Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Big Announcement: Exciting Kickstarter Project for Book Involving Major Authors


Seventh Star Press is proud to announce a new Kickstarter project to support the release of the Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Bram Stoker Award-winning editor Michael Knost.

Here is the link to the Kickstarter Page where you can view a new short film from Allotrope Media that relates to this project and see the various levels of participation if you would like to help us make this book a reality.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seventhstarpress/the-writers-workshop-of-science-fiction-and-fantas

Here is a brief description of the book and collaborators involved:

The Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews with some of most influential names in the industry; each article covering a specific element of the craft of writing science fiction and fantasy. The collaborators in this wonderful anthology include:

Neil Gaiman – “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?”

Orson Scott Card – “On Rhetoric and Style.”

Lou Anders – “Nebulous Matters, or Speculations on Subgenre.”

Lucy Snyder – “Ursula K. LeGuin Talks About A Lifetime in the Craft.”

James Gunn – “Beginnings.”

George Zebrowski – “Middles.”

Jay Lake – “Endings.”

Nayad Monroe – “Tim Powers Talks About Writing Supernatural Awe and More.”

Pam Sargent – “Talking Too Much, or Not Enough: Dialogue in Science Fiction and Fantasy.”

G. Cameron Fuller -- “How Alien the Alien: A Primer on Viewpoint.”

Nancy Kress – “The Green-Skinned Zorn Laughed With Grief: Character and Emotion in Science Fiction and Fantasy.”

Harry Turtledove – “Alternate History: the How-To of What Might Have Been.”

Jude-Marie Green – “Larry Niven Talks About the Collaborative Process.”

Joe Haldeman – “Hemingway Talks About Writing.”

Nisi Shawl – “Unbending Gender.”

Alan Dean Foster – “Reverse Engineering: Writing Novelizations.”

Alethea Kontis – “Kevin J. Anderson Talks About Spin-off Novels and Prequels.”

Elizabeth Bear -- “Tactics of Worldbuilding.”

Jackie Gamber-"Ann Vandermeer Talks About Weird Fiction"

Michael Knost – Short fiction editors Ellen Datlow, Stanley Schmidt, Gordon Van Gelder, James Patrick Kelly, Mike Resnick, and John Joseph Adams discuss what they are looking for when reading submissions.

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