Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and download free character development worksheets! Script Magazine December 18, Jeremy Robinson examines the differences between the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Knowing these differences is critical for any screenwriter or author in these genres.
According to Isaac Asimov, what is third law of robotics? Do you dare face the ultimate test of science fiction and fantasy knowledge?
This fun-filled book offers the chance to prove your expertise, with questions ranging from easy to nearly impossible, drawn from the greatest novels, movies, comic books, video games and television shows in the history of the genre.
Trivial and Not So Trivial Pursuit I am always up for testing my knowledge and having some fun with anything to do with science fiction and fantasy. It reflects a much greater emphasis on media science fiction and comic and graphic novels which is a good thing as both of these areas in the genre have grown exponentially in the past few decades and garnered significant popular culture attention.
Sample General Knowledge quiz in Easy category The book uses familiar quiz formats such as multiple choice, true or false, short answer and match up and is divided into three sections according to difficulty - easy, medium or hard. Each quiz is made up of 10 questions.
Most quizzes are a general knowledge catch-all, but every few pages there is a themed category such as Superheroes, Homeworlds or Star Trek.
Correct answers are provided at the back of the book. Things started to get a lot tougher in the Medium section where I dropped to 4 or 5 out of 10 per quiz on average.
Surprisingly my average scores went up on the Hard section I think because the percentage of questions relating to science fiction and fantasy books increased which I am much better at.
The books as you would expect is primarily text driven with a scattering of nicely done illustrations. Die-hard Golden Age science fiction fans expecting a book oriented challenge should be satisfied with the Hard category but not so much in the earlier categories.
Recommended for trivia buffs or as a gift for genre fans.
Our second monthly list of Novels Worth Reading is again filled with ten wonderful new speculative novels. While April lacks the level of anticipation Sanderson’s Words of Radiance brought to March, it promises to be another amazing month for our genre.. As with last month, this will be a very balanced list. I have The Science Fiction & Fantasy Quiz Book and infect I have collection of Joseph A. McCullough’s books, who is the author of numerous non-fiction . If you've been in any bookstore in your lifetime, you're probably familiar with that most peculiar of book retail locales: the Fantasy & Science Fiction section.
And a final thought for the author. This would be great as an interactive online quiz. Make your choices and get your scores and the answers. Access for purchasers of the book as an alternative way to explore the quizzes.Our second monthly list of Novels Worth Reading is again filled with ten wonderful new speculative novels.
While April lacks the level of anticipation Sanderson’s Words of Radiance brought to March, it promises to be another amazing month for our genre..
As with last month, this will be a very balanced list.
Want to write a science fiction novel? My day (night, weekend) job is teaching composition at a university to students who are mostly engineers and bio sci majors, business students, and the occasional computer scientist. At SFFWorld we’re pleased to interview Rio Youers.
Rio is the British Fantasy Award–nominated author of Old Man Scratch and Point Hollow. Jeremy Robinson is the co-author of The Screenplay Workbook, the screenwriter of many science fiction and fantasy scripts (Into The Void, Raising The Past, Missing Time, Believing In Aaron, etc.), and an internationally bestselling genre-spanning author of more than fifty novels and vetconnexx.comr: @JRobinsonAuthor Click to tweet this article to .
June 24 – August 4, Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at UC San Diego. Established in , the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop is the oldest workshop of its kind and is widely recognized as a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction.
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