BOOKS

A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

 

The majority of the books in the Codex are the (currently) twenty-one volumes of Dr. Samuel Peralta's Future Chronicles speculative fiction series, providing a wealth of stories from contemporary authors.

The collection also brings together stories from other anthologies published over 2015-2021, including from Tales from the Starship Discovery, Clones: The Anthology, Megastructures, and Mars. In many cases these stories were subsequently published separately by their authors. 

The Codex also includes the collection Memory's Chldren, and a short novel, The Zoo at the End of the World, in an edition not terrestrially available.

Finally, this category of the collection also includes a three-act play, and several poetry collections. 

 

* Every story, poem, novella, or essay in each of the books and anthologies listed below is archived in the Codex. Each contributor listed below thus has at least one prose or poetry work represented in the Codex, and often several. 
 

Note that the works of an additional 125+ authors are available through our sister project, Writers on the Moon, headed by payload coordinator and author Dr. Susan Kaye Quinn. A part of our project is represented there as Manifest 9.


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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to the Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

 

MANIFEST

MEMORY'S CHILDREN

Windrift Books (2019) - PM1

- A collection of short stories, essays, and poetry by Samuel Peralta 

- Individual stories edited by John Joseph Adams, Ellen Campbell, Patrice Fitzgerald, David Gatewood, Jeff Seymour, Daniel Arthur Smith, Crystal Watanabe, and Jessica West
- Cover art and design by Luca Oleastri and Samuel Peralta
- Author photograph by Antosia Fiedur
 

THE ZOO AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Windrift Books (DR edition 2017, Lunar edition 2021) - PM1

- A short novel by Samuel Peralta

- The 2017 edition was only available in the Dominion Rising (DR) collection; it is no longer available.

- The 2021 lunar edition is a revised edition, and is currently available only on the Moon. 

- A terrestrial edition is expected to be made available in the future.

- With thanks to my editors Naomi Leadbeater and P.K. Tyler
- Cover design by Nathaniel Hebert and L. Catherine Winter
- Author photograph by Antosia Fiedur
- USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller in the Dominion Rising collection, which included
Gwynn White ▪ Erin St. Pierre ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ S.M. Blooding ▪ Ella Summers ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Cheri Lasota ▪ Dean F. Wilson ▪ Ann Christy ▪ Rebecca Rode ▪ Anthea Sharp ▪ S.M. Schmitz ▪ Lisa Blackwood ▪ Erin Hayes ▪ K.J. Colt ▪ Timothy C. Ward ▪ Becca Andre ▪ Tony Bertauski ▪ Logan Thomas Snyder ▪ Felix R. Savage ▪ Marilyn Peake ▪ J.C. Andrijeski ▪ Melanie Karsak ▪ Margo Bond Collins ▪ Samuel Peralta  ▪ Tom  Shutt
 

TALES FROM THE STARSHIP DISCOVERY

Discover Sci-Fi (2019) - PM1
 

- A short story anthology edited by Samuel Peralta and Chloe Cotter

- Cover art and design by Luca Oleastri and Samuel Peralta
- With contributions from 
Matthew Mather ▪ Bobby Adair ▪ Daniel Arenson ▪ Jasper T. Scott ▪ Jay Allan ▪ Nicholas Sansbury Smith ▪ Steven Konkoly ▪ Samuel Peralta
 

THE FUTURE CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2015, Lunar edition 2021) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 1

- The 2015 terrestrial edition is currently available.

