How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Writer's Digest Books, Sep 15, 2001 - Reference - 140 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - peterjameswest - LibraryThing

I read this book many years ago, and I just read it again now. It was well worth it both times. When you listen to authors who have so many years of experience in the field, it doesn't really matter ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mistress_Bedlam - LibraryThing

This was a quick read but a helpful one. Card offers a great insight into the world of creating speculative fiction and provides advice specific to the genre. Read full review

Contents

The Infinite Boundary
3
World Creation
26
Story Construction
63
Writing Well
88
The Life and Business of Writing
104
Index
138
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Orson Scott Card is one of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy. He won both the Hugo and Nebula science fiction awards for best novel for two consecutive years - something no other writer has done. In addition, he was the first writer to ever win a Nebula and a Hugo for both a book and its sequel.

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