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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future

Writers of the Future: Book 1

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • About L. Ron Hubbard - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Introduction - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • On Shaping Creativity - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Tyson's Turn - novelette by Michael D. Miller
  • A Step Into Darkness - novelette by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Tiger Hunt - novelette by Jor Jennings
  • A Writer's Beginnings - essay by Robert Silverberg
  • In the Garden - short story by A. J. Mayhew
  • Arcadus Arcane - short story by Dennis J. Pimple
  • Recalling Cinderella - novelette by Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Ebbing - novelette by Leonard Carpenter
  • What Are You Doing Here? - essay by Theodore Sturgeon
  • The Land of the Leaves - short story by Norma Hutman
  • Anthony's Wives - short story by Randell Crump
  • The Thing from the Old Seaman's Mouth - short story by Victor L. Rosemund
  • Without Wings - short story by L. E. Carroll
  • On Science Fiction - essay by Jack Williamson
  • Shanidar - novelette by David Zindell
  • One Last Dance - short story by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Measuring the Light - novelette by Michael Green
  • A Way Out - short story by Mary Frances Zambreno
  • The Writer's Life and Uniqueness - essay by Roger Zelazny
  • About the Artists - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume II

Writers of the Future: Book 2

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • L. Ron Hubbard: March 13, 1911 - January 24, 1986 - essay by uncredited
  • On This Book - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Introducing L. Ron Hubbard On Art - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Art, More About - (1973) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Beast - short story by Jon Gustafson
  • In the Smoke - short story by Howard V. Hendrix
  • The Book of Time - novella by Camilla Decarnin
  • The Old Organ Trail - short story by Bridget McKenna
  • Click - novelette by Ray Aldridge
  • An Idea That... - essay by Gene Wolfe
  • A Sum of Moments - novelette by Laura E. Campbell
  • All You Can Eat! - short story by Don Baumgart
  • They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships - short story by Marina Fitch
  • A Thousand or So Words of Wisdom - essay by Anne McCaffrey
  • The Trout - short story by Marianne O. Nielsen
  • Redmond - novelette by Kenneth Schulze
  • Mudpuppies - novelette by Robert Reed
  • The Single Most Important Piece of Advice - essay by Frank Herbert
  • Dream in a Bottle - short story by Jerry Meredith and D. E. Smirl
  • The Cinderella Caper - novelette by Sansoucy Kathenor
  • The Helldivers - novelette by Parris ja Young
  • Tell Me a Story - essay by Larry Niven
  • Welcome to Freedom - short story by Jay Sullivan

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume III

Writers of the Future: Book 3

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • A Growing Thing - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Introducing L. Ron Hubbard on Art and Communication - essay by uncredited
  • Art and Communication - (1977) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Jacob's Ladder - novelette by M. Shayne Bell
  • The Language of the Sea - novelette by Carolyn Ives Gilman
  • Living in the Jungle - short story by Martha Soukup
  • How to Impress an Editor - essay by Frederik Pohl
  • The Very Last Party at #13 Mallory Way - novelette by L. E. Carroll
  • Monsters - short story by Jean Reitz
  • Long Knives - novelette by J. R. Dunn
  • A Little of What You Fancy - short story by Mary Catherine McDaniel
  • How to Sound Like an Expert - essay by Gregory Benford
  • In the Sickbay - novelette by R. V. Branham
  • A Day in the Life - short fiction by Christopher Ewart
  • Old Mickey Flip Had a Marvelous Ship - novelette by Lori Ann White
  • Time and Chance - novelette by Eric M. Heideman
  • No Pets - short story by Tawn Stokes
  • Building Plausible Futures - essay by Jerry Pournelle
  • On My Way to Paradise - novella by Dave Wolverton
  • Resonance Ritual - short story by Paula May
  • About the Story Illustrators - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume IV

Writers of the Future: Book 4

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Tomorrow's Miracles - (1938) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • River of Stone - short story by Michael Green
  • The Mirror - novelette by Nancy Farmer
  • What a Story Is - essay by Algis Budrys
  • The Zombie Corps: Nine-Lives Charlie - novelette by Rayson Lorrey
  • High Fast Fish - short story by John Moore
  • A Winter's Night - novelette by Pat MacEwen
  • The Right Kind of Writing Workshop - essay by Orson Scott Card
  • The Troublesome Kordae Alliance and How It Was Settled - novelette by Flonet Biltgen
  • Growlers - short story by Larry England
  • What Do I See in You? - short story by Mary A. Turzillo
  • Diving in at Sag Harbor - essay by Tim Powers
  • The Gas Man - novella by Richard Urdiales
  • The Fruit Picker - short story by Jo Beverley
  • Black Sun and Dark Companion - short story by R. Garcia y Robertson
  • To the Next Generation - essay by Ramsey Campbell
  • 6770: The Cause - short story by Mark D. Haw
  • Mother's Day - novelette by Astrid Julian
  • Buffalo Dreams - short story by Jane Mailander
  • SF Illustration As an Art - essay by Frank Kelly Freas
  • Heroic Measures - short story by Paul Edwards
  • Old Times There - short story by Dennis E. Minor
  • About the Illustrators - essay by Frank Kelly Freas

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume V

Writers of the Future: Book 5

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Daddy's Girls - short story by K. D. Wentworth
  • The Nomalers - novelette by Jamil Nasir
  • Blue Shift - novelette by Stephen Baxter
  • Just Don't - short fiction by Eolake Stobblehouse
  • Circulate - (1935) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Rachel's Wedding - novella by Virginia Baker
  • The Wallet and Maudie - novelette by Dan'l Danehy-Oakes and Alan Wexelblat
  • Dear Mom - short story by Stephen C. Fisher
  • A Little Womanly Advice - essay by Marta Randall
  • Prosthetic Lady - novella by Paula May
  • Despite and Still - novelette by Marc Matz
  • A Walk by Moonlight - novelette by Mark Anthony
  • Wisdoms & Warnings: Writing SF for Younger Readers - essay by Jane Yolen
  • Starbird - novelette by J. Steven York
  • A Ghost in the Matrix - novelette by Steve Martindale
  • Under Ice - novelette by C. W. Johnson
  • The Magic Picture - essay by Hal Clement
  • The Disambiguation of Captain Shroud - short story by Gary W. Shockley
  • Writing for the Future - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Illustrating for the Future - essay by Frank Kelly Freas

