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Writers of the Future Volume #34

Best New Sci Fi & Fantasy of the Year

Series: Writers of the Future

By: L. Ron Hubbard & Brandon Sanderson

Price: CAD $22.95

Publisher: GALAXY PRESS INC.

Imprint: Galaxy Press Inc.

400 Pages

8.98 X 6.02 X 1.22 ins

ISBN:  9781619865754 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 04/13/2018

"Packed with brilliant stories and thoughtful essays, all wonderfully illustrated by the artist winners - always a joy!" - Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula Winner

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.

"Writers of the Future, as a contest and as a book, remains the flagship of short fiction." - Orson Scott
"The best new stories by new writers, anywhere." - Larry Niven
"These are the people who are going to be creating trends." - Brandon Sanderson
"Science fiction as a genre has always looked to the future and the Writers of the Future looks to the future of science fiction." - Kevin J. Anderson
"See the best of the best culled for you, curated and selected in a single volume every year." - Robert J. Sawyer

Wondrous and powerful tales from some of the world's best new writers.
Turnabout - Djinn are famous for twisting your words so they don't really grant your wish, but two can play that game.
A Smokeless and Scorching Fire - Deacon is a government official, and he's afraid he'll stay that way if he can't break his conditioning.
The Howler on the Sales Floor - It's easy making sales when you can send images of despair into the hearts of your clients.
The Minarets of An-Zabat - Alder seeks the secrets of the Windcallers' magic, but his curiosity may destroy the people he loves.
The Death Flyer - Jim Bellamy tries to save the life of a girl who died in the wreckage of a train ten years ago.
Odd and Ugly - A tree giant takes in a housekeeper, but she has more secrets than either of them can handle.
Mara's Shadow - An ancient myth might provide the key to curing a disease that threatens all of humanity.
The Lesson - A lesson on philosophy in action turns into a deadly encounter.
What Lies Beneath - A powerful sorcerer has so disgraced himself, he is afraid of what his family will think should he ever die and meet them on the other side..
Flee, My Pretty One - In a world controlled by dragons and their henchmen, rock singer Josephine really only wants "death to all collaborators."


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 imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard. In celebration of his fiftieth anniversary as an author, he again returned to the forefront of popular literature with his monumental epics Battlefield Earth and the ten-volume Mission Earth series. Together, these titles dominated international bestseller lists for 153 weeks, and still remain among the all-time classic works of modern speculative fiction.

The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon Sanderson won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings and is on the short list again in 2012 for The Alloy of Law. He has also won the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice award for Best Epic Fantasy twice and has been nominated three other years. He was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He has hit the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best-Seller List six times, with his first Wheel of Time book knocking Dan Brown out of the #1 spot and his second dethroning John Grisham. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians was optioned for film by DreamWorks Animation, Mistborn was optioned by Paloppa Pictures, and a Mistborn video game will be released by Little Orbit in 2013 for all platforms. Brandon's books have been published in over twenty languages.



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