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Voices Seldom Heard

by Issue Editor Isaac Bell If you're reading this, then you're a member of a minority. You're a fan of science fiction, or fantasy, or speculative fiction in general (and just knowing the latter term marks you as a member of an even smaller group). Despite the wide popularity of shows and movies we might claim [...]

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A Modest Proposal: Literary Awards for Science Fiction

By Jean Asselin A rant of the most eloquent kind about the way science fiction awards are being overrun by fantasy authors.

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The Leaky Pipeline: Where are the Women in Science Fiction?

By Scholarly Editor Kathy Kitts Yearly from 2010, VIDA, a women in literary arts organization, has conducted a study on how women fare versus men in publishing. They totaled the number of female and male literary reviewers, reviews and bylines in approximately fifteen of the major literary venues from the Boston Review to The Times Literary Supplement. What they discovered is that men publish more than women nearly two to one.

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Inertia and the Paper Ceiling

By Fiction Editor Douglas McKinney Authors generally don’t need to be told how hard it is to get published. They have the rejection letters to prove it, after all. Even bestselling authors needed that first big break to get noticed. The second issue of James Gunn’s Ad Astra showcases fiction from three women this time [...]

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James Gunn: The Man Who Taught Us All Science Fiction

By Christopher McKitterick — Personal reflections on the achievements and influences of James Gunn.

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Kirk T. Pistol Closely Encounters Enormous Flight Changes At the Last Minute—Sans Starship: A True James Gunn Appreciation Story

By Marleen S. Barr — A somewhat-fictionalized retelling of a headlong flight taken by Our Hero in order to meet Jim Gunn.

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James Gunn and the Foundations of Academic Science Fiction Criticism References

Gunn, J. (1975a). Alternate Worlds. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall. ---. (1977b). Kampus. New York: Bantam. ---. (March, 1953). “The Philosophy of Science Fiction, Part One” Dynamic Science Fiction. 104-113. ---. (June, 1953). “The Philosophy of Science Fiction, Part Two.” Dynamic Science Fiction. 83-91. ---. (October, 1953). “The Plot-Forms of Science Fiction.” Dynamic Science Fiction. 44-53. ---. [...]

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James Gunn and the Foundations of Academic Science Fiction Criticism

By Michael R. Page — An analysis of James Gunn's work in the early days of serious literary criticism of science fiction.

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Celebrating James Gunn: Writer, Scholar, Teacher

By Nathaniel Williams — The introduction for the 2013 Eaton/SFRA panel that discussed the legacy and works of Professor James Gunn, the inspiration for Ad Astra.

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Science Fiction Goes to College References

By Michael R. Page These are the sources referenced in "Science Fiction Goes to College" References Allen, D. (Ed.). (1971). Science Fiction: The Future. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Allen, L. D. (1973). Science Fiction: An Introduction. Lincoln: Cliffs Notes. Asimov, I. (May, 1972). “Academe and I.” Fantasy and Science Fiction. 133-43. Bova, B. (June, [...]

By | June 10th, 2013|Article References, Issue #2, Non-Fiction|3 Comments