On Writing Science Fiction: The Editors Strike Back

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Wildside Press LLC, Dec 1, 1981 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 236 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

THE ART OF KNOWING page
138
WAS MACBETH
162
GETTING THE JOKE page
175
LAWS NOT WISELY BROKEN page
190
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Darrell Schweitzer lives in Philadelphia, PA.

To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.

Author of the World Fantasy Award-winning "The Dragon Waiting" and the Philip K. Dick Award-winning "Growing Up Weightless", along with many other novels including "Web of Angels", "The Scholars of Night", and "How Much for Just the Planet?", John M. Ford lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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