2012 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER!
The year's thirteen best tales from the Writers of the Future international writers' program.
Illustrated by winners in the Illustrators of the Future international Illustrators' program.
With essays on writing and illustration by L. Ron Hubbard, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Shaun Tan. Edited by K. D. Wentworth.
Acclaim for Writers of the Future:
"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
"Keep Writers of the Future going. It's what KEEPS SCI-FI ALIVE." —ORSON SCOTT CARD
"A VERY GENEROUS LEGACY from L. Ron Hubbard—a fine, fine fiction writer—for the writers of the future." —ANNE MCCAFFREY
INTRODUCTION by K. D. Wentworth
OF WOVEN WOOD by Marie Croke • Illustrated by Emily Grandin
THE RINGS OF MARS by William Ledbetter • Illustrated by J. F. Smith
THE PARADISE APERTURE by David Carani • Illustrated by Paul Pederson
STORY VITALITY by L. Ron Hubbard
FAST DRAW by Roy Hardin • Illustrated by Paul Pederson
THE SIREN by M. O. Muriel • Illustrated by Hunter Bonyun
CONTACT AUTHORITY by William Mitchell • Illustrated by Rhiannon Taylor
THE IMPORTANCE OF SHORT FICTION by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
THE COMMAND FOR LOVE by Nick T. Chan • Illustrated by Carly Trowbridge
MY NAME IS ANGELA by Harry Lang • Illustrated by Mago Huang
LOST PINE by Jacob A. Boyd • Illustrated by Pat R. Steiner
ADVICE FOR A NEW ILLUSTRATOR by Shaun Tan
SHUTDOWN by Corry L. Lee • Illustrated by Greg Opalinski
WHILE IRELAND HOLDS THESE GRAVES by Tom Doyle • Illustrated by Fiona Meng
THE POLY ISLANDS by Gerald Warfield • Illustrated by Jay Richard
INSECT SCULPTOR by Scott T. Barnes • Illustrated by John W. Haverty Jr.
THE YEAR IN THE CONTESTS
WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST RULES
ILLUSTRATORS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST RULES