Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

How do you invent your own X-file, or a mission for the crew of the Enterprise? Answers to these questions and more are provided in this collection of interviews with writers and producers of science fiction and fantasy shows.

Author: Joe Nazzaro

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 1840233834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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The question of how to become a science fiction writer is answered in this collection of exclusive, in-depth interviews with writers and producers from TV's hottest sci-fi and fantasy shows.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Nazzaro, Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Television. London: Titan Books, 2002, 196-210. Marc Shapiro. "The Labors of Hercules." Starlog, No. 211 (February, 1995), 55-58. Jim Smith. "The Long Path." Xena: Warrior Princess, 1 (March, ...

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313329532

Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 1395

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A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

Putting the Science in Fiction

This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. • Avoid common pitfalls and ...

Author: Dan Koboldt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440353383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres--science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. • Avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions to ensure technical accuracy. • Write realistic and compelling scientific elements that will captivate readers. • Brainstorm and develop new science- and technology-based story ideas. Whether writing about mutant monsters, rogue viruses, giant spaceships, or even murders and espionage, Putting the Science in Fiction will have something to help every writer craft better fiction. Putting the Science in Fiction collects articles from "Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy," Dan Koboldt's popular blog series for authors and fans of speculative fiction (dankoboldt.com/science-in-scifi). Each article discusses an element of sci-fi or fantasy with an expert in that field. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, and others share their insights in order to debunk the myths, correct the misconceptions, and offer advice on getting the details right.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1992 1995

"Writing for Gaming Companies: A Personal Experience," The Report: The Fiction Writer's Magazine No. 10: 8-9. Summer 1993. WRITING SF AND FANTASY, TV AND MOVIES Adams, Max. "Max Adams' Crash Course in Film Development," The Report: The ...

Author: Halbert W. Hall

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563085277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 503

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This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987).

The Five Year Old Man

Dr VENKATESHWARA IYER is an Artificial Intelligence expert, whose career is marred by a controversial failure.

Author: Debashish Chakraborty

Publisher: BecomeShakespeare.com

ISBN: 9789388081405

Category: Fiction


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Dr VENKATESHWARA IYER is an Artificial Intelligence expert, whose career is marred by a controversial failure. Together with his friends and Colleagues, Dr ANNA AINSWORTH and SHEN JIAMO, he creates ‘ISAAC’, an A.I with the naivety of an infant and near-free will of a man, that can learn and adapt with time. But how human should, and will, a machine become? Human enough to murder? Is ANUJ JOHNSON right to dread Isaac? Or is he just biased against robots for losing his job to them? Will Venkatesh’s work prove to be a breakthrough for the humankind, or just a repeat of his lethal mistakes? Innocents will become collateral when the two ideologies collide, and a nation will bear witness as an honoured scientist is dragged to court. In the future when A.I will intertwine with our lives, when men will fall and lose their humanity, will Isaac be able to prove his own?

Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

How to write compelling and imaginative sci-fi and fantasy fiction Adam Roberts. exciting or ingenious plot can move forwards. I'll give you an example from the popular HBO TV drama Game of Thrones. Now, generally speaking ...

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.

Women of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

Covering 400 female characters from 200 series since the 1950s, this encyclopedic work celebrates the essential contributions of women to science fiction and fantasy TV, with characters who run the gamut from superheroes, extraterrestrials ...

Author: Karen A. Romanko

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476668048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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Samantha Stephens in Bewitched. Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek. Wonder Woman, Xena, Warrior Princess, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and many more. Television's women of science fiction and fantasy are iconic and unforgettable yet there hasn't been a reference book devoted to them until now. Covering 400 female characters from 200 series since the 1950s, this encyclopedic work celebrates the essential contributions of women to science fiction and fantasy TV, with characters who run the gamut from superheroes, extraterrestrials and time travelers to witches, vampires and mere mortals who deal with the fantastic in their daily lives.

The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader

Yet, more than two seasons in (I am writing during the third season), Lost's science fiction–ness remains highly problematic. Certainly, one could argue that Lost is not science fiction at all. In this essay I want to test some key ...

Author: J.P. Telotte

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813138732

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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Exploring early hits such as The Twilight Zone and Star Trek, as well as more recent successes such as Battlestar Galactica and Lost, The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader illuminates the history, narrative approaches, and themes of the genre. The book discusses science fiction television from its early years when shows attempted to recreate the allure of science fiction cinema, to its current status as a sophisticated genre with a popularity all its own. J. P. Telotte has assembled a wideranging volume rich in theoretical scholarship yet fully accessible to science fiction fans. The book supplies readers with valuable historical context, analyses of essential science fiction series, and an understanding of the key issues in science fiction television.

