Writers of the Future Volume 29
Embark on Voyages of Imagination and Wonder. Discover the new visionaries of imagination in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 29.
In twelve seconds you will catch one last glimpse of this world before you walk into a tunnel of light—or will you?
Each of us is born with ten thousand faces, but we reveal them only one at a time. Some should remain hidden forever.
When a dead man appears in a field, it’s time to call a medical examiner. But this isn’t like any human seen before.
Most people fear Death and avoid Him. Some seek to make peace with Him. But only one woman falls in love with Him. . . .
The ads say, “Live the adventure! Meet strange new aliens!” But beware what the ads don’t tell you.
When everything is illegal, it takes a special kind of nerve to become a “Cop for a Day.”
Fixing clocks is hard. But when a young orphan discovers that Time itself is broken, it’s a job that calls for a wizard.
Everyone experiences cravings, but one young woman discovers that she has an inherited taste for dreams. . . .
We’re already making test-tube babies. What will we do with the rejects?
The Vulture Lady always takes special care of the village of Goldwater. Now one woman must seek to find out why. . . .
Some evils are so monstrous, the world needs a hero. Fortunately, we can bring him back from the dead, when needed. . . .
Holidays can be wondrous and heartwarming, funny or sad. Some are more marvelous than others.
In a world torn by war, cruelty seems to know no bounds. Then again, neither does love. . . .
Experience the thrills, laughs, heartbreak and tears that can all be found in this fabulous new anthology. We’ve scoured the globe to find the most powerful new writers, and then paired them with the most gifted new illustrators to bring you L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIX.
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 29 includes:
“Introduction” by Dave Wolverton, Editor and Writers of the Future Contest Coordinating Judge
Articles about the craft and business of writing and illustrating:
“The Manuscript Factory” by L. Ron Hubbard
“The Sport of Writing” by Robert Silverberg, Writers of the Future Contest Judge
“Journey for a New Artist” by Larry Elmore, Illustrators of the Future Contest Judge
Award-winning stories and award-winning illustrators:
Gold Award-winning story: “Twelve Seconds” by Tina Gower
Illustrated by Luis Menacho
“War Hero” by Brian Trent
Illustrated by Jon Eno
“Planetary Scouts” by Stephen Sottong
Illustrated by Joshua Meehan
“The Grande Complication” by Christopher Reynaga
Illustrated by Olivia Xu
“Cop for a Day” by Chrome Oxide
Illustrated by Jon Eno
“Gonna Reach Out and Grab Ya” by Eric Cline
Illustrated by Daniel Reneau
“Vestigial Girl” by Alex Wilson
Illustrated by Jackie Albano
“Holy Days” by Kodiak Julian
Illustrated by Aldo Katayanagi
“The Ghost Wife of Arlington” by Marilyn Guttridge
Illustrated by Sida Chen
“Everything You Have Seen” by Alisa Alering
Illustrated by Karsen Slater
“Scavengers” by Shannon Peavey
Illustrated by James J. Eads
“Dreameater” by Andrea Stewart
Illustrated by Lucas Durham
“Master Belladino’s Mask” by Marina J. Lostetter
Illustrated by Tiffany England
“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