Jack Williamson was born in Arizona Territory in 1908. He moved to New Mexico by covered wagon in 1915, and still lives there. A retired professor of English at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, he still teaches a course there every spring semester. He has been publishing science fiction since 1929, with an output of 55 novels and many shorter works. His new novel, The Stonehenge Gate, is out this year. One section of it, “The Ultimate Earth,” won the Hugo and Nebula Awards. He has published H. G. Wells: Critic of Progress, an academic study of Wells’ early science fiction.