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ContentsWhy there are the Contests by Algis BudrysA Man in the Moon by Philip Edward Kaldon illustrated by William RuhligBitter Dreams by Ian McHugh illustrated by Robert J Hall JrTaking a Mile by J Kathleen Cheney illustrated by James GalindoCirculate by L Ron HubbardCrown of Thorns by Sonia Helbig illustrated by William RuhligHangar ueen by Patrick Lundrigan illustrated by Robert CastilloSnakes and Ladders by Paula R Stiles illustrated by Gustavo BollingerThe Well adjusted Writer by Rebecca MoestaEpiphany by Laura Bradley Rede illustrated by Alexandra D SzwerynCruciger by Erin Cashier illustrated by Stephen R StanleyCircuit by JD EveryHope illustrated by Brittany J JacksonA War Bird in the Belly of the Mouse by David Parish Whittaker illustrated by Sean KibbeThe Four C's to Success by Cliff NielsenSimulacrum's Children by Sarah L Edwards illustrated by Kyle PhillipsThe Bird Reader's Granddaughter by Kim A Gillett illustrated by Ilya ShkipinThe Girl Who Whispered Beauty by Al Bogdan illustrated by Stephen Knox


10 thoughts on “L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIV

  1. says:

    Volume 24 is another great collection of short form speculative fiction stories There were a number of stand outs in this issueMy favorites include Ian McHugh's 'Bitter Dreams' J Kathleen Cheney's 'Taking a Mile' Patrick Lundrigan's 'Hanger ueen' David Parish Whittaker's 'A War in the Belly of a Mouse'All of the stories are of the highest uality and listening to them on Audible is extremely convenient


  2. says:

    Some stories I really loved Taking a Mile by J Kathleen Cheney Hangar ueen by Patrick Lundrigan and Cruciger by Erin Cashier were my favorites some left me disappointed or indifferent and the rest fell somewhere in between Overall I enjoyed of the stories than not so worth a read


  3. says:

    I haven't touched this book I just need a spot to document readinglistening toCruciger by Erin Cashier 2008 Escapepod Episode 262 narrated by Kij Johnson 35That was an ambitious short story and a difficult start for me I'm not the strongest SF reader so I had to restart it a couple times I'm not sure I followed it completely nor understood the big picture that was trying to be conveyed but I did enjoy my time listening to the story Earth's people are dying and instead of wasting time trying to find out who caused the plague they build an AI and put all their memories and knowledge into it They taught it to think for itself They froze some people to be woken on parts of the AI's journey to a location to create a new earth There are eggs and sperm frozen to restart humanity at some point view spoiler When the AI is traveling with all the human knowledge it gains some humanity and some empathy When the location for New Earth is found the AI is at first dissecting and discarding the suid like inhabitants but then thoughts on religion and a God's responsibilities and how they effected the demise of the humans on Earth are considered These things are taken into account when dealing with the suid like inhabitants and for creating the new Earth Learning to understand and interact with the suid guys takes up a big part of the story and was how the AI learned to apply empathy hide spoiler


  4. says:

    I've noticed these Writers of the Future volumes in bookstores for years but I never actually read one until I started entering the contest myself That pretty much sums up the market for short fiction like poetry it's only read by those who want to write it Anyway given that these are all previously unpublished writers at least in the pro markets the stories here are fairly outstanding better overall uality than the average issue of Analog or Asimov'sMy faves in this volume Bitter Dreams a Gunslinger style take on the Australian OutbackHangar ueen an old school Artificial Intelligencespace battle storyCircuit in which a subversive book is the main character andThe Girl Who Whispered Beauty a story that's practically a Brian Froud painting come to life


  5. says:

    Of all the stories in this book most of which I found very good my favorites were Taking a Mile and Epiphany


  6. says:

    I like reading short stories because they fit better in my daily schedule I picked this up and read every story enjoying most of them I felt each of the authors were very imaginative I thought the best story was Circuit and found it emotionally moving I also thought Bitter Dreams Cruciger and Simulacrum's Children were exceptional This is a wonderful contest to have for new and old writers who are striving to make it professionally I will be reading volumes


  7. says:

    I'm not usually a big short story reader but I wanted to see what sorts of things are getting people published today There are a few nice pieces in this book I especially liked Epiphany and Simulacrum's Children but mostly I was underwhelmed It seems like the Writers of the Future judges are looking for something edgy and uniue than they are simply a good sci fi or fantasy story


  8. says:

    This volume has as many golden nuggets as turds I would recommend these storiesBitter DreamsSnakes and LaddersCircuit CrucigerCruciger specifically deals with AI linguistics and culture preservation in a way I've yet to see another story duplicate I can see why it took first in its uarter


  9. says:

    This book was given out free at Festival of Books and it was fun to read the short stories of aspiring writers Some of them were very clever ideas and enjoyable stories If you have a chance and like Sci Fi or Fantasy at all you might enjoy these as a uick read Makes you realize how much talent there may be out there that never gets published


  10. says:

    Of the two Writers of the Future audiobooks Vol 23 Vol 24 I enjoyed this one the most A diverse collection of well crafted tales Absolutely the best of the upcoming authors Hard to nail down my favorites in the collection since there were so many good ones and that makes for a good read