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About N.R.M. Roshak
I'm a former database nerd who grew up reading SFF and never got over it. After many years of wrangling data and databases, I'm now wrangling characters and plots. I live and write in Ottawa, Canada, with a spouse, a young child, a revolving menagerie of Things In Jars, and the affective ghost of my former cat.
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Accompanied by Orson Scott Card, Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Jerry Pournelle, Ciruelo and Echo Chernik and Edited by David Farland
Your search for something new and different in sci-fi and fantasy ends here.
Presenting this year’s collection of fresh voices, fabulous worlds, and fantastic new characters.
Each year, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests’ blue-ribbon judges search the world to discover and introduce to you the very best new talent in sci-fi and fantasy.
Created by L. Ron Hubbard, whose commitment to help new writers and artists gave rise to the annual Writers of the Future anthologies—a launching pad for writers and artists who are sure to command our attention for decades to come.
“Writers of the Future, as a contest and as a book, remains the flagship of short fiction.” —Orson Scott Card
“The best new stories by new writers, anywhere.” —Larry Niven
“These are the people who are going to be creating trends.” —Brandon Sanderson
“Science fiction as a genre has always looked to the future and the Writers of the Future looks to the future of science fiction.” —Kevin J. Anderson
“See the best of the best culled for you, curated and selected in a single volume every year.” —Robert J. Sawyer
Wondrous and powerful tales from some of the world’s best new writers
Turnabout—Djinn are famous for twisting your words so they don’t really grant your wish, but two can play that game.
A Smokeless and Scorching Fire—Deacon is a government official, and he’s afraid he’ll stay that way if he can’t break his conditioning.
The Howler on the Sales Floor—It’s easy making sales when you can send images of despair into the hearts of your clients.
The Minarets of An-Zabat—Alder seeks the secrets of the Windcallers’ magic, but his curiosity may destroy the people he loves.
The Death Flyer—Jim Bellamy tries to save the life of a girl who died in the wreckage of a train ten years ago.
Odd and Ugly—A tree giant takes in a housekeeper, but she has more secrets than either of them can handle.
Mara’s Shadow—An ancient myth might provide the key to curing a disease that threatens all of humanity.
The Lesson—A lesson on philosophy in action turns into a deadly encounter.
What Lies Beneath—A powerful sorcerer has so disgraced himself, he is afraid of what his family will think should he ever die and meet them on the other side.
The Face in the Box—Cara discovers a floating farm parked over her land, blocking the sunlight, and must confront the driver.
Table of contents:
“Tideline Treasures, or Growing Up Along the Mile-High Dyke” by Tais Teng and Jaap Boekestein
“The Roost of Ash and Fire” by David Walton
“The Lord of Rivers” by Wanxiang Fengnian (translated by Nathan Faries)
“No Body Enough” by Dantzel Cherry
“An Actual Fish” by Natalia Theodoridou
“The Peculiar Gravity of Home” by Beth Cato
“The Zest for Life” by N. R. M. Roshak
“The Token” by Mike Resnick
“To Save a Human” by Svyatoslav Loginov (translated by Max Hrabrov)
With stories by Keyan Bowes, Katharine Dow, Timothy Geigner, Liam Hogan, Christopher Alex Hooton, Andrew Dana Hudson, Randy Lubin, Mike Masnick, Ross Pruden, N. R. M. Roshak, Holly Schofield, and James Yu.
Welcome to a universe of wonder!
What's it like to have a mad scientist for a father?
Or protect your sleeping city from the terrors of the deep, or save your family spaceship?
Blast off for new worlds with the Young Explorer's Adventure Guide Volume 6!
"This stellar collection will appeal to both teens and grown-ups who dream of future worlds." Kirkus Review of Books, for the 2018 Young Explorer's Explorer's Guide
This month, we invite you to experience a gamut of emotions—grief, longing, frustration, humor, and one very disturbing peek into codependency--all revolving around our favorite subject—FOOD!
In this month's issue:
- Editorial: “Food As Art” by Editor-in-Chief Suzanne W. Vincent
- “Salt, Spices, Fat, Honey” by N. R. M. Roshak
- “Blackberry Wine” by Carrie Johnson
- “The Truffles of Mars” by Jeremy Lichtman
- “VIET NAM 1968” by Sherry Shahan
- “Fxxk Writing – Cautionary Tale 5: Resolute, Not Resolutions” by Jason S. Ridler
Flash Fiction Online offers readers flash fiction stories from more established, award-winning authors and newer writers just emerging in the fiction story-scape. We publish literary, science fiction, fantasy, and horror, in a delicious mix of interesting characters, tantalizing plots, and wonderful world-building.
Flash fiction might be small, but each story packs an entire story arc into only a thousand words or fewer. Whether you call this art form a short-short, a micro-fiction, a drabble, or a smokelong, it spans all genres and literary styles.
In this issue:
The Cursed Brew—Marge Simon
The Elf—Cindy Kovacik
What the Devil Said—Daniel Sokoloff
The Light in the Woods—Chance Barton
Too Generous—N. R. M. Roshak
The Other Enemy—Martin Roy Hill
Dead Penance—K.L. Neidecker
Game Over—Ben Howels
Kent’s Life—David Anderson
The Cold, the Dead and the Haunted—Nik Patrick