- The 2021 lunar edition contains extra stories, and is currently available only on the Moon.
- Edited by Samuel Peralta  
- Foreword by Hugh Howey
- With stories from 
Susan Kaye Quinn ▪ Jennifer Foehner Wells ▪ Nick Webb ▪ Peter Cawdron ▪ David Adams ▪ Sam Best ▪ Angela Cavanaugh ▪ Ann Christy ▪ Nina Croft ▪ Patrice Fitzgerald ▪ Deirdre Gould ▪ Moira Katson ▪ A.K. Meek ▪ Vincent Trigili ▪ Nicolas Wilson ▪ Autumn Kalquist ▪ W.J. Davies

- Series notes: The Future Chronicles is a continuing anthology series with series editor Samuel Peralta and guest editors for each volume, including Lucas Bale (Andrew Mazibrada), Ellen Campbell, Carol Davis, Therin Knite, Chris Pourteau, Alex Roddie, Jeff Seymour, Crystal Watanabe, and Nolie Wilson ▪ Individual volumes in the series were #1 Amazon bestsellers in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more ▪ Individual volumes in the series have won industry awards ▪ Cover art and design for individual books were variously by David Adams, Jason Gurley, Adam Hall, Jeff Heagy, Faustino Leonidas Gaitan, Ron Joseph, and Samuel Peralta ▪ Individual stories published in the series have been made into short films, with one notably for Netflix's Love Death and Robots

THE A.I. CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2015) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 2

- Edited by Ellen Campbell
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
David Simpson ▪ Julie Czerneda ▪ Chrystalla Thoma ▪ Pavarti K. Tyler ▪ Susan Kaye Quinn ▪ Peter Cawdron ▪ Angela Cavanaugh ▪ E. E. Giorgi ▪ Alex Albrinck ▪ Sam Best ▪ A.K. Meek ▪ Patrice Fitzgerald ▪ Logan Thomas Snyder 

THE DRAGON CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2015) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 3

- Edited by Ellen Campbell
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Daniel Arenson ▪ Elle Casey ▪ David Adams ▪ Vincent Trigili ▪ Monica Enderle Pierce ▪ K.J. Colt ▪ Kim Wells ▪ Terah Edun ▪ Alex Albrinck ▪ Ted Cross ▪ Nina Croft ▪ Chris Pourteau  

THE Z CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2015) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 4

- Edited by Ellen Campbell  
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Hugh Howey ▪ Jennifer Foehner Wells ▪ David Adams ▪ Christopher Boore ▪ Angela Cavanaugh ▪ Peter Cawdron ▪ Ann Christy ▪ Stacy Ericson ▪ Deirdre Gould ▪ Kris Holt ▪ Theresa Kay ▪ Geoffrey Wakeling ▪ Lesley Smith (Asha Bardon) 

THE IMMORTALITY CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2015) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 5

- Edited by Carol Davis
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Will Swardstrom ▪ Thomas Robins ▪ D. Robert Pease ▪ Paul B. Kohler ▪ D.K. Cassidy ▪ John Gregory Hancock ▪ Harlow C. Fallon ▪ Patricia Gilliam ▪ E.E. Giorgi ▪ Drew Avera ▪ David Bruns ▪ Gareth Foy 

ALT. HISTORY 101

Windrift Books (2015) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 6

- Edited by Samuel Peralta and Nolie Wilson
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Ken Liu ▪ Samuel Peralta ▪ Peter Cawdron ▪ Thomas Robins ▪ Pavarti K. Tyler ▪ Ann Christy ▪ Michelle Browne ▪ Anthea Sharp ▪ Tony Bertauski ▪ Nicolas Wilson ▪ Sam Best ▪ Zig Zag Claybourne (Clarence Young) ▪ Stacy Ericson ▪ Logan Thomas Snyder

THE GALAXY CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2015) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 7

- Edited by Jeff Seymour
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Nick Webb ▪ Raymond L. Weil ▪ Jasper T. Scott ▪ Jennifer Foehner Wells ▪ David Adams ▪ G. S. Jennsen ▪ Pippa DaCosta ▪ Matthew Alan Thyer ▪ Chris Reher ▪ Felix R. Savage ▪ Nicolas Wilson

THE CYBORG CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2015) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 8

- Edited by Crystal Watanabe
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Susan Kaye Quinn ▪ Ken Liu ▪ Annie Bellet ▪ A.K. Meek ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Artie Cabrera ▪ Paul K. Swardstrom ▪ Eric Tozzi ▪ Michael Patrick Hicks ▪ Moira Katson

