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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 22 (L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future #22)
The 21st volume in the anthology series features 15 tales by promising science fiction and fantasy writers. All contributions to the anthology have been selected by such well-known authors of the genre as Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, Tim Powers, and Robert Silverberg.
Mass Market Paperback, 493 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Galaxy Press
(first published September 30th 2006)
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"Best of" Collections are tricky beast. Writers of the Future has a mandate to focus on unpublished authors, which I appreciate, but this collection was a little bit of a dud. The stories were workmanlike, but only a few excited me and none blew me away. Traditional SF is a minority, with most of the collection devoted to fantasy (did we really need 2 'waifish deformed girls with magical powers at the shore stories?), horror, and religious (but not explicitly Scientologist) fiction.
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This is an excellent anthology of stories written by new authors that have won the "Writers of the Future" contest. Although a few stories showed a lack of experience or immaturity in the writing style, I liked these stories at least as well as those found in other scifi/fantasy anthologies by more seasoned authors. Maybe the fact that it is a judged competition helps keep up the quality. Also, there was a huge variety in the kinds of stories, and many of them dealt with very interesting topics ...more
After meeting most of the authors and illustrators of this fantastic compilation of the year's best, I was excited to delve into this book. David Sakmyster's story, "The Red Envelope" was a melodic and haunting tale of tradition, obsession, and love beyond the grave. It is a seductive piece, one that I believe that would be rich to see on-screen.
With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and ’40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginativ ...moreMore about L. Ron Hubbard...
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