The Class of ‘Writers of the Future Volume 25′ Well on Their Way as the Future of Science Fiction
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests have the most successful record of discovering new talent in the field of speculative fiction. In their 25 year history, they have honored over 600 winners, many who have since become top names in science fiction and fantasy publishing — names like Dave Wolverton, Jo Beverley, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Karen Joy Fowler, Robert Reed, Dean Wesley Smith, Bruce Holland Rogers, KD Wentworth, James Alan Gardner, Sean Williams, Steve Baxter, Jay Lake, Patrick Rothfuss, Nancy Farmer, Eric Flint, Steven Savile and Jeff Carlson. Others are just now making their mark — including several of the just-announced winners in Writers of the Future Volume 25.
It has been only a month since the awards ceremony at the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, in the very room where the first Academy Awards were held, and already several of the winners have written in indicating that they are on their way to successful careers in publishing.
Grand Prize winner Emery Huang’s story “Lips of Ash” will be featured in The Dragon of the Stars, a collection of SF and fantasy stories (DAW Books in 2010) that draw inspiration from Chinese culture and are written by Chinese writers from outside China.
Writer winner Matthew Rotundo is seeing his story “Canaan” published in Jim Baen’s Universe along with “Ashes, Ashes” in Tales of the Unanticipated #30, both in the Fall of 2009.
And writer winner Jordan Lapp wrote in, “The project I’m most excited about is a new graphic novel called The Last CEO that I’m putting together with illustrator winner, Luke Eidenshink. After establishing our mutual attraction to graphic novels, I mused that it would be nice if he could team up with a writer. He asked if I knew any and the rest is history.”
The Contests were initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 shortly after returning to the field of science fiction with his bestseller Battlefield Earth. Past winners of the Writing and Illustrating Contests have published over 550 novels, 3,000 short stories and more than 3 million illustrations in the field.
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SOURCE Writers of the Future