Walter Jon Williams

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aerocar n. 1995 W. J. Williams Metropolitan 102 A pair of small helicopters, emergency orange, wait with blades drooping, and a pair of aerocars stand on their pads.
AI n. 1986 W. J. Williams Video Star in Asimov’s Science Fiction July 68 The AIs concluded the Ric was in no position to complain, and they were right. Computers can’t be sued for malpractice. The doctors followed their advice.
planetary engineering n. 1997 W. J. Williams Lethe in Asimov’s Science Fiction Sept. Planetary engineering on such an enormous scale, in such a short time, had never been attempted, not even on Mars…. Katrin and Davout had argued for a more elegant approach to Rhea’s problems, a reliance on organic systems to modify the planet’s extreme weather instead of assaulting Rhea with macro-tech and engineering. Theirs was the approach that finally won the support of the majority of the terraforming team.