Science Fiction Writing

GUESTS: James Gunn Emeritus Professor of English, University of Kansas Director, Center for the Study of Science Fiction, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Author, _The Joy Machine_ (Pocket Books, 1996), _Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction_ (Scarecrow Press, 1996) and _The Road to Science Fiction: 6 Volume Anthology_ (Whitewolf Publishers) Michael Capobianco President, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Co-Author, _Alpha Centauri_ (Avon Books, 1997) David Brin Astronomer, and author of _Infinity's Shore_ and _The Postman_ (Bantam Books) From Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" to Steven Spielberg's "ET", to "The X-Files," Americans are fascinated by extraterrestrial life. Imaginative storytelling by science fiction writers has increased curiosity about aliens, and added to speculation about governments' knowledge of their activities. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Roswell incident, join Melinda Penkava and a roundtable of sci-fi gurus for a talk about the art and evolution of science fiction .... on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.



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