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2013-06-28 23:17:38

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will explore how science meets fiction at its 2013 Colloquium. Arlington, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will explore how science meets fiction at its 2013 Colloquium on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Worthington Renaissance in Fort Worth, Texas from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. There are limited tickets available and can be purchased at the door for $69. The Foundation is inviting the public to explore how...

2012-07-21 23:03:25

In what is known as the largest contest of its kind in the world, finalists for the 2nd Quarter of the 29th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, specializing in speculative fiction, were announced today by Joni Labaqui, contest Director. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 In what is known as the largest contest of its kind in the world, finalists for the 2nd Quarter of the 29th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, specializing in speculative...

2012-05-31 23:03:06

The 2012 International Book Awards awarded L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 28 as Winner under Short Story Fiction Category Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 28 edited by K.D. Wentworth was announced as winner of the 2012 International Book Awards in the Short Story Fiction category it was announced by the JPX Media Group. Writers of the Future, now in its 28th year, features cover art entitled “Beyond...

2011-02-10 16:09:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 27th anniversary of the L. Ron Hubbard Awards for winners of the internationally-acclaimed Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests will be held in Hollywood in the Blossom Room at the Roosevelt Hotel, home of the original Academy Awards ceremony, on Sunday, May 15th, it was announced today by contest organizers. Celebrities and luminaries from around the world of science, science fiction and fantasy are expected to attend the gala...

2010-07-01 07:07:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2nd Quarter Honorable Mentions of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest were announced today. "Stories that received Honorable Mention status were good enough to merit acknowledgement for being well written. The selected stories for this category did not make the semi-finalist or finalist category," contest coordinating judge K.D. Wentworth stated. "Out of the thousands of stories that get submitted to the contest, a very small...

2010-03-18 13:56:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The second round of the 1st Quarter Honorable Mentions of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest 2010 were announced today. The quarter ended on the 31st of December and the initial judging process of reading all of the stories and deciding the category of each has been ongoing since mid-January by the coordinating judge, K.D. Wentworth. Stories that received Honorable Mention status will not go on for final judging but were good...

2010-03-11 15:28:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Crosshill of New York went from non-published writer to three professional sales in 9 months, with his sale of The Zombie of His Early Days to Flash Fiction Online. K.C. Ball of Seattle received notice that Analog Magazine was picking up her story, Flotsam for the September issue, while Jason Fischer of Australia heard that his short fiction horror story, Busking had just been nominated for the 2009 Australian Shadows Award, given by the...

2009-11-26 07:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award-nominated screen star Karen Black ("5 Easy Pieces", "The Great Gatsby", "Day of the Locust", "Trilogy of Terror") will appear as a guest panelist at the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Convention from Friday through Sunday, November 27th through 29th at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. "I will be visiting panels regarding science fiction and horror films and will also stop by the L. Ron Hubbard booth in the Dealers Room," said Black....

2009-10-08 13:15:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning science fiction and fantasy author, Eric Flint has been named as a judge in the highly acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, it was announced by Author Services, Inc., the literary agency and administrator of the Contest. Now in its 26th year, the Writers of the Future Contest awards annual cash prizes totaling $30,000 for writers and illustrators of never-before-published works of science fiction and fantasy. It...

2009-10-08 13:14:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The second quarter winners of the 2009-10 worldwide L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest for fledgling science fiction and fantasy writers -- including new authors from Australia, Ireland, and the United States -- were announced today by Joni Labaqui, Author Services' contest director. The quarterly winners are: Jason Fischer, first place, a South Australia Health Department records manager; Simon Cooper, second place, a professional...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'