Welcome to the 8th Issue
of James Gunn’s Ad Astra

June 30, 2020 – We hope you enjoy your visit to James Gunn’s Ad Astra. If you would like to be part of our future issues, please read our submissions guidelines and join the conversation.

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Letter From the Editor

CANDLELIGHT
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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Blog

Welcome to our blog, which we will grow independently of the issue publication schedule. We are pleased to start with featured articles by speculative fiction author Betsy James.

On Pantser First Drafts

October 16th, 2021|

I’m about 75% pantser. I can intuit dim outlines; I usually know more or less where I'll end up but have no idea how to get there.

On Drafts

December 20th, 2020|

First draft: In your first draft you get to be Wild Being of the Woods. Write crazy. Stop and start, veer off, break rules, color outside the lines. Let the story discover itself. Later you can figure out what to do with it.

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