L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 29

L Ron Hubbard, Author, Brian Trent, Author, Stephen Sottong, Author, Tina Gower, Author, Christopher Reynaga, Author, Chrome Oxide, Author, Eric Cline, Author, Alex Wilson, Author, Kodiak Julian, Author, Marilyn Guttridge, Author, Alisa Alering, Author, Shannon Peavey, Author, Andrea Stewart, Author, Marina Lostetter, Author, Dave Wolverton, Editor, Jon Eno, Illustrator, Joshua Meehan, Illustrator, Luis Menacho, Illustrator, Olivia Xu, Illustrator, Daniel Reneau, Illustrator, Jackie Albano, Illustrator, Aldo Katayanagi, Illustrator, Sida Chen, Illustrator, Karsen Slater, Illustrator, James J Eads, Illustrator, Lucas Durham, Illustrator, Tiffany England, Illustrator, Larry Elmore, Contribution by, Nnedi Okorafor, Contribution by
Edited by Dave Wolverton. Galaxy, $7.99 mass market (474p) ISBN 978-1-61986-200-5
Reviewed on: 05/27/2013
Release date: 06/01/2013
Selected by a panel of judges and edited into a cohesive collection by Wolverton, this year’s Writers of the Future collection is exciting and engrossing, with stories that range across the spectrum of SF and fantasy. Eschewing tried-and-true space opera and epic fantasy, these stories explore new mysteries and ideas. Death takes a bride in Marilyn Guttridge’s “The Ghost Wife of Arlington.” The secrets of the clock that powers the world are revealed in Christopher Reynaga’s “The Grande Complication.” Shannon Peavey’s “Scavengers” introduces the Vulture Lady and explains why no one who leaves her domain ever returns. Adventurous, lighthearted, thought-provoking, and grim, these stories cover a wide range of science and magic, each unique, refreshing, and innovative in a variety of different ways. The anthology is fleshed out by essays from the late Hubbard, Nnedi Okorafor, and artist Larry Elmore. This book is not to be missed, full of exciting new writers to watch. (July)