Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Book #31, Putting It Together, Mike Resnick

This is definitely a useful book (and nominated for the Hugo award for Best Related Book in 2001) for anyone interested in the craft of polishing/revising SF short stories. My only wish was that there would have been more variety in the story techniques -- most were allegories/parables. Though these stories didn't have the emotional impact on me they apparently did on many readers (winning Hugos galore) there was still a lot I picked up about the practice of craft, and in two cases seeing multiple drafts of the same story was invaluable.
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