The Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: 28 Award-Winning Authors and Illustrators Accompanied by Anne McCaffrey, Robert J. Sawyer, Larry Elmore, Todd McCaffrey, Bob Eggleton??
Find out what’s next.
What if there was a single contest to determine the most talented new writers across the genres of Sci-fi and Fantasy?
What if you could find all the award-winning stories—a variety of creative and fresh new ideas—all in one anthology?
What if you could turn the page, explore diverse new universes of possibility and see what is to come?
Welcome to the world of the Writers of the Future.
Where what if—IS what’s here. ??
About the Stories:
• When Gwen’s husband is found murdered, she’s the only suspect. After all, they were the only two people on the moon. —Moonlight One?
• Flora’s father is a mech-soldier of the Slayer Class, but how much of him is really left inside the machine? —The Armor Embrace
• When an alien with godly intelligence is discovered watching the earth, one man must try to learn if its motives are pure. —Envoy in the Ice
• If you were stranded in an open boat and the only hope for rescue came from a ghost ship, would dare to ride? —The Devil’s Rescue
• Some gifts come with heavy price tags, and the giver must rise to the occasion. —Tears for Shu¨lna
• What if an alien asks for your help with a question, and the answer affects the future of the whole human race? —The Drake Equation
• Barlow has a talent for finding the dead. Or do they find him? —Acquisition
• When Varga sets out to explore the ancient stronghold of a long- dead wizard, she discovers that the ruins aren’t as deserted as she thought. —Obsidian Spire
• If only that reptile in the sewer were something as predictable as an alligator. —Gator
• On a distant world among the cloud peaks, the light-hawks promise a rich reward for those daring enough to harvest one. —A Glowing Heart
• In a world where memories can be stripped, Bill discovers that he has a family he has never known. —The Long Dizzy Down
• Not all spirits have the best of intentions, and they must be dealt with. —The Woodcutters’ Deity
• You can put an end to something wondrous, but only at a cost. —The Dragon Killer’s Daughter
• In a life-or-death situation, sometimes you wish that you had a really powerful spell. But that begs the question—what is power? —Useless Magic
• Some devils are as old as a dream, and more evil than men can imagine. —Adramelech
• When the world needs saving, three children are called to the task. —The Fox, the Wolf, and the Dove
• Can an aging sorcerer find a way to track down his old nemesis with the small bit of magic he has left, or is he just fooling himself? —The Magnificent Bhajan
Read them here—and enjoy!
|Publisher:||Galaxy Press, LLC|
|Series:||L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Lexile:||860L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 320 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
moonlight one by stephen Lawson what part of the solar system is humanity and what part is owned by the coorperations that bring humanity to the stars. the first two humans to live on the moon are in danger but the cooperation wants to blame their deaths on each other. not their strategically placed technology. waking from sleep the wife finds her husband dead and only daring and broadcast will save her. The Armour Embrace By Doug C. Souza When do we define the spirit, the ghost, and the living. His Mechsuite tried to save him, the nano bots knitting together the flesh the bone, the memories of the man within. But as it downloaded his mind to keep its program going more happen than would ever be anticipated. envoy in the ice Dustin Steinaker how would humanity respond to an envoy from some other place or time, that is found that it has been on earth for a lomger time. would are own skeptism cause us problems. or just our limited grasp make us see its we who are not ready, not worthy, of contact. tears for shula Andrew l Roberts she was his first love, his wife his second, the sea his third. he had no love for his son although he took the motherless boy all around the world. He searched for her people, he kept a log. But he found no otherd like her. It was when he was sick, dying and nearly gone that his son called to her, and gave her what they both held precious. the Draje equation C l Kagmi the idea of how long does a civilization last. what is the lenght of time for a civilization take to learn to accept to know and reach for the stars. are we ready. Obsidian Spire molly elisabeth Atkins the remates of magic still pollutes the world.the mages left their towers, their glass creatures, and the wisps of power. given her first solo adventure things are not working out as planned. but guilt and guts is all she has to face and free the entrapped beast. A thousand or so words of wisdom Anne Mccaffrey one of my most admired authors reminds us the steps to writing a new story. her utter brilliance and capasity shows in this short piece about the process and forbils of writting. gator Robert j Sawyer the imposdible can come to light. after what looked like an urban legend come to life a scientist risked his life limb and so much more to see what would have happened in an alternative past/present of a multi verse. a Glowin heart Anton Rose wow a beautiful piece the idea of a light hawk is amazing.. the compassion and nature of wonder and love is remarkable the long dizzy down ziporah hildernrant the language in the piece is hard to follow. although when you get the rhythm its a surprizingly poignant story. the woodcutters diety walter Dinjos the haunting images of battling supernatural powers usimg nature to over come each other. how to be come an illustrator larry elmore its not dedication but obsession that drives art.. its the drive to get better to prove yourself over and over again again the dragon killers daughter Todd Mccaffrey it is great to see him write. like his mother i get obsorbed into the piece. reading like its water to drink on the a thirsty mind. and to know he would only write the story if the dragon did not die, is a mark of his devotion to the story inspired by Larry Elmores painting. its brillant.. and addictive usless magic andrew peery their generation can only do one spell. their father had many more but he was crewl and unkind and difficult and not until his death did they know what they lost.
Where to begin? Right. Let's get this out of the way first: the writers who contributed to this anthology (or were the lucky few picked by even greater writers) are all well-established wordsmiths in their own respective genres and gradually making waves in the writing industry - you don't need to look that far ahead to start seeing their works lining the digital shelves of Amazon or your local bookstore. Then again, with stories about a space murder mystery, a tragic yet oddly touching selkie love story, a man with his consciousness locked into a mech, and a dying person being granted the rare insight into a whole new alien civilization she first dismissed as the delusions of her oxygen-deprived mind, these are all stories with plenty of potential busting free from the minds of creative folks who get it right to think out the box. Besides, the element of magic in science fiction stories is quickly becoming a necessary building block for any compelling story as readers practically starve for their favorite authors (or any authors) to push the boundaries and tantalize their minds with something different and exciting. You'll find that, bad-ass characters, epic plots, and expansive imaginations in this latest addition of Hubbard's Writers of the Future collection.
“Some of The Best New SF This Year.” L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of The Future continues to bring new authors and artists to the field in their many contests over the years. This current issue is no exception. The cover is by Larry Elmore, illustrating the story, The Dragon Killer’s Daughter. It also contains stories by contest winners, as well as old pros, while introducing new artists to the genre. Each story is different, while the writing is topnotch, and the story telling keeps the reader turning the page. 12 winning writers and two published finalist are included, as are 12 winning artists. Not a better SF anthology will be found this year. Highly recommended.