James Edwin Gunn





James Edwin Gunn


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in Kansas City, Missouri, The United States
January 01, 1923

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American science fiction author, editor, scholar, and anthologist. His work from the 1960s and 70s is considered his most significant fiction, and his Road to Science Fiction collections are considered his most important scholarly books. He won a Hugo Award for a non-fiction book in 1983 for Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction. He was named the 2007 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Gunn served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, after which he attended the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Science in Journalism in 1947 and a Masters of Arts in English in 1951. Gunn went on to become a faculty member of the University of Kansas, where he served as the university
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The Listeners

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The Joy Machine

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The Road to Science Fiction...

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The Immortals

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The Joy Makers

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The Road to Science Fiction...

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The Road to Science Fiction...

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The Road to Science Fiction...

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“Everyone is his or her own messiah.”
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“A man is what a man is; he recognises his deficiencies and tries to conquer them or plans around them.”
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“Fuck the passengers!”
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