2005 • Volume 21

The Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington, was the site for the twenty-first annual Awards ceremony on Friday, August 19, 2005. Prior to the event, winners, judges and their guests were given a private tour of the museum, then enjoyed a banquet held in the Space Needle. After the ceremonies, the Science Fiction Museum hosted a large reception and book signing for the winners to autograph the newly released L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXI.

The workshops were held at the futuristic Seattle Public Library, and the casual barbecue mixer for winners and judges took place at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Snapshot from 2005

Year in the Contests

The judges in this year are amazingly prestigious and knowledgeable contributors to L. Ron Hubbard’s original (and still growing) vision. This has been true from the very beginning, though some names are, sadly, no longer with us and others, happily, have stepped forward to take their place.

We are pleased to welcome judge Steven Youll to our stellar panel of judges for the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest.

The enterprise goes ever forward, and the authors and illustrators in this volume will, in due course, take their firm place in the history of speculative arts.