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Writing & selling science fiction

Science Fiction Writers of America.

Writing & selling science fiction

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Published by Writer"s Digest in Cincinnati .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science fiction -- Authorship.,
  • Creative writing.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Science Fiction Writers of America.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3377.5.S3 S3 1976
    The Physical Object
    Pagination191 p. ;
    Number of Pages191
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4893003M
    ISBN 100911654356
    LC Control Number76025893


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