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume VI

Writers of the Future: Book 6

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1990) - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Kansas City Kitty - (1990) - novelette by Michael L. Scanlon
  • Red Eyes - (1990) - novelette by Stephen Milligan
  • Winter's Garden - (1990) - short story by Sharon Wahl
  • A Foreign Exchange - (1990) - short story by Matthew Wills
  • Suspense - (1937) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Dancing with Dinosaurs - (1990) - short story by Charles D. Eckert
  • Water - (1990) - short story by John W. Randal
  • A Branch in the Wind - (1990) - short story by Bruce Holland Rogers
  • Riches Like Dust - (1990) - short story by Scot Noel
  • Blueprint for Success in Art - (1990) - essay by Alex Schomburg
  • Eulogy for Lisa - (1990) - novelette by Jason Shankel
  • The Dive - (1990) - novelette by James Verran
  • Flutterbyes - (1990) - short story by Jo Etta Ledgerwood
  • The Magician - (1990) - novelette by Michael I. Landweber
  • Science in Science Fiction - (1990) - essay by Ben Bova
  • The Bookman - (1990) - short story by David Ira Cleary
  • The Vintager - (1990) - short story by James Gleason Bishop
  • Mothers of Chaos - (1990) - short story by Pete D. Manison
  • The Children of Crèche - (1990) - novelette by James Alan Gardner
  • Why This Book Is - (1990) - essay by Algis Budrys
  • The Scholar of the Pear Tree Garden - (1990) - short story by Annis Shepherd
  • Under Glass - (1990) - novelette by David F. Carr
  • The Illustrators' Contest - (1990) - essay by Frank Kelly Freas

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume VII

Writers of the Future: Book 7

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Georgi - novelette by James C. Glass
  • A Plumber's Tale - novelette by Merritt Severson
  • Seventeen Short Essays on the Relationship Between Art and Science - short story by Michael C. Berch
  • Search for Research - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Relay - novelette by Michelle L. Levigne
  • Hopes and Dreams - short story by Mark Garland
  • Pandora's Box 2055 - novelette by David Hast
  • My Advice to the Undiscovered - essay by Ray Aldridge
  • The Trashman of Auschwitz - novelette by Barry H. Reynolds
  • The Cab Driver from Hell in the Land of the Pioux Hawques - novelette by Allen J. M. Smith
  • The Difference - essay by Frank Frazetta
  • Yarena's Daughter - novelette by Terri Trimble
  • You, Yourself, Are a Delight, and It Is Only Your Work That Is Overwrought or Lacking in Affect or Clichéd or Drearily Jejune - essay by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Sensations of the Mind - novelette by Valerie J. Freireich
  • The Raid on the Golden Horn - short story by Don Satterlee
  • It Is Just Good Business - essay by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith
  • A Plea for Mercy - novelette by Öjvind Bernander
  • Balanced Ecology - novelette by William Esrac
  • Writing and Selling Your First Novel - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • An Exultation of Tears - novelette by Ross Westergaard
  • Crow's Curse - novelette by Michael H. Payne
  • Why We're Glad to Be Here - essay by Algis Budrys
  • A Note from Frank Kelly-Freas - essay by Frank Kelly Freas

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume VIII

Writers of the Future: Book 8

Algis Budrys
Dave Wolverton

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • The Last Indian War - novelette by Brian Burt
  • The Winterberry - short story by Nicholas A. DiChario
  • Boos and Taboos - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Bringing Sissy Home - novelette by Astrid Julian
  • Winter Night, with Kittens - short story by Sam Wilson
  • Invisible Man - short story by Larry Ferrill
  • Naming Characters and Why - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Surrogate - short story by Mark Sumner
  • The Coat of Many Colors - short story by Christine Beckert
  • Timepieces - novelette by Mike E. Swope
  • Notes to the New Artist - essay by Edd Cartier
  • Anne of a Thousand Years - novelette by Michael Paul Meltzer
  • Subterranean Pests - short story by James S. Dorr
  • Getting Started - essay by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • A Cold Fragrant Air - short story by C. Maria Plieger
  • Blueblood - novelette by Bronwyn Elko
  • Not Simply Blue - novelette by Gene Bostwick
  • Write from the Heart - essay by R. Garcia y Robertson
  • Scary Monsters - novelette by Stephen Woodworth
  • Pale Marionettes - novelette by Mark Budz
  • Running Rings Around the Moon - short story by Kevin Kirk
  • The Augmented Man - novelette by Wendy Rathbone
  • More Than a Contest - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • A Note from Frank Kelly-Freas - essay by Frank Kelly Freas

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume IX

Writers of the Future: Book 9

Dave Wolverton

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1993) - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • Fire - (1993) - novelette by Elizabeth E. Wein
  • An Afternoon With George - (1993) - short story by Steve Duff
  • Ghosts of the Fall - (1993) - novelette by Sean Williams
  • Story Vitality - (1993) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Borealis - (1993) - novelette by D. A. Houdek
  • The Dictates - (1993) - short story by Vaughn Heppner
  • The Monitor - (1993) - short story by John Richard DeRose
  • Adjusting the Moon - (1993) - novelette by Karawynn Long
  • The Witchin' Man - (1989) - short story by Douglas Jole
  • Breaking Into Comics - (1993) - essay by Julius Schwartz
  • Memorease of Tommy - (1993) - short story by Pete D. Manison
  • Los Muertos - (1993) - novelette by Lisa Smedman
  • Lady's Portrait, Executed In Archaic Colors - (1993) - novelette by Charles M. Saplak
  • No Excuses: Finding the Time to Write - (1993) - essay by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Cinders of the Great War - (1993) - short story by Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury
  • Messages - (1993) - novelette by Stoney Compton
  • M - (1993) - short story by Lisa Maxwell (1990s)
  • Furor Scribendi - (1993) - essay by Octavia E. Butler
  • A Child's Handful of the Moon - (1993) - novelette by David Phalen
  • The Children China Made - (1993) - novelette by Tom Drennan
  • Entropy, and the Strangler - (1993) - novelette by Eric Flint
  • About the Contests - (1993) - essay by Dave Wolverton

