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Description - The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction by Philip Athans

Science fiction and fantasy is one of the most challenging--and rewarding!--genres in the bookstore. But with New York Times bestselling author Philip Athans and fantasy giant R. A. Salvatore at your side, you'll create worlds that draw your readers in--and keep them reading!
Just as important, you'll learn how to prepare your work for today's market. Drawing on his years of experience as one of the most acclaimed professionals in publishing, Wizards of the Coast editor Athans explains how to set your novel apart--and break into this lucrative field. From devising clever plots and building complex characters to inventing original technologies and crafting alien civilizations, Athans gives you the techniques you need to write strong, saleable narratives.

Plus! Athans applies all of these critical lessons together in an unprecedented deconstruction of a never-before-published tale by the one and only R. A. Salvatore!

There are books on writing science fiction and fantasy, and then there's this book--the only one you need to create strange, wonderful worlds for your own universe of readers!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781440501456
ISBN-10: 1440501459
Format: Paperback / softback
(214mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Adams Media Corporation
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Philip Athans

Philip Athans (Issaquah, WA) is managing editor of novels at Wizards of the Coast, the largest producer of fantasy hobby games in the world. He's worked with R.A. Salvatore, as well as Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, creators of the bestselling Dragonlance series. He has also published his own fantasy novels, including the New York Times bestseller Annihilation, the Watercourse Trilogy, and In Fluid Silence, as well as A Reader's Guide to R.A. Salvatore's The Legend of Drizzt.

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