• $21.99

Publisher Description

What if there was a single contest to determine the most talented new writers across the genres of Sci-Fi and Fantasy? What if you could find all the award-winning stories-all in one anthology? What if you could turn the page, explore diverse new universes of possibility and see what is to come? Welcome to the world of the Writers of the Future. Where What if IS here. Where giants of speculative fiction reveal the BEST new Sci-Fi and Fantasy of the year. 'There's only one reason to pick up Writers of the Future, and that's because the stories are wonderful.' -Orson Scott Card 'It really does help the best rise to the top.' -Brandon Sanderson 'It's a five-course meal, that is a nice flow of different types of stories going all the way through.' -Kevin J. Anderson 'Packed with brilliant stories and thoughtful essays, all wonderfully illustrated by the artist winners-always a joy to behold.' -Robert J. Sawyer 400-page trade paperback 28 Award-Winning authors and illustrators Short stories and essays from New York Times bestselling authors: L. Ron Hubbard, Robert J. Sawyer, Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey 16-page color gallery of artwork About the Stories: When Gwen's husband is found murdered, she's the only suspect. After all, they were the only two people on the moon. -Moonlight One Flora's father is a mech-soldier of the Slayer Class, but how much of him is really left inside the machine? -The Armor Embrace When an alien with godly intelligence is discovered watching the earth, one man must try to learn if its motives are pure. -Envoy in the Ice If you were stranded in an open boat and the only hope for rescue came from a ghost ship, would dare to ride? -The Devil's Rescue Some gifts come with heavy price tags, and the giver must rise to the occasion. -Tears for Shulna What if an alien asks for your help with a question, and the answer affects the future of the whole human race? -The Drake Equation Barlow has a talent for finding the dead. Or do they find him? -Acquisition When Varga sets out to explore the ancient stronghold of a long-dead wizard, she discovers that the ruins aren't as deserted as she thought. -Obsidian Spire If only that reptile in the sewer were something as predictable as an alligator. -Gator On a distant world among the cloud peaks, the light-hawks promise a rich reward for those daring enough to harvest one. -A Glowing Heart In a world where memories can be stripped, Bill discovers that he has a family he has never known. -The Long Dizzy Down Not all spirits have the best of intentions, and they must be dealt with. -The Woodcutters' Deity You can put an end to something wondrous, but only at a cost. -The Dragon Killer's Daughter In a life-or-death situation, sometimes you wish that you had a really powerful spell. But that begs the question-what is power? -Useless Magic Some devils are as old as a dream, and more evil than men can imagine. -Adramelech When the world needs saving, three children are called to the task. -The Fox, the Wolf, and the Dove Can an aging sorcerer find a way to track down his old nemesis with the small bit of magic he has left, or is he just fooling himself? -The Magnificent Bhajan Read them here-and enjoy!

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4 May
Galaxy Press
Gardners Books Ltd

More Books by L. Ron Hubbard