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume X

Writers of the Future: Book 10

Dave Wolverton

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • ...Never See His Like Again - essay by Frank Kelly Freas
  • Schrödinger's Mousetrap - novelette by Alan Barclay
  • Where Memories Go - short story by Lauren Fitzgerald
  • Magic Out of a Hat - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Silicon de Bergerac - novelette by W. Eric Schult
  • A Few Tips on the Craft - essay by H. R. Van Dongen
  • An Anniversary to Remember - essay by Frederik Pohl
  • Achilo - novella by D. E. Lofgran
  • Winter's Cycle - novelette by Ron Ginzler
  • The Key to Making Your Characters Believable - essay by A. C. Crispin
  • To a Writer Just Starting Out - (1994) - essay by Robert Silverberg
  • Storm Jumper - novella by James Gladu Jordan
  • Kidswap - short story by Sheila Hartney
  • A Handful of Stones - short story by Mark Schimming
  • The Healer - (1994) - novelette by Susan J. Kroupa
  • After the War is Over - novelette by Dan Gollub
  • The Bridge to Over There - short story by C. Ellis Staehlin
  • Getting Down to Business - (1994) - essay by Jennifer Roberson
  • And Abel Begat... - short story by Audrey Lawson
  • Seekers - novelette by Bruce Hallock
  • R for Character - essay by Jack Williamson
  • The Writers of the Future Decade - essay by Dave Wolverton

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XI

Writers of the Future: Book 11

Dave Wolverton

Table of Contents:

  • Rosita's Baby - short fiction by Beverly Suarez-Beard
  • Not Worth Fixing - (1995) - short story by Brian Plante
  • Steps in the Right Direction - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Harpbreak - short fiction by Melissa Lee Shaw
  • Ghost Woman - short fiction by Gordon R. Menzies
  • A Measure of Understanding - essay by Joseph P. Loftus
  • Burnt Offerings - short fiction by Shira Daemon
  • Oh, Jungleland - short fiction by Grant Avery Morgan
  • Derivatives and Futures--A Non-Financial Prospectus - essay by Alan Dean Foster
  • Ears - short fiction by Steve Rissberger
  • Sea of Chaos - short fiction by Julia H. West
  • A Portion For Foxes - short fiction by Brook West
  • Pictures That Tell Stories - essay by Bob Eggleton
  • Patient's End - short fiction by J. F. Peterson
  • Final Jeopardy - short fiction by William J. Austin
  • The Witch's Cat - short fiction by Ann Miller Jordan
  • The Tilted Playing-Field - essay by Charles Sheffield
  • Merchant Trust - short fiction by Susan Urbanek Linville
  • The Last Blade - short fiction by Elisa Romero-McCullough
  • About the Writers and Illustrators of the Future - essay by Dave Wolverton

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XII

Writers of the Future: Book 12

Dave Wolverton

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • Dead Faces - novelette by Edwina Mayer
  • After the Rainbow - novella by Fruma Klass
  • Reflections in Period Glass - short story by Scott M. Azmus
  • The Savant Death Syndrome - novelette by Jerry Craven
  • The Manuscript Factory - (1935) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Ploughshares - short story by M. W. Keiper
  • Tempering Day - novelette by Darren C. Cummings
  • His Best Weapon - novelette by Arlene C. Harris
  • Eyes of Light - novelette by Richard Flood
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: Three Keys - essay by Paul Lehr
  • Requiem for a Deathwatcher - short story by Carrie Pollack
  • The Unhappy Golem of Rabbi Leitch - novelette by Russell William Asplund
  • A Report from the Terran Project - short story by Scott Everett Bronson
  • Devil's Advocate - short story by Syne Mitchell
  • Narcissus Rising - short story by Roge Gregory
  • Quixchotol - novelette by E. Robertson Rose
  • The Heart of the Matter - essay by Doug Beason
  • In the Elephant's Graveyard, Where Space Dances with Time - novelette by Sue Storm
  • Grail's End - novelette by Callan Primer
  • About the Writers and Illustrators of the Future - essay by Dave Wolverton

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XIII

Writers of the Future: Book 13

Dave Wolverton

Table of Contents:

  • Welcome to the Future - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • The Scent of Desire - novelette by John Brown
  • Recursion - short story by S. Seaport
  • Altar - novelette by Malcolm Twigg
  • The Fast Production Writer - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • White Jade - short story by Janet Martin
  • Orange - novella by Sara Backer
  • Black on Black - novelette by Kyle David Jelle
  • The Art of Love - essay by Ron Lindahn
  • A Prayer for the Insect Gods - novelette by Morgan Burke
  • The Winds - novelette by Heidi Stallman
  • The Garden - novella by Cati Coe
  • Only Half the Equation - essay by Ed Gorman
  • Wings - short story by Alan Smale
  • The Gods Perspire - short story by Ken Rand
  • The Biggest Little Job in Fiction - essay by Janet Berliner
  • Troder - novelette by David L. Felts
  • For the Strength of the Hills - novella by Lee Allred
  • About Writers of the Future - essay by Dave Wolverton

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XIV

Writers of the Future: Book 14

Dave Wolverton

Table of Contents:

  • On to the Future - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • The Dhaka Flu - novelette by Richard Flood
  • Nocturne's Bride - short story by Brian Wightman
  • Jenny, with the Stars in Her Hair - (1998) - novelette by Amy Sterling Casil
  • How to Drive a Writer Crazy - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Spray Paint Revolutions - short story by J. C. Schmidt
  • The Disappearance of Josie Andrew - short story by Ron Collins
  • Waiting for Hildy - novelette by Chris Flamm
  • Valuable Advice - essay by Anne McCaffrey
  • Agony - novelette by Ladonna King
  • Metabolism - short story by Scott Nicholson
  • Silent Justice - novelette by Maureen Jensen
  • Our Mission to Dream - essay by Vincent Di Fate
  • Cyclops on B Minor - novelette by Jayme Lynn Blaschke
  • Broken Mirror - novelette by David Masters
  • Red Tide, White Tide - novelette by T. M. Spell
  • On Writing Science Fiction - essay by Eric Kotani
  • Literacy - novelette by Stefano Donati
  • The Dragon and the Lorelei - novelette by Carla Montgomery
  • Red Moon - novelette by Scott M. Azmus
  • The Third Agenda - essay by Michael A. Stackpole
  • Faller - novelette by Tim Jansen
  • Conservator - novelette by Steven Mohan, Jr.
  • A Few Notes on This Volume - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • Contest Information - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XV

Writers of the Future: Book 15

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Blade of the Bunny - novelette by Jim C. Hines
  • Art vs. Eats - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • A Man More Ordinary - short story by Manfred Gabriel
  • Bearing the Pattern - novelette by G. Scott Huggins
  • The One-Eyed Man - novelette by Gregory Janks
  • Dream the Dream - essay by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon
  • The Unbound - novella by Nicole Montgomery
  • Out of the Blue - novelette by Ron Collins
  • By Other Windings - novelette by Franklin Thatcher
  • How I've Been Passing the Time Until Waiting Is Filled - essay by K. D. Wentworth
  • My Son, My Self - novelette by Amy Sterling Casil
  • The Price of Tea in China - novelette by David Wesley Hill
  • The Great Wizard Joey - novella by W. G. Rowland
  • Holding Bogart's Fort - essay by Tim Powers
  • Great White Hunter - novelette by Don Solosan
  • The Vampire Shortstop - novelette by Scott Nicholson
  • Fifteen Years of L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future - essay by Algis Budrys

