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Table of Contents: ‘Story Behind the Book, Volume 1 (Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction)’ Edited by Kristijan Meic & Ivana Steiner

Kristijan Meic writes in to say that is publishing a charity collection Story Behind the Book : Volume 1 (Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction), featuring 38 author essays on on writing and editing speculative fiction.

Here’s the book description:

“Story Behind the Book : Volume 1” collects nearly 40 non-fiction essays on writing and editing speculative fiction written by some of the most exciting authors and editors. Essays cover everything from getting an initial creative burst, worldbuilding, tackling writer’s block, to the final process of publication. Some of the essays are personal, some rather technical but all of them, without an exception, provide an unique and fascinating insight into the mind of an author.

Contributors include Ian Whates, Michael Logan, Mathieu Blais and Joel Casseus, Mark T. Barnes, Lisa Jensen, Lee Battersby, L. E. Modesitt Jr., Keith Brooke, Joanne Anderton, Jo Walton, F.R. Tallis, Ian R. MacLeod, Guy Haley, Gavin Smith, Francis Knight, Eric Brown, Clifford Beal, Susan Palwick, Rhiannon Held, Ben Jeapes, Nina Allan, Mike Shevdon, Mur Lafferty, Norman Lock, Seth Patrick, Gemma Malley, Freda Warrington, Freya Robertson and more.

All proceeds will be donated to Epilepsy Action.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. Story behind “Story Behind the Book” by Kristijan Meic
  2. Story behind “Solaris Rising 2” – In Praise of Short Stories by Ian Whates
  3. Story behind “Apocalypse Cow” by Michael Logan
  4. Story behind “Zippo” by Mathieu Blais and Joel Casseus
  5. Story behind “The Garden of Stones” by Mark T. Barnes
  6. Story behind “Alias Hook” by Lisa Jensen
  7. Story behind “The Marching Dead” – Making the Dead Angry by Lee Battersby
  8. Story behind “Antiagon Fire” – The Antiagon Fire That Almost Wasn’t by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  9. Story behind “Genetopia” – A short story a novel and seventeen years of writing by Keith Brooke
  10. Story behind “The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories” by Joanne Anderton
  11. Story behind “Ha’Penny” by Jo Walton
  12. Story behind “Everautumn” by Darrell Drake
  13. Story behind “The Sleep Room” by F.R. Tallis
  14. Story behind “Snodgrass” – In From the Cold by Ian R. MacLeod
  15. Story behind “Crash” by Guy Haley
  16. Story behind “The Age of Scorpio” by Gavin Smith
  17. Story behind “Before The Fall” by Francis Knight
  18. Story behind “The Serene Invasion” by Eric Brown
  19. Story behind “Gideon’s Angel” – Summoning Gideon’s Angel by Clifford Beal
  20. Story behind “The Light Heart of Stone” by Tor Roxburgh
  21. Story behind “Mending the Moon” by Susan Palwick
  22. Story behind “Fargoer” by Petteri Hannila
  23. Story behind “Tarnished” by Rhiannon Held
  24. Story behind “Jeapes Japes” by Ben Jeapes
  25. Story behind “Spin” by Nina Allan
  26. Story behind “The Eighth Court” by Mike Shevdon
  27. Story behind “The Shambling Guide to New York City” by Mur Lafferty
  28. Story behind “Love Among the Particles” by Norman Lock
  29. Story behind “Reviver” by Seth Patrick
  30. Story behind “‘Set” by Luke Walker
  31. Story behind “The Disapearances” by Gemma Malley
  32. Story behind “Aria” by Geoff Nelder
  33. Story behind “Grail of the Summer Stars” by Freda Warrington
  34. Story behind “Where Madness Roosts” by Darrell Drake
  35. Story behind “Tor’s Quest” series by Trudie Collins
  36. Story behind “His Majesty’s Starship” by Ben Jeapes
  37. Story behind “Heartwood” and “The Elemental Wars” by Freya Robertson
  38. Story behind “Children of the New Era” by Meinos Kaen
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