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The Problem of the “Told” Story

I have talked about some of the most frequent problems that I see when judging for the Writers of the Future Contest, and today I’m going to tackle one of the biggest: the problem with “told” stories.

Orson Scott Card

Are We at the End of Science Fiction?

In 2006, Writers of the Future judge Orson Scott Card addressed a very simple if not vital question which was published in Writers of the Future Volume 22. These aren’t the best of times for science fiction.

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Ten Amazing Story Openings

A great opening sentence can sometimes be as memorable as the book it begins.

Writers of the Future Volume 33 Book Bomb

Book Bomb for newly published authors

With the release of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33, we are proud to introduce 14 talented new authors and artists of science fiction and fantasy. These short stories are a creative mix of …

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Sir Winston Churchill’s Essay on Alien Life Has Been Located

The fascination with aliens does not seem to reduce no matter how many times “authorities” give explanations when some random person captures mysterious clips of unidentified flying objects on their cell phones. When someone like Sir Winston Churchill pens a rather large essay on the subject of alien life …