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Aliens and alien societies

Author: Stanley Schmidt
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©1995.
Series: Science fiction writing series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stanley Schmidt guides you toward a better understanding of our universe to create beings who will live in your science fiction.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
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Schmidt, Stanley.
Aliens and alien societies.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©1995
(OCoLC)988579828
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Schmidt
ISBN: 0898797063 9780898797060
OCLC Number: 33361363
Description: 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Why Write About Aliens? --
Ch. 2. What Is Plausible? --
Ch. 3. Astronomical Basics --
Ch. 4. Biochemical Basics --
Ch. 5. Engineering Organisms: Alien Bodies and Minds --
Ch. 6. Creating Alien Societies --
Ch. 7. Alien Language --
Ch. 8. Interaction With Humans --
Ch. 9. Writing About Aliens: Showing Alien Character and Motivations --
Ch. 10. Case Studies --
Ch. 11. Farther Out: Life Not As We Know It A Xenologist's Bookshelf: References, Including Journals and Software.
Series Title: Science fiction writing series.
Responsibility: Stanley Schmidt.

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Stanley Schmidt guides you toward a better understanding of our universe to create beings who will live in your science fiction.

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