Wonder’s Child: My Life in Science Fiction

wonders childTitle: Wonder’s Child: My Life in Science Fiction

Author: Jack Williamson

ISBN: 0312944543

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This is the autobiography of Jack Williamson. Williamson is a respected science fiction writer and contemporary of L Ron Hubbard. They were both active in pulp fiction during the same period, and worked for many of the same magazine editors (notably Howard W Campbell of “Astounding Science Fiction”).

Williamson’s scathing assessment of  Hubbard and Dianetics only occupies three pages of the book, but provides considerable insight into many aspects of this period, including Hubbard’s character, and his part in the decline of Campbell as an editor. Continue reading