Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded) (Paperback)

The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

By Jeff VanderMeer

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419729669, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2018

List Price: 24.99*
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About the Author

Jeff VanderMeer is the author of more than 20 books and a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award. His books have made the year’s-best lists of Publishers Weekly, LA Weekly, the Washington Post, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many more. He is the cofounder and codirector of Shared Worlds, a unique writing camp for teenagers, and has taught at Clarion, the world’s premiere fantasy/sci-fi workshop for adults. VanderMeer is based in Tallahassee, Florida.


Praise For Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

“If worldbuilding gives you an S-class migraine, never fear. There's one book that every speculative fiction writer should read to learn about proper worldbuilding: Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer. This handy how-to guide deserves a spot on your writer's bookshelf…”


“Aspiring writers of "imaginative fiction" — whether science fiction, fantasy or other kinds — are in for a treat: a new update to the fiction-writing guide "Wonderbook," by Jeff VanderMeer... it's gorgeous to page through and substantial enough to last new (or medium) writers a good long time.”


“In the gorgeously illustrated Wonderbook, Vandermeer generously gives away some of his tricks."


“VanderMeer ambitiously sets out to help readers get creative, and he does it with a rule-breaking book full of illustrations.”