Writers & Illustrators of the Future Blog

The purpose of this blog is to provide a forum for winners, judges, entrants and anyone interested in sharing information regarding the contests and the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future volumes. For more information you can also go to www.writersofthefuture.com

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The Troops In Iraq Really Enjoy Writers of the Future!

Galaxy Press,

Thank you for sending us several copies of Writers of the Future XXII. These books were a welcome addition to our small library here at the US Embassy in Iraq. Of the hundreds of books in the library, these books see the least shelf time. I also sent several copies out with soldiers returning to their forward operating bases in other parts of the country. The short stories in this book were all superb. Each story is was unlike any story I’ve ever read before. In the military we are often told to think outside the box. I can honestly say that the stories in the book were all written by “outside the box” thinkers. I have always believed that good science fiction stimulates creative thinking. I also enjoyed this book because it allowed me 12 new opportunities to escape to a place far different from any place that I’ve ever been. I’m sure that the men and women who are out there patrolling streets will appreciate the break from reality even more.

Very Respectfully

MAJ Fred Philipp
United States Army
Multi National Force
Iraq


IRAQ'S ARCH DE TRIUMPH

THE NAVY ENJOYS WRITERS OF THE FUTURE AS WELL!



SEAN WILLIAMS LETS THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG!

A NEW STAR WARS VIDEO GAME AND A COMPANION BOOK BY WRITERS OF THE FUTURE WINNER AND CONTEST JUDGE

To quote the official site:"Star Wars: The Force Unleashed...casts players as Darth Vader's 'Secret Apprentice' and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created under direction from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope."One glance at the artwork above will give you an idea of the energy the game is going to contain. Again, to quote the site:"The Secret Apprentice won't just Force push enemies into walls - he'll Force push enemies through walls. The Secret Apprentice won't just Force grip foes to throw them aside - he'll Force grip them in midair, zap them with lightning, then drop them to the ground to explode like a bomb."Does that sound cool or what?Anyway, the game is out in November. The novelization I've written--one of the only places fans will get the "canon" end of the story--will be out shortly beforehand. I'm excited, and very proud to be involved in the Star Wars universe again.

For more information on Sean's project go to: http://ladnews.livejournal.com/30230.html

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