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L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33

L  Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33 Author L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN-10 9781619865266
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 382
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The 33rd edition of Writers of the Future may be the best new book yet! Brand-new adventure through space, time and possibility.The answers, the stories, the visions, and the mind-stretching possibilities are all waiting inside.Welcome to the future of Science Fiction and Fantasy. It gets better every year. These are the award winning short stories of the international contest that have launched the writing careers of some of the best new books!BONUS stories and articles on how to write by New York Times best sellers Anne McCaffrey, Robert J. Sawyer, Todd McCaffrey, Larry Elmore and Bob Eggleton.“The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us.”—Orson Scott CardCelebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 28th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest"A glimpse of tomorrow's stars!"—Publishers Weekly

The Jack of Souls

The Jack of Souls Author Stephen Merlino
ISBN-10 0986267414
Release 2014-12-06
Pages 372
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A NEW ROGUE & KNIGHT EPIC FANTASY SERIES BEGINS Harric, an outcast rogue, must break a curse on his fate or die by his nineteenth birthday. As the day approaches, nightmares from the spirit world stalk him and tear at his sanity; sorcery eats at his soul. To survive, he'll need more than his usual tricks. He'll need help-and a lot of it-but on the kingdom's lawless frontier, his only allies are other outcasts. One of these outcasts is Caris, a mysterious, horse-whispering runaway, intent upon becoming the Queen's first female knight. The other is Sir Willard-ex-immortal, ex-champion, now addicted to pain-killing herbs and banished from the court. With their help, Harric might keep his curse at bay. But for how long? And both companions bring perils and secrets of their own: Caris bears the scars of a troubled past that still hunts her; Willard is at war with the Old Ones, an order of insane immortal knights who once enslaved the kingdom. The Old Ones have returned to murder Willard and seize the throne from his queen. Willard is on the run and on one final, desperate quest for his queen. Together, Harric and his companions must overcome fanatical armies, murderous sorcerers, and powerful supernatural foes. Alone, Harric must face the temptation of a forbidden magic that could break his curse, but cost him the only woman he's ever loved. "* * * A tale of magic, mischief, and the triumph of tricksters. * * *" MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING FANTASY NOVEL In 2014, "The Jack of Souls" won the prestigious Pacific Northwest Writers Association award for fantasy. It also won the Southwest Writers annual award for fantasy. TESTIMONIALS "Of all the books I've read in the past couple of years, "The Jack of Souls" is by far my favorite. Merlino's remarkable imagination and storytelling skills had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I want to read the next book NOW " -Karen Duvall, author of "Darkest Knight," and "Demon Fare." * * * "An epic ride, a magical world, and fantastic characters that grab your imagination and won't let go... "The Jack of Souls" has it all." -Corinne O'Flynn, author of "The Expatriates." * * * "A rich and rewarding new fantasy mythos " -Rob May, author of "Dragon Killer" and "Roll the Bones."

She Walks in Shadows

She Walks in Shadows Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia
ISBN-10 1927990173
Release 2015
Pages 307
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A collection of 25 short stories written by women about women within the realm of 'Lovecraftian fiction'.

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers Author Robert A. Heinlein
ISBN-10 1101500425
Release 1987-05-15
Pages 352
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In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial Hugo Award-winning bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy... Johnnie Rico never really intended to join up—and definitely not the infantry. But now that he’s in the thick of it, trying to get through combat training harder than anything he could have imagined, he knows everyone in his unit is one bad move away from buying the farm in the interstellar war the Terran Federation is waging against the Arachnids. Because everyone in the Mobile Infantry fights. And if the training doesn’t kill you, the Bugs are more than ready to finish the job... “A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you.”—All SciFi

On My Way to Paradise

On My Way to Paradise Author David Farland
ISBN-10 1495276716
Release 2014-02-12
Pages 540
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Won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for "Best Novel in the English Language" Here is a powerful first novel, at once disturbing and compelling--the chronicle of one man's odyssey of self-discovery within a world at war. ON MY WAY TO PARADISE. In a world of ever-worsening crisis, Angelo Osic is an anomaly: a man who cares about others. One day he aids a stranger. . .and calls down disaster, for the woman called Tamara is also a woman on the run, the only human with the knowledge that will save Earth from the artificial intelligences plotting to overthrow it. Fleeing the assassins who seek him as well as Tamara, Angelo seizes the only escape route available: to sign on as a mercenary with the Japanese Motoki Corporation in its genocidal war against the barbarian Yabajin. Jacked into training machines that simulate warfare, Angelo "dies" a hundred times. . .and is resurrected to fight again. In a world of death, he dreams only of life--and the freedom to love once more.

The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of

The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of Author Thomas M. Disch
ISBN-10 9780684859781
Release 2000-07-05
Pages 272
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Traces the development of science fiction from the literary tales of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne into a multi-billion-dollar entertainment industry, and explores its impact on American culture.

The Singing Bones

The Singing Bones Author Shaun Tan
ISBN-10 0545946123
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 192
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Selection and adaptation of seventy-five Grimm's fairy tales, as translated by Jack Zipes, and newly illustrated by Shaun Tan.

