Coming Soon: “Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction” by Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans and Jay Lake

Phil Athans tells us that Amazon has posted the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming writers’ guide Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories by Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans and Jay Lake. Says Phil: “This is a revised and updated edition of Orson Scott Card’s classic how-to book on the art and craft of SF and fantasy, with a new section on the state of the genres by Philip Athans, and a new section on steampunk by author Jay Lake.”

Full disclosure: I was recently interviewed by Phil for the updated State of the Genre chapter.

Here’s the book description:

A convenient paperback edition explaining the basic necessary elements writer’s will use to create fantastic new cultures and legends, including in-depth examinations of character races, languages, geography, weaponry, technology, magic, and societal structures.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books (September 30, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1599631407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599631400

One thought on “Coming Soon: “Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction” by Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans and Jay Lake”

  1. I read the Card writing books MANY years ago while a young twenty-something working in a mall Waldenbooks. Really enjoyed them. Was just thinking yesterday that it would be nice to track down copies of them and read them again. So needless to say I’m really excited about this release.

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