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If you want to spark new ideas for worlds, plots or characters, you want Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers. Medicinal corpses, the jargons of thieves and carnies, Nazi UFOs, the colonization of space and green children from nowhere are only a few of the topics covered. This sourcebook is for all writers of fantasy or science fiction--whether novels, short stories, games, or any other form of storytelling.

The following topics are covered:

5-Alpha-Reductase Deficiency
Albinos, African, Murder of
Alphabets, Sympathetic
Animals, Characteristics Wrongly Attributed to
Animals, Unnerving Behaviors of
Antarctica, Secret Nazi Bases In
Banditry, Social
Batavia, the, Wreck of
Bear-Baiting and Variants
'Bear', Meanings of Native Words For
Bethlem Hospital, Tours of
Body Parts Used for Medical Purposes
Book Curses
Bourdin, Frederic
Cat Pianos
Colors, Impossible
Counting Coup
Cydonian Hypothesis, The
D'Aubigny, Julie
Delusional Misidentification Syndrome
Dinosaur Civilization
Doomsday Argument, The
El Dorado
Emperor Frederick II, Experiments of
Eternal Recurrence
Experiments In the Revival of Organisms
Fermi's Paradox
Freaks, Faked
George V, Death of
Ghosts and Visions In English and American Court Cases
God, Names of
Green Children of Woolpit, The, and Other Green-Skinned People In Folklore
Hands of Glory
Heads, Disembodied or Severed But Apparently Conscious
Hell According to Emanuel Swedenborg
Hendley-Freegard, Robert
Hermits, Hiring of
Hero's Journey, The
Hinterkaifeck Murders, the
Icke, David
Lord of the Rings, The, Possible African Inspiration For
Lost Continents
Lovecraft, H.P., Selections From the Commonplace Book of
Love, Origin of
Magic, Principles of
Mandrake Root, The
Marriages or Sexual Relations Between Humans and Inanimate Objects
Mars, Late 19th and Early 20th Century Western Depictions of
Mengele, Josef, Identification of American Serial Killers With
Mordake, Edward
Morning of the Magicians, The
Names, Magical Properties of
Nemi, Priesthood of
Odin, Titles of
Pharaohs, the, Curse of
Preestablished Harmony
Psalmanazar, George
Pythagorean Brotherhood, The
Quantum Suicide and Quantum Immortality
Quotes, Miscellaneous
Rampa, Lobsang
Rat Kings
Raubal, Geli
Rubinstein, Sylvin
St. Germain, Comte de
Santa Muerte
Satan, Names and Titles of
Schaefer, Paul
Science Fiction, Generating Ideas For
Scientific Questions, Unanswered
Senses Other than the Traditional Five
Simulation Argument, The
Solly, Elmer
Space Colonies
Stock Characters of the Past
Thieves' Cant, Carny Lingo, and Similar Expressions
Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations, The
Tides, Magical Properties of
Time Travel, Carl Sagan on the Possibility of
Toft, Mary
Traveler's Tales
Tuho, Proprieties to be Observed Before Playing
Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, The
UFOs, Dreams of
Underground Worlds
Venus In 20th Century Science Fiction
Victorian Era, Grotesqueries of
Waste, Nuclear, Warning Future Cultures Away From

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Steve K April 07, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
This is actually a review, but since I didn't buy it here, I can't post under 'review'. Disclaimer: I was given a copy for free for a review.

This is NOT how write a campaign or a book. It's a list of ideas. I like this because I'm not good with coming up with ideas and tend to find them in other places. What this book does is put A LOT of ideas at your fingertips. For $.99 I think it's worth it. I have looked through it found a couple ideas I find intriguing; now I need to figure out how to incorporate them into my game. (enter evil laugh here).
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