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Gunn, James E. 1923-

Works: 316 works in 742 publications in 9 languages and 14,318 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Science fiction  Biography  Dictionaries  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Creator, Contributor, Compiler, Actor
Classifications: PS3513.U797, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James E Gunn
Alternate worlds : the illustrated history of science fiction by James E Gunn( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Asimov, the foundations of science fiction by James E Gunn( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galaxy book
The New encyclopedia of science fiction( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The listeners by James E Gunn( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 715 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 )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 681 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"--
Man and the future; [papers] by Inter-century Seminar( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transgalactic by James E Gunn( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Riley and Asha finally reached the planet Terminal and found the Transcendental Machine, a matter transmission device built by an ancient race, they chose to be "translated." Now in possession of intellectual and physical powers that set them above human limitations, the machine has transported them to two, separate, unknown planets among a possibility of billions. Riley and Asha know that together they can change the galaxy, so they attempt to do the impossible--find each other"--
The end of the dreams : three short novels about space, happiness, and immortality by James E Gunn( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of science-fiction writing by James E Gunn( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to science fiction( Book )

in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of science fiction, mostly short stories
Reading science fiction( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 290 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
Star bridge by Jack Williamson( Book )

35 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The galaxy's inhabited planets are held together by the repressive Eron Company, the apparent holder of the secret to faster'than'light travel through the Tubes, the network linking the scattered worlds together. Mysterious parties have hired the adventurer Horn to assassinate the company's general manager, Garth Kohlnar. Horn completes his mission, and in the ensuing manhunt encounters Wendre Kohlnar, the daughter and now possibly the heir of the dead man. Escaping through a transdimensional Tube, Horn finds himself on the planet Eron, a world consumed by the Eron Company. There he encounters a corrupt aristocracy, a brewing power struggle over the succession, a covert revolution, and the mystery of who actually knows the secret of the Tubes. James Gunn and Jack Williamson's Star Bridge marks the return of a classic, high-concept space opera by two SF Grand Masters At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
The immortals by James E Gunn( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 267 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 )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 246 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."--Jacket
Inside science fiction by James E Gunn( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dreamers by James E Gunn( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is an age when 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 )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a battle being waged between the forces of good and evil, black and white. The thirteen black covens are gathering to call up the Black Magician. Can a group of rejects save the world or will all of humanity plunge forever into the abyss?
Some dreams are nightmares by James E Gunn( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 199 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
This fortress world by James E Gunn( Book )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 151 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 or die at the hands of the most brutal men alive. He's a man on the run from the entire galaxy, but one day that won't be the case. One day in the deadly game of cat and mouse, he will become the deadlier, feline opponent. But until then, he must keep a close guard or the key to ruling the universe could fall into the wrong hands. This classic science fiction masterpiece satisfies readers every desire for adventure and intrigue
Breaking point by James E Gunn( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the short stories in this collection take place in the distant future and within fictional landscapes, the themes that James Gunn examines are the perpetual issues of the human race. These stories revolve around the testing of man's true character--a problem that Gunn, through his powerful plot construction, proves to be universal
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The science of science-fiction writing
Alternative Names
Gang'en, Zhanmusi

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James E. Gunn Escritor de ciencia ficción estadounidense

James, Edwin 1923-

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James Gunn scrittore di fantascienza statunitense

James Gunn US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction- und Fantasy-Autor

Джеймс Ганн

Джеймс Гън

جیمز گان نویسنده آمریکایی

ガン, J


English (212)

French (15)

German (9)

Italian (8)

Chinese (4)

Spanish (4)

Danish (3)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

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