Wonder's Child: My Life In Science Fiction

Wonder s Child My Life In Science Fiction Telling much than the story of a single man s life and work this autobiography is an amazing look at the entire th century from the eyes of one of the greatest voices in science fiction This story

  • Title: Wonder's Child: My Life In Science Fiction
  • Author: Jack Williamson
  • ISBN: 9781932100570
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Telling much than the story of a single man s life and work, this autobiography is an amazing look at the entire 20th century from the eyes of one of the greatest voices in science fiction This story of a man plagued with a perpetual sense of wonder at the world around him begins with Williamson s youth and his family s struggle to survive on farms in the arid southwTelling much than the story of a single man s life and work, this autobiography is an amazing look at the entire 20th century from the eyes of one of the greatest voices in science fiction This story of a man plagued with a perpetual sense of wonder at the world around him begins with Williamson s youth and his family s struggle to survive on farms in the arid southwestern United States Early attempts at education, the publication of his first story, his service in the Pacific during World War II, and his eventual success in the genre of science fiction are all detailed to tell the life of this Hugo Award winning author.

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    1. A very heartfelt honest autobiography. Jack's candor and humility are like no other I have ever come across. He is most likely the longest lived SF writer of the genre. He published his first (scientifiction) story "The Metal Man" in Hugo Gernsback's Amazing, at the age of twenty, in the Dec. 1928 and his final novel "Stonehenge Gateway" in 2005. Much happens in between - at least what happens until 1983 - when Williamson, in his seventies, published this autobiography (He had added an update fo [...]

    2. One of the Grand Masters of Science Fiction, Williamson's autobiography spans from riding with his family in a covered wagon to their homestead in New Mexico right up to the journeys of the Pioneer space probes past Jupiter and on out of the solar system. Seeing the development of science fiction in the 20th century from an insider's perspective is fascinating as is reading about his passion to continue writing even when doing so paid little to nothing in those early years of the pulps and short [...]

    3. These reminiscences reconfirm the explosively liberating effect early Pulp-magazine sf had on its first young audiences especially those who like Williamson grew up in small towns or farms across an America hurtling out of its rural past.

    4. [Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book as a gift from the author](More detailed review to follow at a later date)

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