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Jack Williamson SF Gateway Omnibus

The Legion of Space, The Humanoids, Terraforming Earth, Wonder's Child

By Jack Williamson

  • Paperback
  • £20.00

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.

Biographical Notes

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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780575132030
  • Publication date: 26 Jun 2014
  • Page count: 832
  • Imprint: Gateway
Gateway

Undersea Quest

Jack Williamson, Frederik Pohl
Authors:
Jack Williamson, Frederik Pohl

A missing relative...Something of value was buried beneath the underwater dome city of Marinia...something that had already cost one man's life, caused another man's kidnapping and gravely affected still another man's future.Expelled from the Sub-Sea Academy on trumped-up charges, Jim Eden wasn't about to wait around to prove his innocence. As soon as he leaned that his uncle mysteriously disappeared while mining uranium at the bottom of hazardous Eden Deep, Jim knew what he had to do...and that he had to do it fast.So he headed for the vast dome city - location of the great mining colony at the bottom of the sea - to pick up any clues to his uncle's disappearance. But once he had entered the undersea metropolis, the wrong people had his number...and they were determined that Jim would sink forever without a trace.

Gollancz

Kane of Old Mars

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock
Gateway

Jack L. Chalker SF Gateway Omnibus

Jack L. Chalker
Authors:
Jack L. Chalker

A fan from an early age, Chalker was also active as an editor, founding a small press in his early 20s, but it is as a writer that he is best known. Although his earliest novels were singletons, he soon turned his attention to the sequences that would dominate his career: most notably, The Well of Souls series. This omnibus collects the first volume of that series, MIDNIGHT AT THE WELL OF SOULS; book one of his Soul Rider series, SPIRITS OF FLUX AND ANCHOR; and standalone novel, THE IDENTITY MATRIX.

Gateway

The Black Sun

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson
Gateway

Wonder's Child: My Life in Science Fiction

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson
Gateway

The Stonehenge Gate

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson
Gollancz

When The Blue Shift Comes

Robert Silverberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Authors:
Robert Silverberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

In the far future, Earth is about to be swallowed by a black hole in this sweeping SF epic from one of the masters of the genre.In a time so far from our own that we cannot comprehend it, humanity has spread amongst the stars and changed in more ways than we can count. But they have never forgotten their birthplace - Earth. But now Earth stands on the brink of catastrophe, at risk of being swallowed by a black hole. One man, Hanosz Prime, ruler of his world, is determined to visit Earth before it is destroyed. His abdication from his throne and his wanderlust are to prove the beginning of a much longer journey - one that will see him fall in love, meet the Oracles of Earth and perhaps, if he is very lucky, provide a means to save the cradle of humanity.Originally started by Robert Silverberg more than 20 years ago but never completed, Hanosz's story is taken up by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro. Silverberg hand-picked Zinos-Amaro to complete the book, and provided notes and guidance. The result is a remarkable collaboration between one of the masters of SF and one of the most exciting new voices in the genre.

Gateway

Robert Holdstock SF Gateway Omnibus

Robert Holdstock
Authors:
Robert Holdstock
Gateway

The Power of Blackness

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson

To win the right to a name, he fought without weapons in the deadly arena of Nggongga - only to be cheated of his prize. Branded a criminal, he sought refuge with the Benefactors, a mysterious interplanetary fellowship, and from them he at last learned the truth about his heritage. As Blacklantern he was born again - and the galaxy itself became the arena for his vengeance. A gladiator still, his purpose took him to the ends of the cosmos, to seek out and finally face a terrifying and relentless evil that threatened countless worlds...

Gateway

Manseed

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson
Gateway

Beachhead

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson
Gateway

Undersea Fleet

Jack Williamson, Frederik Pohl
Authors:
Jack Williamson, Frederik Pohl

Everyone at the Academy knew that sea serpents were, without a doubt, silly superstitions. Everyone but David Craken, that is. This young cadet from Marinia had been born and raised four miles beneath the waves, and he knew that more than rich new fuel sources and precious stones lay in wait for the men who dared invade this last frontier.But when David dived into the depths at thirteen hundred feet and disappeared - only to reappear, drifting offshore months later - his friend Jim Eden learned there was more truth to certain superstitions than he cared to believe. On a strange and hazardous journey, Jim and the men of the Sub-Sea Academy suddenly found themselves up against the dangerous creatures of the deep - and embroiled in a life-against-life adventure they would never forget!

