Written by Kevin J. Anderson
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future—The First 25 Years
For twenty-five years, L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest has discovered and nurtured a steady stream of new authors who have changed the face of SF. Chosen by an impressive panel of judges drawn from the biggest names in the genre, taught at a remarkable week-long workshop, and celebrated at world-class venues such as the Kennedy Space Center, the United Nations and the Science Fiction Museum, Contest winners are given the best possible foundation for a long-standing writing career.
Filled with more than a thousand spectacular images, interspersed with over one hundred success stories and testimonials, this book celebrates the first quarter century of Writers of the Future. This is truly the gold standard of SF awards.
“A look back over the last twenty-five years in pictures and prose that celebrated Hubbard’s crowning achievement. Readers will be astounded at how many writers have come through the program.” —Midwest Book Review
“I spent much of yesterday and today leafing through [the Writers of the Future] 25th anniversary book, page by page, looking at the photos of the winners and their books, reading the essays, and came away awed by the magnitude of it all. So many years, so many people, the innumerable transitions of eager amateurs into famous pros—quite amazing. I’m proud to have been a part of it for so long.” —Robert Silverberg