Jack Williamson:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Jack Williamson's (b. 1908 - d. 2006) first published story appeared in 1928. He has received a Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement. He was the second science fiction author (after Robert A. Heinlein) to be named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Williamson has taught since the 1950s at Eastern New Mexico University.


(Jack Williamson)

Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Uranatomic
An atomic pile that generates electricity.

Backlash (1941)

Violet Shrink Ray
A miniaturization ray.

The Pygmy Planet (1932)

Visiwave
Even faster than ultrawave! a means of instantaneous communication over lightyear distances.

One Against The Legion (1939)

Vitalium
A rare radioactive metal which enables solar power cells.

The Prince of Space (1931)

Vortex Gun
A device that projects whirling fields of atomic instability.

One Against The Legion (1939)

Wall Screen
A large size display for video, anchored to a wall, or actually forming the wall itself.

Star of Dreams (1941)

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