Christopher McKitterick

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Christopher McKitterick
Christopher McKitterick
BornJuly 4, 1967
Florida, United States
Occupation
  • Author
  • editor
  • professor
NationalityAmerican
Website
christopher-mckitterick.com

Christopher McKitterick (born 1967) is an American writer of science fiction, educator, and academic concerned with the field. He is Director of the new Ad Astra Center for Science Fiction and the Speculative Imagination,[1] and long-time director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction. These programs at the University of Kansas support lectures, classes, workshops, awards, conferences, and educational-outreach resources for teachers and readers of science fiction.

McKitterick was nominations director for the Theodore Sturgeon Award for the best short SF story of the year (1993-2016), and a juror for and Chair of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (2002–present).

He completed degrees in creative writing: undergraduate from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 1991, and master's from the University of Kansas in 1996.

McKitterick teaches science fiction, technical communication, and creative writing in the English department of the University of Kansas and fiction-writing workshops around the world.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Transcendence (Hadley Rille Books, November 5, 2010[3])

Short fiction[edit]

Editing[edit]

  • "International Science Fiction" issue and companion website, (World Literature Today, May/June 2010[13])
  • National Space Society Return to Luna anthology, Hadley Rille Books,[14] December 5, 2008 (editorial juror)

Other published works[edit]

