Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy

Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy

by David Gerrold
     
 
Science fiction and fantasy books showcase the range and power fo the human imagination, transporting readers to strange worlds, lost civilizations, and brave new realities.

Now, with the help of David Gerrold, the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author, you'll learn, step-by-step, how to turn your words into works of wonder, gaining insight into the craft as well as

Overview

Science fiction and fantasy books showcase the range and power fo the human imagination, transporting readers to strange worlds, lost civilizations, and brave new realities.

Now, with the help of David Gerrold, the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author, you'll learn, step-by-step, how to turn your words into works of wonder, gaining insight into the craft as well as techniques that will immediately improve your writing. Drawing on a career spanning four decades of writing and teaching, Gerrold also uses examples from numerous classic books and films to expand your knowledge of the genre.

You'll be charmed and challenged by Gerrold's infectious passion for his craft and profession, an inspired obsession he calls his "stardrive." Worlds of Wonder will ignite the engines of your enthusiasm in ways that will astonish you.

So go ahead and ask "what if...?" The answer is up to you.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novelist and screenwriter Gerrold passionately discusses the challenges and excitement of writing sf. Creating believable new worlds in which to tell universal stories of conflict, growth, and transformation requires not only imagination but also the discipline to ask and answer tough questions. As in writing other genres of fiction, careful attention to setting, plot, character, and dialog must be observed, along with the mechanics of grammar, tense, sentence structure, and paragraph transition. But writing successful sf and fantasy, Gerrold contends, demands an even greater commitment to the integrity of language to create and define reality. In a chatty, informal, and even humorous style, he provides numerous exercises and questions, challenging the would-be writer to imagine the answers. Examples from films, novels, stories, and television supply practical evidence of his suggested techniques. Gerrold is a first-rate writer, best-known for his Star Trek writings. Given the rising popularity of sf, this book would be a welcome addition to any public library. Denise S. Sticha, Murrysville Community Lib., PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582970073
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/15/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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