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)

Android

The Cometeers (1936)

Beam-Powered Propulsion

The Prince of Space (1931)

Cartograph - a GPS-like trip readout

The Cometeers (1936)

City of Space - rotating habitat

The Prince of Space (1931)

Gate

Through Purple Cloud (1931)

Genetic Engineering

Dragon's Island (1951)

Geodynes - pushing against the fabric of space

The Cometeers (1936)

Gravity Detector

The Cometeers (1936)

Ion Drive - weak but strong

Equalizer (1947)

Magnetic Clamps

Twelve Hours To Live (1931)

Matter Annihilation Ray

Twelve Hours To Live (1931)

Metal Monster

The Doom From Planet 4 (1931)

Motor Torpedo

The Prince of Space (1931)

Neutronic Dust

Twelve Hours To Live (1931)

Photoelectric Telescope (Photoelectric Eyes) - astronomical pictures produced automatically

The Cometeers (1936)

Photograph of Earth from Space

The Prince of Space (1931)

Planetary Engineering

The Cometeers (1936)

Positive Ray Propulsion (Ion Drive)

The Prince of Space (1931)

Protonite - for space exploration

Twelve Hours To Live (1931)

Psychode

The Infinite Enemy (1938)

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