburstFirechildLand's End
MazewayThe Singers of TimeBeachheadDemon Moon
The Black SunThe Silicon DaggerTerraforming EarthThe Stonehenge Gate
A Sense of WonderThe Humanoids and With Folded HandsJack Williamson SF Gateway Omnibus: The Legion of Space / The Humanoids / Terraforming Earth / Wonder's Child
The Moon EraThe Pandora EffectPeople MachinesThe Early Williamson
Dreadful SleepThe Best of Jack WilliamsonDragon's Island and Other StoriesDarker Than You Think and Other Novels
Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer Jack Williamson
The Cosmic ExpressSalvage in SpaceThe Pygmey Planet
Non fiction
H. G. Wells: Critic of ProgressTeaching Science Fiction: Education for TomorrowWonder's Child: My Life in Science Fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Jack Williamson
From Other WorldsA Sense of WonderScience Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 2AThe Best Science Fiction of the Year 6
The Great SF Stories One: 1939The Great SF Stories Two: 1940The Great SF Stories 9: 1947A Very Large Array
The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1940sThe Oxford Book of Science Fiction StoriesVisions of WonderYear's Best SF 3
Alien PetsThe SFWA Grand MastersStar Colonies
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)
Hugo 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
In Memory of Wonder's Child
Jack Williamson recommends
Heechee Rendezvous
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
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
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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