Are you struggling to get started on your first science fiction or fantasy novel? Stuck at chapter two and need a fresh approach? Find new direction with this unique guide to creating original and convincing stories. Crawford Kilian offers a clear and straightforward approach to tackling the pitfalls of writing science fiction and fantasy. Coverage includes the origins of science fiction and fantasy, how to use basic science correctly, developing plausible fantasy worlds, and the effective use of symbolism and imagery.