Jack Williamson

1908 - 2006

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John Stewart Williamson (April 29, 1908 – November 10, 2006), who wrote as Jack Williamson, was an American science fiction writer, often called the "Dean of Science Fiction". He is also credited with one of the first uses of the term genetic engineering. Early in his career he sometimes used the pseudonyms Will Stewart and Nils O. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Williamson has received more than 196,302 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Jack Williamson is the 2,516th most popular writer (down from 2,437th in 2019), the 3,254th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,097th in 2019) and the 294th most popular Writer.

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  • 200k

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  • 53.32

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Jack Williamson ranks 2,516 out of 5,755Before him are Anne McCaffrey, Vasko Popa, Larry Niven, Alessandro Baricco, Juan Ruiz, and James Aldridge. After him are Edgar Lee Masters, Heinrich Hoffmann, Félix Fénéon, Vilhelm Moberg, Sergey Aksakov, and Predrag Matvejević.

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Among people born in 1908, Jack Williamson ranks 128Before him are Mel Blanc, Vazgen I, Paul Henreid, Alejandro Scopelli, John Mills, and Richard Wright. After him are Bo Yibo, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Carlos Peucelle, Giacomo Manzù, Christa Schroeder, and Juan López Fontana. Among people deceased in 2006, Jack Williamson ranks 128Before him are Ibolya Csák, Yitzhak Kaduri, Rocío Dúrcal, Faas Wilkes, Seymour Martin Lipset, and Wilson Pickett. After him are Ahmet Ertegun, Richard Bright, Dennis Weaver, Mickey Spillane, Ferenc Szusza, and George Koval.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Williamson ranks 3,254 out of 18,182Before him are Michael C. Hall (1971), Larry Niven (1938), Kamehameha IV (1834), Wilson Pickett (1941), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), and Ric Ocasek (1949). After him are Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Triple H (1969), Dennis Meadows (1942), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Walter Cronkite (1916), and George M. Dallas (1792).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Jack Williamson ranks 294Before him are Howard Fast (1914), Richard Wright (1908), John Zerzan (1943), William Peter Blatty (1928), Anne McCaffrey (1926), and Larry Niven (1938). After him are Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Eric Roth (1945), Lawrence Block (1938), Budd Schulberg (1914), and Shere Hite (1942).