Writers of the Future 32

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As usual the short stories were engaging and thought provoking, exactly as good scifi should be.  I look forward to reading more volumes of Writers of the Future.  Thank you,
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This is, as it is every year, a great anthology of science fiction.  It never fails to amaze me how writers can consistently come up with something original and interesting despite so many ideas already having been explored.  If you like science fiction, you will not be disappointed.
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Great collection of stories. I haven't read any of the previous issues of "Writers of the Future", but I have heard of the award. The authors presented here were very good--well written prose and very creative, well thought-out stories. I highly recommend, and I'll probably be reading future issues..
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Writers of the Future Part 32 offers a really good collection of interesting scifi short stories. (Not so much fantasy IMO).
There are quite a few authors I hadn't heard of before and I love the chance to discover new writers/talents. 
Definitely a good compilation, which I would recommend to fans of the genre.
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I am honestly not sure what to say about this collection. Fantasy is my favorite genre, and I've wanted to start reading more science fiction, and I like writing short stories, so I thought this would be a good fit. In some ways, I was right. 

None of these stories really stand out to me over the others. There were a few that I found interesting and would probably read more from, but none of them really caught my attention either for story or writing. There seemed to be more of a focus on science fiction here, which may have been part of what I didn't enjoy. The fantasy stories that made appearances I believe were my favorite. The only story that I can distinctly remember is The Ace of Souls, which, while not amazing to me, was really interesting. 

I've wanted to start reading more short stories and short fiction in general because I really enjoy writing short fiction, so this was a good jump into that. It helped me shape my opinions more on what I believe makes a good short story and what doesn't seem to work. It also made me want to enter the Writers of the Future contest, so I might be working toward that for this first quarter of the current competition. 

Overall this was enjoyable but nothing particularly special to me. If you enjoy science fiction then this would be a good collection to try.
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A very interesting selection of short stories, but as with every collection, some were very interesting while others paled in comparison.
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A variety of stories all excellently written from a bevy of authors, many of whom would not be on my radar if not for this book. I greatly enjoyed reading it!
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Interesting and engaging.  I loved it.  The book was captivating and unique with well developed characters and really entrancing story plot. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone
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Over 15 years, I have been reading these series. And I continue to enjoy EVERY compilation. Yes, some are better than others. But always, I can count on being introduced to some amazing new names in these genres. This collection was awesome! Please, don't stop publishing these.
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I have read several "Writers of the Future" anthologies and have always enjoyed and been very pleased by the quality of the writing and illustrations in the different volumes.  This latest entry does not disappoint.

Writers of the Future is a contest begun in the 1980's by L. Ron Hubbard to find new science fiction/fantasy talent, heavily towards the science fiction end.  This is more than being about fiction - it's about dreams and aspirations of the future.  Ideas presented in fiction form  concepts which will help shape humanity's future in a positive way.

These stories, essays and illustrations live up to that premise.  All of them entertain and make the reader think beyond the mundane - which is the role of good, if not great science fiction.

These stories all fulfill Mr. Hubbard's goal of discovering and nurturing new generations of dreamers who can lead the way in creating a better world.

An excellent book.
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