ALT. HISTORY 102

Windrift Books (2016) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 9

- Edited by Samuel Peralta and Nolie Wilson
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Jennifer Ellis ▪ Will Swardstrom ▪ Alex Roddie ▪ Therin Knite ▪ Artie Cabrera ▪ Rysa Walker ▪ J.J. Brown ▪ Drew Avera ▪ Hank Garner ▪ Asha Bardon ▪ J.E. Mac  (James McCormick) ▪ Adam Venezia 

THE DOOMSDAY CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2016) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 10

- Edited by Crystal Watanabe
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Ken Liu ▪ Seanan McGuire ▪ E.R. Arroyo ▪ Ann Christy ▪ K.J. Colt ▪ Monica Enderle Pierce ▪ James Knapp ▪ Holly Heisey (Nova Caelum) ▪ Saul Tanpepper ▪ S. Elliot Brandis ▪ Terry R. Hill ▪ Aaron Hubble ▪ Therin Knite ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Matthew Alan Thyer

CHRONICLE WORDS: FEYLAND

Windrift Books (2016) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 11

- Presented by Samuel Peralta and Anthea Sharp
- Edited by Ellen Campbell  
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- Introduction by Anthea Sharp
- With stories from
Anthea Sharp ▪ Andrea Luhman ▪ Brigid Collins ▪ Deb Logan ▪ Eric Kent Edstrom ▪ Joseph Robert Lewis ▪ Lindsay Edmunds ▪ Roz Marshall ▪ David Adams ▪ James T. Wood ▪ Jon Frater ▪ K.J. Colt 

THE SHAPESHIFTER CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2016) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 12

- Edited by Crystal Watanabe
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Ken Liu ▪ Julie E. Czerneda ▪ K. J. Colt ▪ Wendy Hammer ▪ Charity Tahmaseb ▪ Anthea Sharp ▪ Alexia Purdy ▪ Thomas Robins ▪ Stefan Bolz ▪ Christopher Boore ▪ Kim Wells 

CHRONICLE WORLDS: PARADISI

Windrift Books (2016) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 13

- Edited by Ellen Campbell
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- Introduction by Louisa Locke
- With stories from
Cheri Lasota ▪ Louisa Locke ▪ Ashley Angelly ▪ Claire Davon ▪ Lindsay Edmunds ▪ S.J. Mayeski ▪ Andy McKell ▪ Bill Patterson ▪ Joseph Robert Lewis

THE JURASSIC CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2017) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 14

- Edited by Crystal Watanabe
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Victor Milán ▪ Seanan McGuire ▪ Piers Beckley ▪ Ed Gosney ▪ Emily Mah ▪ M. J. Kelley ▪ Laxmi Hariharan ▪ Stant Litore ▪ Philip Harris ▪ Zen DiPietro ▪ Terry Maggert ▪ Harry Manners ▪ Anthony J. Melchiorri

THE TIME TRAVEL CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2017) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 15

- Edited by Crystal Watanabe
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Robert J. Sawyer ▪ Rysa Walker ▪ Lucas Bale ▪ Anthony Vicino ▪ Ernie Lindsey ▪ Carol Davis ▪ Stefan Bolz ▪ Ann Christy ▪ Tracy Banghart ▪ Michael Holden ▪ Samuel Peralta ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Ernie Luis ▪ Erik Wecks

CHRONICLE WORLDS: B-MOVIE

Windrift Books (2017) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 16

- Presented by Artie Cabrera and Samuel Peralta
- Edited by Ellen Campbell  

- Cover art by Ron Joseph, colors by Jesse Heagy
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Artie Cabrera ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Jessica West ▪ Matthew Stott ▪ Eamon Ambrose ▪ Stefan Bolz ▪ Christopher J. Valin ▪ S. Elliot Brandis ▪ Forbes West

