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Jack Williamson
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    (April 29, 1908-November 10, 2006)
    Born in Bisbee, Arizona
    American science fiction author
    Novels include 'The Girl from Mars,' 'The Blue Spot,' 'The Black Sun,' 'Firechild,' and 'The Stonehenge Gate'
    Short stories include 'The Metal Man,' 'The Moon Era,' 'Star Bright,' 'The Firefly Tree,' and 'The Ultimate Earth'
    Education: BA and MA in English from Eastern New Mexico University and PhD from the University of Colorado
    Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Science Fiction Writers of America Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master awards
    Wrote the autobiography 'Wonder's Child: My Life in Science Fiction'
    Believed to have coined the term 'terraforming'
    He went uncredited for his only work to be filmed, the movie 'The Creation of the Humanoids.'
    He is the oldest winner ever of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, not receiving them until he was in his nineties.
    He is virtually forgotten outside of hardcore science fiction circles.
    He wrote a newspaper comic strip.
    He was much loved as a writer by the hardcore science fiction community and is considered by it to be one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time.
    He grew up in a poor farming family.
    He suffered from emotional problems in his early twenties but emerged from treatment much better and a vastly improved writer.
    He published his first story at age twenty.
    After attaining his PhD from the University of Colorado, he returned to Eastern New Mexico University to teach there for years.
    He served in WWII.
    There was a very clear evolution in his writing style over the decades, all the time maintaining an awesome level of quality.
    He was a major influence on other writers such as superfan Isaac Asimov.

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