Typewriter in the Sky – One of the Top 100 Fantasy Books
The story “Typewriter in the Sky” by L. Ron Hubbard is regarded by critics and literary historians as the prototypical “inward voyage” or “journey of the mind” story and has been given a brand new look for the launch of the first-ever Writers of the Future Bundle.
One of eight books in the “Writers of the Future Bundle,” “Typewriter in the Sky” remains one of Hubbard’s most celebrated titles. In the book Resnick at Large, authors Mike Resnick and Robert J. Sawyer cite “Typewriter in the Sky” as an example of ‘Recursive Science Fiction,’ a subgenre described as science fiction about science fiction.”
The book is additionally listed in “Fantasy: The 100 Best Books,” by James Cawthorn and Michael Moorcock. In “Rivals of Weird Tales: 30 Great Fantasy and Horror Stories from the Weird Fiction Pulps,” Robert E. Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz and Martin H. Greenberg write that “Typewriter in the Sky” is classed among stories published in Unknown which “still rank as some of the best fantasy produced in this century.”
Author David Wingrove notes in “The Science Fiction Source Book,” “His [Hubbard’s] best work is outstanding within the pulp tradition: ‘Typewriter in the Sky’ is a fine fantasy about a man who gets trapped within a story written by a pulp writer.” Writing in A Short History of Fantasy, authors Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James characterize the book as “The best of Hubbard’s stories” and notes that it “is better seen as a rationalized fantasy.”
The bundle is being sold on http://webundle.it and contains 8 individual titles. In addition to “Typewriter in the Sky” and “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 30,” the bundle consists of 6 titles from international bestselling authors including, “Gamearth” by Kevin J. Anderson, “Ocean” by Brian Herbert and “On My Way to Paradise” by Dave Wolverton (who is both a Contest Judge and Contest Winner). From writers of the Future Winners, the bundle contains: “Metatropolis” by Jay Lake and Ken Scholes, “Escape Plans” by David Sakmyster and “Racers of the Night” by Brad Torgersen.
“Bundling” is an innovative means of book distribution that allows a fan to download books from their favorite author while being introduced to new authors who write in the same genre AND pay what he perceives to be the value of all of the books. With this particular bundle, the commonality is Writers of the Future, a contest created 31 years ago by L. Ron Hubbard, and which has since proven itself a resource for today’s top writers of science fiction and fantasy.
More information can be found at www.GalaxyPress.com.
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