Now Write Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror

This fifth installment in the Now Write! writing-guide series presents speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison, Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell and others to help aspiring writers craft a horror, fantasy or science fiction ...

Author: Laurie Lamson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399165559

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

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This fifth installment in the Now Write! writing-guide series presents speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison, Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell and others to help aspiring writers craft a horror, fantasy or science fiction novel that is anything but ordinary. Original.

Contemporary Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Poetry

Fantasy Editor of T . A . S . P . , a short - lived speculative poetry magazine
founded by Robert Frazier . ... her writing career as a mainstream poet , turned to
fantasy , horror , and science fiction prose , and has now become a genre poet .

Author: Scott E. Green

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038609512

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This book seeks to document a basic proposition, namely that poetry is a major form of expression for writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It is not a history of poetry in these three genres, yet it nevertheless provides the reader with a sense of the roots and current trends in science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry. Green provides evidence that there are, in fact, opportunities for publishing such genre poetry in both commercial and small press magazines.

Pen Ultimate II

A Speculative Fiction Anthology Talib S. Hussain, LJ Cohen ... Fantasy Magazine
and “How to Build Worlds Without Becoming the Minister for Tourism” in Now
Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror (Penguin, 2014). His story “The ...

Author: Talib S. Hussain

Publisher: Interrobang Books

ISBN: 9781942851035

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

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From the risks of having goddesses walk among us to surviving a fall from space with an improbable flying pig, Pen-Ultimate II brings you a new collection of tales from the imaginations of alumni from the Boston area Ultimate Science Fiction Writing Workshop. Journey with us as we explore inhuman dreams of love, perplexing alien lifeforms, time and matter manipulation, the divine and not-so-divine consequences of our choices and more in worlds like and unlike our own. This speculative fiction anthology contains sixteen stories written by twelve graduates of the Boston area Ultimate SF Writing Workshop. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) emergency medical fund. Stories by: KJ Kabza Chad Kroll Orin Kornblit Chris Howard Scott Davis Talib S. Hussain LJ Cohen William Gerke David P. Fischer Meredith Watts T.S. Kay Pam Phillips

The Arcanist

This is work that places one foot in genre (namely science-fiction, fantasy, and horror) and another foot firmly in the world of good writing, complex characters, real-life consequences, and beautifully-rendered otherlands.Since its launch, ...

Author: Andie Fullmer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1083079034

Category:

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The Arcanist is a weekly speculative fiction magazine that specializes in bite-sized stories that make them easy for readers to devour on the go, before bed, or when they have a spare moment. The Arcanist: Year Two is a collection of over 50 science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories that all clock in at 1,000 words or fewer. In this edition, we see stories of love, self-exploration, heroism, danger, longing, and everything in between. Year Two is introduced by Manuel Gonzales, author of The Regional Office Is Under Attack! and the acclaimed short story collection The Miniature Wife. Here's an excerpt: "For two years, now, The Arcanist has been cultivating, collecting, and curating new short and flash speculative fiction, and has now published its Year Two anthology full of over fifty stories from speculative writers from around the world. This is work that places one foot in genre (namely science-fiction, fantasy, and horror) and another foot firmly in the world of good writing, complex characters, real-life consequences, and beautifully-rendered otherlands.Since its launch, The Arcanist has stood out as a safe harbor for brilliant, emerging writers who have found their way to writing plot-filled stories that contain magic, future tech, ghosts, talking dogs, talking unicorns, but also gor-geous, often-times lyrical writing, nuanced and complex characters. The Arcanist has deftly melded the worlds of genre and literature to great effect by devoting itself to writing both fantastic and fantastical, to stories full of literary craft, and investment in the beauty of language, yet still manage to create a thrilling reading experience like the ones I remember from when I was a kid."Purchase of this collection helps us pay our writers and keep the lights on. If you'd like to support even more, please consider becoming a Patron on Patreon.com/TheArcanists. If you liked these stories, check out our weekly fiction podcast, Tales From The Arcanist, on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Have a great story to tell? Visit TheArcanist.IO for weekly free fiction and details on how you can submit your story. Thanks for reading

Shadows Dreams Nightmares

Shadow Dreams Nightmare features Jim LeMay's Shadow Jack, Richard Friesen's The Tower of Dreams, Wayne Faust and Charles Eugene Anderson's Europa Nightmare. Four Colorado writers produced this collection of three epic stories.

Author: Charles Eugene Anderson

Publisher: Mad Cow Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1116

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Shadow Dreams Nightmare features Jim LeMay's Shadow Jack, Richard Friesen's The Tower of Dreams, Wayne Faust and Charles Eugene Anderson's Europa Nightmare. Four Colorado writers produced this collection of three epic stories. They all had the great fortune to work closely with the late Nebula Award-winning author and Horror Grandmaster Edward Bryant. That felt much like serving under a compassionate Medieval Guild-master. They feel honored for the opportunity to learn as his apprentice writers and sorely miss their mentor and friend. All three stories are a fine mixture of storytelling that brings different types of speculative fiction together into one gigantic book. It will keep readers delighted for many hours of enjoyment.

