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James Edwin Gunn (born 12 July 1923; age 91) is a Star Trek author. He wrote one Star Trek novel, based on the screenplay "The Joy Machine" by Meyer Dolinsky, which is itself based on a story outline by Theodore Sturgeon. Besides this work, Gunn is a Nebula-award winning, prolific author of science fiction novels and short stories. Sometimes he writes under the name Edwin James.

Gunn was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and after serving in the US Navy during World War II, he went to the University of Kansas, where he later lectured in English. Gunn has been a notable writer on the history of science fiction, and science fiction criticism. He helped pioneer the study of the genre as an academic discipline; he is currently director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction which is based in the University of Kansas. Another Star Trek author Kij Johnson has also worked at the Center.

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Star Trek novels
Some Non-Star Trek novels
  • Gift from the Stars
  • Station in Space
  • The Dreamers
  • The Immortals
  • The Listeners
Some Non-Star Trek Non-fiction
  • The Discovery of the Future: The Ways Science Fiction Developed
  • The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (editor)
  • Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction
  • The Science of Science-Fiction Writing (A guide on how to write SF)

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