In this course, The New York Times best-selling author and veteran editor Philip Athans, gets into some seriously detailed techniques for creating worlds for fantasy and science fiction stories, novels, screenplays, and games, drawing from a quarter century of experience creating new worlds. Coursework will include weekly reading and writing assignments, review of your written work, and a chance not only to meet and share ideas with other aspiring science fiction and fantasy authors, but work together to build a new shared world. Come ready to talk and write! Some writing experience helpful. Tuition includes the cost of textbook.