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Writing fantasy & science fiction : how to create out-of-this-world novels and short stories

Author: Orson Scott Card; Philip Athans; Jay Lake; Writer's Digest Books (Firm),
Publisher: Cincinnatti, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2013] ©2013
Series: Genre writing series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do you envision celestial cities in distant, fantastic worlds? Do you dream of mythical beasts and gallant quests in exotic kingdoms? If you have ever wanted to write the next great fantasy or science fiction story, this all-in-one comprehensive book will show you how. Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction is full of advice from master authors offering definitive instructions on world building, character creation, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orson Scott Card; Philip Athans; Jay Lake; Writer's Digest Books (Firm),
ISBN: 9781599631400 1599631407
OCLC Number: 825181771
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 402 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1 How to write science fiction and fantasy / by Orson Scott Card. The infinite boundary --
World creation --
Story construction --
Writing well. pt. 2. The state of the genre : fantasy & science fiction in the 21st century / by by Philip Athans. pt. 3. The world of steampunk / by by Jay Lake. pt. 4 The writer's complete fantasy reference. Traditional fantasy cultures / by Michael J. Varhola --
World cultures / by Michael J. Varhola --
Magic / by Allen Maurer and Renee Wright --
Witchcraft and pagan paths / by Allan Maurer and Renee Wright --
Commerce, trade, and law in contemporary fantasy / by Sherrilyn Kenyon --
Fantasy races / by Andrew P. Miller and Daniel Clark --
Creatures of myth and legend / by Andrew P. Miller and Daniel Clark --
Dress and costume / by Sherrilyn Kenyon --
Arms, armor, and armies / by Michael J. Varhola --
Anatomy of a castle / by Michael J. Varhola.
Series Title: Genre writing series.
Other Titles: Writing fantasy and science fiction
Responsibility: Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans, Jay Lake and the editors of Writer's Digest.

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Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction will guide you through the complex and compelling universe of fantasy and science fiction writing and help you unleash your stories on the next generation of readers  Read more...

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