The Science Fiction Source Book

Author: David Wingrove
Editor: Van Nostrand Reinhold
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Describes major science fiction themes, rates and describes the works of more than eight hundred novelists, and looks at how twelve top novelists write

Science Fiction And Fantasy Writer S Sourcebook

Author: David H. Borcherding
Editor: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898797626
Size: 18,55 MB
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Discusses trends in science fiction and fantasy writing and provides publishing information

Putting The Science In Fiction

Author: Dan Koboldt
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440353425
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Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres--science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. • Avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions to ensure technical accuracy. • Write realistic and compelling scientific elements that will captivate readers. • Brainstorm and develop new science- and technology-based story ideas. Whether writing about mutant monsters, rogue viruses, giant spaceships, or even murders and espionage, Putting the Science in Fiction will have something to help every writer craft better fiction. Putting the Science in Fiction collects articles from "Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy," Dan Koboldt's popular blog series for authors and fans of speculative fiction (dankoboldt.com/science-in-scifi). Each article discusses an element of sci-fi or fantasy with an expert in that field. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, and others share their insights in order to debunk the myths, correct the misconceptions, and offer advice on getting the details right.

The Science Fiction Handbook

Author: M. Keith Booker
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444310351
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The Science Fiction Handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible survey of one of the literary world's most fascinating genres. Includes separate historical surveys of key subgenres including time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian science fiction Each subgenre survey includes an extensive list of relevant critical readings, recommended novels in the subgenre, and recommended films relevant to the subgenre Features entries on a number of key science fiction authors and extensive discussion of major science fiction novels or sequences Writers and works include Isaac Asimov; Margaret Atwood; George Orwell; Ursula K. Le Guin; The War of the Worlds (1898); Starship Troopers (1959); Mars Trilogy (1993-6); and many more A 'Science Fiction Glossary' completes this indispensable Handbook

The Poetics Of Science Fiction

Author: Peter Stockwell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317878175
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The Poetics of Science Fiction uniquely uses the science of linguistics to explore the literary universe of science fiction. Developing arguments about specific texts and movements throughout the twentieth-century, the book is a readable discussion of this most popular of genres. It also uses the extreme conditions offered by science fiction to develop new insights into the language of the literary context. The discussion ranges from a detailed investigation of new words and metaphors, to the exploration of new worlds, from pulp science fiction to the genre's literary masterpieces, its special effects and poetic expression. Speculations and extrapolations throughout the book engage the reader in thought-experiments and discussion points, with selected further reading making it a useful source book for classroom and seminar.

Science Fiction Writer S Marketplace And Sourcebook

Author: David Borcherding
Editor: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898796926
Size: 12,10 MB
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Combining how-to-write instruction with where-to-sell direction, this comprehensive guide is invaluable for science fiction and fantasy writers. Includes samples with editor's critiques and advice from established authors, more than 100 detailed market listings for magazines, dozens of listings for publishing houses, and information on related organizations, on-line services, and more.

Corsair

Author: James L. Cambias
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466866128
Size: 16,47 MB
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James L. Cambias, author of A Darkling Sea, now gives readers a thrilling near-future adventure of space pirates and computer hackers in Corsair In the early 2020s, two young, genius computer hackers, Elizabeth Santiago and David Schwartz, meet at MIT and have a brief affair. David is amoral, out for himself, and soon disappears. Elizabeth dreams of technology and space travel and takes a military job after graduating. Ten years later, David works in the shadows for international thieves, and Elizabeth prevents international space piracy. With robotic mining in space has become a lucrative part of the economy, and shipments from space are dropped down the gravity well into the oceans. David and Elizabeth fight for dominance of the computer systems controlling ore drop placement in international waters. Each one intuits that the other is their real competition but can't prove it. International piracy has very high stakes and some very evil players. And both Elizabeth and David end up in a world of trouble. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

All Tomorrow S Zombies A Sci Fi Sourcebook

Author: David Carroll
Editor: Eden Studios Incorporated
ISBN: 9781933105031
Size: 12,96 MB
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The Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction

Author: John Clute
Editor: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312134860
Size: 16,38 MB
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Encompassing 4,360 entries that provide critical insight and biographical and bibliographical data, an updated edition of a popular science fiction reference features a carefully cross-referenced format. Original.