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.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)


The Cometeers (1936)

Cartograph - a GPS-like trip readout

The Cometeers (1936)

City of Space - rotating habitat

The Prince of Space (1931)


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)

Neutronic Dust

Twelve Hours To Live (1931)

Photoelectric Telescope (Photoelectric Eyes) - astronomical pictures produced automatically

The Cometeers (1936)

Planetary Engineering

The Cometeers (1936)

Protonite - for space exploration

Twelve Hours To Live (1931)


The Infinite Enemy (1938)


Twelve Hours To Live (1931)

Reversal Coils

The Infinite Enemy (1938)

Space Warp - first use of this idea

The Cometeers (1936)

Space-Liner - first use of phrase

Twelve Hours To Live (1931)

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