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Wednesday, May 21

Review - L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 30

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

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 30 
Edited by Dave Wolverton
Illustrations Art Directed by Stephen Hickman
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Pub. Date: May 6, 2014
ISBN: 978-1619862654
Pages: 400
Buy Link: Paperback, Kindle


Since 1983 many aspiring writers and illustrators have participated in the annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future competition, which was founded by the late L. Ron Hubbard. Thirteen of the best stories entered into the contest every year will appear in the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future anthology, along with illustrations.

I'm not the biggest science fiction reader, but there is a wide variety of short stories featured in the 30th volume.

The short stories featured in the volume are:

Another Range of Mountains
by Megan E. O'Keefe
Illustrated by Sarah Webb

by Paul Eckherat
Illustrated by Michael Talbot

Beneath the Surface of Two Kills
by Shauna O'Meara
Illustrated by Cassandre Bolan

by Terry Madden
Illustrated by Adam Brewster

Rainbow For Other Days
by C. Stuart Hardwick
Illustrated by Andrew Sonea

Giants At The End Of The World
by Lenna Likitalo
Illustrated by Trevor Smith

The Clouds In Her Eyes
by Liz Colter
Illustrated by Kirbi Fagan

What Moves the Sun and Other Stars
by K.C Norton
Illustrated by Kristie Kim

Long Jump
by Oleg Kazantsev
Illustrated by Adam Brewster

These Walls of Despair
by Anaea Lay
Illustrated by Bernardo Mota

The Shaadi Exile
by Amanda Forrest
Illustrated by Vincent-Michael Coviello

The Pushbike Legion
by Timothy Jordan
Illustrated by Cassandre Bolan

Memories Bleed Beneath the Mask
by Randy Henderson
Illustrated by Vanessa Golitz

This volume has three additional stories by establish writers, L. Ron Hubbard, Mike Resnick and Orson Scott Card, and several essays on writing and illustrating.

You'll find shapeshifters, androids, robots, hunters and more in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 30. It would take me too long to write a synopsis for each story, so I'm not going to include it in this review. The authors featured in the anthology all have wild imaginations and all the illustrations are outstanding. A few of my favorites are The Clouds In Her Eyes, Giants At The End Of The World, Animal and Memories Bleed Beneath The Mask. Overall, I enjoyed reading L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 30 and I recommend it others.

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