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Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Genre and Rating Guide
Price: Free! Words: 263,140. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
SH = Scary Horror SF = Science Fiction SI = Shootist SO = Sorcery Fantasy SU = Supernatural Fantasy SL = Sleuth SD = Soldier SE = Speculative SP = Sport SY = Spy ST = Study SP = Superhero SW = Swords Second Position N = Novel C = Collection A = Anthology M = Magazine O = Omnibus S = Short Story E = Excerpt R = Serial X = Non-Fiction Out Of 5 Stars
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling
Series: Author's Craft, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
For the advanced author. Screenwriter? Novelist? Playwright? Write short stories? Story Alchemy presents a powerful new technique for establishing story structure and gaining insight into the entire creative process. If you thought Novelsmithing was good, you'll be blown away by Story Alchemy.
Space Opera and Planetary Romance Reader Guide
Price: Free! Words: 62,850. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A ratings guide for these sub-genres of Science Fiction, both by Author and by Type.
Novelsmithing, The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration
Series: Author's Craft, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Novelsmithing provides the beginning novelist, or perhaps even the experienced novelist who has lost his way, with a discussion of the underlying structure and methods of novel writing. Nowhere else can the aspiring author learn the skills necessary to achieve the organic unity of the novelist's divine trinity: character, conflict and theme, so necessary to a fine work of literature.
A Big Security Fix and Performance Manual - The Essential Guide to Computer Security & Performance
Price: Free! Words: 55,730. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Biography, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
A fully comprehensive list of strategies and safety measures to help keep you safe from hackers and identity thieves. This How-to Security Guide provides detailed and practical advice that is easy to follow and very effecetive, it even includes snapshot images to help guide you along the way.
Leigh Brackett (ology) Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 521,110. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Leigh Brackett, and is a companion to the Leigh Brackett (ology) website and collects the content found at the site. Brackett was known as the Queen of Space Opera, and famous for a series of brilliant planetary romance adventures, particularly those of Eric John Stark on Mars, Venus and Skaith.
The Complete Guide to the Year’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Price: Free! Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(1.50 from 2 reviews)
A complete list of the stories in every Year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror book, grouped by editor and ordered by volume.
Guide to the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Price: Free! Words: 51,790. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
All the 5 star, 4.5 star and 4 star novels, collections, anthologies and short stories.
Medical Equipment Buying Guide
Price: Free! Words: 148,300. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
Written as a guideline for those involved in the purchasing of medical equipment, this guide provides buying tips, recommended questions to ask sellers and inspections forms for over 300 of the most common medical devices used in clinics, hospitals, labs, and other medical facilities. The result is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive database, relevant to anyone dealing with medical devices.
The Book of Revelation Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 95,670. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This three-volume series provides one of the most decisive teachings on each chapter of this book of the Bible. C.J. duCille opens up the true prophetic meaning as it relates to today. Learn how this unique book in scripture forewarns us of: the end of the age, four horsemen, harlot church, great tribulation, False Prophet, World War III, Armageddon, the White Throne judgement all are explained.
Ditch the Publisher: 40 Indie Authors on Their Unique Self-Publishing Journeys
Price: Free! Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Thinking of self-publishing? Who better to advise you than 40 writers who have been there, done that and, well, written the book?
The Pattern
Price: Free! Words: 66,900. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
"The Pattern" is a unique book, in which the author attempts to translate the typology of the ancient tabernacle of Moses into meaningful Biblical instructions for our time.
Laird Barron (ology)
Price: Free! Words: 166,680. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Horror » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
About the work of horror writer Laird Barron, and is a companion to the Laird Barron (ology) website http://lairdbarron.blogspot.com and collects the content found at the site. The various entries and elements can also be browsed there. Barron as a writer often works in a Lovecraft type tradition, using his own Pacific Northwest and in particular Washington State mythos. Also noir influences.
Janet: The First 25 years
Price: Free! Words: 178,880. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Almanac, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Internet
Back in 1973 and 1975 when the Internet was in its infancy the two Wells Reports recommended the setting up of a national university network in the UK. This book presents the definitive history of JANET, from the Flowers Report of 1965 that led to the setting up of the Computer Board through to the unveiling of the SuperJANET5 backbone in 2006 that finally realised the SuperJANET goals.
Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail
Price: Free! Words: 88,650. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This book explores the source and use of 355 common phrases and words in our wicked, wonderful, wacky English language. While it's raining cats and dogs, horse around with pie in the sky and shoot the bull before you start living the life of Riley.
Story Crisis, Story Climax 1: Using Film Structure to Outline Your Novel
Price: Free! Words: 53,710. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Why spend years learning how to write stories by trial and error? Let "Story Crisis, Story Climax 1" teach you how. You will accelerate your learning curve by observing, in a range of film stories, how the Inciting Incident, Turning Points, Midpoint, and Crisis Climax work in relationship to each other, the larger story arc, and other stories in its genre.
Paolo Bacigalupi (ology)
Price: Free! Words: 98,220. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi, and is a companion to the Paolo Bacigalupi (ology) website http://paolobacigalupi.blogspot.com and collects the content found at the site. The various entries and elements can also be browsed there. He works often in the near future dystopia subgenre, with the major work being a series of stories set in post-oil Thailand.
Leigh Brackett (ology) Volume 2
Price: Free! Words: 306,550. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The second volume about the work of science fiction writer Leigh Brackett, and is a companion to the Leigh Brackett (ology) website and collects the content found at the site. Brackett was known as the Queen of Space Opera, and famous for a series of brilliant planetary romance adventures, particularly those of Eric John Stark on Mars, Venus and Skaith.
Tragedy and Self-Destruction as Humor in Microliterature, Volume 2
Price: Free! Words: 339,410. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
(5.00 from 1 review)
The PDF version on a tablet or larger size screen offers the BEST READING EXPERIENCE. It RENDERS CORRECTLY IN ADOBE ACROBAT READER but not in Adobe Digital Editions. Tragedy & Self-Destruction shows how microliterature entertains, informs and persuades in its treatment of everyday life and the extremes of the human condition. Find your own situation reflected and perhaps re-defined through humor.
Tragedy and Self-Destruction as Humor in Microliterature, Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 366,420. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
The PDF version on a tablet or larger size screen offers the BEST READING EXPERIENCE. It RENDERS CORRECTLY IN ADOBE ACROBAT READER but not in Adobe Digital Editions. Tragedy & Self-Destruction shows how microliterature entertains, informs and persuades in its treatment of everyday life and the extremes of the human condition. Find your own situation reflected and perhaps re-defined through humor.