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Find out if a Filipina-Catholic witch can overcome the allure of blood magic to save her coven and her family. Delve into a history of the world according to Jewish mysticism. Watch the war on terrorism unfold in Time's Square—in a world where the United States is a Muslim-majority country. Follow a Hindu teen in Bangladesh as she tries to escape the corporate tycoon seeking to reincarnate into the body of her unborn son.
Accompanying discussion questions by religious studies experts probe deeper into the stories and encourage further reflection. Experts who contributed through consultation and discussion questions include Douglas E. Cowan, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Waterloo; Rory Lindsay, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto; Shoshana Razel Gordon-Guedalia, PhD candidate in comparative theology at Harvard University; Som Pourfarzaneh, Assistant Professor of Islamic and Digital Media Studies at Starr King School for the Ministry; James H. Thrall, Knight Distinguished Professor for the Study of Religion and Culture at Knox College; and Laura Ammon, Associate Professor of Religion at Appalachian State University.
- “Al-Muftiyah,” by Jibril Stevenson
- “Samsara,” by J. A. Legg
- “Shattered Vessels,” by Robert B. Finegold and Kary English
- “The Gods Also Duel,” by Andrew Majors
- “Father Jake’s Teen Demon Prevention Lesson,” by Brenna Harvey
- “They Smile,” by Nicki Vardon
- “Jizo Rides the Bus,” by Karl Dandenell
- “Irwin and Roskwin Make a Discovery of Universal Importance,” by Terryl M. Asla
- “The Rebbetzin Speaks,” by Daniel M. Kimmel
- “The Devil is a Shape in the Brain,” by Joachim Glage
- “The Man Who Misused His Manhood,” by Chukwu Sunday Abel
- “Bio-Mass,” by Mike Adamson
- “Deep Play,” by Andy Dibble
- “The Life That Comes After,” by Lauren C. Teffeau
- “Fate and Other Variables,” by Alex Shvartsman
- “The Other War on Terror,” by Michael H. Hanson
- “Dying Rivers and Broken Hearts,” by Gabriella Buba
- “*lr*d,” by Doug Hawley
- “The Fireflies of Todaji,” by Russell Hemmell
- “Before the Evolution Comes the Smoke,” by Terri Bruce
Note: the initial release of this book contained a production error in the discussion questions following The Fireflies of Todaji by Russell Hemmell. This error has since been corrected.
Sci-fi and fantasy of tomorrow . . .
. . . selected by masters of today.
Where can you find the hottest new talent all in one book?
Right here. This year’s winning stories include a diverse collection of brilliantly realized worlds of dystopian politics, magical realism, post-apocalyptic adventure, and romance, dark fantasy and more.
You’ll love this anthology because these writers push the boundaries—and break beyond them . . . these illustrators envision the impossible—and render it real . . . these stories challenge the way we see ourselves—and present the world in a new way.
Buy Writers of the Future Volume 36.
24 Award-winning Authors and Illustrators
Bonus short stories by: L. Ron Hubbard • Katherine Kurtz • Jody Lynn Nye • Nnedi Okorafor
Art and writing tips by: Echo Chernik • L. Ron Hubbard • Mike Perkins • Sean Williams
Edited by: David Farland
16-page color Gallery of Artwork
Cover art by: Echo Chernik
Soar to new heights of Science Fiction & Fantasy.
Get to know tomorrow’s brightest creative talents chosen by some of today’s bestselling authors and celebrated artists including Kevin J. Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Larry Elmore, Brandon Sanderson, Dan dos Santos, and Robert J. Sawyer.
The future of science fiction and fantasy is in your hands.
Anthology includes: 12 award-winning stories, 16 full-color illustrations, 4 bonus stories, and 4 articles offering art and writing tips.
4 bonus short stories:
“Borrowed Glory” by L. Ron Hubbard: For a single day of glory and the settlement of a dispute among immortals, a life can be a satisfactory price.
“The Green Tower” by Katherine Kurtz: The magic is strong in the Green Tower, and two young girls struggle to discover its secrets.
“The Phoenix’s Peace” by Jody Lynn Nye: The Phoenix has always been the guardian of Dembia. Now there’s trouble in the land, and mysteriously, the Phoenix has left two golden eggs.
“The Winds of Harmattan” by Nnedi Okorafor: A young woman seeks her destiny in the African winds of Harmattan.
Art and writing tips:
“The Illustrators of the Future Contest and the Art of This Anthology” by Echo Chernik: As a successful advertising and publishing illustrator, Contest Coordinating Judge, and art director, Echo gives the story behind the cherished art included in this anthology.
“Steps in the Right Direction” by L. Ron Hubbard: In this interview, Ron describes the practical philosophy and energetic disciplines he applied with such telling success to his own career as a professional author.
“Breaking In” by Mike Perkins: Marvel and DC artist for Captain America, Thor, and Spider-Man shares valuable advice for anyone wanting to make it as a professional artist and illustrator.
“Making Collaboration Work for You or Co-writing with Larry and Sean” by Sean Williams: New York Times bestselling author, provides insight on the pitfalls and advantages of collaborating
Speculative North is a Canadian magazine dedicated to the celebration, promotion, and enjoyment of speculative literature in its various forms. Our mission is to foster a community of diverse voices in speculative literature, to create an enduring virtual space for readers and writers, and to promote the growth and flourishing of the speculative literature community.
Issue #4 is our most geographically diverse so far, with authors from Australia, Canada, Greece, the United Kingdom, and different regions of the United States. There are also five authors who identify as writing from a marginalized perspective or identity.
This issue includes: Covert Art by Dimitri Sirenko: "The Following", oil on canvas; science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories by C.J. Carter-Stephenson, Atalanti Evripidou, T.A. Sola, Jennifer Shelby, Ife J. Ibitayo, Hugh J. O'Donnell, Carleton Chinner, and Deborah L. Davitt; speculative poetry by Bruce Boston and Todd Hanks; an interview with Dr. Michael Johnstone; and a craft article on the passive voice.
As of 2 Oct 2020, issue 2 of Speculative North is a #1 Amazon Bestseller for SF short stories and #1 for fantasy short stories on Amazon .ca! And #1 in SF anthologies on Amazon .com!
What Remains brings together fifteen tales of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. From sacrificing loved ones or oneself, to doing what it takes to keep them alive, these stories shake the soul, rip out its insecurities and flay them on the page.
Careful who you trust. Some quandaries have no right answer when we cannot save what we love most—or when isolation, desperation, and betrayal leave you no choice. Take the journey with us to see What Remains when civility, decency, and sanity have all but fled.
- A Cage of Moons and Stars by David-Christopher Harris
- Migration by Andy Dibble
- Cathuranjalee by DL Shirey
- Among Tall Trees* by Damir Salkovic (see trigger warning)
- Taylor Manor by LT Ward
- Escape from the House of Asher-Fell by Maxwell I Gold
- Cold by R.A. Busby
- Dicey Proposition by Thomas Canfield
- Sleigh 54 by Ben Armstrong
- Threads* by Lawrence West (see trigger warning)
- In Doctrine and in Deed by Nicholas Barner
- Old Women* by Sharon Frame Gay (see trigger warning)
- Someday by Valerie Hunter
- The Algorithm by Dan Eveloff
- I am Emergent by Timothy Johnson
Edited by Dakota Rayne & San G Crow
Please note the Trigger and Content Warnings for some stories:
Among Tall Trees: Use of r-slur by the antagonist
Threads: Suicide, verbal abuse, violence and domestic abuse, and drug use. Mentions of thoughts of suicide. No suicide depicted on the page.
Old Women: Rape - depicted, but not in graphic detail