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Writers of the Future, Volume 33
by L. Ron Hubbard and David Farland and Robert J. Sawyer and Todd J. McCaffrey


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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?  Read more...


 
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More About Writers of the Future, Volume 33 by L. Ron Hubbard; David Farland; Robert J. Sawyer; Todd J. McCaffrey
 
 
 
Overview

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


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781619865297
  • ISBN-10: 1619865297
  • Publisher: Galaxy Press (CA)
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Series: L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future #24

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Given that the 14 new writers represented in this anthology are all winners of the contest L. Ron Hubbard founded in 1983, its not surprising that their contributions are of a consistently high quality. Theres nothing groundbreaking here, but familiar themes are well handled. For example, both Dustin Steinackers Envoy in the Ice and C.L. Kagmis The Drake Equation imagine first contact with alien intelligences in a thoughtful way thats reminiscent of Carl Sagans lengthier treatment in Contact. Stephen Lawsons Moonlight One is the standout, setting up a seemingly impossible crime while economically conjuring up a plausible near-future: Gwen and Ehrly Kennedy are the first, and only, humans to live on the moon, but their experiment turns tragic when Gwen awakens to find that someone (hopefully someone other than her) has stabbed her husband to death. Fans of classic science fiction will find much to appreciate here. Agent: Claude Sandoz, Author Services. (Apr.)

 
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