Writers of the Future Vol. 31 {a Book Review}

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“The future is here… the future is now!  Orson Scott Card, Kevin J Anderson and Larry Niven have seen the future. Now you can to!”

I’m SO excited to announce the launch of the thirty first volume of Writers of the Future Volume 31 (L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future)
featuring Orson Scott Card (one of my all-time favorite authors), Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven and Bob Eggleton.

Science Fiction is my favorite genre of novels, but it’s good science fiction I crave, and I’m always looking for new stories.  I have a number of favorites, and I find my self re-reading them over and over.

I was thrilled to receive an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of Writers of the Future for my honest review.

Herein, there are 25 award-winning new authors & illustrators, and this is a great book to have for any science fiction / fantasy fan!  The stories are so different from each other and appeal to people of varying tastes in fiction.

I was hooked by the very first story, Switch by Steve Pantazis.  It reminded me a little bit of one of my favorite novels, Feed by M.T. Anderson.  It’s from the point of view of a hard, but good-hearted cop with a secret as he has to find and take down the behind-the-scene dealer of the powerful new drug, “switch”.  It’s quite suspenseful, and difficult to put down.

The story, Stars That Make Dark Heaven Light by Sharon Joss is set far in the future where the concept of love seems to be irrelevant.  People in the community read the writings of Shakespeare without any kind of frame of reference.  Our heroin does know the love for children, though.  She raises / befriends some delightful little creatures that are of a species called Tok.  This story has a surprise ending that I really enjoyed.

And the illustrations!  I was so excited to be able to see the amazing illustrations by these up-and-coming artists for each story.  They are truly an inspiration to me.

There’s something in this anthology for everyone and the stories vary in length.  My absolute favorite pastime is to get lost in a great book, cuddled up in my bed right before I doze off for the night.  These stories are full of adventure, imagination and wonder.  I highly recommend Writers of the Future Vol. 31!

“The writers of the future contest looks for the people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us.” – Orson Scott Card

May the 4th be with you. #WotF31

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