The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction
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AuthorCory Doctorow
Karl Schroeder
SubjectWriting, Science fiction
PublisherAlpha Books
Publication date
2000
Pages360
ISBN978-0-02-863918-5
OCLC45076483
808.3/8762 21
LC ClassPN3377.5.S3 D63 2000

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction (2001) by Cory Doctorow and Karl Schroeder was published as part of The Complete Idiot's Guide series of non-fiction manuals released by Alpha Books. It was the first non-fiction book by Doctorow, a novelist.[1]

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Written by a minor proponent of the genre, the purpose of the book is to assist readers to understand the basics of becoming a science fiction author. It describes the various subgenres, writing techniques, and what is entailed with authoring such a piece. Then it describes the publishing business starting with agents, contracts and publishers.

Reception[edit]

SFRevu, in its review, wrote that "the road to publication would be made considerably smoother by the information in this book."[2]

Blogcritics' Helen Gallagher wrote, "Chapters on long-form journalism, market analysis, and self-publishing round out this truly complete guide.[3]

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