Jack Williamson (1908-2006): a legendary SF author whose career spanned an incredible 77 years. His first short story, “The Metal Man,” appeared in the December 1928 issue of Amazing Stories, and his final work, the novel The Stonehenge Gate, was published in 2005. Most famous for his Humanoid series and his Legion of Space series, he successfully transitioned from a pulp author to a writer of highly praised works of science fiction literature. He won the Hugo and Nebula award while in his 90’s, by far the oldest writer to do so. He coined the word “terraforming” in 1942, and was an English Professor at Eastern New Mexico University from 1960 until 1977, and as a “Professor, Emeritus,” taught the occasional evening class well into the 21st century. — from Orion Press.