The Stars Beyond

A Twilight Imperium Anthology

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Pub Date 22 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2022

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Description

Intergalactic civilization emerges from its war-torn ruins for the first time in generations to explore the galaxy, in this stunning new anthology from the bestselling world of Twilight Imperium

A terrible war destroyed a vast empire and left its survivors shattered and isolated. Millennia of history, technology, and the ever-expanding imperial grip were lost. From the secretive Naalu and the proud Hacan to the piratical Mentak Coalition, these factions and worlds are recovering and looking past their borders to the galaxy beyond again – but what awaits them in the vastness of space? New territory, allies, and opportunities abound, but the history that once bound them together now stands between them, and a galaxy-wide war is just one spark away from being rekindled…

A Ghost of a Chance, by M Darusha Wehm
The Fifth Stage, by Alex Acks
Shield of the Reef, by Robbie MacNiven
First Impressions, by Sarah Cawkwell
Contact, by Danie Ware
Defiler’s Reef, by Tim Pratt
Intergalactic civilization emerges from its war-torn ruins for the first time in generations to explore the galaxy, in this stunning new anthology from the bestselling world of Twilight Imperium

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A Note From the Publisher

6 stories included: The Fifth Stage, by Alex Acks, Contact, by Danie Ware, A Ghost of a Chance, by M Darusha Wehm, Shield of the Reef, by Robbie MacNiven, First Impressions, by Sarah Cawkwell, Defiler’s Moon, by Tim Pratt

6 stories included: The Fifth Stage, by Alex Acks, Contact, by Danie Ware, A Ghost of a Chance, by M Darusha Wehm, Shield of the Reef, by Robbie MacNiven, First Impressions, by Sarah Cawkwell...


Advance Praise

PRAISE FOR ACONYTE’S TWILIGHT IMPERIUM NOVELS

“The Fractured Void is the epitome of what a space opera should truly be – detailed, complex, and full of rich and engaging characters, while simultaneously allied to a galaxy-spanning plot… and written with a genuine sense of tension and a healthy dose of wry humor.”

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer

“A breezy, tremendously fun space opera set in the world of Twilight Imperium, this was much funnier than I expected, and generally just a really entertaining read.”

Track of Words, on The Fractured Void

“A fun sci-fi ride.”

The Worlds Between Pages, on The Necropolis Empire


PRAISE FOR ACONYTE’S TWILIGHT IMPERIUM NOVELS

“The Fractured Void is the epitome of what a space opera should truly be – detailed, complex, and full of rich and engaging characters, while...


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 Season announcement via Aconyte and FFG Feb 2022

 eARCs w/ NetGalley 3 months prior to publication

 Co-op with Ingram and Baker & Taylor

 Cross-promotion w/ FFG to game fans

 Facebook Live...


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A solid anthology of space opera faction set in the universe of the Twilight Imperium game, which I have never played. While the restriction of writing “in universe” necessarily limits the authors, I thought that the contents were above average, particularly for this type of anthology. Veteran authors Tim Pratt and Alex Acks both provide creditable contributions but the other four authors also write capable adventures. The book does a nice job of fleshing out the universe and exploring different factions. A nice addition to the new line of fiction in the world and liable to persuade the reader to either come back for more or try the game itself.

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This was a great anthology collection, it had what I enjoyed about the Twilight Imperium series. Each story was so well done and I really didn't think there was a weak story in the six stories. This collection had really strong writers and I had read other books by them. My favorite book was A Ghost of a Chance, by M Darusha Wehm and if I had to pick a least favorite I'll say First Impressions, by Sarah Cawkwell, it's still a really good story though.

“Evasive maneuvers?” Gharri asked. There was nowhere for them to go that wouldn’t take them further away from their quarry, and they needed that cargo. They had barely enough fuel on board to make it to the nearest star base. “No,” Khu’Bin said. “zort-Zaibar, are you reading weapons signatures?”

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