Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction

Alternate Worlds The Illustrated History of Science Fiction Introduction by Isaac Asimov Color and black and white photos and illustrations

  • Title: Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction
  • Author: James Edwin Gunn
  • ISBN: 9780130232670
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Introduction by Isaac Asimov Color and black and white photos and illustrations.

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    1. James Edwin Gunn

      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 s director of public relations and as a professor of English, specializing in science fiction and fiction writing He is now a professor emeritus and director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction, which awards the annual John W Campbell Memorial Award for best novel and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award at the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, every July.He served as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America from 1971 72, was President of the Science Fiction Research Association from 1980 82, and currently is Director of The Center for the Study ofScience Fiction SFWA honored him as a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 2007.Gunn began his career as a science fiction author in 1948 He has had almost 100 stories published in magazines and anthologies and has authored 26 books and edited 10 Many of his stories and books have been reprinted around the world.In 1996, Gunn wrote a novelization of the unproduced Star Trek episode The Joy Machine by Theodore Sturgeon.His stories also have been adapted into radioplays and teleplays NBC radio s X Minus One Desilu Playhouse s 1959 Man in Orbit , based on Gunn s The Cave of Night ABC TV s Movie of the Week The Immortal 1969 and an hour long television series in 1970, based on Gunn s The Immortals An episode of the USSR science fiction TV series This Fantastic World, filmed in 1989 and entitled Psychodynamics of the Witchcraft was based on James Gunn s 1953 story Wherever You May Be.

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