Frankenstein s Daughters

Donawerth takes a comprehensive look at the field and explores the works of authors such as Mary Shelley, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Anne McCaffrey.

Author: Jane Donawerth

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 081562686X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Donawerth takes a comprehensive look at the field and explores the works of authors such as Mary Shelley, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Anne McCaffrey.

Demand My Writing

Cortiel (English and American studies, Universitat Dortmund) presents a close study of writer Joanna Russ, who published her first science fiction story in 1959 at the age of 22.

Author: Jeanne Cortiel

Publisher: Liverpool Science Fiction Text

ISBN: UOM:39015047874865

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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Cortiel (English and American studies, Universitat Dortmund) presents a close study of writer Joanna Russ, who published her first science fiction story in 1959 at the age of 22. This study principally examines Russ's novels (but also includes her short stories), looks at the major feminist issues relevant to her work, places her work in the context of other feminist speculative fiction writers as well as "traditional" science fiction, and explores the specifically American myths Russ's fiction uses. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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: Teach Yourself

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.

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

Stuck at chapter two or need a fresh approach? Find new direction with this unique guide to creating original and convincing stories. Crawford Kilian offers a clear and straightforward approach to writing science fiction and fantasy.

Author: Crawford Kilian

Publisher: Self Counsel Press

ISBN: 1551807858

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Whether you are new to the genre or looking for inspiration, this book provides the tools you need to succeed. Develop believable fantasy worlds Challenge your readers’ imaginations Practical techniques you can apply today Written by a successful author of SF and fantasy novels Master the craft of magical worldsAre you struggling to get started on your science fiction or fantasy novel? Stuck at chapter two or need a fresh approach? Find new direction and inspiration with this unique guide to creating original and convincing stories. Written by a successful author of more than ten science fiction and fantasy novels, Writing Science and Fantasy takes an in-depth look at these two best-selling genres. Kilian delves into the origins and conventions of science fiction and fantasy and goes over the many subgenres, including nanotechnology, space opera, and sword and sorcery. He forces you to ask yourself crucial questions about your own novel, and also offers practical advice on how to prepare and market your manuscript to publishers, editors, and agents. With this book as a guide, both novice and experienced writers can learn how to make their work both a literary and financial success. Learn about: Constructing a scene Showing versus telling Avoiding clichés Developing good writing and research habits Creating plausible fantasy worlds Using symbolism and imagery effectivelyHighlights of the CD: Ten steps for pre-editing Exercises on character and dialogue Scores of links to relevant websites

Partners in Wonder

'Partners in Wonder' explores our knowledge of women and science fiction between 1936 and 1965.

Author: Eric Leif Davin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739112678

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 429

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'Partners in Wonder' explores our knowledge of women and science fiction between 1936 and 1965. It describes the distinctly different form of science fiction that females produced, one that was both more utopian and more empathetic than that of their male counterparts.

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

Inside Science Fiction

The book is divided into four major sections that tackle various aspects of the genre: - "Getting Inside Science Fiction," in which Gunn discusses his relationship with the genre - "Science Fiction and the Teacher" illustrates various ...

Author: James E. Gunn

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810857146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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James Gunn has had a long and distinguished career in science fiction. In addition to his stories and novels, he has written extensively about the reading, writing, and criticism of science fiction. Many of these essays were published in The Science of Science-Fiction Writing (Scarecrow, 2002). A second collection of essays, Inside Science Fiction, was originally published in 1992, and is now available in this revised, updated, and expanded edition. With the addition of five new articles written since 1992, Inside Science Fiction represents Gunn's latest thoughts about the genre. The book is divided into four major sections that tackle various aspects of the genre: - "Getting Inside Science Fiction," in which Gunn discusses his relationship with the genre - "Science Fiction and the Teacher" illustrates various approaches to teaching science fiction - "Science Fiction on Film and Television" deals with the film industry's approaches to science fiction, in particular, Gunn's experiences of seeing his novel The Immortals turned into a made-for-television movie and subsequent series - "Science Fiction and the Real World" examines the impact of science fiction on the world and what the future holds for the genre Inside Science Fiction offers a complete overview of science fiction for readers and viewers from an author, reader, and teacher who has seen it from all sides for more than seventy years.

