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Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth
J.R.R. Tolkien
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension
Michio Kaku
Swords in the Mist
Fritz Leiber
Helping Children with Autism Learn: Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals
Bryna Siegel
The Apex Book of World SF
Lavie Tidhar, Dean Francis Alfar, S.P. Somtow, Jetse de Vries, Kaaron Warren, Zoran Živković, Aliette de Bodard, Mélanie Fazi, Tunku Halim, Anil Menon, Jamil Nasir, Nir Yaniv, Aleksandar Žiljak, Han Song, Guy Hasson, Kristin Mandigma, Yang Ping
The Hugo Award Showcase
Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Michael Swanwick, Kij Johnson, James Alan Gardner, Ian McDonald
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
Jason K. Stearns
The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
David Finch
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers on Page One and Never Lets Them Go

Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go - Les Edgerton An extremely useful and practical book, that lays out the elements of story openings. It describes the strengths and weaknessness of these elements, provides terrific examples, and it all written in a lightly humorous tone that makes it go down easy.This book illuminated a number of problems for me, personally, that I was having with backstory and setup, and will make a beneficial impact on my writing.Buy it! Read it. If you write with any intent to sell, it's worth your money and time. This is one of those books that can take years off the learning curve needed to becoming a writer with sales.