From Publishers Weekly
The human element remains at all times paramount in the 15 SF stories gathered in the 20th edition of L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future series, at this point the most enduring forum to showcase new talent in the genre. Standouts include Eric James Stone's eerie "In Memory," whose hero, a brilliant mad physicist, exists as a disembodied computer image; Joy Remy's poignant "Sleep Sweetly, Junie Carter," in which a bedridden woman feels helpless in her near-immortality; and Jonathon Laden's disturbing "Monkey See, Monkey Deduce," in which a multibodied monster is actually a tribe of chimps, with an imposed common memory, at the mercy of human researchers. Brief essays on writing by Hubbard and contemporary giants such as Robert Silverberg and Kevin J. Anderson round out the volume. The cartoonlike artwork, one drawing for each story, is less successful. The series, however, continues to be a powerful statement of faith as well as direction in American science fiction.
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This historic 20th anniversary edition of the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future anthology, the bestselling and most widely influential anthology of its kind, brings you 15 exciting, strikingly original stories by the best new creative talent in speculative fiction, all winners of the Writers of the Future Contest. They are guaranteed to ignite your imagination with strange new worlds, untraveled galaxies and bizzare dimensions and the mysteries of a universe of infinite size where somewhere out there, everything that is possible is real. These authors are first-rate short story writers.
Created by L. Ron Hubbard out of his lifetime commitment to helping new writers and artists, and judged by a Hall-of-Fame roster of top professionals, the Writers of the Future anthology has provided a spectacular launching pad for fledgling writers who over the past two decades have gone on to publish more than 250 novels, many of them international bestsellers and some 2,500 short stories.