CHRONICLE WORLDS: TAILS OF DYSTOPIA

Windrift Books (2017) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 17

- Presented by Samuel  Peralta and Chris Pourteau
- Edited by Chris Pourteau
- Foreword by Chris Pourteau
- Introduction by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Rysa Walker ▪ Ann Christy ▪ Jennifer Ellis ▪ Harlow C. Fallon ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Justin Sloan ▪ Cheri Lasota ▪ E.E. Giorgi

CHRONICLE WORLDS: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Windrift Books (2019) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 18

- Edited by Alex Roddie and Lucas Bale
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
S. Elliot Brandis ▪ J. S. Collyer ▪ S. W. Fairbrother ▪ Michael Patrick Hicks ▪ G. S. Jennsen ▪ Harry Manners ▪ Yudhanjaya Wijeratne ▪ Lucas Bale ▪ Alex Roddie

CHRONICLE WORLDS: NO WAY HOME

Windrift Books (2019) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 19

- Edited by Alex Roddie and Lucas Bale
- Foreword by Jennifer Foehner Wells
- With stories from
Samuel Peralta ▪ Lucas Bale ▪ S. Elliot Brandis ▪ J.S. Collyer ▪ S.W. Fairbrother ▪ Michael Patrick Hicks ▪ Harry Manners ▪ Nadine Matheson ▪ Alex Roddie

THE GAMER CHRONICLES

Windrift Books (2019) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 20

- Edited by Crystal “Pikko” Watanabe
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from
Ken Liu ▪ Seanan McGuire ▪ Jake Kerr ▪ Crystal Watanabe ▪ Jennifer Ellis ▪ Anthea Sharp ▪ Sarena Ulibarri ▪ Saul Tanpepper ▪ Christopher Boore ▪ Tony Bertauski ▪ Ernest Egher ▪ Jon Frater

CHRONICLE WORLDS: LEGACY FLEET

Windrift Books (2019) - PM1
 

- The Future Chronicles series, Vol. 21

- Presented by Samuel Peralta and Nick Webb
- Edited by Therin Knite
- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- Introduction by Nick Webb
- With stories from
Nick Webb ▪ K.J. Fieler ▪ Will Swardstrom ▪ J.E. Mac  (James McCormick) ▪ David Adams ▪ Ralph Kern ▪ Patrice Fitzgerald ▪ K.J. Heritage ▪ Jon Frater ▪ Matthew Alan Thyer ▪ Peter Cawdron ▪ Joseph Robert Lewis ▪ Christopher J. Valin ▪ Felix R Savage

MEGASTRUCTURES

Mohs 5.5 (2020) - PM1
 

- Volume 1 of the Mohs 5.5 series
- A short story anthology edited by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

- Cover design by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
- With contributions from 
Peter Cawdron ▪ M. D. Cooper  ▪ Jon Frater ▪ Abby Goldsmith ▪ Soham Guha ▪ Craig Martelle ▪ Bill Patterson  ▪ Kate Pickford ▪ Felix R. Savage ▪ Kalene Williams ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Navin Weeraratne ▪ Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
 

MARS

Mohs 5.5 (2021) - PM1
 

- Volume 2 of the Mohs 5.5 series
- A short story anthology edited by Bill Patterson, Felix R. Savage, and Daniel Dominguez

- Cover art and design by Gerald M. Kilby
- Dedication to Samuel Peralta
- With contributions from 
Bill Patterson  ▪ Peter Cawdron ▪ Simon Morden ▪ Felix R. Savage  ▪ Gerald M. Kilby  ▪ Ralph Kern  ▪ Kalene Williams ▪ Paul Van Rompaye ▪ Kate PIckford ▪ Daniel Dominguez ▪ A. J. McWain  ▪ Randall Hayes ▪ David Bruns  ▪ Douglas Phillips ▪ Anton Petrov
 

CLONES: THE ANTHOLOGY

Holt Smith (2016) - PM1
 

- Part of the Frontiers of Speculative Fiction series – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- A short story anthology edited by Jessica West