Nanowhere

Chris Howard has released an interesting and well-written sf thriller called Nanowhere along with a bunch of supplementary materials that purports to be the lab notes and publications of one of the book's characters... —Cory Doctorow, ...

Author: Chris Howard

Publisher: Lykeion Books

ISBN: 9780977380725

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 302

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Nanowhere... it's a love story with all the usual elements: rogue soldiers, computer hacking, tyranny, cryptography, hit-men with an affinity for rolled adhesives, rebellious skateboarders, and sentient billion-node self-organizing nanotech ghosts. Chris Howard has released an interesting and well-written sf thriller called Nanowhere along with a bunch of supplementary materials that purports to be the lab notes and publications of one of the book's characters... —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

Social Media for Writers

That's where this guide comes in. Whether you're just starting to create an audience or looking to refine your online presence, Social Media for Writers will equip you with the essential tools you'll need to succeed.

Author: Tee Morris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639284

Category: Computers

Page: 278

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Maximize the Potential of Your Online Brand! Over the past decade, social media has transformed from a fad into a necessity for writers. But for the inexperienced author, trying to make sense of--much less master--the available platforms can be a frustrating experience. The variety of social media options alone is dizzying enough: WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, and more. That's where this guide comes in. Whether you're just starting to create an audience or looking to refine your online presence, Social Media for Writers will equip you with the essential tools you'll need to succeed. In this book you'll learn how to: • Develop an editorial calendar: schedule consistent, quality content for your blog and work with other authors on guest posts and blog tours • Create an online brand: write content for several different networks, and tie them together to develop an authoritative, trusted voice • Utilize "best practices": learn the ins-and-outs of the online community and how to maximize the potential of each platform • Build a community: make connections and create a fan base to endorse your work You'll also find appendixes that show you how to set up the major social media platforms and perform basic functions. With all of these strategies, techniques, and applicable information, Social Media for Writers is a comprehensive source for all your social media needs!

Shattered Young Adult Science Fiction

With a hit man trying to kill her and a psychopath stalking her, she’ll be lucky if she survives long enough to make amends and pick up the pieces of her shattered life. **The Outliers are a bestselling series of comedy science fiction, ...

Author: Claire Chilton

Publisher: Ragz Books

ISBN: 9781938988103

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 266

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The only thing she has left to lose is herself. Carla Mainston is stuck in a dead end job, and her friends have all left her behind. Life sucks, so she quits her job and nearly blows up her bullying boss with her malfunctioning powers. Then she heads out into the world on a quest to find her missing friends. High on power and running away from her problems, Carla travels to Zoola—party central—and becomes engrossed in a dangerous world of drinking and escapism, completely unaware of the devastating effects it will have on the people she cares about the most. Her drinking and clubbing begins to spiral out of control when she ends up homeless and friendless with dangerous enemies popping up all over the place. With a hit man trying to kill her and a psychopath stalking her, she’ll be lucky if she survives long enough to make amends and pick up the pieces of her shattered life. **The Outliers are a bestselling series of comedy science fiction, young adult books.The dystopian novels in this teen urban fantasy series follow Carla as she explores each colony on a quest to find out more about herself and uncovers the secrets of her world in the process. Tags: young adult science fiction, ya fantasy series, teen science fiction books, comedy sci-fi novels, young adult humor books, ya dystopian novels, teen urban fantasy series, teen sci-fi books.

Writing Fantasy Science Fiction

A convenient paperback edition explaining the basic necessary elements writer's will use to create fantastic new cultures and legends, including in-depth examinations of character races, languages, geography, weaponry, technology, magic, ...

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599631400

Category: Reference

Page: 402

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A convenient paperback edition explaining the basic necessary elements writer's will use to create fantastic new cultures and legends, including in-depth examinations of character races, languages, geography, weaponry, technology, magic, and societal structures.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer s Sourcebook

The bad news is that a greater number of people are also writing science fiction ,
fantasy and horror than ever before . Editors are flooded with manuscripts . To be
a successful speculative fiction writer today , you must be more creative and ...

