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Christopher McKitterick

Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction
Director
Lawrence, Kansas Area
McKitterick's work has appeared in Analog, Argentus, Captain Proton, E-Scape, Extrapolation, Foundation, Aftermaths, Ad Astra, Locus, Mission: Tomorrow, Mythic Circle, Ruins: Extraterrestrial, Sentinels, Synergy: New Science Fiction, Tomorrow, various TSR publications, Visual Journeys, Westward Weird, and elsewhere, and his most recent won the AnLab Analog Readers' Award. Transcendence was his debut novel, and current projects include The Galactic Adventures of Jack and Stella, other novels, and a memoir, Stories from a Perilous Youth.
Taking a writing workshop with James Gunn launched his 25-year relationship with Gunn's Center for the Study of Science Fiction. After years assistant-teaching in Gunn's summer program while working in astronomy, gaming, and high-tech, the University of Kansas recruited him to teach writing and SF full-time, and he succeeded Gunn as Center director. Chris also serves as juror for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel.