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James Gunn

(James E Gunn)
USA flag (b.1923)

James Gunn was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1923. He received his B.S. degree in journalism in 1947 after three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his M.A. in English in 1951, both from the University of Kansas. He also did graduate work in theater at KU and Northwestern.

Gunn started writing SF in 1948, was a full-time freelance writer for four years, and has had nearly 100 stories published in magazines and books; most of them have been reprinted, some as many as a dozen times. He is the author of 26 books and the editor of 18; his master's thesis was serialized in a pulp magazine.

Genres: Science Fiction
Series contributed to
Anthology series
Anthologies edited
   The Best of Astounding (1992)
   Reading Science Fiction (2018) (with Marleen Barr and Matthew Candelaria)
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by James Gunn
Short stories
The Misogynist (1952)
Breaking Point [short story] (1953)
Feeding Time (1955)
New Blood (1955)
The Listeners [short story] (1968)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Kindergarten (1970)
The Old Folks (1972)
Fault (1975)
End of the World (1984)
Man of the Hour (1984)
Mother of the Year (1985)
Touch of the Match (1985)
Will of the Wisp (1985)
Out of My Head (1986)

Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1969) : The Listeners [short story]
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1973) : The Listeners

James Gunn recommends
Over the River and Through the Woods (1996)
Clifford D Simak
"Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land."

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