Writing Science Fiction:

What If…!

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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.

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Market

■    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

Format

Paperback,                215 x 135mm, 160pp

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ISBN 978-1-84285-060-2

Territory World all language

Review

Christine

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.

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SUBJECT AREA

Creative writing/English Literature/Lifelong Learning

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