The Dragon and the Apprentice

The Dragon and the Apprentice Author Sully Tarnish
ISBN-10 1520106106
Pages 188
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Who Will Be the Dragon's Apprentice? A dragon and a rival wizard duel every ten years to see who is stronger. Each time the duel ends in a draw. Realizing they're growing too old to continue fighting with one another they make a wager. Each must pick and train an apprentice. In ten years time the apprentices will duel instead. There is a catch. The dragon must pick a human to be his apprentice, while the wizard must pick a dragon to be his apprentice.

Writers of the Future Volume 30

Writers of the Future Volume 30 Author L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN-10 9781619862623
Release 2014-04-13
Pages 400
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Celebrate New Writers and New Winners. Writers of the Future: Volume 30. This is your window into incredible worlds of wizardry, warfare and wonder. This is your escape into fantastic realms of the human mind lurking just beyond your imagination ... and reaching deep into your wildest dreams.This is your ticket to tomorrow. Celebrate the future of science fiction and fantasy ... now. “Keep the Writers of the Future going. It’s what keeps sci-fi alive.” —Orson Scott Card. Included: Bonus short stories by Orson Scott Card, Mike Resnick and L. Ron Hubbard plus a color spread highlighting the story illustrations.

Buckskin Brigades

Buckskin Brigades Author L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN-10 9781592121335
Release 2005-05-15
Pages 302
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In a land of legends and mighty warriors, one fatal gunshot changes the course of a nation. Torn between two races, a white man raised by Blackfeet Indians is propelled across the vast, unexplored Northwest wilderness of the early 1800s in this historically accurate adventure of a desperate mission to defend his adopted people from invasion by ruthless white fur traders.

The Big U

The Big U Author Neal Stephenson
ISBN-10 0061847380
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 320
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The New York Times Book Review called Neal Stephenson's most recent novel "electrifying" and "hilarious". but if you want to know Stephenson was doing twenty years before he wrote the epic Cryptonomicon, it's back-to-school time. Back to The Big U, that is, a hilarious send-up of American college life starring after years our of print, The Big U is required reading for anyone interested in the early work of this singular writer.

Opus 300

Opus 300 Author Isaac Asimov
ISBN-10 UOM:39015011926535
Release 1984-11-01
Pages 377
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Drawing on Asimov's third hundred works, this anthology is divided into subject categories, including astronomy, physics, biology, humor, history, and science fiction, and features background pieces that discuss the germination of the writings and their place in the Asimov canon

The Deadly 7

The Deadly 7 Author Garth Jennings
ISBN-10 9780374303297
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 224
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When eleven-year-old Nelson's beloved older sister goes missing, he is devastated. She's his only friend and means the world to him. Then his parents join the search and leave Nelson in the care of his crazy uncle Pogo, a plumber who is working at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. There in a dusty crypt Nelson stumbles across an ancient machine that accidentally extracts the so-called seven deadly sins from his soul. The machine turns them into ugly, cantankerous, and embarrassing creatures who follow him everywhere. But there is more to these monsters than meets the eye, and in this off-the-wall debut novel about making friends and taking courage, Nelson finds that these strange newcomers are just the companions he needs for a quest across the globe to rescue his big sister.

The Leiber Chronicles

The Leiber Chronicles Author Fritz Leiber
ISBN-10 0913165484
Release 1990-01-01
Pages 601
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A collection of stories brings forth sorcerers and wizards, ghosts, aliens, and mythical kingdoms

Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination

Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination Author Russell Blackford
ISBN-10 9783319616858
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 204
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In this highly original book, Russell Blackford discusses the intersection of science fiction and humanity’s moral imagination. With the rise of science and technology in the 19th century, and our continually improving understanding of the cosmos, writers and thinkers soon began to imagine futures greatly different from the present. Science fiction was born out of the realization that future technoscientific advances could dramatically change the world. Along with the developments described in modern science fiction - space societies, conscious machines, and upgraded human bodies, to name but a few - come a new set of ethical challenges and new forms of ethics. Blackford identifies these issues and their reflection in science fiction. His fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in philosophy or science fiction, or in how they interact. “This is a seasoned, balanced analysis of a major issue in our thinking about the future, seen through the lens of science fiction, a central art of our time. Everyone from humanists to technologists should study these ideas and examples. Blackford’s book is wise and savvy, and a delight to read as well.” Greg Benford, author of Timescape.

When the Machine Made Art

When the Machine Made Art Author Grant D. Taylor
ISBN-10 9781623565619
Release 2014-04-10
Pages 352
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Considering how culturally indispensable digital technology is today, it is ironic that computer-generated art was attacked when it burst onto the scene in the early 1960s. In fact, no other twentieth-century art form has elicited such a negative and hostile response. When the Machine Made Art examines the cultural and critical response to computer art, or what we refer to today as digital art. Tracing the heated debates between art and science, the societal anxiety over nascent computer technology, and the myths and philosophies surrounding digital computation, Taylor is able to identify the destabilizing forces that shape and eventually fragment the computer art movement.

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express Author Agatha Christie
ISBN-10 9780061753824
Release 2003-10-28
Pages 336
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THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME—NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT! “The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .” Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again. “What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—New York Times