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 Responding to an Idea

June 30th, 2020|

What you respond to in an idea or a prompt—what Ursula K. Le Guin called a “thought experiment”— may be big or small, clearly structural or emotionally subtle. Anything, really.

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