Writing Speculative Fiction

Creative and Critical Approaches
Red Globe Press
  • erschienen am 6. Mai 2019
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • XVI, 196 Seiten
978-1-352-00616-2 (ISBN)
In this engaging and accessible guide, Eugen Bacon explores writing speculative fiction as a creative practice, drawing from her own work, and the work of other writers and theorists, to interrogate its various subgenres. Through analysis of writers such as Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien and J. K. Rowling, this book scrutinises the characteristics of speculative fiction, considers the potential of writing cross genre and covers the challenges of targeting young adults. It connects critical and cultural theories to the practice of creative writing, examining how they might apply to the process of writing speculative fiction. Both practical and critical in its evaluative gaze, it also looks at e-publishing as a promising publishing medium for speculative fiction. This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Creative Writing, looking to develop a critical awareness of, and practical skills for, the writing of speculative fiction. It is also a valuable resource for creators, commentators and consumers of contemporary speculative fiction.
1st ed. 2019
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Macmillan Education UK
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 4 s/w Abbildungen
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  • Bibliographie
  • Höhe: 218 mm
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  • Breite: 154 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 406 gr
978-1-352-00616-2 (9781352006162)
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Eugen Bacon, MA, MSc, PhD, is a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She has sold many stories and articles, together with anthologies. Her stories have won, been shortlisted and commended in international awards, including the Bridport Prize, L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, Copyright Agency Prize and Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards. Her creative work has appeared in literary and speculative fiction publications worldwide, including Award Winning Australian Writing, AntipodeanSF, Andromeda, Aurealis, Bards and Sages Quarterly, Mascara Literary Review, Meniscus, TEXT, Parentheses, The Victorian Writer, the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild and through Routledge in New Writing. 'Betwixt', chapter in Creative Writing with Critical Theory: Inhabitation - Gylphi (2018). Claiming T-Mo, literary speculative novel - Meerkat Press (2019).

The non-introduction.- There's a story in you.- Vogler's hero/ine's journey.- The speculative: a problem with definitions.- Genres and subgenres of speculative fiction.- Fantasy.- Science Fiction.- Horror and the paranormal.- Cross genre.- Literary speculative fiction.- Short story.- Targeting young adults and new adults.- Critical and cultural theories.- e-Publishing.

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