[L. Ron Hubbard] ¼ L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIV [food-and-wine PDF] Ebook Epub Download Í Some stories I really loved Taking a Mile by J Kathleen Cheney, Hangar Queen by Patrick Lundrigan, and Cruciger by Erin Cashier were my favorites , some left me disappointed or indifferent, and the rest fell somewhere in between Overall, I enjoyedof the stories than not, so worth a read.
I m not usually a big short story reader, but I wanted to see what sorts of things are getting people published today There are a few nice pieces in this book I especially liked Epiphany and Simulacrum s Children , but mostly I was underwhelmed It seems like the Writers of the Future judges are lookingfor something edgy and unique than they are simply a good sci fi or fantasy story.
I ve noticed these Writers of the Future volumes in bookstores for years, but I never actually read one until I started entering the contest myself That pretty much sums up the market for short fiction like poetry, it s only read by those who want to write it Anyway, given that these are all previously unpublished writers at least in the pro markets the stories here are fairly outstanding better overall quality than the average issue of Analog or Asimov s.
My faves in this volume Bitter Dreams a Gunslinger style take on the Australian Outback, Hangar Queen an old school Artificial Intelligence space battle story, Circuit in which a subversive book is the main character, and The Girl Who Whispered Beauty a story that s practically a Brian Froud painting come to life.
Of all the stories in this book most of which I found very good my favorites were Taking a Mile and Epiphany.
This book was given out free at Festival of books and it was fun to read the short stories of aspiring writers Some of them were very clever ideas and enjoyable stories If you have a chance and like Sci Fi or Fantasy at all you might enjoy these as a quick read Makes you realize how much talent there may be out there that never gets published.
This volume has as many golden nuggets as turds I would recommend these stories Bitter DreamsSnakes and LaddersCircuit CrucigerCruciger specifically deals with A.
, linguistics, and culture preservation in a way I ve yet to see another story duplicate I can see why it took first in its quarter.
I thought this volume excellent in variety, quality of writing, entertainment and unique ideas It was a new satisfying adventure in imagination.
Contents Why There Are The Contests By Algis BudrysA Man In The Moon By Philip Edward Kaldon, Illustrated By William RuhligBitter Dreams By Ian McHugh, Illustrated By Robert J Hall, JrTaking A Mile By J Kathleen Cheney, Illustrated By James GalindoCirculate By L Ron HubbardCrown Of Thorns By Sonia Helbig, Illustrated By William RuhligHangar Queen By Patrick Lundrigan, Illustrated By Robert CastilloSnakes And Ladders By Paula R Stiles, Illustrated By Gustavo BollingerThe Well Adjusted Writer By Rebecca MoestaEpiphany By Laura Bradley Rede, Illustrated By Alexandra D SzwerynCruciger By Erin Cashier, Illustrated By Stephen R StanleyCircuit By JD EveryHope, Illustrated By Brittany J JacksonA War Bird In The Belly Of The Mouse By David Parish Whittaker, Illustrated By Sean KibbeThe Four C S To Success By Cliff NielsenSimulacrum S Children By Sarah L Edwards, Illustrated By Kyle PhillipsThe Bird Reader S Granddaughter By Kim A Gillett, Illustrated By Ilya ShkipinThe Girl Who Whispered Beauty By Al Bogdan, Illustrated By Stephen Knox A thoroughly entertaining collection Fans of robots especially should pick this one up.