James Gunn

American science fiction author

1923   -  

genre: science fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of Kansas
occupation: writer, novelist, science fiction writer, journalist
award received: Hugo Award for Best Related Work, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

James Edwin Gunn (born July 12, 1923) is an American science fiction writer, editor, scholar, and anthologist. His work as an editor of anthologies includes the six-volume Road to Science Fiction series. He won the Hugo Award for "Best Related Work" in 1983 and he has won or been nominated for several other awards for his non-fiction works in the field of science fiction studies. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America made him its 24th Grand Master in 2007 and he was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2015. His novel The Immortals was adapted into a 1969-71 TV series starring Christopher George.Gunn is a professor emeritus of English, and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction, both at the University of Kansas.
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