CLEDEN OF FLEET TO BE HONORED
WINNER OF WORLDWIDE WRITING CONTEST
Best-Selling Authors, Famous Artists to Fete
Newcomers at Festive Gala in Hollywood
HOLLYWOOD — Twelve winning
writers and twelve illustrators from around the globe—including David
Cleden of Fleet—will
be honoured during the 35th Annual
L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the Taglyan Complex, on Friday, April
5, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm.
David Cleden lives in the
United Kingdom with a demanding family of cats, children and wife (mostly
in that order). From an early age, he immersed himself in science fiction.
During weekly trips to the local library with his father, he discovered
his ABCs—Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke—and all the rest of the author
alphabet followed on from there. After eventually realizing that his dream
job (being Isaac Asimov) was already taken, he became deeply interested in
science, eventually gaining a degree in physics from Imperial College,
London. It taught him a new respect for the beauty of mathematics—which
sadly, isn’t shared by the rest of his family or circle of friends—but
gave him the genesis of the story that follows.
author would like to stress that he is not a trained practitioner of
arithmos and has not personally encountered the Dark Equations referenced
in this story. Readers are urged not to undertake similar mathematical
experiments except under strict supervision.
now writes business proposals and technical documents by day while
actively pursuing the dream of science fiction and fantasy writing on
weekends. He can’t stress enough how important it is not to muddle them
up. He is the 2016 winner of the James White Award, and last year won the
highlight of the ceremony will be the announcement of the year’s two
Grand Prize winners who will each receive $5,000. Quarterly winners also
receive cash prizes from $1,000 to $500. Their winning stories and
illustrations will appear in the annual anthology L.
Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future Volume 35(Galaxy
Press, April 2019).
in the ceremony will be best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson (Duneprequel
series), Orson Scott Card (Ender’s
Game), Eric Flint (1632),
Larry Niven (Ringworld), Tim Powers (On Stranger Tides, which Pirates of
the Caribbean IV was based on), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series, Stormlight
Archive) and Robert J.
Sawyer, referred to as Canada’s Dean of Science Fiction; as well as
award winning artists Bob Eggleton (11 Chesley Awards and 7 Hugo Awards),
Larry Elmore (Dungeons & Dragons book covers), Rob Prior (art for Spawn, Heavy
the Vampire Slayer),
Ciruelo (Eragon Coloring
Book), who will all
serve as presenters.
the Contests’ 35-year history, over 750 writers and illustrators have
been recognized as winners. “What’s amazing to me is that a good 60 to
70% of winners go on to successful careers,” says New York Times’
best-selling author Anderson. “You could call it ‘The American Idol’
for writers—long before there ever was such a show.”
Writers of the Future writing contest (www.writersofthefuture.com)
was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide “a means for new and
budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and
acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of
the Future was created five years later to provide that same opportunity
for the aspiring artist.
intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 416 past
winners of the Writing Contest have published 1,150 novels and nearly
4,500 short stories. They have produced 32 New York Times bestsellers and
their works have sold over 60 million copies.
346 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,000
illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art
and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.
more information and to see the awards ceremony online, go towww.writersofthefuture.com
Phone: 44 79-7919-4233
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