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James Gunn

Born: Jul 12, 1923

Birthplace: Kansas City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

James Gunn

Date of Birth : Jul 12, 1923
Birth Place : Kansas City

James Edwin Gunn is an American science fiction writer, editor, scholar, and anthologist. His work as an editor of anthologies includes the six-volume Road to Science Fiction series. He won the Hugo Award for "Best Related Work" in 1983 and he has won or been nominated for several other awards for his non-fiction works in the field of science fiction studies. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America made him its 24th Grand Master in 2007 and he was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2015. Gunn is a professor emeritus of English, and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction, both at the University of Kansas.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Novelist
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Educator

Also known as

  • James E. Gunn
  • James Edwin Gunn
  • Edwin James

Awards Won

  • Hugo Award for Best Related Work
  • Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service
  • First Fandom Hall of Fame award
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