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James E. Gunn (1923–2020)

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Inkluderar namnen: James E. Gunn, James Edwin Gunn, James Edward Gunn

Inkluderar även: James Gunn (1)

Serier

Verk av James E. Gunn

The Listeners (1972) 344 exemplar, 10 recensioner
The Joy Machine (1996) 305 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Star Bridge (1955) 286 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) 243 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Immortals (1962) 230 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Joy Makers (1961) 167 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Transcendental (2013) 156 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Kampus (1977) 138 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Magicians (1976) 113 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Nebula Award Stories 10 (1975) 107 exemplar
This Fortress World (1955) 91 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Breaking Point (1972) 77 exemplar, 1 recension
The Burning (1973) 69 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Crisis! (1986) 65 exemplar, 1 recension
Mind Master (1980) 64 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The End of the Dreams (1975) 62 exemplar
The Witching Hour (1970) 50 exemplar, 1 recension
Transgalactic: A novel (2016) 50 exemplar, 1 recension
Station in Space (1958) 46 exemplar
The Road to Science Fiction #5: The British Way (1998) 46 exemplar, 1 recension
Gift from the Stars (2005) 26 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Deadlier than the Male (1942) 22 exemplar, 1 recension
Some Dreams Are Nightmares (1974) 20 exemplar
Reading Science Fiction (2008) 18 exemplar
Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction (2017) 14 exemplar, 1 recension
Inside Science Fiction (1992) 13 exemplar, 1 recension
The Millennium Blues (2000) 13 exemplar, 1 recension
Von Ellison bis Haldeman (1991) 11 exemplar
Von Huxley bis Heinlein (1988) 10 exemplar
Von Wells bis Stapledon (1988) 9 exemplar
Von Malzberg bis Benford (1982) 9 exemplar
Von Ballard bis Stableford (2001) 8 exemplar
Von Clement bis Dick (1990) 8 exemplar
Von Gilgamesch bis Hawthorne (1998) 7 exemplar
Die Venus-Fabrik (1964) 6 exemplar
Von Matheson bis Shaw (1992) 6 exemplar
Von Poe bis Wells (1998) 6 exemplar
Von Heinlein bis Farmer (1998) 5 exemplar
Von Shelley bis Clark (2000) 4 exemplar
Von Lem bis Varley (1993) 4 exemplar
Child Of The Sun (1977) 4 exemplar
The Gravity Business (2017) 4 exemplar
Kindergarten 4 exemplar
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 45, No. 5 & 6 [May/June 2021] (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
The Misogynist 2 exemplar
Tsylana 2 exemplar
The North Wind 2 exemplar
The Giftie 2 exemplar
Guilt 2 exemplar
The Immortal [novelette] (1958) 2 exemplar
Fault (1975) 2 exemplar
The Beautiful Brew 2 exemplar
Progetto Stelle 2 exemplar
Kampus (1977) 2 exemplar
In Our Stars 1 exemplar
Singular Days 1 exemplar
Tendre femelle (1950) 1 exemplar
Quantum Theory 1 exemplar
Donor [novelette] (1960) 1 exemplar
Man and the Future; [Papers] (1968) 1 exemplar
Patterns 1 exemplar
The Voices 1 exemplar
Against The Stars 1 exemplar
New Blood [novelette] (1955) 1 exemplar
THE TARNISHED LADY 1 exemplar
Zamknięty świat (1988) 1 exemplar
Fury 1 exemplar
Tiger! Tiger!: A short novel (1984) 1 exemplar, 1 recension
A Word For Freedom 1 exemplar
Science Fiction Special 31 (1979) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Green Thumb 1 exemplar
Machine a bonheur -la #50 (1998) 1 exemplar
The Immortals 1 exemplar
Survival Policy 1 exemplar
Witches Must Burn 1 exemplar
Skin Game 1 exemplar
The Stilled Patter 1 exemplar
The Last Word 1 exemplar
Trial By Fire 1 exemplar
Elixir 1 exemplar
The Futurist 1 exemplar
Man of Parts 1 exemplar
The Lens of Time 1 exemplar
Open Warfare 1 exemplar
Witch Hunt 1 exemplar

