Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded)

Jeff VanderMeer


Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visual nature of genre culture and employs bold, full-color drawings, maps, renderings, and visualizations to stimulate creative thinking. On top of all that, the book features sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names working in the field today, including George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and Karen Joy Fowler.For the fifth anniversary of the original publication, Jeff VanderMeer has added an additional 50 pages of diagrams, illustrations, and writing exercises creating the ultimate volume of inspiring advice that is also a stunning and inspiring object.

Creator Bio

Jeff VanderMeer is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books including novels and fiction anthologies.  He has won the Nebula Award, Rhysling Award, British Fantasy Award, BSFA Award, the World Fantasy Award three times, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award. In 2010, he published The Steampunk Bible with Abrams. His books have made the year’s best lists of Publisher’s Weekly, LA Weekly, The Washington Post, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many more. He is the cofounder and assistant director of Shared Worlds, a unique fantasy and science fiction writing camp for teenagers, and has taught at the world’s premiere F/SF workshop for adults at Clarion (University of California, San Diego).

Praise:

“If worldbuilding gives you an S-class migraine, never fear. There’s one book that every speculative fiction writer should read to learn about proper worldbuilding: Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer. This handy how-to guide deserves a spot on your writer’s bookshelf…” Bustle

“In the gorgeously illustrated Wonderbook, Vandermeer generously gives away some of his tricks. Your dad can finally start that novel he’s been talking about.”
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Price £18.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 3 July 2018
Pages 384
Height 254mm
Width 178mm
Illustrations 300 illustrations
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean
ISBN-13 9781419729669