Jack Williamson SF Gateway Omnibus
The Legion of Space, The Humanoids, Terraforming Earth, Wonder's Child
By Jack Williamson
From the groundbreaking digital initiative the SF Gateway, three classic Jack Williamson novels and his HUGO AWARD-winning autobiography, WONDER'S CHILD.
From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the incredible career of Jack Williamson, whose career spanned over 70 years.
Jack Williamson published his first SF story, 'The Metal Man', in 1928 and continued to write high quality SF until his death in 2006, along the way coining many of the terms the genre now takes for granted, such as 'terraforming' and 'genetic engineering'. He was the second writer (after Heinlein) to be named a SFWA Grand Master and was the oldest recipient of both the HUGO and NEBULA AWARDs. This volume contains THE LEGION OF SPACE, the first volume in the eponymous series; THE HUMANOIDS; JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD-winning TERRAFORMING EARTH and his HUGO AWARD-winning autobiography WONDER'S CHILD: MY LIFE IN SCIENCE FICTION.
John Stewart 'Jack' Williamson was born in Arizona in 1908 and raised in an isolated New Mexico farmstead. After the Second World War, he acquired degrees in English at the Eastern New Mexico University, joining the faculty there in 1960 and remaining affiliated with the school for the rest of his life. Williamson sold his first story at the age of 20 - the beginning of a long, productive and successful career, which started in the pulps, took in the Golden Age and extended right into his 90s. He was the second author, after Robert A. Heinlein, to be named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by SFWA, and by far the oldest recipient of the HUGO (2001, aged 93) and NEBULA (2002, aged 94) AWARDs. A significant voice in SF for over six decades, Jack Williamson is credited with inventing the terms 'terraforming' and 'genetic engineering'. He died in 2006.
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26 Jun 2014
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