Learn to write science fiction and fantasy from a master You've always dreamed of writing science fiction and fantasy tales that pull readers into extraordinary new worlds and fantastic conflicts. Best-selling author Orson Scott Card shows you how it's done, distilling years of writing experience and publishing success into concise, no-nonsense advice. You'll learn how to: * utilize story elements that define the science fiction and fantasy genres * build, populate, and dramatize a credible, inviting world your readers will want to explore * develop the "rules" of time, space and magic that affect your world and its inhabitants * construct a compelling story by developing ideas, characters, and events that keep readers turning pages * find the markets for speculative fiction, reach them, and get published * submit queries, write cover letters, find an agent, and live the life of a writer The boundaries of your imagination are infinite. Explore them with Orson Scott Card and create fiction that casts a spell over agents, publishers, and readers from every world.