Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy

Front Cover
Writer's Digest Books, 2001 - Reference - 246 pages
2 Reviews
Worlds of Wonder showcases the range and power of the human imagination, transported across strange worlds, lost civilizations, and brave new realities. Now, with the help of David Gerrold, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author, readers will learn, step-by-step, how to turn their words into works of wonder.Drawing on a career spanning three decades of writing and teaching, Gerrold also uses examples from numerous classic books and films to support their growth within the genre. Readers will gain insight into the craft as well as practice techniques that will immediately improve their writing as they are charmed and challenged by Gerrold's infectious passion for his craft and profession. Worlds of Wonder will ignite the engines of readers' enthusiasm in ways that will astonish them.* Written by one of the biggest, most-recognized and most-honored names in the field!* the science fiction and fantasy genres are currently riding a new wave of popularityDavid Gerrold is one of the most popular science fiction writers working today. His first professional sale, the Star Trek episode "Trouble With Tribbles," won a Hugo Award. He has written for television, published over forty books, and has written columns for six magazines. In 1995, his novelette the Martian Child won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Gerrold lives in San Fernando, California, and teaches writing at Pepperdine University.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - theWallflower - LibraryThing

It's hard to say whether I should recommend this one or not. On one hand, I was looking for science fiction and fantasy specific advice, and this doesn't have it. It's really just another book on ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Jellyn - LibraryThing

Some interesting new ideas or ways of looking at writing. But a lot of it is a rehash of things you already know if you read or write science fiction and fantasy extensively. Or if you've read other ... Read full review


Start Here
and Fantasy
What Is a Story?

14 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information