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Publication Order of Legion of Space Books

The Legion of Space (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cometeers (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Against The Legion (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen Of The Legion (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Legion of Time Books

The Legion of Time (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
After World's End (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Humanoids Books

The Humanoids (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Humanoid Touch (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
With Folded Hands (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Seetee Books

Publication Order of Undersea Eden Books

with Frederik Pohl
Undersea Quest (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undersea Fleet (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undersea City (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Starchild Books

with Frederik Pohl

Publication Order of Saga Of Cuckoo Books

with Frederik Pohl
Farthest Star (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wall Around a Star (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson Books

The Metal Man & Others (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolves of DarknessX (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizard's Isle (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spider Island (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crucible of Power (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gateway to Paradise (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
With Folded Hands . . . And Searching Mind (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Human Limit (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Alien Intelligence (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl from Mars (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Girl (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone from the Green Star (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Blood (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Xandulu (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fortress of Utopia (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darker Than You Think (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon's Island / The Not-Men (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Bridge (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trial of Terra (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reign of Wizardry (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bright New Universe (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trapped in space (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moon Children (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power Of Blackness (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brother to Demons, Brother to Gods (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manseed (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lifeburst (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firechild (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Land's End (With: Frederik Pohl) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mazeway (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Singers of Time (With: Frederik Pohl) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beachhead (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demon Moon (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Sun (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silicon Dagger (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terraforming Earth (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stonehenge Gate (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Doom from Planet 4 (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pygmy Planet (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Earth (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cosmic Express (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salvage in Space (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

H. G. Wells (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teaching Science Fiction (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wonder's Child (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Science Fiction Books

with Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Jack Vance, Richard Matheson, Philip K. Dick, Lester del Rey
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2 (By: Frederik Pohl) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's Anthology Books

Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (By: Isaac Asimov,Tanith Lee,Phyllis Eisenstein,Gene Wolfe,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Arnie Bateman,Alan Dean Foster,Martin Gardner,Randall Garrett,Rob Chilson,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,Richard S. McEnroe,Jeff Duntemann,R.N. Bracewell,K.W. MacAnn,G. Richard Bozarth) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (With: Isaac Asimov,Frederik Pohl,Carter Scholz,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Darrell Schweitzer,John Brunner,Juleen Brantingham,Martin Gardner,Richard Wilson,Milton A. Rothman,Elizabeth Anne Hull,Sharon Webb,Somtow Sucharitkul,Lee Weinstein,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre,William Tuning,Francis E. Izzo,Paul David Novitski,Lee Russell,Seth S. Horowitz,Tol E. Rant,S. Dale,Julie Flores,Tony Sarowitz) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (By: Connie Willis,Ursula K. Le Guin,Pat Cadigan,Joan D. Vinge,Tanith Lee,Pamela Sargent,Lee Killough,Mary Gentle,Mildred Downey Broxon,Shawna McCarthy,Sharon Webb,Leigh Kennedy,Stephanie A. Smith,Cherie Wilkerson,Julie Stevens,Sydney J. Van Scyoc,Cyn Mason,P.A. Kagan,P.J. MacQuarrie,Janet O. Jeppson,Beverly Grant,Hope Athearn) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Connie Willis,George R.R. Martin,Ron Goulart,John Kessel,George Alec Effinger,Robert Thurston,Tanith Lee,Lucius Shepard,Scott Baker,Lillian Carl,Juleen Brantingham,Lee Killough,Ian McDowell,Daphne Castell,Sharon N. Farber,Richard Kearns,Shawna McCarthy,Leigh Kennedy,Gregg Keizer,Kristi Olesen) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Robots (By: Isaac Asimov,Rob Chilson) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (By: Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's War (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (By: Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois,Eleanor Arnason) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (By: Isaac Asimov,Suzy McKee Charnas,Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By: Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (By: Isaac Asimov) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Star Science Fiction Stories 3(1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sense of Wonder(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Demons(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume II A(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow: A Discursive Symposium(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The SFWA Grand Masters 1(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, December 2000(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 8(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog, January/February 2005(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Opera Renaissance(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Crime & Fourteen Other SciFi Classics from the 30's to the 60's(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Gems, Volume 15, Milton Lessor and Others(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jack Williamson was a reputed author from America, who was well known for writing literature & fiction, science fiction, and fantasy novels, and short stories. He was often referred to as Science Fiction’s Dean after Robert Heinlein’s death in 1988. Author Williamson used to make use of several pen names for writing different genres of novels during the early days of his career. Some of the popular pen names used by him include Nils O. Sonderland and Will Stewart. Author Williamson was born on April 20, 1908, in Bisbee, Arizona, United States. He spent the early days of his childhood in Texas. Williamson’s family was a farming family and therefor, they migrated to the rural regions of New Mexico in order to look for better pastures. They reached New Mexico in 1915 in a horse drawn wagon. However, as it was not an easy task to carry out farming there, Williamson’s family got engaged in ranching. And when they saw that the new profession was suiting them, they continued to do it and still engaged in the same. At the time of the World War II, author Williamson was serving in the Air Corps of the United States and was posted as a weather forecaster. Author Williamson completed his graduation from the University of Eastern New Mexico in Portales during the 1950s. He obtained his BA and MA degrees in the subject of English. Later, he began teaching at the same university in the 1960s. Author Williamson remained associated with the university for the remainder of his life. In late 1990s, laid the foundation of a permanent trust for funding the art and literature journal of ENMU, called El Portal. Even in 1980s, he made sizable donations of original manuscripts and books to the library of this university. This resulted in a department of Special Collections.

