Yonagu is a new publisher concentrating on conlangs, conworlds, and linguistics.
Our currently available titles:
The Language Construction Kitby Mark Rosenfelder
Create plausible and realistic languages for RPGs, fantasy and science fiction, movies or video games, or international communication... or just learn about how languages work from an unusual, light-hearted perspective.
It’s greatly expanded here with coverage of semantics and pragmatics, language families, writing systems, as well as sample wordlists and an annotated sample grammar.
Contains all the information any SF writer would need to make up
a reasonable alien language. And serves as quite a good introduction to
linguistic concepts for beginners, to boot.
Reviewed in Reference and Research Book News, November 2010
$14.95 print, $6.25 e-book — 292 pages — March 2010
The Planet Construction Kitby Mark Rosenfelder
A companion volume to the Language Construction Kit, this book explains all you need to know about creating your own world: how to choose the right sun, where to put your Mediterranean climates, how to design religions and cultures... everything but language, in fact.
An essential whether you’re writing s.f. or fantasy, designing RPGs, creating movies or video games, or using nanobots to build your world from the molecules up.
There are extensive chapters on astronomy and geology, culture (including clothing and architecture), technology, magic, religion, and warfare, as well as how-to guides to making maps, illustrations, and 3-D models.
$14.95 — 371 pages — October 2010
Against Peace and Freedomby Mark Rosenfelder
A comic sf novel from the author of the Language Construction Kit. There are fifty human worlds, but as there is no faster-than-light travel they are only loosely grouped together as the Incatena. Problems are brewing in the South Sector: a totalitarian dictatorship on Okura, a corporation-run colony on New Bharat. Diplomatic Agent Morgan is sent to see what's going on and stop it. Or, as is more likely, die trying.
Befitting the author of the Planet Construction Kit, there is extensive information about the Incatena online.
$13.95 print, $3.99 e-book — 307 pages — August 2011
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