Stars in the Galaxy, Like Islands in the Ocean of Space

By Jean Asselin Over time, we learn the value of stressing the positive: what we’d do differently rather than what doesn’t work, what to strive for instead of what to avoid. Still, there is efficiency in prescribing “Don’t do ‘X’ in the fiction you submit.” Let ‘X’ be: “On its way to another star [...]

By | August 30th, 2018|Editorials, Issue #6, Non-Fiction|0 Comments

A Vision for “James Gunn’s Ad Astra”

by Jean Asselin, Editor - 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.

By | August 13th, 2016|Editorials, Issue #5, Meta-Narrative, Per Aspera|2 Comments


A look at the outgoing editor's view of the past few years, and an introduction to the new era of the magazine.

By | November 9th, 2015|Editorials, Featured, Issue #4, Meta-Narrative, Per Aspera|0 Comments

The Political Debate in Science Fiction

Last year, there was a storm brewing over sexism and minority voices being underrepresented in the science fiction community. That debate hasn't gone away, but in the finest SF tradition, it has mutated.

By | May 31st, 2014|Editorials, Featured, Issue #3, Meta-Narrative, Non-Fiction, Per Aspera|0 Comments

Editorial – To the Stars, Through Difficulties

by Isaac Bell, Issue Editor —I wasn’t aware of the danger when I sat down to dinner with friends at the end of our two-week writing workshop...

By | June 28th, 2012|Editorials, Featured, Issue #1, Non-Fiction|2 Comments

Editorial – The Universal Motivator

by Douglas McKinney — In sum, James Gunn’s Ad Astra presents you with thirteen Featured Selections dealing with a broad spectrum of themes centered on communication and information. Just as I did when reading these works for the first time, I hope you will find within them plenty to think about.

By | June 28th, 2012|Editorials, Featured, Issue #1, Non-Fiction|0 Comments