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XVI

Writers of the Future: Book 16

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Home Grown - short story by William Brown
  • Like Iron Unicorns - novelette by Paul Batteiger
  • Atlantis, Ohio - novella by Mark Siegel
  • Search for Research - (1991) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • A Conversation with Schliegelman - novelette by Dan Barlow
  • In Orbite Medievali - novelette by Tobias S. Buckell
  • Guildmaster - novella by Dan Dyson
  • An Essay on Art - essay by Judith Holman
  • Skin Song - short story by Melissa Yuan-Innes
  • As the Crow Flies - short story by Leslie Claire Walker
  • Mud and Salt - short story by Michael Jasper
  • The Basic Basics of Writing - essay by Algis Budrys
  • The Quality of Wetness - novella by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Your Own Hope - novelette by Paul E. Martens
  • Pulling Up Roots - novelette by Gary Murphy
  • Fame? Fortune? Chocolate? - essay by Michael H. Payne
  • Daimon! Daimon! - novella by Jeff Rutherford
  • L. Ron Hubbard's Writers and Illustrators of the Future - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Contest Information - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XVII

Writers of the Future: Book 17

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Black Box - short story by Janet Barron
  • A Familiar Solution - short story by Marguerite Devers Green
  • The Plague - novelette by A. C. Bray
  • Boos and Taboos - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • El Presidente Munsie - novelette by Tony Daley
  • Time Out of Mind - novelette by Everett S. Jacobs
  • Brother Jubal in the Womb of Silence - novelette by Tim Myers
  • The Sharp End - novelette by Kelly McCullough
  • The Writer's Life and Uniqueness - (1985) - essay by Roger Zelazny
  • Lucretia's Nose - short story by Philip Lees
  • Dreams and Bones - short story by Eric M. Witchey
  • Marketplace of Souls - short story by David Lowe
  • Interrupt Vector - short story by Robert B. Schofield
  • Getting "Lucky" - essay by Sergey Poyarkov
  • Ten Gallons a Whore - novelette by Anna D. Allen
  • Magpie - novelette by Meredith Simmons
  • God Loves the Infantry - novella by Greg Siewert
  • Hello and Goodbye - novelette by Michele Letica
  • T.E.A. and Koumiss - novelette by Steven C. Raine
  • An Idiot Rode to Majra - novelette by J. Simon
  • Life Eternal - short story by Bob Johnston
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Contest Information - essay by Algis Budrys

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XVIII

Writers of the Future: Book 18

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • The Dragon Cave - short story by Drew Morby
  • The Haunted Seed - short story by Ray Roberts
  • Rewind - short story by David D. Levine
  • Windseekers - short story by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Magic Out of a Hat - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Lost on the Road - short story by Ari Goelman
  • Graveyard Tea - short story by Susan Fry
  • Carrying the God - short story by Lee Battersby
  • A Few Tips on the Craft of Illustration - essay by H. R. Van Dongen
  • Memoria Technica - short story by Leon J. West
  • Free Fall - short story by Tom Brennan
  • All Winter Long - short story by Jae Brim
  • The Art of Creation - short story by Carl Frederick
  • Advice to the New Writer - essay by Andre Norton
  • The Road to Levenshir - novelette by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Eating, Drinking, Walking - short story by Dylan Otto Krider
  • Origami Cranes - short story by Seppo Kurki
  • A New Anthology - essay by Tim Powers
  • Worlds Apart - short story by Woody O. Carsky-Wilson
  • Prague 47 - short story by Joel Best
  • What Became of the King - short story by Aimee C. Amodio
  • The Year in Contests - essay by Algis Budrys

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XIX

Writers of the Future: Book 19

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Numbers - short story by Joel Best
  • Trust Is a Child - short story by Matthew Candelaria
  • A Boy and His Bicycle - novelette by Carl Frederick
  • Suspense - (1937) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • A Few Days North of Vienna - novella by Brandon Butler
  • A Ship That Bends - short story by Luc Reid
  • Bury My Heart at the Garrick - novella by Steven Savile
  • A Silky Touch to No Man - novella by Robert J Defendi
  • To the Illustrators of the Future - essay by Will Eisner
  • Dark Harvest - novelette by Geoffrey Girard
  • From All the Work Which He Had Made... - novelette by Michael Chruchman
  • Beautiful Singer - novella by Steve Bein
  • Gossamer - novelette by Ken Liu
  • Ten Years After - essay by Sean Williams
  • Walking Rain - novelette by Ian Keane
  • Blood and Horses - short story by Myke Cole
  • Into the Gardens of Sweet Night - novella by Jay Lake
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Contest Information - essay by Algis Budrys

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XX

Writers of the Future: Book 20

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • The Nature of Creativity - essay by Algis Budrys
  • On Our Twentieth Anniversary - essay by William J. Widder
  • Monkey See, Monkey Deduce - short story by Jonathan Laden
  • Bottomless - novelette by Luc Reid
  • Art, More About - (1973) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Flotsam - novelette by Bradley P. Beaulieu
  • Kinship - novelette by Jason Stoddard
  • In Memory - short story by Eric James Stone
  • On the Writing of Speculative Fiction - (1947) - essay by Robert A. Heinlein
  • The Key - novella by Blair MacGregor
  • Cancilleri's Law - short story by Gabriel F. W. Koch
  • Sleep Sweetly, Junie Carter - novelette by Joy Marchand
  • Twenty Years! - essay by Robert Silverberg
  • Conversation with a Mechanical Horse - novelette by Floris M. Kleijne
  • Weapons of the Lord Are Not Carnal - novelette by Andrew Tisbert
  • Sunrunners - novella by Matthew Champine
  • State of the Art - essay by Vincent Di Fate
  • Shipwoman - novelette by Roxanne Hutton
  • Last Days of the Mahdi - novelette by Tom Pendergrass
  • Asleep in the Forest of the Tall Cats - short story by Kenneth Brady
  • False Summits - essay by Kevin J. Anderson
  • The Plastic Soul of a Note - novelette by William T. Katz
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Contest Information - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXI

