Story Behind the Book : Volume 2 - Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction

"Story Behind the Book: Volume 2" collects over 30 non-fiction essays from some of the most exciting authors working today. Chronicling the process of writing and editing speculative fiction, these essays provide a unique glimpse behind the scenes.

Contributors include Ellen Ullman, S.M. Wheeler, Laurie Frankel, Paul McAuley, Marcus Sakey, Neal Asher, Ian Tregillis, Edward M. Lerner, Will McIntosh, Madeline Ashby, Nina Allan, Ken Scholes, Keith Brooke, Jasper Kent, Yoon Ha Lee, Ted Kosmatka, Daniel Abraham, Erin Hoffman, Samuel Sattin, Jack Skillingstead, Douglas Nicholas, Paul Tobin, Jill Shultz, Jay Posey, Eric Brown, Samit Basu, Gina X. Grant, Elizabeth Massie, Tom Vater, Django Wexler, Bradley Beaulieu, Jason M. Hough, Lou Morgan, Paul S. Kemp.

In line with our previous collection, cover art for Volume 2 is a photograph of Hoechst stained non-small cell lung cancer cell. All proceeds from Volume 2 will be donated to Epilepsy Action.

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Table of Contents:

  1. Story behind „By Blood“ by Ellen Ullman
  2. Story behind „Sea Change“ by S.M. Wheeler
  3. Story behind „Goodbye for Now“ by Laurie Frankel
  4. Story behind „Quiet War“ - „How I wrote the Quiet War novels and stories“ by Paul McAuley
  5. Story behind „Brilliance“– „Autism, Bourbon and Lies“ by Marcus Sakey
  6. Story behind „Zero Point“ by Neal Asher
  7. Story behind „Necessary Evil“ by Ian Tregillis
  8. Story behind „Fate of Worlds“ - "Forty-two years in the making" by Edward M. Lerner
  9. Story behind Love Minus Eighty“ by Will McIntosh
  10. Story behind „iD“ by Madeline Ashby
  11. Story behind „Stardust“ by Nina Allan
  12. Story behind „Requiem“ by Ken Scholes
  13. Story behind „Lord of Stone“ by Keith Brooke
  14. Story behind „The People's Will“ by Jasper Kent
  15. Story behind „Conservation of Shadows“ by Yoon Ha Lee
  16. Story behind „Prophet of Bones“ - "A World Where Creationists Were Right" by Ted Kosmatka
  17. Story behind „The Dagger and the Coin“ by Daniel Abraham
  18. Story behind „Shield of Sea and Space“ by Erin Hoffman
  19. Story behind „League of Somebodies“ by Samuel Sattin
  20. Story behind „Life on the Preservation“ by Jack Skillingstead
  21. Story behind „Something Red“ by Douglas Nicholas
  22. Story behind „Prepare to Die“ by Paul Tobin
  23. Story behind „Angel on the Ropes“ by Jill Shultz
  24. Story behind „Three“ by Jay Posey
  25. Story behind „Satan's Reach“ by Eric Brown
  26. Story behind „Turbulence“ by Samit Basu
  27. Story behind „The Reluctant Reaper“ by Gina X. Grant
  28. Story behind „Desper Hollow“ by Elizabeth Massie
  29. Story behind „The Cambodian Book of the Dead“ by Tom Vater
  30. Story behind „The Thousand Names“ by Django Wexler
  31. Story behind „The Flames of Shadam Khoreh“ by Bradley Beaulieu
  32. Story behind „The Darwin Elevator“ by Jason M. Hough
  33. Story behind „Blood and Feathers: Rebellion“ by Lou Morgan
  34. Story behind „A Discourse in Steel“ by Paul S. Kemp
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