How to Write Science Fiction Fantasy

Explore them with Orson Scott Card and create fiction that casts a spell over agents, publishers, and readers from every world.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 158297103X

Category: Reference

Page: 140

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Learn to write science fiction and fantasy from a master You've always dreamed of writing science fiction and fantasy tales that pull readers into extraordinary new worlds and fantastic conflicts. Best-selling author Orson Scott Card shows you how it's done, distilling years of writing experience and publishing success into concise, no-nonsense advice. You'll learn how to: utilize story elements that define the science fiction and fantasy genres build, populate, and dramatize a credible, inviting world your readers will want to explore develop the "rules" of time, space and magic that affect your world and its inhabitants construct a compelling story by developing ideas, characters, and events that keep readers turning pages find the markets for speculative fiction, reach them, and get published submit queries, write cover letters, find an agent, and live the life of a writer The boundaries of your imagination are infinite. Explore them with Orson Scott Card and create fiction that casts a spell over agents, publishers, and readers from every world.

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

This book provides an elementary introduction to problems of those kinds, and the ways in which they modify the general problems of writing fiction.

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434449832

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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Although the problems of writing fantasy and science fiction include all those pertaining to the writing of any kind of fiction, particular problems arise in stories in which unprecedented things can and do happen, as well as stories that often involve unhuman characters of various sorts, and that might require the elaborate design of entire imaginary worlds. This book provides an elementary introduction to problems of those kinds, and the ways in which they modify the general problems of writing fiction. It also suggests strategies that might enable the problems to be handled constructively and productively. The author has published more than seventy novels in the field, more than twenty short story collections, and more than twenty related works of non-fiction; he has, as the saying goes, been there, done that, and chewed his t-shirt in relevant frustration. Robert Reginald says: "An absolutely first-rate guide to writing fantastic literature. Stableford has much to say that potential writers of ALL fiction might find valuable, interesting, and highly illuminating. His reasonable discussion and dissection of the basic issues facing authors of creative fiction--and the solutions to be found to each problem--are dollops of solid gold advice, in this editor's humble opinion. Every would-be author should read this book--and more than once!"

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

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Author: Lisa Tuttle

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: 0713672447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

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Lisa Tuttle begins by looking at the different kinds of novels in the science and fantasy fiction genres. She then moves on to look at ideas, word-building, language, structure, writing for children, co-authoring, short stories, and finding an agent. This edition advises on self-publishing and on-line publishing.

How to Write Tales of Horror Fantasy Science Fiction

The masters of speculative fiction share how-to instruction on writing stories about the weird, the fantastic, the unknown and the imagined, in 27 succinct chapters.

Author: Jerry N. Williamson

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: UVA:X001785547

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 242

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The masters of speculative fiction share how-to instruction on writing stories about the weird, the fantastic, the unknown and the imagined, in 27 succinct chapters.

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: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 9780399165559

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 367

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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.

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing Handbooks

The book also provides an insight into how publishers work and contains illuminating interviews with editors.

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ISBN: OCLC:731901288

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A look at how to write fantasy and science fiction, dealing with ideas, world-building, language, structure, short stories, writing for children and finding an agent. The book also provides an insight into how publishers work and contains illuminating interviews with editors.

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: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440507298

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!

Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner.

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444795660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading science fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

The Very Best of Fantasy Science Fiction

A mutant baby goes on a rampage through Central Park.

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 9781616961848

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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A mutant baby goes on a rampage through Central Park. An immigrant reveals secrets in the folds of a perfect gift. Lucky Cats extend their virtual paws to salute a generous revolution. The Internet invades a third-world village. The premier speculative-fiction magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction continues to discover and showcase many of the most inventive authors writing in any genre. Now drawing even more deeply upon F&SF’s impressive history, this extraordinary companion anthology expands upon sixty-five years’ worth of top-notch storytelling. The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume Two is a star-studded tribute to the continuing vision of F&SF.

Fights of Fancy

This collection of fifteen original essays offers new perspectives on armed conflict as a central aspect of science fiction and fantasy writing.

