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Writers of the Future, Volume 38Writers of the Future, Volume 38
presented by L. Ron Hubbard

In the World of Science Fiction & Fantasy, this Anthology stands out for the stories, art, and extras.

Which will you love most? Discover 25 award-winning authors and illustrators. The best new stories selected by some of your favorite authors—including Brandon Sanderson, Orson Scott Card, Nnedi Okorafor, and Jody Lynn Nye. These diverse stories will fill you with wonder. And a few just might break your heart.

“The Writers of the Future collection is exciting and engrossing, across the spectrum of SF and fantasy, space opera and epic fantasy. These stories explore new mysteries and ideas.” --Publishers Weekly

Bonus short stories by Frank Herbert, L. Ron Hubbard, and David Farland. Volume 38 is a treasure.

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Singing Lessons for the Stylish CanarySinging Lessons for the Stylish Canary
by Laura Stanfill

Suspenseful and heartwarming, a whimsical journey full of friendship, adventure, and self-discovery. Georges Blanchard is revered in the small French town of Mireville as a master serinette maker and for a miraculous incident in his childhood that earned him the title "The Sun-Bringer." As his firstborn son, Henri Blanchard is expected to follow in his footsteps, but Henri would rather learn to make lace than music boxes.

When Henri discovers a stash of American letters in his father's drawer, he learns he's not the firstborn son at all: Henri has an older half-brother born to one of Georges's American customers. When he crosses the ocean to encounter his half-brother, Henri discovers there's an entire world beyond Mirevilleace and there may be a perfect place for him yet.

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The Hawk’s Flight: Book Two of the Three Brothers TrilogyThe Hawk’s Flight: Book Two of the Three Brothers Trilogy
by Elizabeth R. Jensen

From award-winning author Elizabeth R. Jensen comes a gripping tale of adventure and the unbreakable bond of family. 

After twenty years of peace in the land of Etria, war has come crashing across its borders. Both Wanonia to the north and Ruschmann Blackwell to the south have waged attacks. Suddenly, three young brothers find themselves thrust into the role of battlefront soldiers. Following separate paths, the three hone their skills and fight for their people. 

Years pass as friendships are tested and lives are lost. Only then are the brothers reunited on a top-secret diplomatic mission. Can their bond as brothers withstand the challenges they face, or will they become the latest casualties of the dragon sorcerer?

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I’ll Remember YouI’ll Remember You
by Deborah Packer

I’ll Remember You, based on a true family tale and originally written as a screenplay, is set on the turbulent home-front America of 1943 amidst the anti-Semitism and racism of the time. It’s a love story about a young Jewish couple’s conflicted, hasty war-time courtship and marriage, a relationship plagued with doubt, misunderstanding and childhood trauma which threaten any hope of a future together.

An idealistic, fiercely proud small-town girl falls for a complex, enigmatic soldier from Brooklyn with horrific memories as a child in WW1 Poland.  Their romance, told from both perspectives, struggles through the turmoil of their hurried vows up to the moment the soldier leaves on a troop ship for England, convinced he will not survive the war.  An epilogue is set in 1994.  

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