Besides this, Williamson was also involved in hosting a panel discussion annually, where 2 science fiction writers were invited to speak in front of the attendees on a predetermined topic. There is a Liberal Arts building on the campus of the university named after author Williamson, which houses the Arts, Languages, Mathematics, and Literature departments. Later in his life, author Williamson enrolled himself at the Colorado University for a PhD in the English literature. His thesis was focused on the earlier works of HG Wells. He used to demonstrate through his thesis works that author Wells was not a naive optimist that people believed him to be. In science field, author Williamson has invented the word ‘terraforming’ in one of his science fiction stories in 1942. Williamson retired from his teaching job in 1977 and began focusing on his other career. However, when ENMU named him as Professor Emeritus, he began teaching once again, but took only 2 classes every day in the evening. He continued to do teaching and writing together till until he breathed his last. In the year 1994, he was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also inducted in the Hall of Fame of Science fiction & Fantasy in 1996. Author Williamson was elected as the Grand Master by the World Horror Convention in 2004 and was also conferred the Bram Stoker Award in 1998 by the HWA for Lifetime Achievement. Author Williamson died on November 10, 2006, in his house in Portales. In spite of growing very old, Williamson had appeared at the Jack Williamson Lectureship in 2005 and had published a novel called The Stongenge Gate. Author Willaimson was a great storyteller. He used to enjoy reading stories to his sisters and brothers as a child. His writing career is particularly famous for the publication of some well known book series, including Legion of Space, Humanoids, Seetee, and Darker Than You Think.

The Legion of Space series written by Jack Williamson is comprised of a total of 4 books, which were released between the years 1934 and 1982. An initial book of this series is entitled ‘The Cometeers’. Author Williamson has set this story in a fictional alien space and has depicted the main characters as Hal Samdu, Giles Habibula, and Jay Kalam. At the start of the book’s story, it is depicted that Jay, Hal, and Giles fight against the Cometeers, which is a race of aliens comprising of energy beings that control a comet. The comet is a giant field of force that contain numerous planets filled with slaves. The race of the slave comprises of blood and flesh beings, but they do not resemble human beings. As the Cometeers exist mostly in the alternate reality and are incorporal from the viewpoint of the Universe, the AKKA cannot destroy them. In order to survive, the Cometeers feed themselves on the slaves by absorbing their souls and leaving dying, disgusting hulks. The Cometeers do this because they were themselves fleshly beings once. And now, they want to keep all the other intelligent species as cattle and slaves. However, they fear AKKA very much as it has the power of erasing all that they possess, if they come in its vicinity.

Another successful novel written by Williamson in the series is called ‘The Queen of the Legion’. This book was published by Simon Schuster in 1982. At the beginning of the story, it is shown that decades after the Cometeers and Medusae launched murderous attacks on the worlds of the civilized beings, the Hawkshead Nebula has become the newest setting of intrigue and conflict. The Space Legion protects the civilized worlds from alien attacks. Jil Gyrel is introduced as a lonely and single girl living on a dismal planet, located on the nebula’s edge. When the spaceship of her father appears again, which was believed to have been missing for a very long time, the life of Jil Gyrel changes completely. She discovers that the spaceship’s only survivor in the best friend of her father named Shon Macharn. Later, because of the sudden marriage of Macharn with her mother, Jil is sent on an eventful course that puts all of the civilization at a high risk. On the other hand, several mysterious agents steal the ultimate weapon of the cosmos, AKKA. The Legion of Space is rendered even more powerless from within the nebula. Jil Gyrel comes across the galaxy’s wonders and lead a heterogenous crew against the Nebula’s terror with the intention of finding her father and discovering the secrets of the ultimate weapon AKKA. She knows that the path is going to be very difficult, but she does not lose hope and banks on her firm determination to succeed in her mission. Jil is desperate to meet her father and is ready to take any course in order to be able to do so.

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