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WRITING SCIENCE FICTION--SELECTED RESOURCES

Keeley Library  May 2, 2000
See also related topics:
  • Authorship
  • Elements of Fiction
  • Criticism
  • Background Science Fiction Writing
  • BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR SCIENCE FICTION WRITING

    in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2001 
    Ref. 031 W927 1990
     in Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
    Ref. 031 E56A 1999
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    Science fiction 
    Future in literature 
    Interstellar travel 
    Star Trek films
    Star Wars films
    Time travel 
    Science fiction stories 
    Science fiction television programs 
    Star trek television programs 
    Science fiction films--Dictionaries 
    Science fiction--Study and teaching
    Science fiction--History and criticism 
    Science fiction comic books, strips, etc. 
    Science fiction, American--Dictionaries
    Science fiction--Illustrations--Juvenile literature
    Science fiction illustrators--Biography--Dictionaries 
    Science fiction--Periodicals--History and criticism
    Science fiction, Russian--Translations into English
    Science fiction--Bibliography--Periodicals 
    Science fiction--Book reviews--Periodicals
    Science fiction--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 

    SELECTED SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS
    From Classic Science Fiction Writers

    Bellamy, Edward Burroughs, Edgar Rice Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan Huxously, Aldous
    Lewis, C.S. London, Jack Lovecraft, H.P. Orwell, George
    Poe, Edgar Allen Shelley, Mary Stapoledon, Olaf Wells, H.G

    From Science Fiction Writers
    (Additional authors selected from this book containing over 50 authors of this genre)

    Bradbury, Ray Heinlein, Robert Blishs, James Anderson, Poul
    Vonnegut, Kurt Verne, Jules LeGuin, Ursula Clarke, Arthur C

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    SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS ABOUT WRITING

    Writer's Inc. 
    Pages 168-172 describe important elements in writing a short story
    Pages 9-20 review steps in the writing process
    Ref. 808.02 K32
    Writers for Young AdultsUse the index, and look up Science Fiction. You will see a list of science fiction stories and writers you might want to examine for ideas. Ref. 810.9928 W956
    Science Fiction Writers of the Golden Age This discusses the authors, but also gives a lisit of their works. Ref. 813.0876 S416
    Classic Science Fiction Writers  Ref.. 823.0876 C6145c 1995
    Survey of Science Fiction Literature Multivolume set. Titles and authors listed in index at the end. Ref. 809.3876 S963
    Twentieth Century American Science Fiction Writers Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 8 Ref. 813.087609 T971
    Science Fiction Writers, Critical Studies of the Major Authors from the Early Nineteenth Century to the Present Day  Ref. 823.087609 S416

    SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS ABOUT SCIENCES
    Similar books can also be found by browsing near these books:

    Handbook about Current Science & Technology
    Good overview of science topics which might be used for your science fiction story.
    Ref. 500 H236 1996
    Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Sciences  multivolume set Ref. 500.203 E56 1998
    Solar System  multivolume set Ref. 523.2 S684 1998
    Astronomy and Space  multivolume set Ref. 500.503 A859 1997
    Technology in Action, Science Applied to Everyday Life multvolume set Ref. 603 E57 1998
    SIRS Applied Sciences Reprints near Reference Desk
    SIRS Earth Sciences Reprints near Reference Desk
    These are reprinted articles about technology from newspapers and magazines.  They are now continued with online updates available from your home computer through the online databases. (See below)
    Ref. Desk 605 A652
    Ref. Desk 550.5 E12 

     

    WEB SITES

    Links from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America page Links to Additional SciFi Writing Resources
    from the Center for the Study of Science Fiction 

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