L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36: Bestselling Anthology of Award-Winning Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories
Soar to new heights of Science Fiction & Fantasy.
Who are the top science fiction writers and illustrators of the future? The answer is here. Get to know tomorrow's brightest creative talents chosen by some of today's bestselling authors and celebrated artists including Kevin J. Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Larry Elmore, Brandon Sanderson, Dan dos Santos, and Robert J. Sawyer.
Enter brilliantly realized worlds of dystopian politics, magical realism, post-apocalyptic adventure and romance, dark fantasy and more.
Explore universes of unlimited possibility in which a cereal box becomes a Pandora's box of good and evil . . . a troupe of artistic androids risk everything to catch the eye of a critic . . . and the foundation of a family, the very key to their existence, is not only inhabiting a home, but becoming it.
Discover the writers who push the boundaries--and break beyond them . . . the illustrators who envision the impossible--and render it real . . . the stories that challenge the way we see ourselves--and see the world in a new way.
The future of science fiction and fantasy is in your hands.
Anthology includes: 12 award-winning stories, 16 full-color illustrations, 4 bonus stories, and 4 articles offering art and writing tips.
4 bonus short stories by L. Ron Hubbard, Katherine Kurtz, Jody Lynn Nye and Nnedi Okorafor.
"Borrowed Glory" by L. Ron Hubbard: For a single day of glory and the settlement of a dispute among immortals, a life can be a satisfactory price.
"The Green Tower" by Katherine Kurtz: The magic is strong in the Green Tower, and two young girls struggle to discover its secrets.
"The Phoenix's Peace" by Jody Lynn Nye: The Phoenix has always been the guardian of Dembia. Now there's trouble in the land, and mysteriously, the Phoenix has left two golden eggs.
"The Winds of Harmattan" by Nnedi Okorafor: A young woman seeks her destiny in the African winds of Harmattan.
Art and writing tips by Echo Chernik, L. Ron Hubbard, Mike Perkins, and Sean Williams.
"The Illustrators of the Future Contest and the Art of This Anthology" by Echo Chernik: As a successful advertising and publishing illustrator, Illustrators of the Future Coordinating Judge and art director, Echo gives the story behind the cherished art included in this anthology.
"Steps in the Right Direction" by L. Ron Hubbard: In this interview, Ron describes the practical philosophy and energetic disciplines he applied with such telling success to his own career as a professional author.
"Breaking In" by Mike Perkins: Marvel and DC artist for Captain America, Thor, and Spider-Man shares valuable advice for anyone wanting to make it as a professional artist and illustrator.
"Making Collaboration Work for You or Co-writing with Larry and Sean" by Sean Williams: New York Times bestselling author, provides insight on the pitfalls and advantages of collaborating with another author.
"Science fiction as a genre has always looked to the future and the Writers of the Future looks to the future of science fiction." --Kevin J. Anderson
"Writers of the Future has my heartiest support and unqualified recommendation." --Terry Brooks
"Writers of the Future, as a contest and as a book, remains the flagship of short fiction." --Orson Scott Card
"L. Ron Hubbard ignited the spark of imagination, which in the minds of these new artists has become a blaze." --Bob Eggleton
"Some of the most excellent speculative fiction that you can find anywhere. They're cutting edge. They're new." --Nnedi Okorafor
"Without Writers of the Future, I wouldn't be where I am today." --Patrick Rothfuss
"These are the people who are going to be creating trends." --Brandon Sanderson
"The Illustrators of the Future is an amazing compass for what the art industry holds in store for all of us." --Dan dos Santos
"Packed with brilliant stories and thoughtful essays, all wonderfully illustrated by the artist winners―always a joy to behold." --Robert J. Sawyer
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About the Author
Sean Williams is a girl dad to his two daughters, Davynn and Cameron, and a boy dad to his son, Ethan. He is also the founder and CEO of The Dad Gang, a conscious social community of dads on a mission to redefine, revolutionize, and reshape the image of Black fatherhood. Visit him and other dope dads online at www.thedadgang.com.
David Farland is the pseudonym of Dave Wolverton, an American author of fantasy fiction who lives in Utah with his wife and five children. He was a budding author during his college years but came to prominence when he won the Writers of the Future L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award for On My Way to Paradise in 1987. He has achieved much renown in the science fiction field, but fans may know him best as the author of Star Wars novels; The Courtship of Princess Leia was met with acclaim from critics and readers alike and became a New York Times bestselling novel.