View Single Post
Old October 20 2010, 05:18 PM   #8
jefferiestubes8
Commodore
 
Location: New York City
'Islands of Space' novel & concept from Jack Williamson

Christopher wrote: View Post
And let's not forget John W. Campbell's 1930 novel Islands of Space, which postulated an FTL starship employing a drive that "warped" space and which was powered by matter-antimatter annihilation.
Just to clarify not 1930
"Islands of Space"
Author John W. Campbell, Jr.
Publisher Fantasy Press
Publication date 1957
Pages 224 pp
The novel is an expansion of stories that originally appeared in the magazine Amazing Stories Quarterly.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islands_of_Space

Christopher wrote: View Post
And Jack Williamson coined countless terms that became standard in SF and reality, such as "terraforming," "android," and "genetic engineering."
and also Jack Williamson
possibly came up with a transporter:
Another novel, One Against the Legion, ...tries to conquer the Solar System via matter transporter technology he has stolen.
jefferiestubes8 is offline   Reply With Quote