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A Writer’s Guide to Speculative Fiction

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ISBN: 978-1-77040-316-1

Number of pages: 168

Create believable science fiction and fantasy worlds.

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Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre enveloping the ever-expanding genres of science fiction and fantasy, and best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors Crawford Kilian and Silvia Moreno-García come together in this book to show writers how to craft believable worlds and plausible characters, and ultimately, how to craft good stories.

Their hands-on, practical, put-the-book-down-and-start-writing advice speaks to new and emerging authors of science fiction and fantasy. They offer more than pep talks and success stories; they explain genres and how to bend and blend them, and give concrete suggestions on how to overcome the inevitable problems writers face, such as self editing, writing plausible characters, and building a plot without writing formula fiction.

With a combined nearly 50 years of experience, Kilian and Moreno-García save writers time, energy, and grief by showing them how to master the craft of storytelling and how to market their stories as successfully as possible. Their invaluable advice persuades writers to go beyond their, and others’, expectations of market and genre. They push readers to be better writers, and to add their own unique storytelling voices to the growing speculative fiction arena.

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Subtitle Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication Date Dec 19, 2019
Market Global
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Pages 168
Size 6 x 9
ISBN 978-1-77040-316-1
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Author Details - Crawford Kilian and Silvia Moreno-García

Crawford Kilian has been teaching and writing online since the 1980s. He developed Capilano University’s first online writing course, and teaches how to write for multimedia and the web. Kilian has published over 20 books as well as hundreds of articles in print and online. He is a contributing editor of The Tyee.ca, and runs numerous blogs. His Self-Counsel books include Writing for the Web, Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Sell Your Nonfiction Book.


Silvia Moreno-García is the author of Signal to Noise, named one of the best books of the year by BookRiot, Tordotcom, BuzzFeed, io9, and more; Certain Dark Things, one of NPR’s best books of the year and a Publishers Weekly top ten; the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a., Cthulhu’s Daughters).

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