Source: WIBW News Topeka and AP Wire
Submitted by: Lesmond
With the success of the latest “Star Wars” film at the box office, these would appear to be good times for science fiction.
But one sci-fi fanatic at the University of Kansas in Lawrence says the genre is on life support and needs to be rescued.
James Gunn runs the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at KU and he and his colleagues say they’re on a mission to save the struggling genre.
Science fiction books are capturing less than a tenth of the consumer book market, according to industry reports.
The 81-year-old noted sci-fi writer is teaming up with science fiction organizations across the country this year to begin coordinating efforts to re-energize the genre with Web sites, conventions and other events.