Author: David H. Borcherding

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898797624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 502

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Discusses trends in science fiction and fantasy writing and provides publishing information

The Armageddon Chord

Kirk Vaisto will give the performance of a lifetime. Immortality, the end of the world, and the salvation of every mortal soul are the stakes in Jeremy Wagner’s, The Armageddon Chord,

Author: Jeremy Wagner

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 9781626014992

Category: Fiction

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“The music was a battle cry heard around the world and throughout Heaven and Hell. It would summon Sethis and call out his dark legions to destroy all those who had light in their hearts...” Deep beneath the Egyptian sands, an ancient, evil song written in hieroglyphics is discovered in the long lost, buried pyramid of the demonic pharaoh, Aknaseth. It is written that if this song is performed for the world to hear, it will unleash the Apocalypse upon the world of man, and Sethis—known commonly as Satan—will reign and grant immortality to the chosen. Nihilistic multi-billionaire, Festus Baustone III—with the help of the malevolent Egyptologist, Helmut Hartkopff—will do whatever it takes to bring the song to life at any cost...even if his only daughter, Mona, is to be sacrificed. Kirk Vaisto, known as the “God of Guitar” by his millions of fans, soon finds himself caught between the forces of divine good and monumental evil. Oblivious to the powerful darkness lurking in his guitar strings, Kirk agrees to work for Baustone and Hartkopff to turn Aknaseth’s hieroglyphics into music. Kirk begins a musical journey that takes him from an unholy chapter in ancient Egyptian history to the remains of the true Holy Cross, to the concert stage and to the very edge of Hell itself. Kirk Vaisto will give the performance of a lifetime. Immortality, the end of the world, and the salvation of every mortal soul are the stakes in Jeremy Wagner’s, The Armageddon Chord,

Writing Science Fiction that Sells

Science fiction books are now receiving more attention from major magazine and
newspaper reviewers . ... And , as a tribute to the popularity of the genre , the
annual Academy of Science Fiction , Fantasy and Horror Films award
ceremonies ...

Author: Harvey L. Bilker

Publisher: Chicago : Contemporary Books

ISBN: IND:39000001608988

Category: Science fiction

Page: 159

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Rabid Heart

My man Jeremy Wagner proves once again he's as much of a wild man with words as he is with his guitar. This book is sick and sweet, and I say that with respect!

Author: Jeremy Wagner

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 9781626014633

Category: Fiction

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How far would you go for love when all you love is DEAD? Six months after the Necro Rabies pandemic has turned the world into hordes of rabid undead known as "Cujos," 21 year-old Rhonda Driscoll discovers her zombified fiancé, Brad, in her old hometown. Fearing that her Marine Colonel father will kill undead Brad, Rhonda flees, taking a road-trip with Brad in tow in hopes of starting a new life in a frightening and uncertain world complicated by numerous perils, pure horror, joy, heartbreak, and unconditional love. Advance Praise for Rabid Heart “Zombies and the end of days don't stand a chance against true love. Jeremy Wagner's RABID HEART is good, clean apocalyptic fun.” — Alma Katsu, author of THE HUNGER "Just when you think you've heard every love story, along comes RABID HEART. My man Jeremy Wagner proves once again he's as much of a wild man with words as he is with his guitar. This book is sick and sweet, and I say that with respect!" -- Peter Blauner, Ny Times bestselling author of THE INTRUDER and SUNRISE HIGHWAY

The Year s Scholarship in Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Literature 1982

I 0.1 I02 I 03 I 04 I05 I 0.6 I07 I. Writing and Publishing Barron, Neil. "Bridges, Not
Walls." PR, No. 5 (1982), pp. 9-10 ... At Barron's suggestion, science fiction
magazines are now provided for consideration. (JS) Bilker, Audrey L. (See IO3)
Bilker, ...

Author: Marshall B. Tymn

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106005588964

Category: Fantasy in mass media

Page: 107

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The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

There are books on writing science fiction and fantasy, and then there’s this book--the only one you need to create strange, wonderful worlds for your own universe of readers!

Author: Philip Athans

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781440501456

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Science fiction and fantasy is one of the most challenging--and rewarding!--genres in the bookstore. But with New York Times bestselling author Philip Athans and fantasy giant R. A. Salvatore at your side, you’ll create worlds that draw your readers in--and keep them reading! Just as important, you’ll learn how to prepare your work for today’s market. Drawing on his years of experience as one of the most acclaimed professionals in publishing, Wizards of the Coast editor Athans explains how to set your novel apart--and break into this lucrative field. From devising clever plots and building complex characters to inventing original technologies and crafting alien civilizations, Athans gives you the techniques you need to write strong, saleable narratives. Plus! Athans applies all of these critical lessons together in an unprecedented deconstruction of a never-before-published tale by the one and only R. A. Salvatore! There are books on writing science fiction and fantasy, and then there’s this book--the only one you need to create strange, wonderful worlds for your own universe of readers!

Shadows Dreams Nightmares

Shadow Dreams Nightmare features Jim LeMay's Shadow Jack, Richard Friesen's The Tower of Dreams, Wayne Faust and Charles Eugene Anderson's Europa Nightmare. Four Colorado writers produced this collection of three epic stories.