Gateway

Trapped in Space

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson

Astronaut Ben is lost - a million miles from Earth! His last message: "Strange life forms here...we're under attack...!"Jeff sets off to rescue him, but soon his own crippled starship is caught in the same eerie web of a monstrous creature from outer space!

Gateway

The Moon Children

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson

An international agency, COSMOS, is in charge of space exploration in the not very distant future. Odd forms of life have been discovered on Mars, Venus, and Jupiter; there may be a life form on Mercury; and finally something utterly mystifying is discovered on the moon. Three astronauts land and examine an installation that all three perceive as radically different - one sees a heap of gold, one a fort bristling with guns, one a space platform and space craft. They return to Earth with some crystals picked up at the mystery site.All three soon produce children - the moon children, gifted, precocious, and seemingly damned by the crystals their fathers had handled. Two are eerily beautiful, the third a grotesque monster. And the three soon discover that they are Earth's hope for survival, as interplanetary invasion brings overwhelming alien forces to bear on mankind.

Gateway

Lifeburst

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson
Gateway

Seetee Shock

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson

Nick Jenkins works with a group of engineers on asteroid Freedonia, attempting to build the first CT reactor. A contraterrene matter (CT, or antimatter) reactor will provide enough power for the entire solar system, freeing people from the tyranny of limited fission power monopoly controlled by the Interplanet corporation. A surprise attack on Freedonia by unknown attackers results disables the entire staff save for Nick Jenkins. The entire staff, including Jenkins, is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. They will all die within two weeks.Now it up to Nick Jenkins to track down the attackers, prevent the outbreak of a CT war, and finish the CT reactor in order to provide free power to the solar system. And he must do so before he dies of radiation sickness.

Gateway

Seetee Ship

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson

C.T. or Seetee, contraterrene, is also known as anti-matter. It is untouchable by the normal matter universe... yet men must learn to control it, or die!

Gateway

Golden Blood

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson

Chemical symbol... atomic number... atomic weight... Scientific terms for gold... but science can't begin to explain the mystery and magic of gold. It was gold that lured the 'Secret Legion' - as oddly mixed a group of adventures as any song or story - into the world's most treacherous desert. And gold they found - a golden man, and exotic golden woman, a huge golden tiger, and an eerie golden snake. Gold brought them together... gold made them enemies in a battle to the death... gold held the key to the mysterious forces that assailed them. Jack Williamson, alchemist with words, spins a rare web of adventure, fantasy and science... a gem from the golden age of Weird Tales, now available in book form for the first time.

Gateway

The Dome Around America

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson

What new menace was besieging mankind's last refuge? The Earth had been stripped bare of the atmosphere and water, its surface left an airless and lifeless desert...except for America. A dome of energy had been erected around the U.S. in the nick of time and only within this vast transparent dome could men and women live in safety. Until the moment Barry Thane spotted a moving thing outside the dome! Something was there where only Death reigned. Something that was spying on the dome, trying to break in and destroy Earth's last oasis! But what was it...and why? Barry's single-handed struggle with the unknown, his own break-out into the outside world of airless terror, makes one of the most exciting novels that Jack Williamson, master of science fiction, has ever written.

Gateway

The Trial of Terra

Jack Williamson
Authors:
Jack Williamson

The men of Earth were on the verge of breaking into space. The first of their manned moon rockets was on its way to Luna. Now, after ten thousand years, the celestial Watchers were forced to a decision.Were the Earth people ready to join in the civilizations of sapce - or should they be turned down and wiped out with solar fire?THE TRIAL OF TERRA had begun!The men of Earth were on the verge of breaking into space. The first of their manned moon rockets was on its way to Luna. Now, after ten thousand years, the celestial Watchers were forced to a decision.Were the Earth people ready to join in the civilizations of space - or should they be turned down and wiped out with solar fire?THE TRIAL OF TERRA had begun!