Jack Williamson


  • Legal Name: Williamson, John Stewart
  • Place of Birth: Bisbee, Arizona Territory, USA
  • Date of Birth: April 29, 1908
  • Date of Death: November 10, 2006
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Born in Arizona Territory in 1908, he arrived in New Mexico in a covered wagon in 1915. His first story was published in 1928. He was one of the most popular SF writers of the 1930's. He received a Ph.D. in 1950's and was an English professor at Eastern New Mexico University for many years. HE has written 52 novel and over 100 shorter stories. See his excellent autobiography, Wonder's Child: My Life in Science Fiction, for more details.


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  • 1975. Nebula, Grand Master Award
  • 1985. Wonder's Child: My Life in Science Fiction Hugo, Best Related Non-Fiction Book
  • 1985. Skylark, Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction
  • 1994. World Fantasy, Life Achievement
  • 1997. Bram Stoker, Life Achievement
  • 2001. The Ultimate Earth Hugo, Best Novella
  • 2001. The Ultimate Earth Nebula, Novella
  • 2002. Terraforming Earth John W. Campbell Memorial, John W. Campbell Memorial Award
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