Writers of the Future Volume 25
Embark on Voyages of Imagination and Wonder. Discover the new visionaries of imagination in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 25.
Explore . . .
The mega corps may rule the world, but the struggle for freedom lives on—in a garden of hope amid the ruins of what used to be China.
He’s an ex-cop turned artist. She’s a mathematical genius who could save the world . . . or destroy it. It all depends on how much they’re willing to risk.
What’s in a name? For one young girl, the answer lies in the mirror and in the hidden world behind it—a world of unlimited possibility and danger.
Behold . . .
Deep in space, in a world of deception, treachery and brutality, one soldier vows never to surrender . . . his honor.
A mythic creature rises from the ashes . . . with an ingenious plan to cheat death.
The Inquisitor has come to a forsaken planet to destroy a man-made abomination. But what if there is God in the machine?
Discover . . .
Sweet love, sweet revenge, sweet dreams—they’re all for sale. If you’re willing to pay the price.
What became of the lost souls of Hiroshima? Can their voices be heard in the void? Have the children of the bomb paid a price? The Shadow Man knows.
She races for charity, and the competition is fierce—sabotage, assassination, win at any cost. When you run for your life, there are no limits to how far you’ll go.
Journey . . .
The road from illusion to beauty, from the art of deception to the ultimate truth . . . leads across the Dizzy Bridge.
For one fourteen-year-old girl, an interstellar colonist thirty light-years from home, coming of age is a real monster.
A real man, an Artificial woman, together they’ve been to the stars and back. Now they’re about to discover how far they’ll go—to stay together.
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 25 includes:
“Introduction” by K. D. Wentworth, Editor and Writers of the Future Contest Coordinating Judge
Articles about the craft and business of writing and illustrating:
“On Writing and Science Fiction” by L. Ron Hubbard
“Writers of the Future” by Robert Silverberg, Writers of the Future Contest Judge
“Persistence of Vision” by Ron Lindahn, Illustrators of the Future Contest Judge
Award-winning stories and award-winning illustrators:
Gold Award-winning story: “Garden of Tian Zi” by Emery Huang
Illustrated by Douglas Bosley
“The Shadow Man” by Donald Mead
Illustrated by Brianne Hills
“Life in Steam” by Gr. Linnaea
Illustrated by Ryan Behrens
“The Assignment of Runner ETI” by Fiona Lehn
Illustrated by A. R. Stone
“The Candy Store” by Heather McDougal
Illustrated by Jamie Luhn
“Risqueman” by Mike Wood
Illustrated by Evan Jensen
“Gray Queen Homecoming” by Schon M. Zwakman
Illustrated by Tobias A. Fruge
“The Dizzy Bridge” by Krista Hoeppner Leahy
Illustrated by Aaron Anderson
“Gone Black” by Matthew S. Rotundo
Illustrated by Luke Eidenschink
“The Reflection of Memory” by C. L. Holland
Illustrated by Oleksandra Barysheva
“After the Final Sunset, Again” by Jordan Lapp
Illustrated by Joshua J. Stewart
“The Farthest Born” by Gary Kloster
Illustrated by Mark Payton
“Keep the Writers of the Future going. It’s what keeps sci-fi alive.” —Orson Scott Card
“Prior to L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest starting, there was no field which enabled the new writer to compete with his peers other new writers.” —Kevin J. Anderson, Author
“Here’s skill and storytelling fervor aplenty these writers of the future have already arrived!” —Robert Silverberg, Author
“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
“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
“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
“A very generous legacy from L. Ron Hubbard a fine, fine fiction writer for the writers of the future.” —Anne McCaffrey, Author
“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
“Some of the best SF of the future comes from Writers of the Future.” —David Hartwell Hugo-Award-winning editor
“The best-selling SF anthology series of all time.” —Locus Magazine
“The most enduring forum to showcase new talent in the genre.” —Publishers Weekly