1989 JK. Discovered 1989 May 2 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named in honor of Jack Williamson, science-fiction writer, who has helped define the development of contemporary science fiction. For 65 years, Jack has written science fiction of every conceivable sort, from space opera to the most modern technologically oriented variety. He has influenced many people in their pursuit of careers in science and science writing. (M 23138)

Name endorsed by D. Brin and Williamson's many friends and colleagues.

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