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World Building

Author : Stephen Lee Gillett
ISBN : UVA:X002782285
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With Stephen Gillett's help, you'll be on solid ground, no matter what kinds of worlds you create for your science fiction. World-Building explains science to help you make your fiction plausible. You'll give your worlds the pull of gravity, aware of the effects on inhabitants and the planets themselves. Mix elements and build planets with chemically credible, geologically accurate characteristics - and anomalies - that affect those who live there. Create planetary "engines," convincing atmospheres and fact-based weather patterns. Colonize a truly weird world: ancient Earth. Explore our neighboring planets and their satellites for SF possibilities. Light and heat your landscapes with the right types of stars. See how things might be on a "chloroxygen" world and other hypothetical places. In this book, you'll follow calculations, read tables, view diagrams, learn what forces are at work in the universe, and see how you can harness them to give realism to the fantasy in your storytelling.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

World Building

Author : Joanna Gavins
ISBN : 9781472586544
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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World Building represents the state-of-the-discipline in worlds-based approaches to discourse, collected together for the first time. Over the last 40 years the 'text-as-world' metaphor has become one of the most prevalent and productive means of describing the experiencing of producing and receiving discourse. This has been the case in a range of disciplines, including stylistics, cognitive poetics, narratology, discourse analysis and literary theory. The metaphor has enabled analysts to formulate a variety of frameworks for describing and examining the textual and conceptual mechanics involved in human communication, articulating these variously through such concepts as 'possible worlds', 'text-worlds' and 'storyworlds'. Each of these key approaches shares an understanding of discourse as a logically grounded, cognitively and pragmatically complex phenomenon. Discourse in this sense is capable of producing highly immersive and emotionally affecting conceptual spaces in the minds of discourse participants. The chapters examine how best to document and analyze this and this is an essential collection for stylisticians, linguists and narrative theorists.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

World Building 101

Author : Julie Ann Dawson
Genre : Reference
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Originally designed for a seminar conducted by author and game designer Julie Ann Dawson at Suny College, World Building 101 provides both writers and RPG designers with an easy-to-follow process through which to create a functional and believable setting. Whether you are creating a small town for your cozy murder mystery or an entire galaxy for your science fiction epic, you'll find the methodology outlined in this book essential to keeping your world building on the right track. Instead of offering a step-by-step blueprint, this booklet provides writers with a new way of thinking in order to make sure that your setting is realistic and consistent. With this product, you will: *Learn how to avoid the "kewl" factor that can cripple the functionality of your setting. *Develop a clearly defined logic that will help shape your setting in a natural manner. *Define the important aspects of your setting that will shape everything from your setting's environment to your characters' belief systems. This booklet is divided into five sections. Each section includes short writing exercises to help you put the concepts in this booklet into practice. You'll also be able to follow The Process in Practice as the author summarizes how the original workshop attendees applied the process to their collective world building exercise.
Category: Reference

Patricia A Mckillip And The Art Of Fantasy World Building

Author : Audrey Isabel Taylor
ISBN : 9781476631455
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From wondrous fairy-lands to nightmarish hellscapes, the elements that make fantasy worlds come alive also invite their exploration. This first book-length study of critically acclaimed novelist Patricia A. McKillip’s lyrical other-worlds analyzes her characters, environments and legends and their interplay with genre expectations. The author gives long overdue critical attention to McKillip’s work and demonstrates how a broader understanding of world-building enables a deeper appreciation of her fantasies.
Category: Literary Criticism

World Building In Spanish And English Spoken Narratives

Author : Jane Lugea
ISBN : 9781474282475
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Text World Theory is a powerful framework for discourse analysis that, thus far, has only been used in monolingual Anglophone stylistic analyses. This work adapts Text World Theory for the analysis of Spanish discourse, and in doing so suggests some improvements to the way in which it deals with discourse - in particular, with direct speech and conditional expressions. Furthermore, it applies Text World Theory in a novel way, searching not for style in language, but for the style of a language. Focusing principally on deixis and modality, the author examines whether Spanish speakers and English speakers construct the narrative text-world in any patterned ways. To do so, the 'frog story' methodology is employed, eliciting spoken narratives from native adult speakers of both languages by means of a children's picture book. These narratives are transcribed and subjected to a qualitative text-world analysis, which is supported with a quantitative corpus analysis. The results reveal contrasts in Spanish and English speakers' use of modality and deixis in building the same narrative text-world, and are relevant to scholars working in language typology, cross-cultural pragmatics and translation studies. These novel applications of the Text World Theory push the boundaries of stylistics in new directions, broadening the focus from monolingual texts to languages at large.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fantasy World Building

