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Dream the Future

Established as the first research center of its kind by esteemed author and educator James E. Gunn,
the J. Wayne & Elsie M. Gunn Center for the
Study of SF is dedicated to research
and education in science fiction
and other speculative forms.

Mission and history

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Read with Us

The Gunn Center offers a monthly virtual book club during the academic year for SFF enthusiasts around the world. Grab your lunch and join us!

Virtual Book Club
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Immerse Yourself

The University of Kansas proudly offers a variety of courses that explore science fiction, speculative fiction, and other areas at the core of the Gunn Center's mission.

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