James Gunn's Ad Astra

James Gunn's Ad Astra
A Multidimentional Journal for Speculative Fiction

James Gunn’s Ad Astra is the Center's newest project, a venue for short fiction, poetry, reviews, and scholarly and scientific articles. We provide ways for people to join in critiques of fiction, contribute to the academic understanding of the genre, and share these ideas with people outside of the fan community. Ad Astra is an online resource for authors, scholars, and anyone interested in speculative fiction to share their ideas on how the genre has developed into its current forms, what’s happening in speculative fiction right now, and what might happen next.

It can sometimes be difficult to locate serious, academically sound studies or educational applications of science fiction or fantasy. The Center for the Study of Science Fiction is known for its resources, links, reading lists, workshops, and other courses, but not everyone has the ability to attend the courses at the University of Kansas campus or the Campbell Conference and join the discussion. Ad Astra expands our resources to reach a wider audience, which in turn improves the breadth of the conversation and, hopefully, inspires new creators and explorations of the genre.

Each year, Ad Astra focuses on a different theme, often related to the Campbell Conference theme. This year's theme is information and communication, how we come to understand the world and share our knowledge. Join the discussion: Submit now!

Click the image to submit your work.


updated 12/12/2011

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