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Writing Speculative Fiction : Creative and Critical Approaches, Paperback / softback Book

Writing Speculative Fiction : Creative and Critical Approaches Paperback / softback

Part of the Approaches to Writing series


In this engaging and accessible guide, Eugen Bacon explores writing speculative fiction as a creative practice, drawing from her own work, and the work of other writers and theorists, to interrogate its various subgenres.

Through analysis of writers such as Stephen King, J.R.R.

Tolkien and J. K. Rowling, this book scrutinises the characteristics of speculative fiction, considers the potential of writing cross genre and covers the challenges of targeting young adults. It connects critical and cultural theories to the practice of creative writing, examining how they might apply to the process of writing speculative fiction.

Both practical and critical in its evaluative gaze, it also looks at e-publishing as a promising publishing medium for speculative fiction. This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Creative Writing, looking to develop a critical awareness of, and practical skills for, the writing of speculative fiction.

It is also a valuable resource for creators, commentators and consumers of contemporary speculative fiction.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 196 pages, 4 Illustrations, black and white; XVI, 196 p. 4 illus.
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
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  • Category: Creative writing & creative writing guides
  • ISBN: 9781352006056

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