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Write Out There: 101 Science Fiction Writing Prompts
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
You want to learn how to write great science fiction? It all starts with the idea. And here are 101 ideas to start you writing a truly amazing sci-fi story.
Past Masters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,370. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
Past Masters and Other Bookish Natterings collects some of the very best of Bud Webster's columns and author profiles drawn from a broad knowledge of the field of literary science fiction and fantasy. Bud is the final word on genre scholarship, and that has never been more evident than in this collection.
The Futurians
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,640. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Nonfiction » History » Biography
The history of the brilliant Futurians—Asimov, Blish, Pohl, et al.—told by an insider. Fully illustrated.
Calculations for Science Fiction Writers/Circular Orbits
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Astrophysics
Circular orbits are the simplest kind, and some quick and easy calculations will make your science fiction stories involving planets and satellites a lot more credible. Circular motion, in general, can be described without calculus and vectors. All you need is a calculator. (Exponents don't come out right in the online version.)
Calculations for Science Fiction Writers/Space Travel with Constant Acceleration – The Nonrelativistic Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This article explains basic calculations related to constant acceleration. It should be of interest to science fiction writers who want to make their stories realistic, and to anyone interested in space travel, real or fictional. The number of scary looking equations is kept to a necessary minimum. I just give you the equations you need, with no calculus or vectors required. (online version bad)
Staying Alive - A Writer's Guide
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,320. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
It's hard enough for a writer just to get published. But even harder is—Staying Alive. By award-winning and three-time SFWA President Norman Spinrad
How To Improve Your Speculative Fiction Openings, 2nd ed.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,540. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The secret that separates pro fiction from beginners', and how to capitalize on it. "if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." --Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM
Write Good or Die
Price: Free! Words: 48,160. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.