Writers of the Future: Book 21

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • In the Flue - short story by John Schoffstall
  • Needle Child - novelette by M. T. Reiten
  • The Story of His Life - novelette by David W. Goldman
  • Introducing "Tomorrow's Miracles" - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Green Angel - short story by Sean A. Tinsley
  • The Firebird - short story by Andrew Gudgel
  • My Daughter, the Martian - novelette by Sidra M. S. Vitale
  • Meeting the Sculptor - novelette by Floris M. Kleijne (trans. of Ontmoeting met Vormgever 2013)
  • Seven Keys to Writing Success - essay by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Into the Blank Where Life is Hurled - short story by Ken Scholes
  • Mars Hath No Fury Like a Pixel Double-Crossed - novelette by Stephen R. Stanley
  • Blackberry Witch - novella by Scott M. Roberts
  • Style Points - essay by Stephen Hickman
  • Betrayer of Trees - novelette by Eric James Stone
  • Deadglass - short story by Lon Prater
  • Last Dance at the Sergeant Majors' Ball - (2004) - short story by Cat Sparks
  • Annus Mirabilis - short story by Mike Rimar
  • The Keeper Alone - novella by Michael Livingston
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by Algis Budrys

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXII

Writers of the Future: Book 22

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Algis Budrys
  • The Sword from the Sea - short fiction by Blake Hutchins
  • Broken Stones - short fiction by Judith Tabron
  • Advice to the Word-Weary - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Games on the Children's Ward - short fiction by Michail Velichansky
  • Evolution's End - short fiction by Lee Beavington
  • The Red Envelope - short story by David Sakmyster
  • Art Is a Journey - essay by Bob Eggleton
  • Schroedinger's Hummingbird - short story by Diana Rowland
  • On the Mount - short fiction by David John Baker
  • Eight Things New Writers Need to Know - essay by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Life on the Voodoo Driving Range - short story by Brandon Sigrist
  • At the Gate of God - short fiction by Joseph Jordan
  • Are We at the End of Science Fiction? - essay by Orson Scott Card
  • Balancer - short story by Richard Kerslake
  • The Bone Fisher's Apprentice - short story by Sarah Totton
  • Tongues - short fiction by Brian Rappatta
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Contest Information - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXIII

Writers of the Future: Book 23

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (2007) - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Primetime - (2007) - novelette by Douglas Texter
  • The Sun God at Dawn, Rising from a Lotus Blossom - (2007) - novelette by Andrea Kail
  • The Frozen Sky - (2007) - novella by Jeff Carlson
  • Art and Communication - (1977) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • The Stone Cipher - (2007) - novella by Tony Pi
  • Obsidian Shards - (2007) - novelette by Aliette de Bodard
  • Ripping Carovella - (2007) - novelette by K. J. Zimring
  • If Only I Had the Time - (2007) - essay by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Our Last Words - (2007) - novelette by Damon Kaswell
  • Saturn in G Minor - (2007) - short story by Stephen Kotowych
  • By the Waters of the Ganga - (2007) - novelette by Stephen Gaskell
  • Pilgrimage - (2007) - novelette by Karl Bunker
  • Here's the Thing - (2007) - essay by Judith Miller
  • The Gas Drinkers - (2007) - novelette by Edward Sevcik
  • The Phlogiston Age - (2007) - novella by Corey Brown
  • Mask Glass Magic - (2007) - novella by John Burridge
  • The Year in the Contests - (2007) - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Contest Information - (2007) - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXIV

Writers of the Future: Book 24

Algis Budrys

Table of Contents:

  • Why There Are the Contests by Algis Budrys (1931-2008) - essay by uncredited
  • Why There Are the Contests - essay by Algis Budrys
  • A Man in the Moon - short fiction by Philip Edward Kaldon
  • Bitter Dreams - novelette by Ian McHugh
  • Taking a Mile - short fiction by J. Kathleen Cheney
  • Circulate - (1935) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Crown of Thorns - short fiction by Sonia Helbig
  • Hangar Queen - short fiction by Patrick Lundrigan
  • Snakes and Ladders - short fiction by Paula R. Stiles
  • The Well-Adjusted Writer - essay by Rebecca Moesta
  • Epiphany - short fiction by Laura Bradley Rede
  • Cruciger - short fiction by Erin Cashier
  • Circuit - short fiction by J. D. EveryHope
  • A War Bird in the Belly of the Mouse - short fiction by David Parish-Whittaker
  • The Four C's to Success - essay by Cliff Nielsen
  • Simulacrum's Children - short fiction by Sarah L. Edwards
  • The Bird Reader's Granddaughter - short fiction by Kim A. Gillett
  • The Girl Who Whispered Beauty - short fiction by Al Bogdan
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by Algis Budrys

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXV

Writers of the Future: Book 25

K. D. Wentworth

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by K. D. Wentworth
  • Garden of Tian Zi - novelette by Emery Huang
  • The Shadow Man - novelette by Donald Mead
  • Life in Steam - novelette by Grá Linnaea
  • On Writing and Science Fiction - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • The Assignment of Runner ETI - novella by Fiona Lehn
  • The Candy Store - novelette by Heather McDougal
  • Risqueman - novelette by Mike Wood
  • Writers of the Future - essay by Robert Silverberg
  • Gray Queen Homecoming - novelette by Schon M. Zwakman
  • The Dizzy Bridge - novelette by Krista Hoeppner Leahy
  • Gone Black - novella by Matthew S. Rotundo
  • Persistence of Vision - essay by Ron Lindahn
  • The Reflection of Memory - novelette by C. L. Holland
  • After the Final Sunset, Again - novelette by Jordan Ellinger
  • The Farthest Born - novelette by Gary Kloster
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXVI

Writers of the Future: Book 26

K. D. Wentworth

Discover Imaginative New Worlds of Tomorrow. Discover the new visionaries of imagination in the Writers of the Future. Let tomorrow's masters of science fiction and fantasy books take you on a journey.

Meet a female warrior created to fight horrific, high-tech future wars, who discovers her humanity.

Get lost in a magic room that comes to life, in the midst of rivaling magicians

Can an unlikely friendship with an exotic Alien race save an injured human girl?

What would happen if you shared your mind with a terrorist, and their violence started to seep through?

Can an android marked for death become human instead in a twist of fate?

