Writing Science Fiction:

What If…!

Cover for Writing Science Fiction
Writing Science Fiction

Who else wants to write science fiction?

Written by professional writer (see www.lazette.net/) this book takes the reader by the hand and explains exactly how to create a commercially successful science fiction novel. The author is well known in the genre and regularly teaches creative writing. This book defines science fiction and explains the different categories of science fiction. The reader is then taught the basics of research, how to build a world based on science and myth, how to build ‘ the others’, namely building up believable characters in your Aliens, how to write the language of the future, placing stories in the universe, space travel, the possibilities of government in the future, the challenge of writing something new, creating an effective outline, being a professional writer and preparing your manuscript for the publisher.

Click here to buy


■    All creative writers in this genre.
■    All university and WEA creative writing students .
■    Secondary school and sixth-form libraries.
■    Teachers, tutors and lecturers responsible for creative writing and English teaching
■    College/university central and departmental libraries.
■    older, retired but active people, who may be more interested in past events than younger readers and writers.

Author              Lazette Gifford

Price                £12.99 €13.99


Paperback,                215 x 135mm, 160pp

Click here to buy Click here to read an extract

ISBN 978-1-84285-060-2

Territory World all language



4.0 out of 5 stars Looking into the future and realms of fantasy.Reviewed in the United Kingdom

Writing Science Fiction: What if . . . is another excellent creative writers’ guide from Aber Publishing. Initially, I found the going a little heavy but that was no doubt due to science fiction not being one of my regular subjects. It quickly became apparent that this subject requires an in-depth knowledge of physics, mathematics etc. backed up by research. Gifford explains the different types of science fiction before proceeding to the actual construction of the story and characters where `anything is possible’. This makes fascinating reading and much of it can be applied to other genres. Gifford explains the practicalities of getting published in detail. This is a valuable addition and essential to round off the lesson.

Click here to buy Click here to read an extract


Creative writing/English Literature/Lifelong Learning

Click here to read an extract

More books for Creative Writers

More books for Creative Writers

9781842855379 CRIME WRITING How to Write the Science Brian Price 9781842851142 McCallum’s Writing Glossary 9781842851180 Writing ‘Soap’, How to write continuing drama 9781842850886 Writing Crime Fiction Janet Laurence
9781842850954 Writing How to Articles and Books: Chriss McCallum
9781842850770 Writing Historical Fiction: Marina Oliver
9781842850930 Starting to Write: Dr Rennie Parker
9781842850626 Writing TV Scripts 2nd ed Steve Wetton
9781842850602 Writing Science Fiction: Lazette Gifford
9781842850619 Writing and Imagery A.J. Palmer
9781842851043 The Craft of Fiction Jonathan Falla 9781842850961 Ghost Writing Lynne Hackles 9781842854938 Professional Writing Dr Paul BREEN


writing science fiction, Putting the Science in Fiction, Writing Military Science Fiction, Writer’s Guide, How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy,  On Writing and Worldbuilding, Gifford, science fiction authors, science fiction and fantasy books, science fiction, science fiction box set, science fiction kindle books, science fiction kindle unlimited, science fiction novels, science fiction romance, science fiction and fantasy, Asimov, Herbert, Jules Verne, 2001 leagues, Philip K Dick, H.G. Wells, Hugo Gernsback, Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Orson Scott Card, science fiction anthology, science fiction art, Arthur C Clarke, 2001 A Space odyssey, science fiction best sellers, science fiction book series, science fiction books for adults, Carl Sagan, science fiction fantasy books for adults, science fiction paperback books, science fiction and fantasy kindle books, military science fiction, science fiction adventure, science fiction audiobooks, science fiction black authors, science fiction classics, science fiction criticism, science fiction detective books,science fiction ebooks for kindle, science fiction exploration, science fiction gaima, arthur c clarke award winners, arthur c clarke kindle books, science fiction author, carl sagan demon haunted world, cosmos, John Updike, Jonathan Swift, Conrad, Heller, Joyce Carol Oates, Ken Follett,

Click here to buy

x  Powerful Protection for WordPress, from Shield Security
This Site Is Protected By
Shield Security