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"The writers included in this volume are a real "who was and is who" in the field of science fiction, from such masters of science fiction's Golden Age as: Murray Leinster, L. Sprague de Camp, Hal Clement, and Arthur C. Clarke, to a number of today's hottest-selling and award-winning authors such as Anne McCaffrey, Gene Wolfe, George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Lois McMaster Bujold and Stephen Baxter.
How and where did these writers get their start? Now you can find out by reading the stories that began their careers, some well-known classics, others long unavailable. Each story includes an introduction by the author--or in the case of Murray Leinster, by his daughter--which offers insight into the genesis of both the particular story and the individual writer's career. And all of them serve as fascinating examples of just what makes science fiction the popular genre it has long been and still remains today."
-edited by Steven H Silver and Martin H. Greenberg
"How and where did such writers as Robert Bloch, Tanith Lee, F. Paul Wilson and Neil Gaiman get their start? Now you can find out by reading the stories that began their careers, some well-known classics, others long unavailable. All but two of the stories include and introduction by the author which offers insight into the genesis of both the particular tale and the individual writer's career. The Robert Bloch story has an introduction by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, while the Henry Kuttner tale is introduced by Frederik Pohl. And all of these spine-chillers serve to evoke the whole gamut of imagery, emotion, and atmosphere that makes the horror genre so alluring to both writers and readers."
-edited by Steven H Silver and Martin H. Greenberg
How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
"From the pens of master storytellers such as Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, and Marion Bradley comes valuable advice... This book is both indispensable for the novice writer and informative (and fun) for the fan of the various genres discussed."
-American Library Association's Booklist
Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference
The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference is a book that no fantasy author can be without. It is an invaluable guide to myth and magic, castles and swordplay.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's Sourcebook
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's Sourcebook is full of valuable information. Along with essays on worldbuilding and general writing improvement, there are specific science fiction and fantasy market listings.
Fast Fiction : Creating Fiction in Five Minutes
You have five minutes to write a story about a grudge. Five minutes to write a story about falling. Five minutes to write a story about a laugh. Go! This is Fast Fiction. Roberta Allen's innovative method of teaching uses prompts and exercises to show you how to create short short stories in spontaneous, five-minute bursts. Then she helps you shape these short shorts into longer stories-even novels-one sure step at a time. There are more than 300 writing "prompts" help you get started.
Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook
Call your characters by their right names. This book will help you. Never use
baby name books or your telephone directory again. More than 20,000 character names are included right here, along with valuable instruction for selecting names, and how those names will affect your story.
Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Middle Ages
If your tales are filled with English crusaders or Viking raiders, knights from Flanders or Scottish Highlanders, then you need this book. Sherrilyn Kenyon gives you an overview of life in Northwestern Europe from 500 to 1500. Also facts on saints, popes, religious orders, festivals, musical instruments, measurements, and the roles of men, women, and children in all areas of medieval life.
The Weekend Novelist
Can you become a real writer if you only have time to write on the weekends? Yes. Robert J. Ray did it...and published eight highly acclaimed books. Now he tells you how. Isn't it time to stop dreaming and just do it?
Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: And Getting Published
by Brian Stableford
NTC Publishing Group, (April 1998)
Twelve Master Science Fiction Writers Ply Their Crafts
Edited by Robin Wilson
St. Martin's Press, (May 1997)
by Ben Bova, Anthony R. Lewis, Tony Lewis
Writer's Digest Books, (Mar., 1997).
by Paul J. Nahin
Writer's Digest Books, (Mar., 1997)
Aliens and Alien Societies
by Stanley Schmidt
Writer's Digest Books, (Mar., 1996)
by Stephen L. Gillett, Ben Bova
Writer's Digest Books, (March 1996)
The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells
by Ben Bova
Writer's Digest Books, (Feb., 1994)
The Writer's Guide to Creating a Science Fiction Universe
By George Ochoa and Jeff Osier
Writer's Digest Books, (Mar., 1993)
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
by Gardner Dozois, Tina Lee, S. Schmidt, I. Strock, S. Williams
St. Martin's Press, (Mar., 1993)
How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy
Orson Scott Card
Writer's Digest Books, (Aug., 1990)
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