Battlefield Earth Audiobook – or rather Terl – Wins Audie Award

L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth audiobook just won an Audie Award for Excellence in Marketing, culminating a year-long progression of recognitions from its successful release last June where it topped bestseller lists.

Why You Only Got an Honorable Mention

A while ago I promised to tell you why I reject good stories when I’m reading for Writers of the Future. So let’s talk about those stories that get an Honorable Mention.

Illustrators of the Future Contest – 1st Quarter 2017 Winners

The judging results are in! And here are the winners for the Illustrators of the Future Contest – 1st Quarter 2017

Writers of the Future 1st Quarter 2017 Winners

The Judging results are in! And here are the winners for the Writers of the Future 1st Quarter 2017

Jim Marrs Talks Aliens and Battlefield Earth

Jim Marrs, New York Times bestselling author of Alien Agenda, the top selling non-fiction book on UFOs in the world, took some time to answer questions on aliens, Battlefield Earth and his views on space travel.

A Look at Satire and Science Fiction

One of three stories published in May 1949, along with “The Conroy Diary” and “The Incredible Destination,” the “Battle of Wizards” is not just a fun science fiction yarn. This is a story where …

Focus on Ken Scholes: Writers of the Future Vol 22 Winner

In addition to his Writers of the Future Award for “Into the Blank Where Life Is Hurled” (published in volume XXI of the annual anthology), Ken Scholes’s fiction has won France’s Prix Imaginales and the Pacific Northwest’s Endeavour Award, among others.

Focus on Ken Liu: Writers of the Future Volume 19 Finalist

“Treasure your time at the workshop,” Ken Liu says when I ask how he would advise a new prizewinner going to the Writers of the Future workshop, “but don’t make too much of it.” This is Ken Liu in a nutshell. He’s a well-spoken man who puts conflicting ideas side by side and then makes you think about what they mean.

Dave Farland’s 10 Points to Avoid in Writing Short Fiction

This past week I’ve been judging Writers of the Future. Most of the stories come to us electronically, so much of my day is spent opening files, taking a look at them, and then putting in a review–usually one that says “Rejected.” I hate that “Reject” button, and …

“Battlefield Earth” Mass Market Paperback Edition Release Announced

Galaxy Press has officially announced the upcoming new release of the mass market paperback edition of L. Ron Hubbard’s international bestselling novel, Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 at Dragon Con, over this coming Labor Day weekend.