At the Human Limit, The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson, Volume Eight

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ISBN-13 9781893887510
616 pp. Hardcover

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The ambitious program to collect the short fiction of Grand Master Jack Williamson concludes!

As with previous volumes in this series, the full-color endpapers reproduce the original magazine covers (with artwork by masters including Virgil Finlay, Jim Burns, Luis Royo and Vincent Di Fate) of the stories herein, and the binding is designed to match the 1940s editions of Williamson’s works published by Fantasy Press. The book is smythe-sewn, bound in full cloth, and printed on acid-neutral paper, with full-color endpapers reproducing each story’s original cover art.

With a foreword by award-winning author and long-time friend of Williamson, Connie Willis, At the Human Limit represents the changing state of mid-20th Century American Science Fiction and concludes the documentation of Williamson’s unparalleled career.

"Foreword" by Connie Willis
“Second Man to the Moon” (Fantastic, April 1959)
“The Masked World" (Worlds of Tomorrow, October 1963)
“Jamboree” (Galaxy Magazine, December 1969)
“The Highest Dive” (Science Fiction Monthly, January 1976)
“Farside Station” (Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, November/December 1978)
“. . . All Ye Who Enter Here” (Stellar Science Fiction #6)
“A Break for the Dinosaurs” (Speculations, 1983)
“Space Family Smiths” (JD Journal, 1983)
“At the Human Limit” (The Planets, 1985)
“The Mental Man” (Amazing Stories, October 1988)
“The Bird’s Turn” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 1992)
“Venus Is Hell” (Omni, October 1992)
“The Litlins” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 1993)
“The Fractal Man” (VB Tech Journal, July 1996)
“The Firefly Tree” (Science Fiction Age, May 1997)
“The Hole in the World” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 1997)
“The Purchase of Earth” (Science Fiction Age, July 1998)
“The Story Roger Never Told” (Lord of the Fantastic: Stories in Honor of Roger Zelazny, 1998)
“The Pet Rocks Mystery” (Alien Pets, 1998)
“Miss Million” (Amazing Stories, Winter 1999)
“Eden Star” (Star Colonies, 2000)
“Nitrogen Plus” (Asimov’s Science Fiction, October/November 2001)
“Afterlife” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2002)
“The Planet of Youth” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2002)
“Shakespeare & Co.” (Shelf Life, 2002)
“The Man From Somewhere” (Asimov’s Science Fiction, October/November 2003)
“Black Hole Station” (Space Stations, 2004)
“Devil’s Star” (Visions of Liberty, 2004)
“Dream of Earth” (Amazing Stories, November, 2004)
“The Half Men” (Absolute Magnitude, May 2005)
“The Cat That Loved Shakespeare” (Chronicle, August 2005)
“Ghost Town” (Weird Tales, July 2005)
“The Mists of Time” (Millennium 3001, 2006)
“A Christmas Carol” (The Worlds of Jack Williamson, 2008


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