Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Writers of the Future Volume 30 Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Promotion blurb:
Celebrate New Writers... New Winners... New Worlds...
This is your window into incredible worlds of wizardry, warfare and wonder.
This is your escape into fantastic realms of the human mind lurking just beyond your imagination…and reaching deep into your wildest dreams.
This is your ticket to tomorrow.
Celebrate the future of science fiction and fantasy…now.
“Keep the Writers of the Future going. It’s what keeps sci-fi alive.” —ORSON SCOTT CARD

Included: Bonus short stories by Orson Scott Card, Mike Resnick & L. Ron Hubbard & a color spread highlighting the story illustrations

I for one Love this kind of book (but I would have to say that about any kind of books really) Everyone in my family loves to read so anytime we get to read a book.  We Jump at the chance!!!  This was one of those books that you just could not put down it was like I had to keep reading to find out what was next to come.  If you are looking for a really great book to read during the summer I would recommend this book to anyone.

It should come as no surprise that Writers of the Future features some of the best short stories and illustrations from up-and-coming authors/illustrators in the science fiction and fantasy genres. The 30th anniversary edition is no different in the quality I've come to expect from this anthology series. Combined with several essays and tales from award winning authors like Orson Scott Card, Robert Silverberg, and L. Ron Hubbard himself, every emerging writer of science fiction and fantasy should consider this book a career investment.

Highlights of this year's volume for me include the stunning world-development of author Anaea Lay in "These Walls of Despair" and the heart-wrenching, unique take on transformation fiction in "Shifter" by Paul Eckheart.

 In a few short pages this story presents a world where memories are transferred as part of a dying person's estate. It's a powerful tale about a boy and his grandfather and a world where justice isn't always just.

What I find most appealing about short stories especially science fiction and fantasy shorts is their ability to explore to one topic, one theme, one brilliant idea in a seemingly effortless manner. It's a challenging craft, and not for every writer. But the Writers of the Future make it look easy.

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