Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction

Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction

by James Gunn

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Overview

Hugo Award winning writer James Gunn (1923-) has been called "the last Golden Age author" of science fiction. In a career of almost 70 years, he has written 28 books and dozens of short stories and participated in the production of films, radio and television programs and comic books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476629667
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 223
File size: 10 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

James Gunn, emeritus professor of English at the University of Kansas and the author or editor of 45 books and 100+ short stories, has been president of both the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Science Fiction Research Association, receiving their lifetime awards and induction into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Title from H.G. Wells and a Brush with Greatness 1
One: An Unlikely Life, an Unusual Family and a Quest for Education 3
Two: Called to Service and Romance—and More Education 35
Three: Back to College, Stage Magic, a Wedding and the Miracle
of Writing—and Acceptance 54
Four: Return to Lawrence, Grad School, Reading, Writing and a Baby 70
Five: Junior Editor in Racine, My First WorldCon and Its Revelation 77
Six: Freelancing for a Living, Creating a Career and “Another Boy” 85
Seven: Lawrence Once More (for Good) and a Life in Academia 100
Eight: To the Front of the Classroom, Editing for Alumni and
Writing for a Chancellor 105
Nine: University Relations, a University’s Centennial and Rebellious
Students 111
Ten: Becoming a Professor Who Teaches Fiction Writing and Science
Fiction—and Writes It 125
Eleven: Teaching, Research and Service, and How Science Fiction
Serves Them All 144
Twelve: Retirement: Old Writers Never Die—They Just Go Out of
Print; and Sometimes Receive Awards and Suffer Losses 155
Thirteen: Family and the End—But Maybe Not Just Yet 171
Appendix A: Speech Given at the Donation of the Theodore Sturgeon
Papers at Kansas University 191
Appendix B: Publications 207
Index 211

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