Writers of the Future Volume 34 trade paperback
Writers of the Future Volume 34, the #1 Bestselling Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Stories of the Year, has something for everyone—from futuristic thrillers to shapeshifters and suspense, there’s wizardry and magic, alongside humor and romance. An entertaining variety of new voices and new visions.
#1 Bestselling Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Stories of the Year from 24 Award-winning Authors and Illustrators
Plus stories and articles by L. Ron Hubbard, Orson Scott Card, Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Jerry Pournelle, Ciruelo and Echo Chernik
Edited by David Farland
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Edited by David Farland.
Short stories by Erik Bundy, Erin Cairns, Jonathan Ficke, Jeremy TeGrotenhuis, Vida Cruz, Darci Stone, Cole Hehr, Janey Bell, Eneasz Brodski, N.R.M. Roshak, Diana Hart and Amy Henrie Gillett.
16-page color gallery of artwork with illustrations by Bruce Brenneise, Duncan Halleck, Anthony Moravian, Adar Darnov, Reyna Rochin, Brenda Rodriguez, Alana Fletcher,
Maksym Polishchuk, Jazmen Richardson, Quintin Gleim, Sidney Lugo and Kyna Tek
Bonus stories and essays by L. Ron Hubbard, Orson Scott Card, Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Jerry Pournelle, Ciruelo and Echo Chernik.
Summary of Stories
Wondrous and powerful tales from some of the world’s best new writers.
Turnabout—Djinn are famous for twisting your words so they don’t really grant your wish, but two can play that game.
A Smokeless and Scorching Fire—Deacon is a government official, and he’s afraid he’ll stay that way if he can’t break his conditioning.
The Howler on the Sales Floor—It’s easy making sales when you can send images of despair into the hearts of your clients.
The Minarets of An-Zabat—Alder seeks the secrets of the Windcallers’ magic, but his curiosity may destroy the people he loves.
The Death Flyer—Jim Bellamy tries to save the life of a girl who died in the wreckage of a train ten years ago.
Odd and Ugly—A new take on Beauty and the Beast incorporating Philippine folklore.
Mara’s Shadow—An ancient myth might provide the key to curing a disease that threatens all of humanity.
The Lesson—A lesson on philosophy in action turns into a deadly encounter.
What Lies Beneath—A powerful sorcerer has so disgraced himself, he is afraid of what his family will think should he ever die and meet them on the other side.
The Face in the Box—Cara discovers a floating farm parked over her land, blocking the sunlight, and must confront the driver.
Flee, My Pretty One—In a world controlled by dragons and their henchmen, rock singer Josephine really only wants “death to all collaborators.”
Illusion—Even a court wizard will struggle to fight off armies if his weapons pack no actual punch.
A Bitter Thing—You can put an end to something wondrous, but only at a cost.
Miss Smokey—Lily’s ability to shift shapes into a bear offers some strange challenges.
All Light and Darkness—On a far world, a nameless man meets a woman of ancient genetic stock, and when trouble follows in his wake, he must choose: her life or his humanity?
Writers of the Future
Fantasy, Science Fiction