L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 32: The Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year
Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology and Advice to Writers 2016
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YOUR NEXT FAVORITE AUTHOR
The 32nd edition of Writers of the Future may be the best new book yet! Brand-new adventure through space, time and possibility.
Along the way these new authors will introduce you to fascinating characters such as Nate, a very loyal companion--like most werewolves would be. Keanie has a parasite that lets her morph and so transform into anyone. Liz owns a dinosaur maker, but raw ingredients can be a problem. Anna slaves away in a factory but her magic leaves her unfulfilled. These authors take creative writing to a whole new level!
The answers, the stories, the visions, and the mind-stretching possibilities are all waiting inside.
Welcome to the future of Science Fiction and Fantasy. It gets better every year. These are the award winning short stories of the international contest that have launched the writing careers of some of the best new books!
BONUS stories and articles on how to write by New York Times best sellers Tim Powers, Sean Williams, Brandon Sanderson, Sergey Poyarkov & L. Ron Hubbard
"The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us." --Orson Scott Card
Celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 27th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest
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About the Author
David Farland (1957-2022) was the New York Times bestselling author of the Runelords fantasy series including Chaosbound, The Wyrmling Horde and Worldbinder. His other works include the Whitney Award-winning historical novel In the Company of Angels, and the young adult novel Nightingale, which won the International Book Award, the Grand Prize at the Hollywood Book Festival, and the Southern California Book Festival.Winning first place in the 1987 Writers of the Future contest for the novella On My Way to Paradise, Farland became one of the contest's judges in 1991. He also co-edited volume eight of the contest's annual anthology series, subsequently editing volumes nine through fourteen, and later volumes twenty-nine through thirty-seven. As Dave Wolverton, he wrote many science fiction novels including Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia, and was a finalist for the Nebula and Philip K. Dick awards. Farland was also an English professor of creative writing at Brigham Young University where he held writing workshops. His students included Brandon Sanderson, Eric Flint, and Stephenie Meyer.
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, 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
Writers of the Future collection is exciting and engrossing, with stories that range across the spectrum of SF and fantasy. Tried-and-true space opera and epic fantasy, these stories explore new mysteries and ideas.
Some of the best SF of the future comes from Writers of the Future. David Hartwell Hugo-Award-winning editor
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
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