Review: ‘Transgalactic’ by James Gunn

“Transgalactic” by James Gunn, Tor Books, 220 pages, $26.99 Science fiction is a genre which arguably peaked during the mid-20th century when such legendary writers as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Ray Bradbury were popular. James Gunn is a 92-year-old emeritus professor at the University of Kansas whose science fiction roots date to that illustrious period. He is one of the few living writers designated Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America for his many contributions to literature. His most recent book, “Transgalactic,” shows he has not lost his ability to spin a compelling tale while remaining faithful to the scientific principles which form the foundation of science fiction. Gunn’s present book considers the ramifications of human reliance upon the artificial intelligence of computers. How…


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