Thursday, October 30, 2014

REVIEW: Writers of the Future Volume 30

L. Ron Hubbard Presents:
Writers of the Future 
Volume 30
Orson Scott Card, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, Val Lindahn, Terry Madden, Amanda E Forrest, Anaea Lay, KC Norton, Randy Henderson, Liz Colter, Leena Likitalo, Shauna O'meara, Paul Eckheart, Megan E O'Keefe, C Stuart Hardwick, Timothy Jordan, Oleg Kazantsev, L Ron Hubbard

Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Publication date: 4.13.2014
Pages: 400

Recommended by: Read 2 Review
Date read: 10.29.2014

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

Illustrators include: Seonhee Lim, Vincent-Michael Coviello, Kristie Kim, Sarah Webb, Adam Brewster, Trevor Smith, Bernardo Mota, Kirbi Fagan, Michael Talbot, Cassandre Bolan, Vanessa Golitz and Andrew Sonea

I have loved science fiction since I was little, sitting next to dad watching Star Trek episodes on TV.  So when this book came across my desk, I decided to give it a read.  It is really a great read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading different kinds of science fiction.  Each author - and each story - are very different and the artwork that the illustrators did were beautiful.  What an awesome idea to put all of these together every year, giving these authors the opportunity to get their stories out there.  And, considering this is number thirty, I have a lot of back reading to do. :)

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