Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy: 20 Dynamic Essays By The Field's Top Professionals

Paperback | February 15, 1993

byAnalog Analog & Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

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Do you dream of -

Crossing the galaxies?

Living in the far future?

Entertaining millions with your imagination?

This book can help make those dreams come true!

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy brings you expert advice on how to craft and market tales of the fantastic. Award-winning writers such as John Barnes, James Patrick Kelly, Norman Spinrad, Connie Willis, and Jane Yolen reveal some of their secrets of crafting believable stories, while Grand Masters Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein provide timeless advice for beginners and veterans alike. The editors also provide valuable insights into the process by which stories get published and they offer helpful hints on getting your story out of the slush pile and into print.

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Many beginning writers ask for criticism and advice, and those who don't ask would still like to get it. The volume of submissions makes it quite impossible for most editors to comment individually on submissions, except for those few that they almost want to publish. The editors who have joined together in putting this book together h...

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Do you dream of -Crossing the galaxies? Living in the far future?Entertaining millions with your imagination?This book can help make those dreams come true!Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy brings you expert advice on how to craft and market tales of the fantastic. Award-winning writers such as John Barnes, James Patrick Kelly, Nor...

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Many beginning writers ask for criticism and advice, and those who don't ask would still like to get it. The volume of submissions makes it quite impossible for most editors to comment individually on submissions, except for those few that they almost want to publish. The editors who have joined together in putting this book together h...

The Editors of Asimov's Science Fiction and Analog SF include Gardner Dozois, Stanley Schmidt, and Sheila Williams. They have long been considered some of the premier editors in the fields of science fiction and fantasy.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.36 × 5.56 × 0.76 inPublished:February 15, 1993Publisher:St. Martin's Press

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ISBN - 10:0312089260

ISBN - 13:9780312089269

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From Our Editors

Many beginning writers ask for criticism and advice, and those who don't ask would still like to get it. The volume of submissions makes it quite impossible for most editors to comment individually on submissions, except for those few that they almost want to publish. The editors who have joined together in putting this book together hopes that this will be the next best thing. Obviously it can't offer criticism of your manuscript, but it does offer a wealth of useful tips and insights from several well-known professionals in the field.

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"Some of the more cogent writing on the subject in some time. Highly recommended." -Booklist

"I think nearly everyone who is serious about writing should get a copy and keep it on hand." -Scavenger's Newsletter