First edition, First printing
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
The Work of Jack Williamson
An Annotated Bibliography and Guide
by Richard Hauptmann
Nominated for the 1998 Best Related Book Hugo!
Upon the seventieth anniversary of his first science fiction sale, NESFA Press is proud to announce the publication of The Work of Jack Williamson, an annotated bio-bibliography of the science fiction writer with the longest continuous writing career (and still going).
Compiled by Richard Hauptmann, this book lists all of Williamson's books, shorter fiction, non-fiction, and non-print media material, as well as a large number of the important secondary sources. The book includes a foreword by Frederik Pohl, an afterword by Jack Williamson, a title index, and a general index. Awards, degrees, honors, pseudonyms, collaborators, and his science fiction terms that have passed into the English language (such as "android" and "genetic engineering") are listed and categorized.
Jack Williamson was born 29 April 1908 in Arizona Territory and moved by covered wagon to New Mexico in 1915. His first story, "The Metal Man," appeared in the December 1928 issue of Amazing Stories. He supported himself by writing and teaching. During this time he continued his education, receiving his doctorate in 1966 with a thesis later published as H. G. Wells: Critic of Progress. He was a Professor at Eastern New Mexico University, where he still teaches a course in science fiction writing. He has a new story in the December 1998 issue of Amazing Stories—70 years after his first appearance there.