Welcome to the non-fiction book page.
At Sci Fi - Arizona, we have two long-running series on the techniques and philosophy of writing. One of our series is devoted to general writing while the other is devoted to the special problems of science fiction writing. Check out the books below and then click on the images to jump to the individual pages where you can purchase them.
We also have a specialized astronomy book for science fiction writers. If you are either a long-time or aspiring writer of science fiction, you have probably run into the problem. Your heroes are on board an interstellar luxury liner traveling from Fomalhaut to Sirius and you open up an astronomy text to look at the maps showing the night sky. The maps are detailed, but they only guide you as to where the stars are in our firmament. The tell you nothing as to where they are in relation to one another.
If you have been frustrated by this problem, we have the book for you. The Sci Fi - Arizona ASTROGATOR'S HANDBOOK, a series of maps arranged like a 3-D chess board showing the 3000 closest stars as they are viewed from Polaris.
The Astrogator's Handbook
An astronomy book with a difference. We don't show you where the stars are in the night sky of Earth. We show you where they are with respect to one another. View local space from the vantage point of Polaris, the North Star, and plot your starships' courses with confidence
Sci Fi- Arizona, Inc.
Sci Fi - Arizona, Inc.
PO Box 14026
Tempe, AZ 85284-0068
Return/Refund Policy: If you find any manufacturing defect in one of our books, we will replace it with a new book at no cost to you. If this is not possible for some reason, we will provide you with a full refund.