Paperback, 582 pages, ISBN: 978-1619860766
Behold . . .
A magical woven man carries treasures, and secrets, inside himself that could threaten an entire kingdom. A photographer finds he has the power to open gateways to alternate universes, which is the key to everything he has lost in his life. A skilled artist uses his mind to control and shape countless insects into beautiful works of art, but only if he can control his own fears.
Explore . . .
A pair of explorers on Mars unravels a fantastic mystery of an ancient galaxy-spanning civilization . . . but not everyone wants the answers to be found. The flotsam and jetsam of humanity eke out a living on floating garbage islands; they have the key to saving the world, unless they tear themselves apart first.
A vast network of imprisoned, unconscious humans begin a revolution using the powers of their minds.
Discover . . .
A loyal golem learns to understand love and humanity, even as the people around him forget. . . .
When a clone obtains her soul, she learns the joys—and dark consequences—of being human.
In a post-apocalyptic world, a young man and woman work desperately to keep their isolated home safe, until protection degenerates into paranoia.
Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology recreate Irish literary figures—with a vengeance.
Journey . . .
The only way for a soldier to penetrate an incomprehensible alien infestation is to stop her own heart and die—repeatedly.
Humans responsible for bringing a new race into a galactic alliance learn that one mistake can mean the annihilation of both races.
In the hyper-accelerated world of an augmented human, life and death—and all the decisions in between—can happen in a fraction of a second.
These stories from the freshest, most talented new voices in science fiction and fantasy, are individually illustrated by the best new artists in the genre. You will definitely encounter these names again in the future—but you saw them first in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXVIII.
Introduction by K.D. Wentworth
Of Woven Wood by Marie Croke • Illustrated by Emily Grandin
The Rings of Mars by William Ledbetter • Illustrated by J. F. Smith
The Paradise Aperture by David Carani • Illustrated by Paul Pederson
Story Vitality by L. Ron Hubbard
Fast Draw by Roy Hardin • Illustrated by Paul Pederson
The Siren by M. O. Muriel • Illustrated by Hunter Bonyun
Contact Authority by William Mitchell • Illustrated by Rhiannon Taylor
The Importance of Short Fiction by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Command for Love by Nick T. Chan • Illustrated by Carly Trowbridge
My Name Is Angela by Harry Lang • Illustrated by Mago Huang
Lost Pine by Jacob A. Boyd • Illustrated by Pat R. Steiner
Advice for a New Illustrator by Shaun Tan
Shutdown by Corry L. Lee • Illustrated by Greg Opalinski
While Ireland Holds These Graves by Tom Doyle • Illustrated by Fiona Meng
The Poly Islands by Gerald Warfield • Illustrated by Jay Richard
Insect Sculptor by Scott T. Barnes • Illustrated by John W. Haverty Jr.