Author : Mark Nelson
ISBN : 9780486828657
Genre : Art
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When artists and designers explore or create a fictional setting, the milieu must be completely fleshed out, explained, and designed. In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters. Scores of images and step-by-step examples illustrate how variation and experimentation lead to fresh, original designs for otherworldly beings, their environments, and their stories. Nelson discusses how to find ideas and borrow from history to add the strength of realism to a fantasy world. In describing the best ways to establish a habitat, he offers specifics about climate, terrain, flora, and wildlife. He shares insights into founding societies in terms of their means of survival, manner of warfare, spiritual practices, style of dress, and levels of technology. All visual creatives who work with imaginative material — illustrators, comic artists, and writers — will take a lively interest in this source of inspiration and practical knowledge.
Category: Art

World Building And The Early Modern Imagination

Author : A. Kavey
ISBN : 9780230113138
Genre : Science
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The early modern period was rife with attempts to re-imagine the world and the human place within it. This volume looks at natural philosophers, playwrights, historians, and other figures in the period 1500-1700 as a means of accessing the plethora of world models that circulated in Europe during this era.
Category: Science

185 Tips On World Building

Author : Randy Ellefson
ISBN : 1946995339
Genre :
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From his best selling series, The Art of World Building, author Randy Ellefson has collected some of his best advice from every chapter in small, bite-sized tips. All three books are represented in the topics covered:Creating Life - analogues, species/races, gods, monsters, word figures, plants, animals, and undead.Creating Places - planets, continents, land features, sovereign powers, settlements, land travel, water travel, space travel, time and history, places of interest, and drawing maps.Cultures and Beyond - cultures, organizations, armed forces, religions, the supernatural, systems of magic, items, languages, names, and more.

Cultural Anthropology For Writers

Author : Laura Milanovich
ISBN : 1463776748
Genre : Fantasy fiction
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CAFW is a writing book for worldbuilding. This conworlding handbook teaches writers how to avoid some of the biggest mistakes that writers, screenwriters and playwrights make in fiction, not giving the readers enough culture in their work. This easy-to-use book contains a cultural Anthropologist's view to world building that will allow a writer to not just write but live in the world they create.
Category: Fantasy fiction

World Builders On World Building

Author : Mark J. P. Wolf
ISBN : 0429242867
Genre : Social Science
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"With contributions from a distinguished group of world-builders, including, academics, writers and designers, this anthology of essays describes the process and discusses the nature of subcreation and the construction of worlds. From Oz to MUD, Walden to Rockall, all the worlds featured in this volume share one thing in common; they began in someone's imagination, grew from there, and became worlds built with the assistance of multiple authors and a variety of different ideas and media, including designs, imagery, sound, music, stories, and more. This book examines this development, with examples and discussions pertaining to the process and final product of the building of imaginary worlds, including some transmedial worlds. World-Builders on World-Building is a fascinating deep dive into the practical problems of world-building, as well as the theoretical aspects. It is ideal for students, scholars and even practitioners interested in media studies, game studies, subcreation studies, franchise studies, transmedia studies, and pop culture"--
Category: Social Science

Music And World Building In The Colonial City

Author : Helen J. English
ISBN : 9780429663413
Genre : Music
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Music and World-Building in the Colonial City investigates how nineteenth-century migrants to Australia used music as a resource for world-building, focusing on coalmining regions of New South Wales. It explores how music-making helped British migrants to create communities in unfamiliar country, often with little to no infrastructure. Its key themes are as follows: people’s relationships to music within specific contexts; how music-making intersects with class, gender and ethnic background; identity through music. Situated within a wider discourse on music and identity, music and well-being and music and emotions, this is an authoritative study of historical communities and their relationship with music. It will be of particular interest to scholars and researchers working in the fields of sociomusicology, colonial studies and cultural studies.
Category: Music

Science Fiction Fantasy And Politics

Author : Dan Hassler-Forest
ISBN : 9781783484942
Genre : Social Science
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From Tolkien to Star Trek and from Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead, imaginary worlds in fantastic genres offer highly detailed political worlds beyond capitalism. This book examines the complex ways in which these popular storyworlds offer valuable conceptual tools for anti-capitalist participatory politics.
Category: Social Science

Stan Lee S Master Class

Author : Stan Lee
ISBN : 9780823098446
Genre : Art
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From the co-creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and some of the most popular comic book characters of all time comes an in-depth comics drawing instruction book revealing the tools, styles, and techniques of today's top comics artists. Focusing on topics like anatomy, perspective, and character design, as well as brand new topics like manga art styles, digital art, and more, Stan Lee's Master Class is the next step for those looking to perfect their superhero rendering and create fantastic worlds perfect for today's modern comic book audience. With examples from his classic collaborations at Marvel Comics and from today's top comics artists, Lee builds on concepts only touched upon in his previous instructional offerings and provides a pathway for aspiring artists to bring their comic book artwork to professional-quality levels. Advance praise for Stan Lee’s Master Class “Stan Lee dedicated his life to perfecting the art and craft of comic book storytelling. Stan Lee’s Master Class distills his decades of experience into practical and clearly explained lessons to help you make the best comics you can. It’s like having Stan looking over your shoulder.”—Danny Fingeroth, longtime colleague of Stan Lee, and author of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee
Category: Art

