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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37

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This is the reason why I like short story collections, even If I don’t like some of the stories I will find some that I like ^__~ and in this book this wasn't the exception, you have several short stories, some sci-fi (my favourites), some fantasy (I don’t like as much) some that were kind of a mix of the two, what a wonderful world, where we can come together for the things we love, I really like that the stories were chosen because they where the ones that offered the most of positive emotions, even if the story was dark, you could find characters or situations that tried to get the best of the situation, yes I do agree that this was a great collection, and the illustrations? Well we could say that those are something that really make the deal, after reading the story if you go back and stare to the wining picture, you really understand why they won, well I don’t know other entries, but the ones that made to the book are worthwhile ;) 

thank you NetGalley for the free ARC and this is my voluntarily review.
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I am glad I started off with issue 38 rather then this issue . I prefer the fantasy in issue 38.saying that I did enjoy the Tiger and the waif. It was a sweet story. I also enjoyed how to steal armor.
The Phoenixs war also deserves a 5 star rating.
Overall a pleasant read
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This was a fabulous collection of short stories! The talent these writers have is incredible and I feel they will all have a great future ahead of them. Some ideas were intriguing, unique and fun. I haven’t read the previous volumes, but I will definitely seek them out and find some new authors. Thank you to Netgalley, the authors, editors and publisher for a chance to read and review this book.
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"The Tiger and the Waif
By John Campbell
An interesting change to most apocalypse stories. An android cat saves a young girl in the aftermath of events that takes his memories, and her world. A great story of perception, responsibility, and compassion"

"Sixers"
By Barbara Lund
A twist on human greed and freedom. The invention of new warfare devastated the world. A mother attempts to check on her son. After loosing her entire family she may have found a new family that needs her even more. A story of loss and found of devastation and redemption."

"The Enfield report
BY Christopher Bowthrope

The brutal nature of war makes the evilest of men. The mad scientist hired by the government to do the experiments we don't feel anyone less could do. How would you rectify your participation even if it was innocent and unknowing. A dark look at human nature."

"The widow's might
Elizabeth Chaysworth
The down trodden have a new group of crime fighting individuals. The widows have a new order for the next more balanced world. Can they avenge a lost tabby, or a broken tea pot."

magic out of a hat
L ron Hubbard
A twist of fate a lost empire for the want of a message. Missed by those whom know not its reason. A great story pulled out of a contest of making a story from items in a hotel room."

On "magic out of a hat " by orson scott card
The remarkable impression of Hubbard's influence on writers and readers in the future. The stories remarkable change to the processes of writing.

The dangerous dimension by L. Ron Hubbard

How to steal the plot armor by luke wildman

the redemption of brother adalum by K.D. Julicher

The argentum by Anj Dockrey

The Phoenixes war by Jody Lynn Nye

soul paper by trent Walters

The skin of mother by Erik Lynd

Death of a Time traveler by Sara fox

The Battle of Donasi by Elaine Midcoh

The rewards of imagination by Craig Elliot

the museum of Modern WarFare by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

A demon hunter's guide to Passover Seder by Ryan Cole

Hemingway by Emma Washburn

half breed by Brittany Rainsdon
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A solid collection of stories. A nice mix of science fiction, speculative fiction, and fantasy. Pretty high quality overall. Recommended.

Thanks very much for the free review copy for review!
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I look forward to this anthology every year!  This year might be the best yet -- the stories have something for every reader to love!  It is impossible to choose a favorite, but among the ones that pulled my heartstrings the most were "The Tiger and the Waif" and "The Argentum."  I hope to see many more stories by these fourteen new authors!
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"Writers of the Future Volume 37" provides the enjoyable and entertaining science fiction, speculative fiction, and fantasy that one has come to expect from this series. I was impressed that I really like reading many of the 22 judges that selected these stories. In other words, if such authors as Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, Nancy Kress, Larry Niven, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Silverberg, and Dean Wesely Smith agree that these stories are good, then who am I to disagree? In addition to vivid competitively-selected artwork and new fiction by new authors, this volume includes essays by such notables as L. Ron Hubbard and Orson Scott Card, an outstanding piece of science fiction by one of my favorite space opera authors Kristine Kathryn Rusch, a philosophical piece of speculative fiction from the golden age of SF by L. Ron Hubbard, and an entertaining sample of fantasy by well-established author Jody Lynn Nye.

Of the stories within, "The Tiger and the Waif" was both a page-turner and brought tears to my eyes several times for different reasons. "Sixers" had a great premise and an entertaining plot with promise for more stories. "The Enfield Report" was a nice combination of scifi and criminal horror. "The Widow's Might" was a delightful piece of colonial era "Magic-Punk". "How to Steal the Plot Armor" was another delightful tale full of surprises told from the perspective of a medieval wizard who has to deal with overzealous heroic knights. "The Redemption of Brother Adalum" was a readable adventure fantasy with a strong philosophic and ethical foundation. "The Argentum" was a quite entertaining tale of colonizing a distant planet along with a thought provoking plot twist. "Soul Paper", "The Skin of my Mother", "Death of a Time Traveler",  "A Demon Hunter's Guide to Passover Seder",  "Hemingway", and "Half-Breed" are all solid and entertaining fantasy stories. Finally, "The Battle of Donsi" was my favorite type of space opera short story. 

If you enjoy science fiction, speculative fiction, and fantasy, then this anthology is for you.

I would like to thank the publisher, editors, judges, and authors for kindly providing an electronic review copy of this book.
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I was thrilled to get a chance to review one of L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future anthologies. The first time I read one was probably 15-16 years ago and as a writer I love seeing new writers get a fresh start. There are three specific stories of various talent and style that I fell in love with. While I enjoyed the whole book and in fact gave it 5 stars, my favorite stories were each written in such unique ways.
The Tiger and The Waif was written by John M. Campbell about a toy AI kitten and its ability to save a little girl after a disaster. 
Magic Out of a Hat by L. Ron Hubbard takes place after World War I. He wrote the story as a horror tale regarding a cursed Russian hat. The interesting thing is that the hat was based off of a wastebasket in his hotel room and had been part of a challenge to write from a unique prompt.
The third and final story that stuck with me was The Phoenixes' War by Jody Lynn Nye. I have adored Phoenixes' in fantasy literature for years and the beautiful pair in Jody's story are awesome. They stand between their country and other countries going to war and thanks to the priestess that has bonded with them, they always are ready to save the day. It would be lovely if we could do that in real life, maybe the world would be a better place. 
I highly recommend this book. Lots of wonderful stories to fill your day or night. I look forward to seeing some of these authors writing full length novels.
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A great collection of new science fiction stories. There are a good variety of stories sure to please any science fiction fan. The stories are well told, good character development, and a quick read.

Thank you to #NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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