- Cover art and design by Ben Adams
- With contributions from 
Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Rysa Walker ▪ R.D. Brady ▪ Susan Kaye Quinn ▪ Nathan M. Beauchamp ▪ Hank Garner ▪ Michael Patrick Hicks ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Joshua Ingle ▪ Samuel Peralta
 

KLARISSA DREAMS REDUX: AN ILLUMINATED ANTHOLOGY

Legion Press (2020) - PM1

- Produced by Shebat Legion

- Anthology of art, stories and poetry 
- Art, including cover art “The Lonesome Pine,” by Klarissa Kocsis
- Cover design by Rebecca Poole
- Proceeds directed to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation and affiliated charities
- With contributions from
Klarissa Kocsis ▪ Dianne Tchir ▪ Alan Torok ▪ Marko Katic ▪ James McCuaig ▪ Shebat Legion ▪ Joel Eisenberg ▪ Nettie Eisenberg ▪ Jocelyn Williams ▪ Michael H. Hanson ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Rivka Jacobs ▪ Andrew Robertson ▪ Randy Michaud ▪ Michael S. Walker ▪ Carmilla Voiez ▪ Deanne Charlton ▪ Lorinda Taylor ▪ ZZ Claybourne ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Phoebe Tsang ▪ Rebecca Poole ▪ Scott Carruba ▪ Ken Tizzard ▪ Milton Davies ▪ Marilynn Carter ▪ Peter Bergerson ▪ Dr. Kent David Tisher ▪ Jef Rouner ▪ Erika M Szabo ▪ Brent Meske ▪ Beverly Alexander Vye ▪ Skye Knizley ▪ Debbie Starrett ▪ Ann Stolinsky ▪ Nellie Smith ▪ Brian Finley ▪ Nely Cab ▪ Joe DeRouen ▪ Jessica West ▪ Beth Patterson ▪ Robert Allen Lupton ▪ Paul DeThroe ▪ Julie Dundas ▪ Gregg Chamberlain ▪ D.S. Foster ▪ Mike Casto ▪ Latika Karani ▪ Faith Marlow ▪ Baer Charlton ▪ Elizabeth S. Wolf ▪ Duncan Swallow ▪ Charles Barouch ▪ Joe Bonadonna ▪ Justin Sandler ▪ Rue Volley ▪ Andrew K. Tempest ▪ Margaret R. Blake ▪ Teresa Carawan ▪ Anita Reeder Hardister ▪ Theresa Nyenhuis ▪ Lissette E. Manning ▪ Janice Bell ▪ John H. Howard ▪ Mary McGillis ▪ Gwyndyn Alexander ▪ Samuel Peralta

- Special note: While an equal balance of art and literature, this volume is categorized in Books by virtue of its primary intent as an illustrated anthology.
 

TANGO DESOLADO

Windrift Books (2012) - PM1
 

- A collection of poetry by Samuel Peralta

- Cover art “February 2005” by Heather Horton
- Author photograph by Grace Mendoza Hughes
- This book is part of the five-volume Semaphore Collection, which includes Sonata Vampirica, How More Beautiful You Are, Sonnets from the Labrador, and War and Ablution.
 

FLOWER GARDEN

Windrift Books (2021) - PM1
 

- Limited edition

- Poems by L.J. Peralta

- "The Colours of a Rose" included in IM1
 

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Windrift Books (2021) - PM1
 

- Limited edition 

- Poems by L.E. Peralta

- "As I Ran Down the Path" included in IM1
 

EXIT NO EXIT: A PLAY IN THREE ACTS

Windrift Books (2021) - PM1
 

- First published in Palanca Award-Winning Plays (1978)
- This edition Windrift Books (2021), limited edition run, edited by S.B. Peralta and A.K. Peralta
- Jesus T. Peralta is a painter, photographer, graphic artist, poet, anthropologist and  archaeologist, essayist, and is also one of the foremost prizewinning playwrights in the Philippines. Exit No Exit won the First Prize in the Full-Length Play category of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards in 1978 and will be re-issued by Windrift Books as the first in a completely new edition of his award-winning stage plays.