Author: Wayne Faust

Publisher:

ISBN: 0974161969

Category: Fiction

Page: 732

View: 571

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Shadow Dreams Nightmare features Jim LeMay's Shadow Jack, Richard Friesen's The Tower of Dreams, Wayne Faust and Charles Eugene Anderson's Europa Nightmare. Four Colorado writers produced this collection of three epic stories. They all had the great fortune to work closely with the late Nebula Award-winning author and Horror Grandmaster Edward Bryant. That felt much like serving under a compassionate Medieval Guild-master. They feel honored for the opportunity to learn as his apprentice writers and sorely miss their mentor and friend. All three stories are a fine mixture of storytelling that brings different types of speculative fiction together into one gigantic book. It will keep readers delighted for many hours of enjoyment.

The Creator Code

The Creator Code is an exciting, action-packed, suspense novel: “a real science fiction thriller, one that keeps the reader on the edge of their seats and makes them wonder what’s going to happen next!

Author: Rob Shelsky

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 9781618683991

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Ancient messages from exploding black holes, assassins bent on mayhem, a murdered transsexual, secret groups vying for the ultimate secret from another universe, all happen in The Creator Code. Add in a slain scientist, federal agents on the run to save themselves and their friends, and a terrible gift from the stars, and you have an action-packed, science fiction thriller of the first order. Trouble starts when researcher, Phineas Bankhead, has his colleague and friend, Rhys Evans, run a statistical analysis on Lorimer Wave recordings. Rhys discovers the ancient bursts from space seem highly compressed and could contain a cryptic message. Phineas contacts Vera Bennington at DARPA headquarters to alert her of this fact. But when Phineas arranges to meet Rhys near his place of employment, to retrieve an important flash drive, kidnappers intercept and abduct him in broad daylight. Events take a dramatic turn for the worse. Rhys wonders why someone would abduct Phineas. Does the kidnapping have to do with the flash drive containing the radio bursts? Did Phineas mention the discovery to someone else besides him, perhaps the wrong person? When summoned, the police question whether a kidnapping even took place, since Rhys is the only witness to the supposed incident. Exasperated and half-convinced the cops are right; Rhys leaves the matter in police hands. He feels he can do no more to help. He continues work on the radio bursts in the hopes Phineas will be okay. Later, the police inform Rhys that Phineas is dead, having been brutally tortured. They want him to come in for questioning. Rhys realizes he is now a prime suspect and so goes on the run. Then, two assassins attempt to kill him. Now he has not only the police looking for him as a wanted murder suspect, but the assassins of Phineas, as well. In desperation, he contacts an acquaintance, Kyle Fortnum, who unknown to Rhys is an agent for the DOD on assignment to DARPA. He works for Vera Bennington, the person whom Phineas had called. With Vera’s permission, Kyle arranges for Rhys to meet him in New Mexico. His goal is to bring him in from the cold, to rescue him. But events go awry. When Kyle contacts Vera Bennington again, he discovers there are moles at DARPA, members of a group known as the Cabal, a secret inner circle of the Bilderberg Group. To bring Rhys in would not protect him, but instead endanger his life even more. He and Agent Jenna Blakely must try to hide Rhys until he can decode the radio bursts, discover the secrets of the enigma. The task is not an easy one. For the discovery Rhys has made now has unleashed a whirlwind of powerful opposing forces who all struggle to obtain the incredible prize. Rhys, Agents Kyle and Jenna, as well as computer programmer, Myra, go on the run from agents of the Cabal sent to kill them. The assassins are also intent on containing the knowledge of the significance of the radio bursts. The Cabal wants the contents of the message only for themselves. To complicate matters, an ancient society, The Brotherhood of the Snake opposes the Cabal and is intent on the opposite, on dispensing the secret knowledge to everyone. In the middle of all this, Agents Kyle and Jenna barely manage to stay just a step ahead of their enemies. At the same time, Rhys and his new companion, Myra, work feverishly to decode the message. They discover it comes not from aliens in outer space, but from a long-dead civilization in another universe. The aliens offer humanity an incredible gift and a dire warning. But is the gift the “pearl of great price?” For as Kyle and the rest find out, nothing comes without its terrible drawbacks. Still, agents Kyle and Jenna fight to keep all of them and the message safe until either help can arrive or they can reach some decision, for the contents of the message are explosive. If acted on, the directives will forever alter Earth’s future, humanity’s destiny. Then, when events come to a climax, Kyle must make a fateful decision. Should he take the ultimate step offered to him by the message? Does he dare become more than just a mere human in order to save them all? And if he takes this crucial step, can there be any going back for him, or for all of humanity? The Creator Code is an exciting, action-packed, suspense novel: “a real science fiction thriller, one that keeps the reader on the edge of their seats and makes them wonder what’s going to happen next! Not only does the fate of all humanity and Earth’s future hang in the balance, but that of the entire universe, as well! – Author and Editor, Shelby Vick of Planetary Stories Magazine.