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Book Cover Image: Title: The Science of Science Fiction Writing, Author: James E. Gunn Buy It The Science of Science Fiction Writing
James E. Gunn
Written by one of the leading authorities on writing, publishing and teaching science fiction, this handy resource offers the opportunity to share in the knowledge Gunn has acquired over the past forty years. He reflects on the science fiction-writing process and how to teach it, and the ideas he has shared with his students about how to do it effectively and how to get it published afterwards.

Book Cover Image: Title: Speculations on Speculation, Editors: Gunn and Candelaria Buy It Speculations on Speculation: Theories of Science Fiction
James E. Gunn and Matthew Candelaria (Editors)
Science fiction is a field of literature that has great interest and great controversy among its writers and critics. This book examines the roots, history, development, current status, and future directions of the field through articles contributed by well-respected science fiction writers, teachers, and critics. This book can be used as a textbook for courses in theory as well as courses in science fiction literature and science fiction writing.

Book Cover Image: Title: Bird by Bird, Author: Anne Lamott Buy It Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott
Lamott offers us a gift: a step-by-step guide on how to write and on how to manage the writer's life. From "Getting Started," with "Short Assignments," through "Shitty First Drafts," "Character," "Plot," "Dialogue," all the way from "False Starts" to "How Do You Know When You're Done?" Lamott encourages, instructs, and inspires. She discusses "Writer's Block," "Writing Groups," and "Publication." Bracingly honest, she is also one of the funniest people alive.

Book Cover Image: Title: The Bradbury Chronicles, Author: Sam Weller Buy It The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury
Sam Weller
Weller's portrait of Ray Bradbury captures the contradictions of the writer who envisioned rocket travel to outer space but never learned to drive a car or operate a computer. He remained resolute in his art throughout his early adult years despite numerous rejections, finally breaking through with publications of his horror and fantasy stories in the pulp magazines of the 1940s before creating the acclaimed works that would solidify his place as one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century: Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, to name a few.

Book Cover Image: Title: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Author: Browne and King Buy It Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
Renni Browne and Dave King
Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

Book Cover Image: Title: The Year's Best Science Fiction, Editor: Gardner Dozois Buy It The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection
Gardner Dozois (Editor)
The future, the past, and life today are boldly imagined and reinvented in the stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers. A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in SF round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today.

Book Cover Image: Title: The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Editors: Datlow, Link, and Grant Buy It The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Nineteenth Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant (Editors)
Culled from thousands of magazines, anthologies, and collections, acclaimed genre specialists Datlow, Link, and Grant offer a broad range of fantastical and horrific fiction. In addition, this critically renowned series offers an extensive overview of the year in fantasy and horror. This is the best source for fans or nascent readers of fantasy and horror.

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