Writers of the Future Volume 28: The Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

Writers of the Future Volume 28: The Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

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Your passage to unforgettable worlds of imagination and escape. 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. “The offerings are thought provoking and varied, with a general trend towards excellence... The future is in good hands.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619860995
Publisher: Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Series: L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future , #28
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 568
Sales rank: 964,824
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 13 Years

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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Writers of the Future Volume 28 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Rilbur_Skryler More than 1 year ago
Every year, this contest successfully delivers a new set of interesting, entertaining stories well worth the read, for sci-fi readers and aspiring writers looking to learn alike.  Highly recommend.
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
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. I adore short stories and this series definitely delivers high-quality stories presented by the winners of the annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest. Like many anthologies, there's the occasional tale that I can't get into - not because the writing is poor but because of my inability to relate to the characters or the topic. There are also essays on writing and publishing - some are helpful, reminding me of handy tips and hints, and some are skimmable shameless self-promotions. But, at the end of the day, there are a lot of great writers featured here and no Scientology so I have commenced with reading the series backwards.
TabbysPantry More than 1 year ago
It's a book of short story by up and coming writers who are sure to bring us more great stories in the future. Right know I really want to tell you my favorite let’s just say there are a lot of baskets. I do not know why but this one really stuck with me and I am sure it will stick with you too. This is a great book for everyone especially if you are busy and love to get some reading in, or if you are a book lover and want to know who is up and coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite story is about magic basket. Memorable.
iPodReader More than 1 year ago
Some of these stories were better than others. One was so long and boring I finally just skipped it. Admittedly I don't read much sci-fi, but sometimes a bargain book tempts me outside my usual genre. I was especially NOT interested in the various "advice to writers" sections. Skipped right over those. But one thing in favor of good sci-fi: it leaves you with unforgettable images. In my case that was the first story in this collection: "Of Woven Wood" by Marie Croke, and the penultimate one: "The Poly Islands" by Gerald Warfield. Some people just have such great imaginations.
withspirit More than 1 year ago
I have been eagerly awaiting each issue of "Writers of the Future" for years now. This series began in 1987 or so, and I discovered it ten years later. It never fails to deliver great speculative fiction from new authors. The editors select monthly winners and them publish them annually in this book.
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Some of speculative fiction'spotential up and coming stars showcase why they deserve attention while WOTF proves its reputation for finding stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good thing the spoilers review was too long :)
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Yearofthecat More than 1 year ago
Yes, what's wrong with these wanna be writers that rewrite the whole book and spoil it for others. Either you liked it and recommend it or NOT.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd rather read a "plot spoiler" review since b&n and the publishers often don't provide enough "jacket" info that you would get with a tactile book. If you are not smart enough to figure out"plot spoiler" reviews are longer than "great", "awesome", " bad", or "horrible" SHAME ON YOU!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well thanks to scotman55 there is no need to buy this book as he just ruined it. Bn, just lost another sale and you can thank scotman55 !!!! Maybe you should start charging these plot spoilers for lost sales. Maybe then they will shut their pie hole!!""