L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36: Anthology of Award-Winning Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories REVIEW

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. 

A new group of talented, future sci-fi writers bring their stories to the world in the latest edition of the “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36: Anthology of Award-Winning Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories” anthology. 

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The Synopsis

Sci-fi and fantasy of tomorrow . . .

. . . selected by masters of today.

Where can you find the hottest new talent all in one book?

Right here. This year’s winning stories include a diverse collection of brilliantly realized worlds of dystopian politics, magical realism, post-apocalyptic adventure, and romance, dark fantasy and more.

You’ll love this anthology because these writers push the boundaries—and break beyond them . . . these illustrators envision the impossible—and render it real . . . these stories challenge the way we see ourselves—and present the world in a new way.

Buy Writers of the Future Volume 36.

24 Award-winning Authors and Illustrators

Bonus short stories by: L. Ron Hubbard • Katherine Kurtz • Jody Lynn Nye • Nnedi Okorafor

Art and writing tips by: Echo Chernik • L. Ron Hubbard • Mike Perkins • Sean Williams

Edited by: David Farland

16-page color Gallery of Artwork

Cover art by: Echo Chernik

Soar to new heights of Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Get to know tomorrow’s brightest creative talents chosen by some of today’s bestselling authors and celebrated artists including Kevin J. Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Larry Elmore, Brandon Sanderson, Dan dos Santos, and Robert J. Sawyer.

The future of science fiction and fantasy is in your hands.

Anthology includes: 12 award-winning stories, 16 full-color illustrations, 4 bonus stories, and 4 articles offering art and writing tips.


4 bonus short stories:

“Borrowed Glory” by L. Ron Hubbard: For a single day of glory and the settlement of a dispute among immortals, a life can be a satisfactory price.

“The Green Tower” by Katherine Kurtz: The magic is strong in the Green Tower, and two young girls struggle to discover its secrets.

“The Phoenix’s Peace” by Jody Lynn Nye: The Phoenix has always been the guardian of Dembia. Now there’s trouble in the land, and mysteriously, the Phoenix has left two golden eggs.

“The Winds of Harmattan” by Nnedi Okorafor: A young woman seeks her destiny in the African winds of Harmattan.


The Review

These were truly great, compelling science fiction stories. The authors each brought a great balance of compelling character development and rich science fiction development to their stories. The incredible artwork the magazine features is breathtaking. The style was very reminiscent of late 70s, and early 80s sci-fi storytelling. The style plays well with the genre and the anthology as a whole, as it speaks to the futurism aspect of the narratives found within.

To me, the heart of these stories rested in the fantastic blend of imagery in the author’s writing styles and the fantastic character growth that the stories brought forth. One story in particular, Catching My Death, is a great blend of sci-fi and fantasy, incorporating ideas of the supernatural and death itself into a modern, tech, and business-savvy world and showcasing the balance between life and death in a whole new light. 

The Verdict

Mesmerizing, haunting, and entertaining, “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36: Anthology of Award-Winning Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories” is a must-read sci-fi anthology. The compelling narratives powerful illustrations, and exceptional talent of these future authors will both engage and thrill readers who are looking to see the future of this beloved genre. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


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