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Transition (1991) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor398 exemplar, 4 recensioner
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100 Great Fantasy Short, Short Stories (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 249 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Wizards' Worlds (1989) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor231 exemplar, 1 recension
The 1978 Annual World's Best SF (1977) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor202 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Thunder and Roses: Volume IV: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon (1997) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor192 exemplar
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Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 143 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Nebula Award Stories 4 (1969) — Bidragsgivare — 142 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader (1960) — Bidragsgivare — 124 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 102 exemplar
Gateways: A Feast of Great New Science Fiction Honoring Grand Master Frederik Pohl (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 97 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 92 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow: A Discursive Symposium (1974) — Bidragsgivare — 91 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Nebula Winners: 12 (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 87 exemplar, 1 recension
The Year's Best Science Fiction No. 6 (1973) — Bidragsgivare — 87 exemplar, 1 recension
SF: Authors' Choice 4 (1974) — Bidragsgivare — 85 exemplar, 1 recension
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 4 (1958) — Bidragsgivare — 82 exemplar, 1 recension
Nebula Awards Showcase 2004 (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 80 exemplar, 2 recensioner
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Mission: Tomorrow (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 21 exemplar
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 41, No. 11 & 12 [November/December 2017] (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Synergy: New Science Fiction, Vol. 4 (1989) — Författare — 20 exemplar
Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 41, No. 9 & 10 [September/October 2017] (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 17 exemplar, 2 recensioner
International Relations Through Science Fiction (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Alfa Vier: SF-Verhalen (1976) 12 exemplar
Little Green Men - Attack! (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar, 1 recension
Into the unknown;: Eleven tales of imagination (1973) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 42, No. 3 & 4 [March/April 2018] (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar, 1 recension
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 38, No. 9 [September 2014] (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar, 1 recension
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This novel is about what the word “happy” really means—and about freedom: “An unhappy man is a deadly focus of social disintegration” could almost be from George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
    The story begins in the small town of Millville when a new company appears on the scene who, for a (huge) price, guarantee your happiness. Joshua Hunt’s initial scepticism gradually falters and, long dissatisfied with his life, he signs up for their services. What he finds himself increasingly drawn into is something called “hedonics”; but what is it exactly—a new form of psychotherapy, a new science or religion even? At its heart is a rigorous programme of self-discipline, using a combination of medical advances (if these really are “advances”) and an array of techniques for self-imposed mind-control. And Hedonics Inc. are ambitious: this is a whole ideology; and their aim, ultimately, is to create a new and perfect society. “That action is best which produces the greatest happiness of the greatest numbers.” And, “As long as we have these techniques available, nothing—no one—can make us unhappy. Like gods, we hold our own happiness in our own hands.” Mm, well maybe; but this is already sounding like Orwell, and the “perfect society” a dystopia.
    A couple of extra things to say about this book. First, it’s divided into three parts, each set further into the future than the last, and was originally published (1954 and ̕55) as three novellas in various science-fiction magazines. Gunn claimed it wasn’t a classic “fix-up” though, that he wrote and sold them with this eventual single novel in mind.
    And second, if you read it yourself be prepared for some pretty cringe-inducing 1950s stuff, such as this (talking about the colonisation of Venus): “It took Man four hundred years to conquer the relatively benign North American continent. In less than half that time he would change Venus’s alien, poisonous nature. Already he had tamed her, sweetened her breath, softened her hard bosom. Now he was making her fertile.” Gaah, I mean, where do you start? The way he saw himself, Western civilisation, colonisation, ourselves as a species, the environment, the planet and, of course, women all expressed in forty-five words! (But then, I have no doubt whatsoever that in another seven decades from now our descendants will be cringing, every bit as aghast, at our attitudes).
    But if you can put up with that sort of thing, this is a really good read—some of the details in particular highly imaginative. I’m guessing it was mainly meant as a send-up of the Church of Scientology (“hedonics” a parody of scientology’s “dianetics”), which was brand-new back in the 1950s. I can’t help feeling, though, that Gunn must surely have also been influenced, as so many people were, by Orwell’s still-fresh nightmare which had been published only seven years earlier.
… (mer)
 
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justlurking | 4 andra recensioner | May 30, 2024 |
1941 noir is notable for how sharp the humor is. It is filled with a cast of really strange characters - a killer who likes to weep - two half-sisters who both sort of love him - a preying psychiatrist - an alcoholic mother and her rapidly evolving daughter - a confused kid sister - the killer's friend - one of the half-sister's intended spouses - the psychiatrist's "Earth Mother" assistant...it goes on and on. Everything moves along at a pretty good pace, with lots of memorable scenes along the way. it never quite seems real, however, since it is all just so strange. Great dialogue throughout, which perhaps explains why 21-year-old novelist Gunn spent the rest of his 46-year lifespan writing screenplays--and never another novel. Well, this is a good one to be semi-remembered by. Definitely recommended. This was the basis for the cult classic movie Born to Kill - which I haven't seen in a very long time, but does away with some of the characters and focuses the story a bit. I'll have to watch it again.… (mer)
 
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datrappert | Apr 28, 2024 |
Listen for signals from the stars. It starts slow…but continues with the effort to continue the search, the results of actually getting a signal, the wait for the response to our response…and the need to continue searching. This is a story of bureaucratic tension...and what is more likely to happen if we should find a contact.
½
 
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majackson | 9 andra recensioner | Apr 22, 2024 |

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