Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction Illustrated Edition, Kindle & comiXology

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"Wonderbook is one of the best books about writing I’ve ever read or experienced.” 
  ― Nnedi Okorafor
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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“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 by Jeff VanderMeer. This handy how-to guide deserves a spot on your writer's bookshelf…” ― Bustle

“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
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07DWXVTYK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Abrams Image; Illustrated edition (July 3, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 3, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 946821 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Called “the weird Thoreau” by the New Yorker, NYT bestseller Jeff VanderMeer has been a published writer since age 14. His most recent fiction is the critically acclaimed novel BORNE, which has received raves from the NYTBR, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and many more. Paramount Pictures has optioned BORNE for film.

VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy was one of the publishing events of 2014, the trilogy made more than thirty year’s best lists, including Entertainment Weekly’s top 10. Paramount Pictures has made a movie out of the first volume of the Southern Reach, Annihilation, slated for release in 2018 and starring Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Natalie Portman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

His nonfiction appears in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, and the Atlantic.com. VanderMeer also wrote the world’s first fully illustrated creative-writing guide, Wonderbook. With his wife, Ann VanderMeer, he has edited may iconic anthologies. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with two wonderful cats. His hobbies include hiking, reading, and bird watching.

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