Author: George Edgar Slusser

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820315338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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This collection of fifteen original essays offers new perspectives on armed conflict as a central aspect of science fiction and fantasy writing. Looking past the superficial conventions associated with ray guns and aliens, swords and sorcerers, the contributors show how writers in the genre today are not so much imagining war more fully as they are completely re-imagining it. Science fiction and fantasy writing is no longer mired in epic or chivalric models but is responding to new and more complex "real-world" motivations for armed aggression: advances in weaponry, shifts in the theaters of war, and changes in battlefield conditions. Most of the papers were presented at the annual J. Lloyd Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, the field's most prestigious international gathering. The trend throughout the book is away from critical interest in stories of spatial or territorial conquest and toward works that deal with topics related to wars of temporal logistics and the internationalization of the combat zone, including urban street violence, gender conflicts, and resistance to runaway technology. The essays range from studies of the semantics and linguistics of warfare in science fiction to a critique of Osip Senkovsky's Fantastic Journeys of Baron Brambeus; from writer Joe Haldeman's assessment of the impact of his Vietnam experiences on his fiction to inquiries into a shared author/reader agenda in novels concerning potential mass destruction, including Stephen King's Dead Zone and M. J. Engh's Arslan. The collection also charts new directions in writing, such as the anti-apocalyptic science fiction of Samuel R. Delany, and embraces new modes of presentation, particularly computer animation and the bande dessinee, or illustrated narrative, as exemplified by French novelist Phillippe Druillet's La Nuit. Musician Bob Marley, film actor/directors Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Lee, and the cyberpunk film classics Terminator and the Road Warrior series are among other topics discussed. Together, the essays reinforce the editors' contention that the true function of these fantasies and science fictions is neither nostalgia nor fancy, but analysis. The contributors treat the texts they examine as a means not of playing war games but of understanding the role of war in the present and the future.

Write Your Own Sci Fi and Fantasy Stories

Inspire a new generation of science fiction and fantasy writers with this write-in book, filled with an exciting and eclectic range of writing activities, tips and advice.

Author: Andy Prentice

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474952887

Category:

Page: 96

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Inspire a new generation of science fiction and fantasy writers with this write-in book, filled with an exciting and eclectic range of writing activities, tips and advice. Activities teach how to structure a plot, craft realistic characters, create thrilling action scenes and end a story with a cunning twist. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

A Writer s Guide to Speculative Fiction Science Fiction and Fantasy

You can create believable science fiction and fantasy worlds Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre enveloping the ever-expanding genres of science fiction and fantasy, and best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors Crawford Kilian ...

Author: Crawford Kilian

Publisher: Self-Counsel Press

ISBN: 9781770405066

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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You can create believable science fiction and fantasy worlds Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre enveloping the ever-expanding genres of science fiction and fantasy, and best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors Crawford Kilian and Silvia Moreno-Garcia come together in this book to show writers how to craft believable worlds and plausible characters, and ultimately, how to craft good stories. Their hands-on, practical, put-the-book-down-and-start-writing advice speaks to new and emerging authors of science fiction and fantasy. They offer more than pep talks and success stories; they explain genres and how to bend and blend them, and give concrete suggestions on how to overcome the inevitable problems writers face, such as self editing, writing plausible characters, and building a plot without writing formula fiction. With a combined nearly 50 years of experience, Kilian and Moreno-Garcia save writers time, energy, and grief by showing them how to master the craft of storytelling and how to market their stories as successfully as possible. Their invaluable advice persuades readers to go beyond their, and others’, expectations of market and genre, pushing them to be better writers, and to add their own unique storytelling voices into the growing speculative fiction arena.

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

Leading authors in the field discuss the principles of storytelling, the mechanics of building imaginary worlds, and the business of writing

Author: Gardner R. Dozois

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 0312060033

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Leading authors in the field discuss the principles of storytelling, the mechanics of building imaginary worlds, and the business of writing

Writing Science Fiction Fantasy

Living in the far future? Entertaining millions with your imagination? This book can help make those dreams come true! Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy brings you expert advice on how to craft and market tales of the fantastic.

Author: Analog and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312089260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Do you dream of - Crossing the galaxies? Living in the far future? Entertaining millions with your imagination? This book can help make those dreams come true! Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy brings you expert advice on how to craft and market tales of the fantastic. Award-winning writers such as John Barnes, James Patrick Kelly, Norman Spinrad, Connie Willis, and Jane Yolen reveal some of their secrets of crafting believable stories, while Grand Masters Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein provide timeless advice for beginners and veterans alike. The editors also provide valuable insights into the process by which stories get published and they offer helpful hints on getting your story out of the slush pile and into print.

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

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