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Writers of the Future Volume 24
     

Writers of the Future Volume 24

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by L. Ron Hubbard, Algis Budrys (Editor)
 

Enter 13 spectacular new worlds of imagination and the fantastic. Discover the new visionaries of imagination in the Writers of the Future.. Established in 1983 by L. Ron Hubbard expressly for the aspiring writer, Writers of the Future has become the most respected and significant forum for new talent in all aspects of speculative fiction. Never before

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Enter 13 spectacular new worlds of imagination and the fantastic. Discover the new visionaries of imagination in the Writers of the Future.. Established in 1983 by L. Ron Hubbard expressly for the aspiring writer, Writers of the Future has become the most respected and significant forum for new talent in all aspects of speculative fiction. Never before published first-rate science fiction and fantasy stories selected by top names in the field. "Energetic, colorful, plot-filled and fun." —Locus Magazine

Includes essays written by professionals of the craft: L. Ron Hubbard, Rebecca Moesta & Cliff Neilsen

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"Keep the Writers of the Future going.  It's what keeps sci-fi alive." —Orson Scott Card

"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

"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

"A very generous legacy from L. Ron Hubbard­­—a fine, fine fiction writer­—for the writers of the future." —Anne McCaffrey

"...most enduring forum to showcase new talent in the genre.” ­—Publishers Weekly

"A first-rate collection of stories and illustrations." —Booklist

"The first-rate stories show incredible variety." —Robert Sawyer

Publishers Weekly
This latest collection of thirteen science-fiction and fantasy stories from novice authors upholds the high standards set by previous volumes in the series. In Erin Cashier's compelling post-apocalyptic tale "Cruciger," 30 WC Planet Builder Duxa, an intelligent spacecraft, undertakes a mission to recreate humanity on a terra-formed world after a plague destroys nearly all human life on Earth. Duxa's struggle to accomplish her mission is a sophisticated exploration of morality and faith. Kim A. Gillett's beautifully written "The Bird Reader's Granddaughter," a narrative of prophecy and fate, follows teenager Catia as she tries to learn the seer's craft from her grandmother. Based on these efforts, fans of the fantasy genre need not worry about an infusion of fresh blood; readers can expect more gripping, imaginative creations from these authors, and others represented in this volume, in the future.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592123742
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Series:
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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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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Writers of the Future, Volume 24 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Queengeek More than 1 year ago
I know a lot of readers will be put off by L. Ron Hubbard's name on the cover of the book, because of the whole Scientology thing. Don't be. Whatever his faults, and make no mistake, cooking Scientology was one of them, Hubbard actually had a good idea with the "Writers of the Future" Contest and anthologies. This book is a typical entry in it which is to say that there are some dud stories in the mix, but some of them are absolutely terrific. Try one of these volumes. I can guarantee you that if you're into short SF/Fantasy, you will find stories you'll enjoy in these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago