Welcome to the 9th Issue of James Gunn’s Ad Astra
December, 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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by Jean Asselin, Editor-In-Chief
Our namesake James Gunn, author, scholar, teacher, mentor, friend, and gentleman, passed away two days before Christmas 2020. At 97, he was the dean—easily by a dozen years— of living science fiction writers.
To celebrate his accomplishments, I want to share some of his wisdom with you.
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On Rewriting Speculative Fiction
The challenge peculiar to SF: You’re trying to show, not tell. But how do you “show" a world that, to one degree or another, is unknown, unique, and may even operate by physics that are different from the laws your reader subconsciously applies?
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