Dragon Moon Press follows its highly successful Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy series with a comprehensive writer’s guide on science fiction. The book leads the writer from the pitfalls and cliches of a first story to selling and promoting a novel, and the writing life beyond. Topics in this guide range from the history of SF to alien creation, world building, space travel, and future medicine Â a perfect reference and writing guide for someone wishing to write science fiction. The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction is written by established professionals, contributors from other DMP guides, and up-and-coming talents: Jeanne Allen, Bud Sparhawk, Piers Anthony, Michele Acker, Milena Benini, Bob Nailor, Orson Scott Card, Michael McRae, Ian Irvine, Tina Morgan, Wil McCarthy, Darin Park, Simon Rose and Kim Richards.
Published by Dragon Moon Press, 2007
ISBN 10: 1896944396 ISBN 13: 978-1896944395
Science Fiction For Younger Readers Aged Eight to Twelve by Simon Rose - ”This has to be the first article I have ever seen that addresses SF for kids and young adults. I’ve seen far too many ones that take on fantasy, but never on SF. The interesting thing about this is that much of what is required to make SF for adults work ends up not being required in the same manner for kids. Science doesn’t have to be explained too much, it just has to be believable to kids, and since kids are more likely to accept something as believable in a book it’s not too complicated to make SF stories for kids. I enjoyed this article a lot.”
“The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy is a broad compendium of advice and resource material developed and compiled by writers who understand the struggle involved in mastering the craft.”
“In short, if you were going to look up ‘experts’ to talk to about some aspect of the world you are building, these are the people you’d ask.”
“All aspiring and newly established science fiction writers should read The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction before sending out their manuscripts.”