James Gunn

Biography

James Gunn is the author of more than thirty books, including the Hugo Award-winning nonfiction work Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction and the novel The Immortals, on which the television series The Immortal was based. Other novels include The Listeners, The Joy Makers, and Kampus. He also has collaborated with other authors, most notably with Jack Williamson on Star Bridge. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2007.

Mr. Gunn is also the editor of a series of anthologies tracing the history of science fiction, The Road to Science Fiction, and is a past president of The Science Fiction Writers of America. He is professor emeritus of English and was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. He is the winner of the Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction scholarship, and is a past president of the Science Fiction Research Association. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

Where to find James Gunn online

Books

Human Voices
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,890. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An enthralling collection of the SFWA Grandmaster's later stories
The Unpublished Gunn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,380. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An exciting collection of SFWA Grandmaster James Gunn's never before published stories. Includes: - INTRODUCTION - SANE ASYLUM - JUDGMENT DAY - BROKEN RECORD - THE BLACK MARBLE - THE WHIP - JACKPOT FOR JULIE - THE MAN WITH ONE TALENT - THE BIG ONE - PEST HOUSE From the introduction: "This [book] is not about the stories I sold.
The End of the Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,550. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Three short novels about space, happiness, and immortality. Science fiction hungers to see the infinite, from the infinitesimally small to the edges of the universe, and from the beginning of things to their final end. In three powerful short novels James Gunn writes of strange dreams and how they end. These stories are the work of a master of science fiction.
Tiger! Tiger!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,260. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An object that shouldn't be there passed within a hundred yards of the space station.
Crisis!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,750. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Johnson has to save the future through time travel, but his memory isn't great...
Some Dreams Are Nightmares
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,920. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
"Fiction is simply dreams written out. Science fiction consists of the hopes and dreams and fears (for some dreams are nightmares) of a technically based society." --John W. Campbell These stories share a common concept: man has dreamed for centuries about space flight, about happiness, about immortality.
The Burning
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,320. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Scientist John Wilson cannot deny the accusations coming from the beautiful blonde girl with the burning eyes, nor can he refuse her offer. But in accepting her proposal, John must forgo his first love, science, and resign himself to the will of a higher power--magic.
Breaking Point
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,520. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
These are stories about character--about beings--in unusual circumstances, facing difficult choices, pushed to the point where they must bend or break.
The Witching Hour
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,030. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General
"WE SUMMON THEE, PRINCE, RULER OF DARKNESS, LORD OF EVIL: YOUR WORSHIPERS SUMMON THEE TO RECEIVE OUR SACRIFICE..." SFWA Grandmaster James Gunn applies the principles of science and science fiction to the realm of the unholy with the Witching Hour, three novelettes of satanic scenery and devilish deceit.
Future Imperfect
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,470. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Infinite possibilities of unknown worlds from a Grand Master of SF
The Millennium Blues
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,110. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Wow, the third millennium is off to a great start, the world didn't end; time to take a break and relax. Well, not exactly. You thought you were safe? Think again! Something much, MUCH, MUCH worse is ahead. The new millennium will bring nothing but disaster and destruction.
Station in Space
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,060. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Sign on as mankind conquers the last frontier, the final challenge to human ingenuity. Here is a novel of danger, despair, and pleasure as men and women begin to populate the first... Station in Space.
The Dreamers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,980. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When computers do everything and most humans live a fantasy life, a new human overseer is needed.
The Joy Makers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,700. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Josh, an Earthman returning from a rugged colony on Venus, finds the pursuit of happiness and pleasure has become the domineering philosophy on Earth. Is it all good, or an enslaved society that needs to be freed? A thrilling look at a possible future from SFWA Grand Master James Gunn.
Kampus
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,830. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the near future, on America's campuses, professors hawk their courses, dozens of political groups compete in violence and computer-dating means having sex with a computer. It may not be all grind, but isn't it fun and games - as one senior finds out when he kidnaps his favorite professor - and kills him for his knowledge.
The Magicians
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,320. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Can a band of social rejects save humanity from the Black Magician?
The Immortals
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,030. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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 the right to live. For Dr. Russell Pearce, the price is eternal suspicion.
This Fortress World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,690. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the distant crumbled future in our galaxy, powerful people want the secrets of the past.
Star Bridge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,810. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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.
Triax
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Three original short science fiction novels by legends in the genre
Pilgrims to Transcendence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,290. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Not all the pilgrims are what they seem on their quest for transcendence
Transcendental - The Trilogy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 225,400. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Not all the pilgrims are what they seem on their quest for transcendence
Transformation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,560. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Third in the Transcendental Machine trilogy... Riley and Asha must save the Federation from an unknown invader. Planets at the edge of the Federation have fallen silent. The arrogant Federation bureaucracy grudgingly send Riley and Asha to investigate. They join forces with a planetary A.I..
Transgalactic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,800. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Riley and Asha set out to change the galaxy--if only they can find each other.
Transcendental
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,320. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2020 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Not all the pilgrims are what they seem on their quest for transcendence

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