Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Writers of the Future Volume 28

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 28 is available at Amazon, Abebooks, Barnes and Noble, and BooksAMillion.

The Blurb

Your passage to unforgettable worlds of imagination and escape

Discover the new visionaries of imagination in the Writers of the Future. Established in 1983 by L. Ron Hubbard expressly for the aspiring writer, Writers of the Future has become the most respected and significant forum for new talent in all aspects of speculative fiction. Never before published first-rate science fiction and fantasy stories selected by top names in the field.  

"The offerings are thought provoking and varied, with a general trend towards excellence...The future is in good hands." −Publishers Weekly

My Review
Writers of the Future Volume 28 by L. Ron Hubbard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I avoided this series for a long time because L Ron Hubbard's religious cult scares me. Then, I received two volumes (29 and 30) in exchange for reviews. I adore short stories and this series definitely delivers high-quality stories presented by the winners of the annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest.

Like many anthologies, there's the occasional tale that I can't get into - not because the writing is poor but because of my inability to relate to the characters or the topic. There are also essays on writing and publishing - some are helpful, reminding me of handy tips and hints, and some are skimmable shameless self-promotions.

But, at the end of the day, there are a lot of great writers featured here and no Scientology so I have commenced with reading the series backwards.

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