Find out what’s next.
What if there was a single contest to determine the most talented new writers across the genres of Sci-fi and Fantasy?
What if you could find all the award-winning stories—a variety of creative and fresh new ideas—all in one anthology?
What if you could turn the page, explore diverse new universes of possibility and see what is to come?
Welcome to the world of the Writers of the Future.
Where what if—IS what’s here.
About the Stories:
• When Gwen’s husband is found murdered, she’s the only suspect. After all, they were the only two people on the moon. —Moonlight One
• Flora’s father is a mech-soldier of the Slayer Class, but how much of him is really left inside the machine? —The Armor Embrace
• When an alien with godly intelligence is discovered watching the earth, one man must try to learn if its motives are pure. —Envoy in the Ice
• If you were stranded in an open boat and the only hope for rescue came from a ghost ship, would dare to ride? —The Devil’s Rescue
• Some gifts come with heavy price tags, and the giver must rise to the occasion. —Tears for Shülna
• What if an alien asks for your help with a question, and the answer affects the future of the whole human race? —The Drake Equation
• Barlow has a talent for finding the dead. Or do they find him? —Acquisition
• When Varga sets out to explore the ancient stronghold of a long- dead wizard, she discovers that the ruins aren’t as deserted as she thought. —Obsidian Spire
• If only that reptile in the sewer were something as predictable as an alligator. —Gator
• On a distant world among the cloud peaks, the light-hawks promise a rich reward for those daring enough to harvest one. —A Glowing Heart
• In a world where memories can be stripped, Bill discovers that he has a family he has never known. —The Long Dizzy Down
• Not all spirits have the best of intentions, and they must be dealt with. —The Woodcutters’ Deity
• You can put an end to something wondrous, but only at a cost. —The Dragon Killer’s Daughter
• In a life-or-death situation, sometimes you wish that you had a really powerful spell. But that begs the question—what is power? —Useless Magic
• Some devils are as old as a dream, and more evil than men can imagine. —Adramelech
• When the world needs saving, three children are called to the task. —The Fox, the Wolf, and the Dove
• Can an aging sorcerer find a way to track down his old nemesis with the small bit of magic he has left, or is he just fooling himself? —The Magnificent Bhajan
Read them here—and enjoy!
With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 320 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most enduring and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.
David Farland is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author with dozens of books to his credit. He began his career writing short fiction as a prize writer, which vaulted him into prominence in the mid-1980s. He has written science fiction under his own name, Dave Wolverton, including the highly praised "On My Way to Paradise," which won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for "Best Novel in the English Language." David has also written novels in the Star Wars and Mummy Universes, and has worked as a videogame designer, most notably for Starcraft's Brood War. In 1999 he set the Guinness Record for the World's Largest single-person, single book signing. In the mid-1990s he began to follow his love for writing fantasy under the pen name David Farland, where he became best known for his international bestselling Runelords series. He has also won the Whitney Award for best novel of the year for his historical novel "In the Company of Angels."