Foreword by Hal Clement. Cover art by Frank R. Paul.
This is the inaugural volume in the publishing program to collect the stories of Science Fiction Grand Master Jack Williamson.
The nine stories in this volume (three of which are full-length novels!) are drawn from classic pulp magazines such as Amazing Stories, Science Wonder Stories, Air Wonder Stories, and Astounding Stories of Super-Science.
Supplementing these stories are rare editorials and letters to the editors of Amazing Stories, Science Wonder Stories, and Astounding Stories. Also included is a lengthy foreword by fellow Grand Master Hal Clement with an afterword by Jack Williamson.
As with all Haffner Press editions, presentation is very important to the finished product. The 568 pages of THE METAL MAN AND OTHERS (once under consideration as a Williamson title from Fantasy Press back in the 1950's) are smythe-sewn and bound in green Kennett bookcloth with a spine stamping designed to match Williamson's titles from Fantasy Press of over five decades ago. Printed on 55# acid-neutral Sebago paper and featuring four-color endpapers reproducing the original pulp magazine covers from which each story originally appeared, THE METAL MAN AND OTHERS is an attractive beginning to an important document of Williamson's unparalleled career and acts as a mirror to the development of early American Science Fiction.
Jack Williamson (John Stewart Williamson, 1908–2006) was an American science fiction author.
Jack Williamson has been in the forefront of science fiction since his first published story in 1928. Williamson is the acclaimed author of The Humanoids and The Legion of Time. He is considered to be "The Dean of Science Fiction".
Jack Williamson. Wikipedia.