Writing Science Fiction that Sells

A book review.

Writing Science Fiction that Sells

by Ben Bova

published: 1993.09.01

ISBN: 0898796008

genre: Writing



This is a readable, straight-forward exposition that teaches useful ideas very well. I'm not a wild fan of Bova's fiction, but I certainly read this from front to back. I highly recommend it for one reason above all - I'm able to keep his ideas in mind as I'm writing, and I've found them enormously helpful. My fiction is now better.

I can also recommend a counterpart to this one; it's Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande. Bova's book is on the technical matters. Brande's is on the intangibles.

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