Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hubbard Would Be 100, Writers of the Future Contest Lives On

Today is Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. and what would have been science fiction writer L.Ron Hubbard's 100th birthday.

Although he's the controversial founder of Scientology, he's written many bestselling science fiction stories such as his Mission Earth series and Battlefield Earth (the movie is horrendous, though). He also started the Writers of the Future contest for new writers, which has great judges such as Kevin J. Anderson, Gregory Benford, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, Eric Flint, Brian Herbert, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, and Dave Wolverton.

Here's a video of Card talking about the contest:

If your interested, judge Dave Wolverton (pen name David Farland) offers daily writing tips through his website:

Although Hubbard died in 1986, I'm glad the Writers of the Future contest has continued to help many great writers become successful. What are your opinions?

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