A couple of weeks ago I posted on the launch of this collection of short stories as Presented by L. Ron Hubbard, you can find the preview post here; Today, I am posting my review! Enjoy!!
Writers of the Future, Vol. 30 as Presented by L. Ron Hubbard
Writers of the Future: Volume 30
This is your window into incredible worlds of wizardry, warfare and wonder.
This is your escape into fantastic realms of the human mind lurking just beyond your imagination…and reaching deep into your wildest dreams.
This is your ticket to tomorrow.
Celebrate the future of science fiction and fantasy…now.
“Keep the Writers of the Future going. It’s what keeps sci-fi alive.” —ORSON SCOTT CARD
Included: Bonus short stories by Orson Scott Card, Mike Resnick & L. Ron Hubbard & a color spread highlighting the story illustrations
I knew this collection was something special when the opportunity was presented to me, never did I realize that there would be more than just stories held within the pages of this wonderful book. I found myself pulled in several different directions in terms of my emotions, thoughts, moral questionings, and every other thought or precedent I had ever come across or experienced. This up and coming group of authors quenched your thirst for their stories, leaving the reader grasping and reaching for more. Each one of the stories opened my mind to worlds unknown and outside of my scope of imagination, which I will sadly admit is sorely lacking, I was left living inside these worlds and inside the minds of the numerous writers who were honored to be within the pages of this book. There were many a story inside these pages that I sincerely felt for the characters, like Terri Madden’s Animal where I was left wondering if the main character was able to complete the mission she set out for; or if in Orson Scott Card’s Carousel did our main character move on with his life in completion and did his new baby’s parents find her later on and figure out what happened? And lastly, the one that spoke the most to be would have been Mike Resnick’s Robots Don’t Cry I truly felt for Sunny and truly felt what it was to yearn to be loyal to a friend even though they had long since passed on, not that I have had friends who have passed on, but instead seeing it as a metaphor for friends who have passed out of my life.
I cannot speak highly enough of this collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy stories. As one whose only romp into the world of Fantasy stories includes just the first two books in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Series and Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart series I have very little reference material to go off of, so I came into reading this with wide eyes and no preconceived notions of what this genre would bring to me, and I was pleasantly surprised. And maybe going forward my mind will be opened to the possibilities of reading more of these genres’ s going forward.
Five out of Five Stars for Writers of the Future, Vol. 30 I very much look forward to seeing where these writers and illustrators’ careers go from here.
**I received a copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review**
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