Quotes of James Gunn

“ I can't think of any other genre that would have allowed me to have that much tonal and emotional freedom. ”

- James Gunn

“ Most of the complexity of the stories has developed as the stories came along That, in part, may be what has delayed the writing of the fifth and sixth novelettes in the series. ”

- James Gunn

“ The compassion is instigated by the situation, and Godwin, a bit ham-handedly, belabors the situation so that there can be no doubt in the reader's mind, makes Marilyn sweet, young, and innocent so that reader will want to save her - and then the realization of the cold equations will be more effective. ”

- James Gunn

“ A few years ago, a fellow professor stopped at my door and said, You're here in your office more than my full-time colleagues, and I replied, Writers don't retire, they just go out of print. With electronic publication, even that doesn't have to happen. ”

- James Gunn

“ Most of the complexity of the stories has developed as the stories came along That, in part, may be what has delayed the writing of the fifth and sixth novelettes in the series. ”

- James Gunn

“ The compassion is instigated by the situation, and Godwin, a bit ham-handedly, belabors the situation so that there can be no doubt in the reader's mind, makes Marilyn sweet, young, and innocent so that reader will want to save her - and then the realization of the cold equations will be more effective. ”

- James Gunn

“ We can have rounded characters in SF if they are, when push comes to shove, representative when it comes to responding to their situations — thus Lije Baley in Asimov's The Caves of Steel is a representative of his enclosed metropolis, but he learns to rise above it, to understand his agoraphobia and cope with it. ”

- James Gunn

“ Most of the complexity of the stories has developed as the stories came along That, in part, may be what has delayed the writing of the fifth and sixth novelettes in the series. ”

- James Gunn

“ In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope. ”

- James Gunn

“ We can have rounded characters in SF if they are, when push comes to shove, representative when it comes to responding to their situations — thus Lije Baley in Asimov's The Caves of Steel is a representative of his enclosed metropolis, but he learns to rise above it, to understand his agoraphobia and cope with it. ”

- James Gunn

“ Most of the complexity of the stories has developed as the stories came along That, in part, may be what has delayed the writing of the fifth and sixth novelettes in the series. ”

- James Gunn

“ One should be willing to throw away a dozen ideas to come up with a good one, just as one should throw away a dozen words to come up with the right one. ”

- James Gunn

“ In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope. ”

- James Gunn

“ Scientists do their best work when they are in their early years. Writers' skills don't necessarily decay; if they can keep their interests and hopes alive (like Jack Williamson), their experience allows them greater depths to explore. ”

- James Gunn

“ I feel a bit like Ellen Glasgow who said that she was the master and characters did what she said. I'm envious of authors whose characters become so real to them that they take off in their own directions, but my philosophy of teaching, as well as writing, is to demystify the process. ”

- James Gunn

“ It also is true that some ideas naturally work themselves out over a longer period of time than a single human life can encompass. ”

- James Gunn

“ The compassion is instigated by the situation, and Godwin, a bit ham-handedly, belabors the situation so that there can be no doubt in the reader's mind, makes Marilyn sweet, young, and innocent so that reader will want to save her - and then the realization of the cold equations will be more effective. ”

- James Gunn

“ A few years ago, a fellow professor stopped at my door and said, You're here in your office more than my full-time colleagues, and I replied, Writers don't retire, they just go out of print. With electronic publication, even that doesn't have to happen. ”

- James Gunn

“ I feel a bit like Ellen Glasgow who said that she was the master and characters did what she said. I'm envious of authors whose characters become so real to them that they take off in their own directions, but my philosophy of teaching, as well as writing, is to demystify the process. ”

- James Gunn

“ A few years ago, a fellow professor stopped at my door and said, You're here in your office more than my full-time colleagues, and I replied, Writers don't retire, they just go out of print. With electronic publication, even that doesn't have to happen. ”

- James Gunn

“ Most of the complexity of the stories has developed as the stories came along That, in part, may be what has delayed the writing of the fifth and sixth novelettes in the series. ”

- James Gunn

“ What you call the Golden Age tradition of stringing stories together into novels was not so much a tradition as a consequence of the fact that almost no genre SF novels were published between 1926 and 1946. ”

- James Gunn

“ What you call the Golden Age tradition of stringing stories together into novels was not so much a tradition as a consequence of the fact that almost no genre SF novels were published between 1926 and 1946. ”

- James Gunn

“ I feel a bit like Ellen Glasgow who said that she was the master and characters did what she said. I'm envious of authors whose characters become so real to them that they take off in their own directions, but my philosophy of teaching, as well as writing, is to demystify the process. ”

- James Gunn

“ The compassion is instigated by the situation, and Godwin, a bit ham-handedly, belabors the situation so that there can be no doubt in the reader's mind, makes Marilyn sweet, young, and innocent so that reader will want to save her - and then the realization of the cold equations will be more effective. ”

- James Gunn

“ Return of the Living Dead. ”

- James Gunn

“ The compassion is instigated by the situation, and Godwin, a bit ham-handedly, belabors the situation so that there can be no doubt in the reader's mind, makes Marilyn sweet, young, and innocent so that reader will want to save her - and then the realization of the cold equations will be more effective. ”

- James Gunn

“ The compassion is instigated by the situation, and Godwin, a bit ham-handedly, belabors the situation so that there can be no doubt in the reader's mind, makes Marilyn sweet, young, and innocent so that reader will want to save her - and then the realization of the cold equations will be more effective. ”

- James Gunn

“ Return of the Living Dead. ”

- James Gunn

“ The compassion is instigated by the situation, and Godwin, a bit ham-handedly, belabors the situation so that there can be no doubt in the reader's mind, makes Marilyn sweet, young, and innocent so that reader will want to save her - and then the realization of the cold equations will be more effective. ”

- James Gunn
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