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Publication Date: May 2013

"If you are an author, even if it is in a genre other than science fiction or fantasy, I suggest you pick up a copy of this collection."
Jaidis Shaw

Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews by and with many of the movers-and-shakers in the industry. Each contributor covers the specific element of craft he or she excels in. Expect to find varying perspectives and viewpoints, which is why you many find differing opinions on any particular subject.


This is, after all, a collection of advice from professional storytellers. And no two writers have made it to the stage via the same journey-each has made his or her own path to success. And that's one of the strengths of this book. The reader is afforded the luxury of discovering various approaches and then is allowed to choose what works best for him or her.


Featuring essays and interviews with:

Neil Gaiman

Orson Scott Card

Ursula K. Le Guin

Alan Dean Foster

James Gunn

Tim Powers

Harry Turtledove

Larry Niven

Joe Haldeman

Kevin J. Anderson

Elizabeth Bear

Jay Lake

Nancy Kress

George Zebrowski

Pamela Sargent

Mike Resnick

Ellen Datlow

James Patrick Kelly

Jo Fletcher

Stanley Schmidt

Gordon Van Gelder

Lou Anders

Peter Crowther

Ann VanderMeer

John Joseph Adams

Nick Mamatas

Lucy A. Snyder

Alethea Kontis

Nisi Shawl

Jude-Marie Green

Nayad A. Monroe

G. Cameron Fuller

Jackie Gamber

Amanda DeBord

Max Miller

Jason Sizemore


This edition also includes full page illustrations from award-winning artists Matthew Perry and Bonnie Wasson.