The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Awards are undoubtedly the best awards for new writers in the realm of science fiction and fantasy, and are probably among the best new writer awards in all literature, including as they do instant notoriety for the winners, publication in a respected anthology, and a significant amount of cash.
This year's awards ceremony will be on August 24th in Pasadena, California. Unfortunately, I won't be there wearing my signature "space tie" this year (my love to everyone at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle!).
Also, at the Borders Book Store in Pasadena, this year's winners and a bunch of big-name authors who judge the contest will be on hand for a book signing, so if you're in the area, don't miss this opportunity. Here's the address and info:
Saturday, August 25th, 2007
Borders Books & Music
475 South Lake Ave.Pasadena, CA 91101
RSVP for reservations:(323) 466-7815 ext. 165
And here are the contest judges:
Doug Beason, Laura Brodian Freas, Stephen Hickman, Eric Kotani, Ron Lindahn,
Val Lakey Lindahn, Judith Miller, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers,
K.D. Wentworth, Sean Williams, Dave Wolverton, and special guest Steve Savile
And here are the contest winners:
Aliette de Bodard, Bryan Beus, John Burridge, Marcus Collins, Jeff Carlson, Lars Edwards, Randall Ensley, Stephen Gaskell, Andrea Kail, Damon Kaswell, Yuliya Kostyuk, Stephen Kotowych, Geir Lanesskog, Amelia Mammoliti, Artem Mirolevich, Tony Pi, Edward Sevcik, Lorraine Schleter, Bogdan Stetsenko, Douglas Texter, Peter Town, and Kim Zimring