  • Essay, "Literal Metaphors, Science Fiction, and How to Save the Human Species" (Astounding Analog Companion, December 17, 2018[15])
  • Biographical Essay, "James Gunn: Science Fiction's Dad" (introduction to Saving the World Through Science Fiction: James Gunn, Writer, Teacher and Scholar, McFarland, 2017)
  • Biographical Essay, "Frederik Pohl: Mr. Science Fiction (A Love Story)" (Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, issue 117, Spring-Summer 2014[16]).
  • Essay, "Neptune, Triton, and the Sensawunda; or Why I Set My Novel (Partly) at the Edge of the Solar System" (Argentus: The Neptunian Anniversary, July 12, 2011[17])
  • Biographical Essay, "James Gunn: Science Fiction's Mentor" (2013 WorldCon Souvenir Book, September 2013[18])
  • Biographical Essay, "James Gunn: The Man Who Taught Us All Science Fiction" (James Gunn's Ad Astra #2, July 2013)
  • Article, "Science Fiction Studies at the University of Kansas" (SFRA Review, Number 305 Summer 2013[19])
  • Essay, "James Gunn: Inspiring the Future" (LoneStarCon3 Progress Report 4, August 2013[20])
  • Biographical Essay, "John W. Campbell: The Man Who Invented Modern Fantasy and the Golden Age of Science Fiction" (Argentus 11, 14 November 2011[21])
  • Essay, "James Gunn and the Center for the Study of Science Fiction" (Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction, June 1, 2011[22])
  • Essay, "Privacy, freedom, and making a living as a writer" (SFWA website, November 26, 2010[23])
  • Essay, "Science Fiction: Stories for a Changing World" (Libraries Unlimited, July 2010[24])
  • Essay, "Science Fiction Research Collections at the University of Kansas" (Science Fiction Studies, July 2010)
  • Essay, "12 Don’t-Miss Speculative Fiction Events" (World Literature Today, May/June 2010[13])
  • Essay, "Essential Science Fiction Anthologies" (World Literature Today, May/June 2010[13])
  • Essay, "Science Fiction on the Web" (World Literature Today, May/June 2010[13])
  • Essay, "The Literature of Change" (World Literature Today, May/June 2010[13])
  • "Online Reference to a Basic Science Fiction Library" (with James Gunn) (World Literature Today, May/June 2010[13])
  • "Online Reference to Speculative Fiction Events" (World Literature Today, May/June 2010[13])
  • "Online Reference to Science Fiction on the Web" (World Literature Today, May/June 2010[13])
  • "Online Reference to Teaching and Scholarly Resources on the Web" (World Literature Today, May/June 2010[13])
  • Article, "Science Fiction" (with James Gunn) (Post-War Literature, 1945-1970 of Resource Guide to American Literature, Bruccoli Clark Layman, June 2010)
  • Article, "The Joy Of Small Cons: Campbell Conference 2009" (Abyss & Apex Magazine, Issue 32: 4th Quarter 2009)
  • Report, "Combined SFRA and Campbell Conference" (Locus magazine, September 2008)
  • Report, "Robert A. Heinlein Centennial" (Locus magazine, September 2007)
  • Essay, "Toto, We're in Kansas after All: The 2003 Campbell & Sturgeon Awards" (The New York Review of Science Fiction, Dragon Press, August 2003[25])
  • Essay, "A Call to Arms" (Analog, January 1996)
  • Role-Playing Adventure, Scarlet Brotherhood Mission Brief (TSR, Inc., 1999)
  • Role-Playing Adventure, Return of the Pick Axe (TSR, Inc., 1998)
  • Role-Playing Adventure, "Return of the Pick Axe" (TSR Jams, 1999)
  • Essay, "James Gunn" (Twentieth-Century Science-Fiction Writers, Fourth Edition, St. James Press, 1996)
  • Essay, "James Gunn and The Dreamers: Epitomes of an Evolving Science Fiction" (Extrapolation, Magazine of the Science Fiction Research Association, Winter 1995)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris McKitterick the Achievement and Assessment Institute". Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  2. ^ "Chris McKitterick | University of Kansas - Academia.edu". kansas.academia.edu. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Eric T. "Transcendence". Hadley Rille Books. Retrieved November 10, 2010.
  4. ^ "Title: Ashes of Exploding Suns, Monuments to Dust". www.isfdb.org. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  5. ^ locusmag (2019-05-18). "2018 Analog AnLab and Asimov's Readers' Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
  6. ^ "The Hanging Garden". The Hanging Garden. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  7. ^ Mission : tomorrow. Schmidt, Bryan Thomas. Riverdale, NY. ISBN 9781476780948. OCLC 919252666.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ "KU Bookstore - AFTERMATHS (STORIES BY JAMES GUNN & CHRIS MCKITTERICK)". www.kubookstore.com. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  9. ^ Reynolds, Eric T. "Sentinels: In Honor of Arthur C. Clarke". Hadley Rille Books. Retrieved November 10, 2010.
  10. ^ Reynolds, Eric T. "Ruins: Extraterrestrial". Hadley Rille Books. Retrieved November 10, 2010.
  11. ^ Reynolds, Eric T. "Visual Journeys: A Tribute to Space Art". Hadley Rille Books. ISBN 0978514831.
  12. ^ Zebrowski, George. "Synergy: New Science Fiction". Five Star Books. Retrieved November 10, 2010.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i McKitterick, Christopher. "International Science Fiction". World Literature Today. Archived from the original on May 14, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  14. ^ Reynolds, Eric T. "Return to Luna". World Literature Today. Retrieved July 14, 2010.
  15. ^ theastoundinganalogcompanion (2018-12-17). "Literal Metaphors, Science Fiction, and How to Save the Human Species". The Astounding Analog Companion. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  16. ^ "Publication: Foundation, #117 Spring 2014". www.isfdb.org. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  17. ^ "Argentus: The Neptunian Anniversary". Argentus. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  18. ^ "University of Kansas English Department Bulletin" (PDF). english.ku.edu. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  19. ^ "SFRA Review" (PDF). www.sfra.org. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  20. ^ "LoneStarCon 3 Progress Report" (PDF). www.lonestarcon3.org. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  21. ^ "Argentus" (PDF). efanzines.com. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  22. ^ "Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction". Wildside Press. Archived from the original on March 30, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  23. ^ "SFWA Website". SFWA. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
  24. ^ "Libraries Unlimited". Libraries Unlimited. Retrieved November 10, 2010.
  25. ^ McKitterick, Christopher. "The New York Review of Science Fiction". Dragon Press. Retrieved August 17, 2011.

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