On June 24th, volume 29 of the Writers of the Future will go on sale. If you’re interested in writing science fiction or fantasy this is a must read book for you. Not only does it include great stories with great illustrations but it also includes essays on the art and craft of writing as well as sumbission guidelines for the Writers and Illustrators of the Future.
I’m proud to have been one of the judges this year and hope that one day we’ll see one of your stories up for the award!
Here’s Publisher’s Weekly review:
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 29
Edited by Dave Wolverton.
Galaxy, $7.99 mass market (474p) ISBN 978-1-61986-200-5
Selected by a panel of judges and edited into a cohesive collection by Wolverton, this year’s Writers of the Future collection is exciting and engrossing, with stories that range across the spectrum of SF and fantasy. Eschewing tried-and-true space opera and epic fantasy, these stories explore new mysteries and ideas. Death takes a bride in Marilyn Guttridge’s “The Ghost Wife of Arlington.” The secrets of the clock that powers the world are revealed in Christopher Reynaga’s “The Grande Complication.” Shannon Peavey’s “Scavengers” introduces the Vulture Lady and explains why no one who leaves her domain ever returns.
Adventurous, lighthearted, thought-provoking, and grim, these stories cover a wide range of science and magic, each unique, refreshing, and innovative in a variety of different ways.
The anthology is fleshed out by essays from the late Hubbard, Nnedi Okorafor, and artist Larry Elmore. This book is not to be missed, full of exciting new writers to watch. (July) Reviewed on 05/24/2013
You can watch the (really cool) book trailer here.