Established in 1983 by L. Ron Hubbard expressly for the aspiring writer, Writers of the Future has become the most respected and significant forum for new talent in all aspects of speculative fiction. Never before published first-rate science fiction and fantasy stories selected by top names in the field. Authors and artists discovered by Writers of the Future have gone to publish more works than other Writing Contest. It is a leading showcase of Creative Writing.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (2010) - essay by K. D. Wentworth
  • Living Rooms - (2010) - novelette by Laurie Tom
  • The Black Side of Memory - (2010) - short fiction by Lael Salaets
  • Lisa with Child - (2010) - short fiction by Alex Black
  • The Golden Pen - (2010) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Not in the Flesh - (2010) - short fiction by Adam Colston
  • Seeing Double - (2010) - short fiction by Tom Crosshill
  • Exanastasis - (2010) - short fiction by Brad R. Torgersen
  • Standing Up - (2010) - essay by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Poison Inside the Walls - (2010) - short fiction by Scott W. Baker
  • Confliction - (2010) - short fiction by Simon Cooper
  • Digital Rights - (2010) - short fiction by Brent Knowles
  • Advice to Illustrators Getting Into the Field - (2010) - essay by Stephen Youll
  • Coward's Steel - short story by K. C. Ball
  • Written in Light - (2010) - short fiction by Jeff Young
  • The House of Nameless - (2010) - short fiction by Jason Fischer
  • The Year in the Contests - (2010) - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXVII

Writers of the Future: Book 27

K. D. Wentworth

Your passage to unforgettable worlds of imagination and escapism. From the farthest reaches of the universe to the innermost workings of the human heart and mind... Let tomorrow's masters of science fiction and fantasy books take you on a journey that will capture your imagination.

A peaceful warrior tries to impose peace on warring alien races, even if that means destroying the world to save it.

From survivors on a sky city to salvage specialists hunted by space pirates...biological warfare to an immortal woman cursed for eternity, this is a non-stop look into the Science Fiction & Fantasy greats of tomorrow.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by K. D. Wentworth
  • The Unreachable Voices of Ghosts - short story by Jeffrey Lyman
  • Maddy Dune's First and Only Spelling Bee - short story by Patrick O'Sullivan
  • The Truth, from a Lie of Convenience - novelette by Brennan Harvey
  • How to View Art - (1984) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • In Apprehension, How Like a God - short story by R. P. L. Johnson
  • An Acolyte of Black Spires - novelette by Ryan Harvey
  • The Dualist - novelette by Van Aaron Hughes
  • Making It - essay by Mike Resnick
  • Bonehouse - short story by Keffy R. M. Kehrli
  • This Peaceful State of War - novelette by Patty Jansen
  • Sailing the Sky Sea - short story by Geir Lanesskog
  • Creating Your Own Destiny - essay by Robert Castillo
  • Unfamiliar Territory - novelette by Ben Mann
  • Medic! - short story by Adam Perin
  • Vector Victoria - novelette by D. A. D'Amico
  • The Sundial - novelette by John Arkwright
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXVIII

Writers of the Future: Book 28

K. D. Wentworth

Science Fiction short stories from the freshest, most talented new voices in Science Fiction and Fantasy, each illustrated by the best new artist in the genre

Behold... A magical woven man who holds the keys to the Kingdom...

Discover... gateways to alternate universes

Explore... on Mars to unravel the fantastic mystery of a an ancient civilization.

Clone Wars... can a clone become human when she her soul

Paranoia... post apocalyptic kindle fiction

Alien Infestation... To stop these deadly aliens, she must die repeatedly, like a vivid chapter of "All You need is Kill"

"The offerings are thought provoking and varied, with a trend towards excellence... The future is in good hands." --Publishers Weekly

"The Writers of the Future ... Long may it continue!" --Neil Gaiman

Writers of the Future has become the most respected and significant forum for new talent in all aspects of speculative fiction. Never before published first-rate science fiction and fantasy stories selected by top names in the field. Authors and artists discovered by Writers of the Future have gone to publish more works than other Writing Contest. It is a leading showcase of creative writing and opens gateways to art.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by K. D. Wentworth
  • Of Woven Wood - novelette by Marie Croke
  • The Rings of Mars - novelette by William Ledbetter
  • The Paradise Aperture - short fiction by David Carani
  • Story Vitality - (1993) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Fast Draw - short fiction by Roy Hardin
  • The Siren - novella by M. O. Muriel
  • Contact Authority - novella by William Mitchell
  • The Importance of Short Fiction - essay by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • The Command for Love - novella by Nick T. Chan
  • My Name Is Angela - novelette by Harry Lang
  • Lost Pine - novella by Jacob A. Boyd
  • Advice For A New Illustrator - essay by Shaun Tan
  • Shutdown - short fiction by Corry L. Lee
  • While Ireland Holds These Graves - novelette by Tom Doyle
  • The Poly Islands - novelette by Gerald Warfield
  • Insect Sculptor - novelette by Scott T. Barnes
  • The Year In Contests - essay by uncredited
  • New Writers! L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest - essay by uncredited
  • New Illustrators! L. Ron Hubbard Presents Illustrators of the Future Contest - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXIX

Writers of the Future: Book 29

Dave Wolverton

Science Fiction short stories from the freshest, most talented new voices in Science Fiction and Fantasy, each illustrated by the best new artist in the genre

Turn the page... open your eyes... and look into the future
They unleash the power of dreams and unlock the secrets of the universe.
They bend time, twist perception, and put a new spin on the laws of physics.
They show us who we are, what we may become, and how far we can go.
They are the Writers of the Future.
Experience their vision:

In twelve seconds you will catch one last glimpse of the world

A Love Story... with Death

Alien Contact has meaning deep beneath the ads ... don't trust what you read

The Steampunk Clock is not only broken, so is TIME itself

She is not a dream weaver or a dream catcher... She is a dream eater

Hero Duty calls.... all the way from the Dead

Love and War know no bounds... or do they?

"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." --Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"The Writers of the Future... Long may it continue!" --Neil Gaiman

Writers of the Future has become the most respected and significant forum for new talent in all aspects of speculative fiction. Never before published first-rate science fiction and fantasy stories selected by top names in the field. Authors and artists discovered by Writers of the Future have gone to publish more works than other Writing Contest. It is a leading showcase of creative writing and opens gateways to art.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (2013) - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • War Hero - (2013) - short fiction by Brian Trent
  • Planetary Scouts - (2013) - novella by Stephen Sottong
  • Twelve Seconds - (2013) - novelette by Tina Gower
  • The Manuscript Factory - (1935) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • The Grande Complication - (2013) - short fiction by Christopher Reynaga
  • Cop for a Day - (2013) - short fiction by Chrome Oxide
  • Gonna Reach Out and Grab Ya - (2013) - short fiction by Eric Cline
  • The Sport of Writing - (2013) - essay by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Vestigial Girl - short fiction by Alex Wilson
  • Holy Days - (2013) - short fiction by Kodiak Julian
  • The Ghost Wife of Arlington - (2013) - novelette by Marilyn Guttridge
  • Journey For a New Artist - (2013) - essay by Larry Elmore
  • Everything You Have Seen - (2013) - short fiction by Alisa Alering
  • Scavengers - (2013) - short fiction by Shannon Peavey
  • Dreameater - (2013) - novelette by Andrea G. Stewart
  • Master Belladino's Mask - (2013) - novelette by Marina J. Lostetter
  • The Year In Contests - (2013) - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 30

Writers of the Future: Book 30

Dave Wolverton

Celebrate
New Writers
New Winners
New Worlds

Writers of the Future: Volume 30

This is your window into incredible worlds of wizardry, warfare and wonder.

