Les humanoides [Williamson Jack] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Les humanoïdes [Williamson Jack] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. STOCK Évasion () – Jack WILLIAMSON Les Humanoïdes. John Stewart Williamson (April 29, – November 10, ), who wrote as Jack Williamson, was an American science fiction writer, often called the “Dean of .

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In the field of science, Jack Williamson coined the word terraforming in a science-fiction story published in in Astounding Science Fiction. The Medusae wliliamson for eons used a reddish, artificial greenhouse gas to keep their dying world from freezing. The Medusae bear a vague resemblance to jellyfish, but are actually elephant-sized, four-eyed, flying beings with hundreds of tentacles.

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One of the Purples, John Ulnar, supports the Legion from the start, and he is the fourth great warrior. Amazing StoriesNumanoides They fear AKKA, though, as it can erase all their possessions. Cherryh Jane Yolen Peter S. The New York Times.

He remained affiliated with the school for the rest of his life.

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However, they did not accept novels, so Williamson submitted three short stories and a novelette. But certainly the writing they did earlier was deservedly popular among SF fandom, who evidently found these works “serious” enough to merit reading.

Once the Cometeers were destroyed, their slaves were ordered by the Legion to take the comet and leave the Solar System, and never return. In this novel, renegade Purple pretenders ally themselves with the Medusae as a means to regain their empire.

Jack Williamson

Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. The Medusae cannot speak and communicate with one another via a microwave code. John Stewart Williamson April 29, — November 10,who wrote as Jack Williamsonwas an American science fiction writeroften called the “Dean of Science Fiction” after the death of Robert Heinlein in As a young man, he discovered the magazine Amazing Storiesestablished in by Hugo Gernsbackafter answering an ad for one free issue.


Giles broke into a secret chamber guarded by complex locks and force fields that the incorporeal Cometeers could not penetrate. His enemy is the Purple pretender Eric Ulnar, who sought the Medusae out in the first place, seeking to become the next Emperor of The Sun. Archived from the original on December 1, The story also features Jay Kalam, lobbying to allow the New Cometeers to leave the Solar System in peace, as many people were demanding that AKKA be used to obliterate the departing swarm of planets once and for all.

Another novel, One Against the Legiontells of a Purple pretender who sets up a robotic base on a world over seventy light years from Earth, and tries to conquer the Solar System via matter transporter technology he has stolen.

The Legion works also featured a force field called AKKA which can erase from the Universe any matter, of any size, anywhere, even a star or a planet.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jack Williamson. In my own field, Ed Hamilton and Hank Kuttner and more recently Bob Silverberg are all writers who formed a fine command of the SF genre early in their careers and who later on used this to do work that is more consciously humznoides and hence more admired by critics.

Index of Literary Nominees. After retiring from teaching full-time williamxonWilliamson spent some time concentrating on his writing, but after being named Professor Emeritus by ENMU, he was coaxed back to co-teach two evening classes, “Creative Writing” and “Fantasy and Science Fiction” he pioneered the latter at ENMU during his full-time professorship days.

Retrieved from ” https: The Falstaff character is named Giles Habibula.

Williamson continued to co-teach these two classes into the 21st century. Desperate for money, he searched for a quick source of income.


The ruling Cometeer kept this weapon to enforce its rule over the others of its kind. AKKA was used in the past to overthrow the Purple tyranny.

He served in the U. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Williamson next wrote The Cometeers which takes place twenty years after The Legion of Space in which the same characters battle another alien race, this one of different origin.

For the Australian rules footballer, see Jack Williamson footballer. Williamson wrote the strip Beyond Mars —55loosely based on his novel Seetee Shipuntil the paper dropped all comics.

Beginning and continuing into the s, Williamson and Frederick Pohl wrote more than a dozen science fiction novels together, including the series Jim Eden, Starchild, and Cuckoo.

World Fantasy Award — Life Achievement. When they were wiped out, the Moon where they had established their base was erased out of existence.

Retrieved June 16, It is said that they do so, as they were once fleshly entities themselves of various species. Williamson completed his Ph. It was also used to wipe out most of the Medusae, though they had tried to steal the secret.

Archived from the original on Giles Habibula reappears in this final novel, which is set after the disbanding of the Legion. For the Anglican bishop, see Will Stewart bishop. The slave races are of flesh and blood, but none are remotely similar to humans. In his youth he was called Giles The Ghost.

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