Daily Archives: June 5, 2015
This is the first book I’ve read from the book series collection “Writers of the Future” presented by L. Ron Hubbard. The eBook is a collection of 13 short stories set around the topic of a scientific, technology-driven and imaginary future with the whimsical touch of timeless human nature. It features the literary works of the talents from the Writers of the Future international writer’s program and the artworks of the Illustrator’s of the Future international illustrator’s program. The anthology includes 3 short stories from authors L. Ron Hubbard, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta and Larry Niven, as well as essays on writing and illustration by L. Ron Hubbard, Orson Scott and Bob Eggleton.
The short stories can be individually read, without reference to each other or to its previous book series.
From a technical perspective, this 496-page eBook takes less than a minute to download. It has simultaneous device usage that allows sharing across all devices, so I get to read the book by individual story from my iPhone when mobile, or my Kindle during bedtime. The artwork for the cover page entitled “Queen of Angels” consists of a rendition of a futuristic location by Bob Eggleton in 1994, an easy grab from my e-library.
A favorite pick for me is “The God Whisperer” by Daniel J. Davis, a story of a young boy Jack Foster and his god-companion Zu’ar (or should I say “pet”). Initially suspenseful and seemingly aggressive and violent, the twist at the end gave the story a heartwarming ending of war gods assuming the human spirit and concern.
I am rating this book a five-star guided by my priority criteria of personal relevance & objective achievement for selecting the books I read. The topics on life in general (futuristic or fantasy) are universally expressed with the human touch, whether the plot is set in the future or fantasy.
Disclaimer: I had purchased & read this eBook. This voluntary & unsolicited book review is intended to share personal insights on facts & actual experiences on its use in order to aid fellow consumers with informed choices in their purchases.
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