From Library Journal
Williamson was one of the gods of the old pulp sf/adventure magazines of yesteryear such as Weird Tales, Astounding Stories, Thrilling Mystery, etc., and at age 93 is still writing as well as teaching. The dozen stories included in this fourth volume of his collected works range in publication from 1936 to 1938. In addition to the title piece, there are "The Ice Entity," "The Devil in Steel," "Dreadful Sleep," and "The Legion of Time." This also sports an introduction and afterword by Williamson and an appendix. The series includes Vol. 1: The Metal Man and Others (ISBN 1-893887-02-2), Vol. 2: Wolves of Darkness (ISBN 1-893887-04-9), and Vol. 3: Wizard's Isle (ISBN 1-893887-08-1). Vintage sf at its best.
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"...Williamson has produced quality science fiction in every decade of this century and has won virtually every award given by the field...but too much of Williamson's early fiction has become completely inaccessible, existing only within the crumbling pages of the pulps that published it. For that reason Haffner Press' THE METAL MAN AND OTHERS is an important collection...it contains a fine introduction by Hal Clement, a delightful afterword by Williamson, and appendix reprinting eight of Williamson's letters to the editors of the pulp magazines...Finally, the end pages of the volume reproduce the covers of the magazines in which Williamson appeared. One can hardly ask for a more enjoyable or worthwhile volume; one hopes that the other volumes hinted at appear soon."
Richard Bleiler -- The Dime Novel Round-Up, December 1999