How to Write Science Fiction Fantasy

fiction and fantasy television shows and movies like Star Trek , Star Wars , and Dr. Who . There are also magazines of criticism , gossip , and more than a few that publish fiction . In fact , the fanzine community is so complex and ...

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 158297103X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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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.

Genre Screenwriting

How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell Stephen V. Duncan. Science-Fiction-Fantasy & Television Series Many of the movie serials of the 1940s and 1950s were science-fictionfantasy, and led in to early science-fiction television, ...

Author: Stephen V. Duncan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501305931

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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It's simple: films need to have commercial value for the studios to produce them, distributors to sell them, and theater chains to screen them. While talent definitely plays a part in the writing process, it can be the well-executed formulaic approaches to the popular genres that will first get you noticed in the industry. Genre Screenwriting: How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell does not attempt to probe in the deepest psyche of screenwriters and directors of famous or seminal films, nor does it attempt to analyze the deep theoretic machinations of films. Duncan's simple goal is to give the reader, the screenwriter, a practical guide to writing each popular film genre. Employing methods as diverse as using fairy tales to illustrate the 'how to' process for each popular genre, and discussing these popular genres in modern television and its relation to its big screen counterpart, Duncan provides a one-stop shop for novices and professionals alike.

Writing Sci fi and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy – or speculative fiction – is the literary success story of the 21st century.

Author: Liesel Schwarz

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 9781783560462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 50

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Science fiction and fantasy – or speculative fiction – is the literary success story of the 21st century. The genre has never been so popular and the worlds of film and TV are dominated by adaptations of SF masterworks, from the epic fantasy ‘Game Of Thrones’ through to the dramatic dystopia of ‘The Hunger Games’. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ by award-winning steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, is a masterclass on the vital components of writing great speculative fiction. From building credible worlds and engaging characters to devising compelling plots, it will give you the confidence to unleash your stories. With additional, practical advice on how to pitch and present to agents, publishers and readers, it will lead you into the limitless world of SFF. All in an hour. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ covers: + Research: The devil lies in the details + World building + The ingredients of SFF: plot, character and narrative + Manuscript wrangling for beginners + Publication pitfalls + The writer’s life 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.

Worlds of Wonder

This ebook edition of Worlds of Wonder is the perfect resource for sci-fi and fantasy writers seeking encouragement and "tricks of the trade" from one of the greats.

Author: David Gerrold

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781946885890

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

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An in-depth writing guide from the author of one of the most popular episodes of Star Trek Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author David Gerrold delights and challenges readers with his detailed instruction for creating compelling tales of fantasy and science fiction. The creator of the famous Star Trek episode, "The Trouble With Tribbles" and many groundbreaking science fiction novels including The Man Who Folded Himself and When Harlie was One, Gerrold will inspire you with his passion for the craft. With expert insight and humor, Gerrold shares eye-opening writing tips based on his decades of experience. Inside, discover his techniques for creating fantasy worlds and alien races, developing your hero, writing good sex scenes, keeping imaginary elements believable, and so much more. This ebook edition of Worlds of Wonder is the perfect resource for sci-fi and fantasy writers seeking encouragement and "tricks of the trade" from one of the greats.

Writing for Video Game Genres

Science fiction had been successful for many years before 1977. It was (at that time) more deeply ingrained in the culture than fantasy. There had been successful sci-fi TV series and movies for over twenty years by 1977.

Author: Wendy Despain

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439875391

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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This book, written and edited by members of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Game Writing Special Interest Group, follows the acclaimed Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing to deliver practical advice from seasoned veterans on the special challenges of writing for first-person shooter games (FPS), role-playing games (R

The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

The managing editor of Science Fiction Studies, he has published widely on Jules Verne and early French science ... Film and Culture (2008) and Future Visions: examining the look of science fiction and fantasy television (forthcoming), ...

Author: Mark Bould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135228361

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study. Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international contributors are divided into four parts which look, in turn, at: history – an integrated chronological narrative of the genre’s development theory – detailed accounts of major theoretical approaches including feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism and utopian studies issues and challenges – anticipates future directions for study in areas as diverse as science studies, music, design, environmentalism, ethics and alterity subgenres – a prismatic view of the genre, tracing themes and developments within specific subgenres. Bringing into dialogue the many perspectives on the genre The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and the future of science fiction and the way it is taught and studied.

