Wednesday, October 27, 2010
First published in 1990, a good portion of its content—most notably the last chapter “The Life and Business of Writing”—contains decidedly outdated information. And clocking in at just 140 pages (including the index), this is certainly no definitive tome on the art of writing science fiction and fantasy. That said, it would hardly be an Orson Scott Card book if it failed to offer some nuggets of dazzling pertinence.
This is not a perfect book by any stretch of the imagination. Card could have doubled his page count without disappointing me. But the pearls of wisdom contained herein are too good to miss.