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If you love science fiction and would like to write some of your own, this book will give you practical advice. Describing the different types of science fiction and fantasy genres and subgenres, it explains everything from how putting your manuscript together to getting it picked up by a publisher, and suggests relevant resources to put you ahead of the pack.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 9th 2000 by Alpha
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I’m confused - I’ve always heard good things about Cory Doctorow’s writing, but this is the second of two books of his that I’ve read, and both of them have left me feeling disappointed. Here, he promises to “help you meld the creative with the practical and make some extra cash in the process.”

The problem is that it’s all a little too basic, and when you feel like further advice is required, you’re prompted to contact an organisation because it’s outside the scope of the book – it really does f
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Shara
Who should read this book? ANYONE who is writing SF, fantasy, or horror, or any blend thereof. Whether you're just starting out or getting ready to shop your novel or short story, there's something for everyone (both short story writers AND novelists).[return][return]But, please keep in mind that this book IS out of print. You can find used copies on Amazon.com or ABE Books.com, or you can download a digital copy off Amazon.com. The book is worth it though, even though some information is out of ...more
Dusk Peterson
Well written and very comprensive, covering a number of topics, such as fandom, that other books on SF/F authorship barely mention. I'd love to see a new edition of this guide, because the 2000 edition is out of date on certain matters. This is particularly obvious in the chapters on new trends in publishing, where Cory Doctorow has played an important role in recent years. However, even those chapters are interesting to read, because they provide a look back at the state of SF/F publishing at t ...more
Ahmet A. Sabancı
Beklediğimden daha iyi ve fazlasıyla yardımcı olabilecek bir eser. Bu konularda bir şeyler yapmak isteyen herkesin elinin altında bulundurmasında fayda var. Sanırım eksi diyebileceğim tek nokta bazı resmi konularda sadece ABD ve Kanada üzerinden bilgilendirmiş olmaları ancak buna rağmen bir fikir sahibi olmanızı ve buradaki yasaları, kontratları incelerken yabancı kalmamanızı sağlıyor.
Erica Cosminsky
I obviously came into this book knowing it was released in 2000 and would have some dated parts. It does but the writing advice is really solid. I took pages and pages of notes. Impressed with the genre specific breakdowns.
Frank
Well written and informative entry in the Idiot's collection. Big HOWEVER, however: the one I picked up is pretty out of date. Helpful in general, not so much in the specific.
Steven Kent
This book and Stephen King's On Writing tipped the scales for me. This is book is filled with wonderful, practical suggestions and information.
Michèle
I just wrote a raving review of this book and poof! its gone. Well, it will have to wait until later.

Summary: gooood! Buy it.
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Canadian blogger, journalist and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing.

He is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licenses for his books.

Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, Disney, and post-scarcity economics.

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