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Writers of the Future 26, Science Fiction Short Stories, Anthology of Winners of Worldwide Writing Contest (L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future) Mass Market Paperback – October 19, 2010
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“Keep the Writers of the Future going. It’s what keeps sci-fi alive.” —ORSON SCOTT CARD
"Prior to L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest starting, there was no field which enabled the new writer to compete with his peers other new writers." —Kevin J. Anderson, Author
"Here's skill and storytelling fervor aplenty these writers of the future have already arrived!" —Robert Silverberg, Author
"This collection shows why I'm happy to be a judge for the Writers of the Future Contest it always finds great stories by the new writers who will be winning Hugo and Nebula Awards a few years from now." -Tim Powers, Author
"Writers of the Future is a terrific program for new writers, and goodness knows, there are few enough of those. It has my heartiest support and unqualified recommendation." -Terry Brooks, Author
"It all started when I won the Writers of the Future Contest. Without them, I can honestly say I would not be where I am today." -Patrick Rothfuss, Author
"A very generous legacy from L. Ron Hubbard a fine, fine fiction writer for the writers of the future". —Anne McCaffrey, Author
"The Writers of the Future Contest has not only provided a place where new writers could break into print for the first time but it also has a record of nurturing and discovering writers who have gone on to make their mark in the science fiction field. Long may it continue!" —Neil Gaiman, Author
“Some of the best SF of the future comes from Writers of the Future.” – David Hartwell Hugo-Award-winning editor
"...the best-selling SF anthology series of all time." —Locus Magazine
"The most enduring forum to showcase new talent in the genre." —Publishers Weekly
About the Author
With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and ’40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.
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This is the first of these anthologies that I have had the chance to read, and they may certainly vary from year to year. I found that this volume was weighted toward science fiction, with fewer fantasy selections. The stories are interspersed with short essays about the field from well-known authors and artists. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I thought that it was a solid collection of fiction. I'll highlight some of my favorite stories below.
"Living Rooms", by Laurie Tom, was the first story in the collection, and the Gold Award winner. Rill returns home after several years among ladies at court. Her father has died, but the animated personas of each room in his house have remained. Rill must confront the threat of a neighboring wizard while unraveling the secrets that her father left behind. This was a well-rounded story and a solid opening to the collection. While this was fantasy, with wizards and magic, the focus was different from many such tales.
In a unique look at androids, Alex Black brings us "Lisa With Child".Read more ›
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I avoided this series for a long time because L Ron Hubbard's religious cult scares me. Then, I received two volumes (29 and 30) in exchange for reviews and now, I'm reading the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Angie Lisle
The imaginative stories found in this book lead one far and away to places you might have thought of on the edges of your mind. These authors have made it real. Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Richard Kuhn
What's not to like? These are some great SF stories, though the opening story has more of a refreshing mystical feel than it is of SF, it alone is worth the purchase of this... Read morePublished on July 12, 2011 by Lost Weekend
i was very pleased with the speed and condition of the book. thank you so much and will watch for more of your sales.Published on February 24, 2011 by babs
The last couple of years the quality of stories has seemed to decline. This book bounces back with some very strong stuff all the way through. I really enjoyed this read.Published on January 8, 2011 by HDelta