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Science Fiction Weaponry: A Guide for Writers
     

Science Fiction Weaponry: A Guide for Writers

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by J. Daniel Sawyer
 
The author of The Antithesis Progression teams up with the author of The Rehumanization of Jade Darcy to provide an in-depth guide to the science fact that underlies some of the most popular weapons in science fiction. Whether you're a writer looking to add depth and texture to your weapons technology, or a fan who wants to know how it all works, this is the place.

Overview

The author of The Antithesis Progression teams up with the author of The Rehumanization of Jade Darcy to provide an in-depth guide to the science fact that underlies some of the most popular weapons in science fiction. Whether you're a writer looking to add depth and texture to your weapons technology, or a fan who wants to know how it all works, this is the place.

Find out how it all works! This article covers particle beams, phasers, lasers, disruptors, mass drivers, railguns, coilguns, Metal Storm and more, as well as tactical considerations for combat in science fictional environments.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013645646
Publisher:
AWP Nonfiction
Publication date:
11/05/2011
Series:
Throwing Lead: Singles , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,011,693
File size:
630 KB

Meet the Author

J. Daniel Sawyer is a hat-wearing, obsessive-compulsive autodidact attempting to write his way out of the loony bin.
A self-aggrandizing science fiction and fantasy author who publishes lurid stories and, worse, the occasional popular philosophy article, he is also a very minor authority on Open Source media production (a topic on which he is, unfortunately, published regularly in LinuxJournal).
In addition to his wanton abuse of the printed word, he unscrupulously uses his decade-long experience as an audio and video producer with his painfully florid and gritty writing style to create deeply immersive audio universes. This habit, which he indulges in public, has garnered him seven Parsec nominations and helped him make his first professional fiction and philosophy sales (a trend which, for the good of the world at large, we can only hope abates soon). Meanwhile, his growing, rabid fan-base is currently plotting to imprison him and force him to produce endless new literary abominations for their amusement. We can only hope they succeed.
Should you be so inclined, you can communicate with this shady character, as well as find podcasts, articles, and other literary abominations at http://www.jdsawyer.net


Mary Mason
A longtime sound engineer, convention organizer, Hell's Angel, film producer, and all around professional fool-torturer, Mary Mason fell into bad company at a young age and began writing science fiction. Fortunately, her upbringing prepared her to deal with disreputable characters, and she compensates for this unfortunate vice through long years of practice in target shooting, hunting, and serving nights as a bouncer in blues bars. Her science fiction series, The Rehumanization of Jade Darcy, is available through fashionable retailers everywhere.

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Science Fiction Weaponry: A Guide for Writers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"We're attacking a clan?" Jade looked confused, then shrugged. She started to train, throwing daggers at training dummies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks around*
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He thought about Brian and imediately pushed it out of his mind.
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