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Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction by Orson Scott Card
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Reading Progress

September 5, 2016 – Started Reading
September 5, 2016 – Shelved
September 5, 2016 – Shelved as: owned-books
September 5, 2016 – Shelved as: scy-fi-modern
September 5, 2016 – Shelved as: fantasy
October 5, 2016 –
page 50
12.32% "Orson la tiene clara."
October 8, 2016 –
page 63
15.52% "Terminado el capítulo de World Creation. Todos puntos de lo más acertados. Bien por Orson (y yo me tengo que poner a revisar algunos detalles de Mhoires 2.0 ^_^)."
October 20, 2016 –
page 104
25.62% "Terminada la primera parte, cuyo autor es Orson Scott Card. Por lo que leí es casi lo mismo que el libro que él publicó a principios de los '90, y el cual, pese al tiempo transcurrido, sigue siendo vigente a los tiempos de hoy. De hecho, creo que más vigente que en los '90 incluso.\n\nFue uno de los libros que marcaron a Sanderson, vale aclarar."
October 21, 2016 –
page 125
30.79% "Breve, pero interesante parte la de Athans. Habiendo sido por quince años editor en Wizards of the coast, da una buena perspectiva del género en este nuevo milenio y para el futuro cercano. Siempre son útiles ojos del negocio, por así decirlo."
October 23, 2016 –
page 151
37.19% "Terminada la tercera parte, esta vez enfocada en el mundo de Steampunk escrito por Jay Lake. No es nada del otro mundo, aunque da buenas referencias y definiciones acerca de lo que considera como una vertiente de estilo más que —únicamente— un subgénero literario."
October 25, 2016 –
page 175
43.1% "In the first chapter of the last part, there are the basis of the more traditional fantasy cultures: the Middle Ages. Even if it's kind of a cliché already, there is great things to know in deep, and to understand better the powers in game over that era."
October 27, 2016 –
page 403
99.26% "Second chapter of the last part: World cultures by Varhola. He is a history enthusiast and you that enthusiasm it's feels in his writing. On this section, the author develop several cultures —some well known, other completely forgotten— and focusing on being the spark to came up with new ideas for the fantasy authors. Good resource."
October 27, 2016 –
page 203
50.0% "Second chapter of the last part: World cultures by Varhola. He is a history enthusiast and you that enthusiasm it's feels in his writing. On this section, the author develop several cultures —some well known, other completely forgotten— and focusing on being the spark to came up with new ideas for the fantasy authors. Good resource."
November 1, 2016 –
page 241
59.36% "Third chapter of the last part: Magic. I though it will came in the same way as the chapter in the Orson Scott Card part —now the Sanderson's way—, something that I've studying for the last year, but I was greatly surprise: it was about the known magic in our own planet. Occultism, mysteries, secret societies, rituals, and so on. Some magician (in) famous appeared as well, like Alester Crowley among others. Great."
November 4, 2016 –
page 271
66.75% "Forth chapter of the last part: Witchcraft and pagan paths. This chapter got deeper in the foundation and the different ways of the witchcraft, that was barely mentioned in the previous chapter. Very interesting to see how this worked in the past, and how it nowadays."
November 7, 2016 –
page 291
71.67% "Fifth chapter of the last part: "Commerce, trade and Law in Contemporary Fantasy". What a smoke-selling title, right? Well, it was pure smoke what I just read. Neither its fulfill the title purpose, nor even adds something else to what I've read so far. Even is contradictory to most of the book! Would be a better book without it, for sure."
November 8, 2016 –
page 309
76.11% "Chapter 6th of the last part: "Fantasy Races". Ok, I wasn't expected too much really, but it was taken from a good POV. Listed the classical races and how they were taken by different authors, showing how even the most cliché of the races can get a fresh air. And also goes further listed some invented creatures and how this was done. Good chapter, not overwhelming but good."
November 28, 2016 – Shelved as: literature-writing
November 28, 2016 – Finished Reading

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