Investigating Heroes

Essays on Truth, Justice and Quality TV David Simmons ... Reprinted in ForrestJ Ackerman's World ofScience Fiction, edited by Forrest J Ackerman. 31. ... Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Television. 36–45. London: Titan: 2002.

Author: David Simmons

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786488681

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 187

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Premiering in September of 2006, the weekly NBC television series Heroes was an immediate commercial and critical hit, lasting four successful seasons. Heroes follows a group of interrelated characters who discover they have superhuman powers, with each successive episode exploring how these people react to and utilize their powers for good or for evil. This collection of essays explores a variety of issues surrounding Heroes, examining the series’ content, marketing and reception. Also investigated is the show’s fusion of “cult” and mainstream elements of television, analyzing its ability to combine so-called lowbrow elements (comic books and superheroes) with a high-quality television form prizing such factors as moral ambiguity and depth of characterization—and what this blending process suggests about the current hybrid state of genre television, and about the medium as a whole.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 2

Cedar Rapids Republican, 1927; Columnist, Des Moines Tribune, 1930-31; worked as scenario writer for various Hollywood studios during the 1930s; member of uniformed division. New York City Police, 1948-50; war correspondent in World ...

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780941028776

Category: Reference

Page: 362

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume Two of Two, contains Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II.

The Cult TV Book

Investigating Firefly and Serenity: Science Fiction on the Frontier, London, New York: I.B. Tauris. Manovich, Lev (2001) The Language of New Media, Cambridge, ... Nazzaro, Joe (2002) Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, London:

Author: Stacey Abbott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857730923

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Cult TV is a very exciting area of contemporary television. "The Cult TV Book" is the companion reference to this TV phenomenon, whose shows push the boundaries and offer biting commentaries on society today. Cult TV is also changing. Where being cult used to mean being marginal with a small, loyal fan base, cult TV is now key to the television industry, fandom is global and online, cult status for a show is fostered by the networks, and cult series are noted for their spectacular special effects and sumptuous visual style. So, what is cult TV today? Leading scholars, writers and journalists redefine our understanding of cult TV, with new approaches to and case studies on: Cult TV aesthetics, History of cult TV, Cult TV & new media, The 'sub-cultural celebrity', Jane Espenson on how to write cult TV, Cult TV & the broadcast industry, Music, Innovation, Cult channels, Children's cult TV, Sex, Gender, Race, Cult audiences, Transgressive TV, Cult of cult TV, Nancy Holder on writing tie-ins, TV & Film Guide, Fan fiction, "Battlestar Galactica", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Doctor Who", "The Avengers", "The Prisoner", "Quatermass", "The Sopranos", "Masters of Horror", "The Twilight Zone", "Twin Peaks", "Grey's Anatomy", "Bagpuss", "South Park", "The X Files", "Da Ali G Show", "Trailer Park Boys" and "Angel". Contributors include: Stacey Abbott, Sergio Angelini, Jes Battis, Stan Beeler, Miles Booy, Simon Brown, Bronwen Calvert, Jane Espenson, Dick Fiddy, Lincoln Geraghty, Janet K. Halfyard, Matt Hills, Nancy Holder, Catherine Johnson, Lorna Jowett, Roz Kaveney, Roberta Pearson, Denzell Richards, Hillary Robson, David Simmons, Sharon Sutherland, Paul Sutton, Sarah Swan, Donato Totaro, Rhonda V. Wilcox and Tat Wood.

Que s Official Internet Yellow Pages

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) http://www.sfwa.org/ ⋆⋆⋆ Sci-fi writers will find this site, ... letters from fans, On Screen information about programs on television and in the movies, a Cool Stuff column, ...

Author: Joe Kraynak

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789734082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1108

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Alphabetically lists and describes Web sites on a variety of topics, including health, culture, business, travel, and education.

The Science Fiction Reboot

69th World Science Fiction Convention. ... Channeling the Future: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television. Ed. Lincoln Geraghty. ... Writing and Rhetoric for a Ludic Democracy: YouTube, Fandom, and Participatory Pleasure.

Author: Heather Urbanski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786465095

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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"This analysis examines several reimagined science fiction franchises in order to capture how "reboots" work from a fan perspective. Previous encounters with these stories make the reboot experience distinct for fan-viewers. This book considers reimagined texts from several levels, including the medium, the characters and the world building, to break down and then explore the reboot experience"--