THE GREEN MEN

This is the first-ever English translation of "The Green Men" being published as an independent story. We thank and acknowledge Kalpabiswa for publishing the story in Bengali as "Shobuj Manush."

Author: Satyajit Ray

Publisher: BEE Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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The story that vanished into thin air... Many years ago, when the triumphant march of science fiction in Bengali literature had just begun, the Sahityabashor programme of All India Radio featured an extraordinary story read by Satyajit Ray, Premendra Mitra, Dilip Roychowdhury, and Adrish Bardhan. A single story. None of them revealed the entire plot to the others. Premendra Mitra began it, and Satyajit Ray ended it. Dilip Roychowdhury and Adrish Bardhan took the story forward. None of the three had told one another, or Ray, how the story should end. He composed the final episode with a combination of marvellous imaginativeness and superb craft. And he created a sensation when telling his story. With his inimitable baritone he proved that writing and narrating are not the same thing, that the written word can create a deeply resounding work of art through speech. He had asked for a glass of water to take into the studio. When the recording was complete, everyone who listened to the playback was overwhelmed. The title of The Green Men was given by Premendra Mitra. The idea for a story with different episodes contributed by various writers was his too. The story, however, had vanished into thin air after being read on air—though the tape survives. It was published twice, in All India Radio’s Betar Jagat magazine, and subsequently in Fantastic magazine. It does not appear in any collection of stories by Satyajit Ray, Premendra Mitra, Dilip Roychowdhury, or Adrish Bardhan. This is the first-ever English translation of "The Green Men" being published as an independent story. We thank and acknowledge Kalpabiswa for publishing the story in Bengali as "Shobuj Manush."

Science Fiction Stories

This book will show you: How to find ideas - How to develop characters - How to plan your plot - Beginnings, middles and ends - Finishing touches.

Author: Tish Farrell

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1245755667

Category: Science fiction

Page: 64

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Want to write exciting science fiction stories filled with heroes, villains and dramatic plot twists? This book will show you: How to find ideas - How to develop characters - How to plan your plot - Beginnings, middles and ends - Finishing touches. It will also give you fun ways to help you build your writing skills and top tips from top writers on how they wrote your favourite adventure stories.

50 Short Science Fiction Tales

Includes science fiction tales by Issac Asimov, Anthony Boucher, Robert A. Heinlein, and Jack Finney

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684842967

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Includes science fiction tales by Issac Asimov, Anthony Boucher, Robert A. Heinlein, and Jack Finney

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: 9781440353420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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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.

Isaac Asimov

Updates and expands science fiction scholar James Gunn's definitive, Hugo Award-winning critical volume about Isaac Asimov and his contributions to the science fiction genre.

Author: James Gunn

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810854201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Updates and expands science fiction scholar James Gunn's definitive, Hugo Award-winning critical volume about Isaac Asimov and his contributions to the science fiction genre.

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.

On Writing Science Fiction

Provides information on how to write science fiction: including information on plots, characters, background, and more.

Author: George H. Scithers

Publisher:

ISBN: 1880448793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Provides information on how to write science fiction: including information on plots, characters, background, and more.

On Writing Science Fiction

George H. Scithers, Isaac Asimov Darrell Schwetizer ... You can't put a ghost in a spaceship and call the story science fiction, but when the story is about ...

Author: George H. Scithers

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781880448786

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

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Here you will find the collective experience of three writers and editors distilled into a complete guide to writing science fiction. Separate chapters cover Idea, Plot, Character, Background, Science, Tragedy, and Comedy. Twelve stories, each a first sale by its author, illustrate the main points of the book. A foreword by Isaac Asimov gives an overall look at the task of becoming an SF writer, and an appendix by the editors explains exactly how to prepare a manuscript for publication.

The Road to Science Fiction

Offers selections from major works of science fiction and its precursors, from ancient times to the present

Author: James Gunn

Publisher: Borealis

ISBN: 1565048210

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

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Offers selections from major works of science fiction and its precursors, from ancient times to the present

Writing Fantasy Science Fiction

why write se ? scientific rationale at the very heart of the story . Both novels were nominated for ' Best Science Fiction Novel ' and ' Best Fantasy Novel ...

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Publisher: Unistar Books

ISBN:

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