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
Writing Contest Judges: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, Eric Flint, Brian Herbert, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Dr. Yoji Kondo, Anne McCaffrey, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Dean Wesley Smith, K.D. Wentworth, Sean Williams and Dave Wolverton (AKA David Farland).
Illustrating Contest Judges: Robert Castillo, Vincent Di Fate, Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon, Dave Dorman, Bob Eggleton, Laura Brodian Freas, Ron Lindahn, Val Lakey Lindahn, Stephan Martiniere, Judith Miller, Cliff Nielsen, Sergey Poyarkov, Shaun Tan, H.R. Van Dongen and Stephen Youll.
The 28th installment of this venerable anthology series collects the 13 winners of the Writers of the Future contest for 2011, drawing from the ranks of new authors and artists. Many of the contributors have already seen other success in the field, and it's not hard to imagine some of them making award lists in the near future. The offerings are thought provoking and varied, with a general trend toward excellence. Standouts include Marie Croke's "Of Woven Wood," in which a golem learns to deal with his creator's death; William Mitchell's "Contact Authority," a tale of outer space espionage; and Scott T. Barnes's lyrical "Insect Sculptor." The selections are weighted toward science fiction, with several fantasy pieces and some that defy genre, like Nick T. Chan's "The Command for Love." The future is in good hands.