Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

Author: Joe Nazzaro
RRP 14.99
ISBN 0 84023 383 4
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For those who have wondered what its like to be able to write their own science fiction series or how to get started in the business Titan claims to have some of the answers with the launch of its Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Television.

The actual title is a little misleading as all this novel really offers is a collection of interviews with some of the genres leading writers - including Chris Carter, D.C. Fontana, J. Michael Straczynski and Joss Whedon.

For each writer there is a brief CV which explains how they got to their final rung on the writing ladder, some info on their show/s and a fairly shallow interview.

While it is all fairly interesting stuff, wading through 250 pages of this is not my idea of entertainment and it's hard to see who this is targeted at. Sure, it's mildly entertaining and is fine to dip in and out of. But if you are buying this under the impression that it will help you get a foot in the door of the industry you are in for a shock.

Most of the information that is available here has been heard before in interviews and simply collecting them all together does not make a good read.

Sadly disappointing.

Ray Thompson

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