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Inside Science Fiction Paperback – March 21, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0810857148 ISBN-10: 0810857146 Edition: Second Edition

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In this collection of essays, Gunn (English, U. of Kansas, emeritus) discusses his relationship with science fiction as a writer and critic and offers several approaches to teaching works in the genre. He also discusses the film industry's treatment of science fiction and its impact on the "real world." This revised and expanded edition includes five articles published since the book's first publication in 1992. (Reference and Research Book News, August 2006)

...Gunn writes clearly and directly. He doesn't talk down to a mass audience, and he doesn't lapse into jargony shorthand when he's with a supposedly better-informed group. Moreover, the essays are studded with wry wit....as a model of clear, well-informed writing for general readers, it's worth recommending strongly to your neighborhood library. (The New York Review Of Science Fiction, January 2007)

...a fascinating set of essays...this is a valuable addition to the historical literature on science fiction... (Green Man Review)

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.

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