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James Gunn's
Ad Astra

Issue #8


Stories by: Lars Ahn, Kevin Thomas,
Greg Iannarella, Josh Eure, Noah Grace, and B.G. Hilton

Poem by: Elaine R. Ramsey

By fiction editor Jalyn Fiske

Speculative Fiction is the literature of change.

Even casual consumers of SF recognize this definition—penned by our namesake James Gunn—on the most basic level: that futuristic technology requires invention; that a Jekyll becoming a Hyde entails transformation; that artificial intelligence achieving sentience sparks revolution. We cannot write SF without change. The great storytellers in the genre embrace this and delve even deeper, turning the notion of change into a question: Why?

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