© 1992

The Profession of Science Fiction

SF Writers on their Craft and Ideas

  • Editors
  • Maxim Jakubowski
  • Edward James

Part of the Insights book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Maxim Jakubowski, Edward James
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jack Williamson
    Pages 12-25
  4. Naomi Mitchison
    Pages 34-43
  5. J. G. Ballard, David Pringle
    Pages 44-72
  6. Ursula K. Le Guin
    Pages 73-77
  7. Richard Cowper
    Pages 78-94
  8. Norman Spinrad
    Pages 95-100
  9. D. G. Compton
    Pages 101-110
  10. Pamela Sargent
    Pages 111-119
  11. Michael Coney
    Pages 120-130
  12. Gene Wolfe
    Pages 131-139
  13. M. John Harrison
    Pages 140-153
  14. Garry Kilworth
    Pages 154-160
  15. David Brin
    Pages 161-168
  16. Gwyneth Jones
    Pages 169-181
  17. Richard Grant
    Pages 182-199
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 200-208

About this book


Where do science fiction writers get their inspiration from? Some of the leading authors in the field tackle this fascinating subject in a series of essays reprinted from one of the genre's most respected critical journals, Foundation Whether veterans like octogenarian Jack Williamson, acclaimed literary personalities like Ursula K. Le Guin or younger, upcoming authors like Gwyneth Jones, a wide variety of SF craftsmen reveal their secrets, both personal and analytical. This is a collection of essays of great attraction to anyone interested in SF or, for that matter, creative writing.


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