James Gunn, emeritus professor of English at the University of Kansas, has published more than 100 stories and 40 books. Among his novels are THE LISTENERS, THE IMMORTALS, and THE JOY MAKERS. His most recent novel is GIFT FROM THE STARS. A number of his academic books have been about the history and development of science fiction, including ALTERNATE WORLDS and the six-volume ROAD TO SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGY series. THE IMMORTALS was dramatized as a televison movie The Immortal and a TV series. He teaches a two-week summer intensive course in science fiction and a two-week intensive writers workshop.