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Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Paperback)
“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.” ―Bustle
“Aspiring writers of ‘imaginative fiction’—whether science fiction, fantasy or other kinds—are in for a treat.” ―Space.com
Jeff VanderMeer’s modern masterpiece of instruction 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
- Kim Stanley Robinson
- Charles Yu
- Karen Joy Fowler
- And more!
This revised and expanded edition features 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.
"Wonderbook is one of the best books about writing I’ve ever read or experienced.”
“Aspiring writers of "imaginative fiction" — whether science fiction, fantasy or other kinds — are in for a treat: a new update to the fiction-writing guide "Wonderbook," by Jeff VanderMeer... it's gorgeous to page through and substantial enough to last new (or medium) writers a good long time.”—SPACE.com
“In the gorgeously illustrated Wonderbook, Vandermeer generously gives away some of his tricks."—Refinery29
“VanderMeer ambitiously sets out to help readers get creative, and he does it with a rule-breaking book full of illustrations.”—Portalist