Wonderful World Building

Author : Just Writerly Things
ISBN : 9798656125871
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Become a worldbuilding master and bring your writing dreams to life! Are you searching for an in-depth exploration of the art of worldbuilding? Want to know how you can create rich lore, realistic societies, and engaging magic systems? Then this book is for you! Worldbuilding is a wonderful yet often-overlooked craft that builds the foundation of your book's success. All of the most famous fantasy stories are set in vivid, detailed worlds, and mastering the art of worldbuilding is an incredible tool for your writer's arsenal. So how can you begin creating a rich and vibrant world from scratch? This practical guide explores how you can build the world of your dreams, offering a detailed look at the fundamental pillars of an engaging and successful fantasy world. Covering the logic behind worldbuilding, how to craft societies, religions, magic systems, culture, and even the daily lives of the people who inhabit it, this book is perfect for any aspiring or established writer who wants to hone this enjoyable and rewarding skill. Here's what you'll find inside: Why Worldbuild? The Top Reasons To Create Your World Tips and Tricks For Finding Unlimited Inspiration Understanding The Logic Behind Our Own World (and Why This Is So Important) The Top Worldbuilding Mistakes To Avoid! How To Build Your Society From The Ground-Up Ingenious Ways To Devise Religions, Deities, Cultures, Economies, and Governments The Best Ways To Build a Functioning Magic System And Much More! If you want to unleash your imagination and develop a fantastical world which brings your characters to life and adds boundless depth to your stories, then you've come to the right place. Wonderful World Building arms you with the tools you need to become a worldbuilding master! Scroll up and buy now to begin creating your next amazing world!

Earth Building

Author : Laurence Keefe
ISBN : 9781134350186
Genre : Architecture
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Buildings with load-bearing earth walls were once widespread throughout Britain and many thousands still survive, including some dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Earth is the ultimate form of ‘green’ building construction, creating no environmental pollutions and consuming virtually no energy. Subsoil can be dug from or near the site to construct buildings that will meet modern needs and conform to the latest building regulations. This book describes all aspects of earth building, explaining how earth performs as a building material and providing guidance on how best to repair and conserve existing earth buildings.
Category: Architecture

Earth Building Practice

Author : Ulrich Röhlen
ISBN : 9783410217374
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Bei diesem Werk "Earth Building Practice" handelt es sich um die englische Übersetzung der "Lehmbau-Praxis" (ISBN 978-3-410-21621-6), die 2010 in erster Auflage erschienen ist. Es eignet sich besonders für den Einsatz im englischsprachigen Raum und in den Dritte-Welt-Ländern. Dieses Buch fasst das aktuelle Planungs- und Ausführungswissen des Lehmbaus kompakt zusammen und ist damit für Architekten, Ingenieure und Ausführende ein hilfreicher Leitfaden für die Fragen der Praxis. Aus dem Inhalt: Stoffliche Grundlagen; Lehmputze; Trockenbau; Techniken der Innendämmung; Mauerwerksbau; Stampflehmbau; Sanierung bestehender Lehmbausubstanz; Baurechtliche und baugewerbliche Aspekte.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Competing In A Flat World

Author : Victor K. Fung
ISBN : 0132716054
Genre : Business & Economics
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“This is essential reading for anyone seeking to compete–and succeed–in the fl at world.” –John Hagel, Chairman of Deloitte Center of Innovation “Competing in a Flat World provides an extraordinary glimpse into a new kind of organizational architecture, one built around the notion of orchestrating resources you don’t control and doing so in a way that builds both trust and agility. This architecture may well turn out to be the dominant model of the firm for the 21st century. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to compete in a flat world. Every chapter details new and powerful ideas.” –John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and coauthor of The Only Sustainable Edge “We are led by unstoppable economic forces to connect our resources to form smart networks, either wired or unwired. The authors bring forward the notion of ‘network orchestration,’ an almost one-size-fits-all strategy for organizations to survive and excel in an ever-flattening world.” –John Chen, Sybase Chairman, CEO and President In the “flat world,” everything changes…above all, what it takes to run a winning company. Success is less about what the company can do itself and more about what it can connect to. Find out how it’s done, from the company that pioneered “flat world” success, Li & Fung, which produces more than $8 billion in garments and other goods for the world’s top brands and retailers–without owning a single factory. Victor and William Fung and Jerry Wind, author of the best-selling The Power of Impossible Thinking, reveal how they’ve replaced “old-fashioned” infrastructure and huge employee bases with a fluid, ever-changing network that can design, manufacture, and deliver almost anything, anywhere. The key to success in this world is a set of principles for “network orchestration,” described for the first time in this book. They examine how these principles can be applied in manufacturing, services and other industries. They show how to build and orchestrate your own world-class global network. * Compete “network vs. network”–and win! * Create a “big-small” company that combines scale and agility * Forge loose-tight relationships with suppliers * Balance control with empowerment, stability with renewal * Manage the “bumps” in the flat world–from politics to terrorism Visit the authors' website:
Category: Business & Economics