*The store has not been updated recently. You may want to contact the merchant to confirm the availability of the product.
eBook - The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells by Ben Bova
Step by step through the major elements of SF storytelling,
Learn how to construct strong, editor-attracting stories and novels.
The author breaks down every aspect of writing and analyzes it in depth, includes complete example short stories that he examines for how they tick.
The book targets science fiction in particular since it's one of the hardest genres to write, but his explanations are applicable to fiction of any genre. This is a must-read for anyone trying to break into the professional science fiction writing field.
Chapter One - How to Get Out of the Slush pile
Chapter Two - Science Fiction
Chapter Three - Character in Science Fiction: Theory
Chapter Four - Character in Science Fiction - Fifteen Miles - A Complete Short Story
Chapter Five - Character in Science Fiction: Practice
Chapter Six - Background in Science Fiction: Theory
Chapter Seven - Background in Science Fiction - Sepulcher - A Complete Short Story
Chapter Eight - Background in Science Fiction: Practice
Chapter Nine - Conflict in Science Fiction: Theory
Chapter Ten - Conflict in Science Fiction - Crisis of the Month - A Complete Short Story
Chapter Eleven - Conflict in Science Fiction: Practice
Chapter Twelve - Plot in Science Fiction: Theory
Chapter Thirteen - Plot in Science Fiction - The Shining Ones - A Complete Short Story
Chapter Fourteen - Plot in Science Fiction: Practice
Chapter Fifteen - Think Before You Write: Preparing for the Novel
Chapter Sixteen - The Long Siege: Writing the Novel
Chapter Seventeen - Into the Cold, Cruel World: Marketing Your FictionChapter Eighteen - The Thematic Novel
Chapter Nineteen - Ideas, Style and Inspiratio
MEET THE AUTHOR:
Nobody knows what sells better than Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editor,
as well as past editor of both Analog and Omni magazine, two of the best-ever markets for short fiction, as well as a
best-selling novelist and former President of SFWA.
Ben Bova has authored more than eighty futuristic novels and nonfiction books, has been involved in science and high
technology since the beginning of the space program. Formerly president of Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of
America and President Emeritus of the National Space Society, Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and
television, and a popular lecturer. He has also been an editor and an executive in the aerospace industry.
His novels, such as Mars, The Exiles Trilogy, and The Grand Tour series, combine romance, adventure, and scientific
accuracy to explore the impact of technological developments on individuals and on society as a whole.
His nonfiction books, such as Welcome to Moonbase and Assured Survival, show how modern technology can be
used to solve economic, social and political problems. Bova has taught science fiction writing at Harvard University
and at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He lectures regularly on topics dealing with the space program,
energy, the craft of writing, and the art of predicting the future. His audiences have included the National Geographic
Society, government and corporate executive groups, writers' workshops and university students. He has worked with
film makers and television producers, such as Woody Allen, George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry. Bova has
appeared on hundreds of radio and television broadcasts. He was a regular guest on CBS Morning News, and has
appeared frequently on Good Morning America and the Today show. He was editorial director of Omni magazine and editor of Analog magazine. He received the Science Fiction Achievement Award (the "Hugo") for Best Professional Editor six times.
Don't keep making the same mistakes — take your writing to the next level by reading THE CRAFT OF WRITING SCIENCE FICTION THAT SELLS today!