This is your escape into fantastic realms of the human mind lurking just beyond your imagination...and reaching deep into your wildest dreams.

This is your ticket to tomorrow.

Celebrate the future of science fiction and fantasy... now.

"Keep the Writers of the Future going. It's what keeps sci-fi alive." --ORSON SCOTT CARD

Included: Bonus short stories by Orson Scott Card, Mike Resnick & L. Ron Hubbard & a color spread highlighting the story illustrations

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Dave Wolverton
  • Another Range of Mountains - short story by Megan E. O'Keefe
  • Shifter - short story by Paul Eckheart
  • Beneath the Surface of Two Kills - short story by Shauna O'Meara
  • Artistic Presentation - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Beyond All Weapons - (1950) - short story by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Animal - short story by Terry Madden
  • Rainbows for Other Days - short story by C. Stuart Hardwick
  • Giants at the End of the World - short story by Leena Likitalo
  • ... And Now Thirty - essay by Robert Silverberg
  • Carousel - (2012) - short story by Orson Scott Card
  • The Clouds in Her Eyes - short story by Liz Colter
  • What Moves the Sun and Other Stars - short story by K. C. Norton
  • Long Jump - short story by Oleg Kazantsev
  • These Walls of Despair - short story by Anaea Lay
  • Synaptic Soup - essay by Val Lakey Lindahn
  • Robots Don't Cry - (2003) - short story by Mike Resnick
  • The Shaadi Exile - short story by Amanda Forrest
  • The Pushbike Legion - short story by Timothy Jordan
  • Memories Bleed Beneath the Mask - short story by Randy Henderson
  • A Word on the Art Direction - essay by Stephen Hickman
  • List of Illustrations by Artist - essay by uncredited
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 31

Writers of the Future: Book 31

David Farland

The future is here... the future is now! Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson and Larry Niven have seen the future. Now, you can, too.

A constellation of the brightest lights in the Science Fiction and Fantasy firmament have judged these authors to be the best, the brightest, the truest emerging stars in the field.

From Alien Invasion to Alternate History, from Cyberpunk to Comic Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, these are the winning writers who have mastered every version and vision of sci-fi and fantasy.

Don't be left behind. Get a read on what's next.

"The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us." --ORSON SCOTT CARD

Celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 26th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest.

Table of Contents:

  • Preface - essay by Peter J. Wacks
  • Introduction - essay by David Farland
  • Switch - novelette by Steve Pantazis
  • The God Whisperer - short story by Daniel J. Davis
  • Stars That Make Dark Heaven Light - novella by Sharon Joss
  • Art - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • When Shadows Fall - (1948) - short story by L. Ron Hubbard
  • A Revolutionary's Guide to Practical Conjuration - novelette by Auston Habershaw
  • Twelve Minutes to Vinh Quang - short story by Tim Napper
  • Planar Ghosts - novelette by Krystal Claxton
  • Fiction Without Paper - essay by Orson Scott Card
  • Rough Draft - (2005) - short story by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
  • Between Screens - short story by Zach Chapman
  • Unrefined - novelette by Martin L. Shoemaker
  • Half Past - short story by Samantha Murray
  • Purposes Made for Alien Minds - short story by Scott R. Parkin
  • Inconstant Moon - (1971) - novelette by Larry Niven
  • The Illustrators of the Future - essay by Bob Eggleton
  • The Graver - novelette by Amy M. Hughes
  • Wisteria Melancholy - novelette by Michael T. Banker
  • Poseidon's Eyes - novelette by Kary English
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by unknown

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 32

Writers of the Future: Book 32

David Farland

Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology and Advice to Writers 2016

You are about to meet:

YOUR NEXT FAVORITE AUTHOR

The 32nd edition of Writers of the Future may be the best new book yet! Brand-new adventure through space, time and possibility.

Along the way these new authors will introduce you to fascinating characters such as Nate, a very loyal companion--like most werewolves would be. Keanie has a parasite that lets her morph and so transform into anyone. Liz owns a dinosaur maker, but raw ingredients can be a problem. Anna slaves away in a factory but her magic leaves her unfulfilled. These authors take creative writing to a whole new level!

The answers, the stories, the visions, and the mind-stretching possibilities are all waiting inside.

Welcome to the future of Science Fiction and Fantasy. It gets better every year. These are the award winning short stories of the international contest that have launched the writing careers of some of the best new books!

BONUS stories and articles on how to write by New York Times best sellers Tim Powers, Sean Williams, Brandon Sanderson, Sergey Poyarkov & L. Ron Hubbard

"The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us." --Orson Scott Card

Celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 27th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by David Farland
  • The Star Tree - short story by Jon Lasser
  • Images Across a Shattered Sea - short story by Stewart C. Baker
  • Möbius - short story by Christoph Weber
  • How to Drive a Writer Crazy - (1998) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • The Last Admiral - (1950) - short story by L. Ron Hubbard
  • The Jack of Souls - novelette by Stephen Merlino
  • Swords Like Lightning, Hooves Like Thunder - novelette by K. D. Julicher
  • Where Steampunk Started - essay by Tim Powers
  • Hellfire on the High Frontier - (2014) - novelette by David Farland
  • Squalor and Sympathy - novelette by Matt Dovey
  • Dinosaur Dreams in Infinite Measure - short story by Rachael K. Jones
  • Cry Havoc - short story by Julie Frost
  • A Glamour in the Black - short story by Sylvia Hiven
  • The Broad Sky Was Mine, and the Road - short story by Ryan Row
  • The Fine Distinction Between Cooks and Chefs - essay by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Jade Woman of the Luminous Star - (2011) - novelette by Sean Williams
  • Freebot - short story by R. M. Graves
  • Last Sunset for the World Weary - short story by H. L. Fullerton
  • The Sun Falls Apart - short story by J. W. Alden
  • Flawless Imperfection - essay by Sergey Poyarkov
  • Directing the Art - essay by Bob Eggleton
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 33

Writers of the Future: Book 33

David Farland

Internationally acclaimed anthology of award winning science fiction and fantasy short stories.

