L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future, Volume 34 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Your search for something new and different in sci-fi and fantasy ends here.
Presenting this year’s collection of fresh voices, fabulous worlds, and fantastic new characters.
Each year, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests’ blue-ribbon judges search the world to discover and introduce to you the very best new talent in sci-fi and fantasy.
Created by L. Ron Hubbard, whose commitment to help new writers and artists gave rise to the annual Writers of the Future anthologies - a launching pad for writers and artists who are sure to command our attention for decades to come.
“The best new stories by new writers, anywhere.” (Larry Niven)
“These are the people who are going to be creating trends.” (Brandon Sanderson)
“Science fiction as a genre has always looked to the future and the Writers of the Future looks to the future of science fiction.” (Kevin J. Anderson)
“See the best of the best culled for you, curated and selected in a single volume every year.” (Robert J. Sawyer)
Wondrous and powerful tales from some of the world’s best new talent
Twelve award-winning authors: Erik Bundy, Erin Cairns, Jonathan Ficke, Jeremy TeGrotenhuis, Vida Cruz, Cole Hehr, Darci Stone, N. R. M. Roshak, Diana Hart, Amy Henrie Gillett, Janey Bell, and Eneasz Brodski
Accompanied by Orson Scott Card, Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Jerry Pournelle, Ciruelo and Echo Chernik, and edited by David Farland
- 1 credit a month good for any title of your choice, yours to keep.
- The Plus Catalogue—listen all you want to thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts, and audiobooks.
- Access to exclusive member-only sales, as well as 30% off your purchases of any additional titles.
- After 30 days Audible is $14.95/month + applicable taxes. Renews automatically.
|Listening Length||14 hours and 34 minutes|
|Author||Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Orson Scott Card, Jerry Pournelle|
|Narrator||Ali Ahn, Rachel Botchan, Tom Picasso, Richard Poe, Jonathan Todd Ross|
|Audible.ca Release Date||April 10 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #224,335 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#748 in Science Fiction Anthologies & Short Stories
#3,885 in Science Fiction Anthologies
Top reviews from Canada
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
"Turnabout" follows John Campbell’s prescription for a good science fiction story: Make one change in the conventionally accepted universe, then explore it, play with it. Here the accepted universe is the fantasy trope of Aladdin’s lamp, but for one change. When the lamp rubber refuses to make a wish, what can we expect to happen to the lamp rubber, or to the sensual trickster genie? Not what I thought was going to happen!
"Mara’s Shadow" brings together the tropes of Hidden/Lost Valleys and ShangriLa and the Andromeda Strain with our 21st century awareness of pandemic potential, geopolitical research realities and the suspense of cutting-edge viral GMO research that . . . I was on the edge of my chair until the resolution at the very end of this science-solid, human-interest balanced How-Done-It.
The last story in my preview humanizes, and alienizes, more intricacies than you might expect in sex with an alien. It’s been over six decades since Philip José Farmer broke the write-about-sex barrier in science fiction (and with aliens, no less). In "A Bitter Thing," the author explores more the “why” than the “how” of the sexual, social and emotional dynamics of an affair with an expat who happens to be quite . . . different.
I’m looking forward to the nine unread stories in my newly arrived full copy!
Top reviews from other countries
A common feature is that they are rather shallow. Appear to be written with a 'gimmick' to catch the attention of the judges - not necessarily a bad thing but contributes to the superficiality.