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)


The Cometeers (1936)


Collision Orbit (1941)


Collision Orbit (1941)

Asteroid Rocket

Salvage in Space (1933)

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)

Dirigible Space Armor (Working Space Suits)

Collision Orbit (1941)

Fire Storm

Collision Orbit (1941)


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)


The Prince of Space (1931)

Helix Gun

Salvage in Space (1933)

Igloo-Shaped Space Shelter

Collision Orbit (1941)

Ion Drive - weak but strong

Equalizer (1947)


Salvage in Space (1933)

Magnetic Boots

Salvage in Space (1933)

Magnetic Clamps

Twelve Hours To Live (1931)

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