The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Paperback – 22 Jul 2010
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About the Author
Philip Athans (Issaquah, WA) is managing editor of novels at Wizards of the Coast, the largest producer of fantasy hobby games in the world. He's worked with R.A. Salvatore, as well as Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, creators of the bestselling Dragonlance series. He has also published his own fantasy novels, including the New York Times bestseller Annihilation, the Watercourse Trilogy, and In Fluid Silence, as well as A Reader's Guide to R.A. Salvatore's The Legend of Drizzt.
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However, help is at hand. This title not only helps you work on all of that, but also gives great advice and whilst a certain amount of the advice in the title may seem elementary, its amazing how often certain parts are overlooked leaving the author wondering where the hell their world collapsed. Add to the mix tips from established names in the genre, examples of advice backed up with excerpt examples and its pretty damn useful. A great tool and one that can be adapted for Urban Fantasy just as easily.
In short, if you want a quick but pretty thorough overview of the genres then buy this book - if you want a bit more depth then get the other 2 I mentioned too, along with maybe the Sarah LeFanu book for a slightly different slant on things. If you're anything like me, as a writer/dreamer you can never have too many how-to texts!! Good luck, and see you at the conventions!
For the price and the content, this is definitely worth buying.
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Okay, would recommend the witting fantasy & science fiction by orson Scott card instead.Published 12 months ago by Laura Hobson
very useful advice on world building and characterisation. The best, most helpful book I've ever read about writing science fiction and fantasyPublished 19 months ago by Plaguebearer
Really really helpful and insightful, definitely worth a read if you love reading and writing fantasy and sci do fictionPublished on 28 Dec. 2013 by Charlie Langdale