This morning advance copies of the WD Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy showed up. I’m super-excited about this book. It includes advice and instruction from Sci-Fi and Fantasy heavyweights like Orson Scott Card and Terry Brooks. In addition to instruction from top notch authors, the book works as an accessible reference for writers in the fantasy genre. You’ll find loads of info covering a variety of historical cultures, creatures of myth and legend, the scientific theories of space flight and much more.
The book is spiral bound and is tabbed and organized for easy reference. It also features amazing cover art and some really great illustrations by my friend Ben Patrick (who also illustrated my book, Monster Spotter’s Guide to North America). At the risk of sounding biased, I love Ben’s artwork. Really great stuff–and it’s perfect for this book, evoking a classic sci-fi feel that reminds me of books I used to read when I was a kid.