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1923 - PD

Pen name(s) used by James E. Gunn:

Edwin James


James Edwin Gunn (born 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American science fiction author, editor, scholar, and anthologist. His work from the 1960s and 70s is considered his most significant fiction, and his Road to Science Fiction collections are considered his most important scholarly books. He won a Hugo Award for a non-fiction book in 1983 for Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction. He has been named the 2007 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

James Gunn is a professor emeritus of English, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction, both at the University of Kansas.


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