Welcome to the 5th Edition of James Gunn’s Ad Astra

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Short Fiction

Featuring stories by: Jude-Marie Green, Sean Monaghan, and Nancy Fulda

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Poetry

Featuring poems by: Betsy James, Shveta Thakrar, and WC Roberts

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Scholarly Articles

Featuring articles by: René Walling, Victor Grech, and Sheila Finch

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Letter From the Editor

A Vision for James Gunn’s Ad Astra

Our namesake, James Gunn, says that fantasy and science fiction (SF) are literatures of discontinuity—the world of the story differs from the one we live in—with one essential difference: SF traces a path from here to there. I value that path. The greatest dreams are realized by thinking about what can be, rather than what never will.

Moreover, I want Ad Astra to raise our eyes above the horizon. The magazine is not called “The Limits to Growth” or “Earth Is Room Enough” but Ad Astra: To the stars.  Read Full Article

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