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James Gunn has had a long and distinguished career in science fiction. In addition to his stories and novels, he has written extensively about the reading, writing, and criticism of science fiction. Many of these essays were published in The Science of Science-Fiction Writing (Scarecrow, 2002). A second collection of essays, Inside Science Fiction, was originally published in 1992, and is now available in this revised, updated, and expanded edition. With the addition of five new articles written since 1992, Inside Science Fiction represents Gunn's latest thoughts about the genre. The book is divided into four major sections that tackle various aspects of the genre: · "Getting Inside Science Fiction," in which Gunn discusses his relationship with the genre · "Science Fiction and the Teacher" illustrates various approaches to teaching science fiction · "Science Fiction on Film and Television" deals with the film industry's approaches to science fiction, in particular, Gunn's experiences of seeing his novel The Immortals turned into a made-for-television movie and subsequent series · "Science Fiction and the Real World" examines the impact of science fiction on the world and what the future holds for the genre Inside Science Fiction offers a complete overview of science fiction for readers and viewers from an author, reader, and teacher who has seen it from all sides for more than seventy years.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
James Gunn, emeritus professor of English and director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, has published 40 books and nearly 100 short stories. His novels include The Immortals, The Joy Makers, The Listeners, and The Dreamers. He has published seven collections of short stories, including Future Imperfect and Breaking Point. His books about science fiction include Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction, The Science of Science Fiction Writing and the six-volume The Road to Science Fiction. He is the only person to serve as president of both the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Science Fiction Research Association. Gunn is the 24th writer recognized by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America as a Grand Master.