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Gunn, James E. 1923-

Overview
Works: 268 works in 544 publications in 7 languages and 12,689 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Dictionaries  Biography  Conference proceedings  Star Trek fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator, Actor, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PS3513.U797, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James E Gunn
Isaac Asimov, the foundations of science fiction by James E Gunn ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galaxy book
Alternate worlds : the illustrated history of science fiction by James E Gunn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New encyclopedia of science fiction ( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The listeners by James E Gunn ( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After fifty-one long years of patient waiting, the message has finally arrived. They have dedicated their lives to trying to decipher the eerie silence that resounds from space and now there is finally a sound after decades of quiet. In the beginning there is a hail of celebration--the Project has finally produced results--but then the questions begin. What does the message mean? Could it be ''We come in peace'' or ''Get ready for world domination''? The message baffles Earth. Only one man has the power to make the decision and it could mean intergalactic warfare if he makes the wrong choice
Transcendental by James E Gunn ( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Riley, a veteran of interstellar war, is one of many beings from many different worlds aboard a ship on a pilgrimage that spans the galaxy. However, he is not journeying to achieve transcendence, a vague mystical concept that has drawn everyone else on the ship to this journey into the unknown at the far edge of the galaxy. His mission is to find and kill the prophet who is reputed to help others transcend. While their ship speeds through space, the voyage is marred by violence and betrayal, making it clear that some of the ship's passengers are not the spiritual seekers they claim to be. Like the pilgrims in Chaucers Canterbury Tales, a number of those on the starship share their unique stories. But as tensions rise, Riley realizes that the ship is less like the Canterbury Tales and more like a harrowing, deadly ship of fools. When he becomes friendly with a mysterious passenger named Asha, he thinks she is someone he can trust. However, like so many others on the ship, Asha is more than she appears. Uncovering her secrets could be the key to Rileys personal quest, or make him question everything he thought he knew about Transcendentalism and his mission to stop it. James Gunn's Transcendental is a space adventure filled with excitement and intrigue that explores the nature of what unifies all beings"--Provided by publisher
The road to science fiction ( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man and the future; [papers] by Inter-century Seminar ( Book )
6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The science of science-fiction writing by James E Gunn ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of the dreams : three short novels about space, happiness, and immortality by James E Gunn ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The joy makers by James E Gunn ( Book )
20 editions published between 1961 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dreamers by James E Gunn ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It’s an age where high tech rules supreme. Computers do all the work while humans spend their lives enjoying drug-induced fantasies. Only a handful live and work in the traditional sense—-managing the few affairs that still need attention. At the center of this system is the Mnemonist, the man who directs everything that happens. But now he has reached an advanced age and must carefully choose a dreamer capable of taking over his crucial position
The magicians by James E Gunn ( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unseen by an apathetic society, a stupendous battle is being waged between good and evil. In the center of an unassuming town, gathered in a nondescript hotel, are the most powerful forces of time eternal: the thirteen black covens. On All Hallow''s Eve they unite to summon the Black Magician, the darkest and deadliest being of all time They are a rag-tag group of misfits: an inexperienced but lovely witch, an ancient sorcerer obsessed with math, and a private detective who can''t seem to solve a case, but they are humanity''s only hope. The world is unaware of the battle, but it will suffer t
Some dreams are nightmares by James E Gunn ( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These stories share a common concept: man has dreamed for centuries about space flight, about happiness, about immortality. If only I could fly to the moon, he has told himself, if only I could find true happiness, if only I could live forever ... then I would be like a god. These stories, however, go on to demonstrate that every dream come true brings unforeseen consequences. The power of man to dream and make his dreams come true is unlimited, but each step forward must be paid for, there is no such thing as a free lunch, and some dreams are nightmares
Reading science fiction by James (EDT)/ Barr, Marleen S. (EDT)/ Candelaria, Matthew (EDT) Gunn ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science Fiction is illuminated by world class scholars and fiction writers, who introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding the genre. Their groundbreaking approach provides insights into today's SF world and makes learning how to read Science Fiction an exciting collaborative process for teachers and students
The immortals by James E Gunn ( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF IMMORTALITY? For nomad Marshall Cartwright, the price is knowing that he will never grow old. That he will never contract a disease, an infection, or even a cold. That because he will never die, he must surrender theright to live. For Dr. Russell Pearce, the price is eternal suspicion. He appreciates what synthesizing the elixir vitae from the Immortal's genetic makeup could mean for humankind. He also fears what will happen should Cartwright's miraculous blood shoudl fall int o the wrong hands
Speculations on speculation : theories of science fiction ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Speculations on Speculation Theories of Science Fiction examines the roots, history, development, current status, and future directions of the field through the contributions of well-respected science-fiction writers, teachers, and critics. The articles speculate on the definition of science fiction, science fiction as serious literature, the most talented science-fiction writers, and where the genre is headed."--BOOK JACKET
Star bridge by Jack Williamson ( Book )
22 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Fortress World by James E Gunn ( Book )
14 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Dane is a man with a nasty but valuable secret, one that all the cutthroats in the galaxy are itching to get their hands on. Dane must perfect the art of concealing himself from the crazed factions yearning for the power that this secret can give them, otherwise he will die an unspeakable death at their hands. He's a man on the run from the entire galaxy, and he must be constantly vigilant if the key to rule over the universe is not to fall into the wrong hands. This classic science fiction masterpiece satisfies readers' every desire for adventure and intrigue
The joy machine : a novel by James E Gunn ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kirk and Spock investigate a pleasure-generating technology on the world of Timshel
Nebula award stories ten ( Book )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gunn, J. E. 1923-
Gunn, J. E. (James Edwin), 1923-
Gunn, James.
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Gunn, James E. (James Edwin), 1923-
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Languages
English (185)
French (8)
Italian (5)
Chinese (4)
German (3)
Polish (1)
Dutch (1)
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