"the short-story competition has since its earliest days served as an inspiration for countless aspiring sci-fi and fantasy writers."
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2011
Online science fiction magazine, SF Crowsnest conducted a contest to determine “the top 100 fantasy, science fiction and horror books as voted for by the readers of SF Crowsnest over the course of last year.” And with these opening words, “There's also some great reads I haven't got around to yet, but now I have no excuse. You, the people, have spoken,” the list was announced. Topped with Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie followed by Coraline by Neil Gaiman, the popular vote also listed L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years (http://www.writersofthefuture.com) edited by Kevin J. Anderson, who also had two other titles on this list, Metal Swarm and The Winds Of Dune (co-written with Brian Herbert).
It’s not only SF Crowsnest that has recognized the significance of this title. Locus Magazine also placed it in their review of the best in science fiction and fantasy for 2010. And SciFi Magazine contributing editor Jeff Berkwits aptly stated in his article on the coffee table book’s launch that, “the short-story competition has since its earliest days served as an inspiration for countless aspiring sci-fi and fantasy writers.”
The Writers of the Future contest was created by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 as a means of allowing the newcomer a chance to have their work seen. And this program has provided that starting point for so many careers. Over 300 writers have seen their name in print over the 26 years of the contest’s history, with nearly 100 now having successful careers as a writer. In addition to continuing on in the field of speculative fiction, several have gone on to publish in genres such as mystery and romance, to write for television and motion pictures and to become editors and critics.
For more information on the Writers of the Future Contest and to enter submissions online, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com.
The SF Crowsnest top 100 list can be seen in full at http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/articles/news/2011/The-Hyper-Hundred-best-scifi-novels-of-2010-15850.php