The second issue of James Gunn’s Ad Astra offers two sets of scholars. The first two articles examine the philosophical underpinnings of Star Trek and the process and struggles of bringing science fiction criticism into the academic environment.
Next is offered a series of conference papers presented at the 2013 Eaton Science Fiction Conference in a panel honoring the work and achievements of Professor James Gunn, inspiration and the founder of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction. These are the papers as they were presented at the conference, by students, colleagues, and friends of Prof. Gunn.
Both sets of papers show the diversity of speculative fiction scholarship, and how important it is to continue to examine science fiction, fantasy, and related genres.
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