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Gunn, James E. 1923-

Overview
Works: 286 works in 544 publications in 1 language and 12,025 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Dictionaries  Conference proceedings  Star Trek fiction 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator, Compiler, Contributor, Actor
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 )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galaxy book
Alternate worlds : the illustrated history of science fiction by James E Gunn ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New encyclopedia of science fiction ( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The listeners by James E Gunn ( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director MacDonald holds in his hands the fate of Earth, the universe and theProject, which is dedicated to answering questions that have plagued humanityfor centuries. Will he make the correct choice?
Transcendental by James E Gunn ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 598 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"--
The road to science fiction ( Book )
14 editions published in 1977 in English 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 458 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 396 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 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The joy makers by James E Gunn ( Book )
17 editions published between 1961 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 dreamers by James E Gunn ( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 257 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 immortals by James E Gunn ( Book )
7 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and held by 250 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 230 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
The magicians by James E Gunn ( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 222 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 the ultimate consequence if the war is won by the black evil. Can a group of social rejects save the world? Or will humanity plunge forever into the abyss?
The joy machine : a novel by James E Gunn ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kirk and Spock investigate a pleasure-generating technology on the world of Timshel
Some dreams are nightmares by James E Gunn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 207 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
Star bridge by Jack Williamson ( Book )
15 editions published between 1955 and 1989 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nebula award stories ten ( Book )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inside science fiction by James E Gunn ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gunn, J. E. 1923-
Gunn, J. E. (James Edwin), 1923-
Gunn, James.
Gunn James 1923-....
Gunn, James E. 1923-
Gunn, James E. (James Edwin), 1923-
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James, Edwin 1923-
ガン, J
Languages
English (172)
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