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The Resource Star-begotten : a life lived in science fiction, James Gunn

Star-begotten : a life lived in science fiction, James Gunn

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Star-begotten : a life lived in science fiction
Title
Star-begotten
Title remainder
a life lived in science fiction
Statement of responsibility
James Gunn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hugo Award winning writer James Gunn (1923-) has been called "the last Golden Age author" of science fiction. In a career spanning almost 70 years, he has written 28 books and dozens of short stories and participated in the production of films, radio and television programs and comic books"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1923-
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Gunn, James E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Novelists, American
  • Gunn, James E
Label
Star-begotten : a life lived in science fiction, James Gunn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Introduction: A title from H.G. Wells and a brush with greatness -- An unlikely life, an unusual family, and a quest for education -- Called to service and romance; and more education -- Back to college, stage magic, a wedding, and the miracle of writing; and acceptance -- Return to Lawrence, grad school, reading, writing, and a baby -- Junior editor in Racine, my first Worldcon and its revelation -- Freelancing for a living, creating a career and "Another boy" -- Lawrence once more (for good) and a life in academia -- To the front of the classroom, editing for alumni, and writing for a chancellor -- University relations, a university's centennial, and rebellious students -- Becoming a professor who teaches fiction writing and science fiction; and writes it -- Teaching, research, and service, and how science fiction serves them all -- Retirement: old writers never die; they just go out of print; and sometimes receive awards and suffer losses -- Family and the end; but maybe not just yet -- Appendix A: Theodore Sturgeon collection -- Appendix B: Publications
Control code
ocn974698834
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781476670263
Lccn
2017023499
Label
Star-begotten : a life lived in science fiction, James Gunn
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Introduction: A title from H.G. Wells and a brush with greatness -- An unlikely life, an unusual family, and a quest for education -- Called to service and romance; and more education -- Back to college, stage magic, a wedding, and the miracle of writing; and acceptance -- Return to Lawrence, grad school, reading, writing, and a baby -- Junior editor in Racine, my first Worldcon and its revelation -- Freelancing for a living, creating a career and "Another boy" -- Lawrence once more (for good) and a life in academia -- To the front of the classroom, editing for alumni, and writing for a chancellor -- University relations, a university's centennial, and rebellious students -- Becoming a professor who teaches fiction writing and science fiction; and writes it -- Teaching, research, and service, and how science fiction serves them all -- Retirement: old writers never die; they just go out of print; and sometimes receive awards and suffer losses -- Family and the end; but maybe not just yet -- Appendix A: Theodore Sturgeon collection -- Appendix B: Publications
Control code
ocn974698834
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781476670263
Lccn
2017023499

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