Explore diverse new universes of possibility through a variety of creative and fresh new ideas--all in one anthology. From dragons to mythical death dealers, from murder on the moon to deep space mystery, these stories bring you the hot new talent in science fiction, fantasy & horror.

Enjoy these award-winning stories & illustrations, with bonus stories by New York Times bestselling authors Robert J. Sawyer, Todd McCaffrey & L. Ron Hubbard.

Learn how to write or improve your craft with tips from Grand Master fantasy author Anne McCaffrey and New York Times bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by David Farland
  • Moonlight One - novelette by Stephen Lawson
  • The Armor Embrace - short story by Doug C. Souza
  • Envoy in the Ice - novelette by Dustin Steinacker
  • Search for Research - (1991) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • The Devil's Rescue - (1940) - short story by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Tears for Shülna - short story by Andrew L. Roberts
  • The Drake Equation - short story by C. L. Kagmi
  • Acquisition - short story by Jake Marley
  • Obsidian Spire - short story by Molly Elizabeth Atkins
  • A Thousand or So Words of Wisdom - (1986) - essay by Anne McCaffrey
  • Gator - (1997) - short story by Robert J. Sawyer
  • A Glowing Heart - short story by Anton Rose
  • The Long Dizzy Down - short story by Ziporah Hildebrandt
  • The Woodcutter's Deity - short story by Walter Dinjos
  • How to Become an Illustrator - essay by Larry Elmore
  • The Dragon Killer's Daughter - short story by Todd McCaffrey
  • Useless Magic - short story by Andrew Perry
  • Adramelech - short story by Sean Hazlett
  • The Fox, the Wolf, and the Dove - novelette by Ville Meriläinen
  • The Magnificent Bhajan - short story by David VonAllmen
  • Notes on Art Direction: Is It DIrection or Suggestion? - essay by Bob Eggleton
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by David Farland

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 34

Writers of the Future: Book 34

David Farland

24 Award-Winning Authors and Illustrators.

Accompanied by Orson Scott Card, Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Jerry Pournelle, Ciruelo and Echo Chernik and Edited by David Farland.

Your search for something new and different in sci-fi and fantasy ends here.

Presenting this year's collection of fresh voices, fabulous worlds, and fantastic new characters.

Each year, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests' blue-ribbon judges search the world to discover and introduce to you the very best new talent in sci-fi and fantasy.

Created by L. Ron Hubbard, whose commitment to help new writers and artists gave rise to the annual Writers of the Future anthologies--a launching pad for writers and artists who are sure to command our attention for decades to come.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by David Farland
  • Illustrators of the Future - essay by Echo Chernik
  • Turnabout - short story by Erik Bundy
  • A Smokeless and Scorching Fire - short story by Erin Cairns
  • The Howler on the Sales Floor - short story by Jonathan Ficke
  • The Minarets of An-Zabat - novelette by Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis
  • Suspense - (1937) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • The Death Flyer - (2008) - short story by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Odd and Ugly - novelette by Vida Cruz
  • Mara's Shadow - novelette by Darci Stone
  • Theme - essay by Orson Scott Card
  • The Lesson - (2010) - short story by Brandon Sanderson
  • Paying It Forward - essay by Jerry Pournelle
  • What Lies Beneath - short story by Cole Hehr
  • The Face in the Box - short story by Janey Bell
  • Flee, My Pretty One - short story by Eneasz Brodski
  • Passion and Profession - essay by Ciruelo Cabral
  • Illusion - essay by Jody Lynn Nye
  • A Bitter Thing - novelette by N. R. M. Roshak
  • Miss Smokey - short story by Diana Hart
  • All Light and Darkness - novelette by Amy Henrie Gillett
  • The Year in the Contests - essay by uncredited

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 35

Writers of the Future: Book 35

David Farland

The 35th collection of winners of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future competition features expertly crafted stories and art, spanning the gamut from hard core sci-fi to epic fantasy. 12 stories so fresh and new, they're 5-10 years ahead of the curve--the future is literally here and now.

Let your imagination run wild.

If you're ready to travel to a universe of mystery, sacrifice, and suspense, where the laws of physics are optional, book your journey here.

On this odyssey of enchantment, enlightenment, and endless possibility, you will meet a murderer who's out to save mankind, a cyborg who robs the dead to rescue the living, and a lost boy who holds the key to peace. Discover visions of the world, of mankind, and of the future that are sure to open your eyes.

Every illustration will touch you.

Every word will move you.

Every idea will take you by surprise.

Just imagine.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by David Farland
  • Cover Art by Bob Eggleton - essay by uncredited
  • Directing the Art - essay by Echo Chernik
  • Untrained Luck - short fiction by Elise Stephens
  • Untrained Luck - interior artwork by Aliya Chen
  • The First Warden - short fiction by Kai Walden
  • The First Warden - interior artwork by Alexander Gustafson
  • The Damned Voyage - short fiction by John Haas
  • The Damned Voyage - interior artwork by Allen Morris
  • Tomorrow's Miracles - (1938) - essay by L. Ron Hubbard
  • The Idealist - (1940) - short story by L. Ron Hubbard
  • The Idealist - interior artwork by Brian C. Hailes
  • Thantos Drive - short fiction by Andrew Dykstal
  • Thantos Drive - interior artwork by Qianjiao Ma
  • A Harvest of Astronauts - short fiction by Kyle Kirrin
  • A Harvest of Astronauts - interior artwork by Sam Kemp
  • Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler - short fiction by Wulf Moon
  • Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler - interior artwork by Alice Wang
  • Tips for Embryonic Pros - essay by Mike Resnick
  • Lost Robot - short fiction by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Lost Robot - interior artwork by Bob Eggleton
  • Are You the Life of the Party? - short fiction by Mica Scotti Kole
  • Are You the Life of the Party? - interior artwork by Josh Pemberton
  • Release from Service - short fiction by Rustin Lovewell
  • Release from Service - interior artwork by Emerson Rabbitt
  • Dark Equations of the Heart - short fiction by David Cleden
  • Dark Equations of the Heart - interior artwork by Vytautas Vasiliauskas
  • Advice for Artists - essay by Rob Prior
  • Yellow Submarine - short fiction by Rebecca Moestra
  • Yellow Submarine - interior artwork by David Furnal
  • An Itch - short fiction by Christopher Baker
  • An Itch - interior artwork by Jennifer Ober
  • Dirt Road Magic - short fiction by Carrie Callahan
  • Dirt Road Magic - interior artwork by Yingying Jiang
  • A Certain Slant of Light - short fiction by Preston Dennett
  • A Certain Slant of Light - interior artwork by Christine Rhee
  • The Year in Contests - essay by uncredited