Stories & Anthologies

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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 initial collection of books in the Lunar Codex were the twenty-one volumes of Dr. Samuel Peralta's  Future Chronicles anthology series. This provides for a wealth of short stories from hundreds of contemporary speculative fiction authors.

The collection also brings together stories from other anthologies published over 2015-2021, including from Patrice Fitzgerald's
Beyond the Stars anthology series and Mostly Murder anthology, Daniel Arthur Smith's two anthology series Tales from the Canyons of the Damned and Frontiers of Speculative Fiction, Discover Sci-Fi's Tales from the Starship Discovery, and other standalone anthologies Megastructures, and Mars. In most cases these stories were subsequently published separately by their authors. 

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

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

Note that the works of an additional 125+ authors were incorporated into the Polaris Collection via our sister project, Writers on the Moon, coordinated by author Dr. Susan Kaye Quinn. 


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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)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection) 

MANIFEST

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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
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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

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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 

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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  

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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) 

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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 ▪ Novae Caelum ▪ Saul Tanpepper ▪ S. Elliot Brandis ▪ Terry R. Hill ▪ Aaron Hubble ▪ Therin Knite ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Matthew Alan Thyer

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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 

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
 

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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
 

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BEST OF BEYOND THE STARS

Astral Books (2018) - PM1, GM1
 

- Part of the Beyond the Stars Series, with series editor Patrice Fitzgerald

- Edited by Ellen Campbell
- Cover art by Julie Dillon
- With stories from

Patrice Fitzgerald ▪ Samuel Peralta ▪ Nick Webb ▪ Michael Anderle ▪ Susan Kaye Quinn ▪ G. S. Jennsen ▪ Jennifer Foehner Wells ▪ Jeff Seymour ▪ Ann Christy ▪ David Adams ▪ S.M. Blooding ▪ David Bruns ▪ Michael Ezell ▪ Joseph Robert Lewis ▪ Christopher J. Valin

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BEYOND THE STARS: A PLANET TOO FAR

Astral Books (2016) - PM1, GM1
 

- Part of the Beyond the Stars Series, with series editor Patrice Fitzgerald

- Edited by Ellen Campbell
- Cover art by Julie Dillon
- With stories from

Patrice Fitzgerald ▪ Samuel Peralta ▪ G. S. Jennsen ▪ Annie Bellet ▪ Elle Casey ▪ David Adams ▪ Ann Christy ▪ Logan Thomas Snyder ▪ Theresa Kay ▪ Nick Webb

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BEYOND THE STARS: AT GALAXY'S EDGE

Astral Books (2016) - PM1, GM1
 

- Part of the Beyond the Stars Series, with series editor Patrice Fitzgerald

- Edited by Ellen Campbell
- Cover art by Julie Dillon
- With stories from

Nick Webb ▪ Piers Platt ▪ Anthea Sharp Michael Anderle ▪ G. S. Jennsen ▪ Chris Fox ▪ E.E. Giorgi ▪ Christopher J. Valin Caroline A. Gill Adam Quinn David Bruns Michael Ezell Jennifer Foehner Wells (Foreword)

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BEYOND THE STARS: NEW WORLDS, NEW SUNS

Astral Books (2017) - PM1, GM1
 

- Part of the Beyond the Stars Series, with series editor Patrice Fitzgerald

- Edited by Ellen Campbell
- Cover art by Julie Dillon
- With stories from

Patrice Fitzgerald ▪ Lindsay Buroker ▪ E.E. Georgi ▪ David Adams ▪ Theresa Kay ▪ Jill Hand ▪ Josi Russell ▪ David Bruns ▪ Michael Ezell ▪ Ann Christy  

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BEYOND THE STARS: UNIMAGINED REALMS

Astral Books (2018) - PM1, GM1
 

- Part of the Beyond the Stars Series, with series editor Patrice Fitzgerald

- Edited by Ellen Campbell
- Cover art by Julie Dillon
- With stories from

Patrice Fitzgerald ▪ G. S. Jennsen ▪ Craig Martelle ▪ David Bruns ▪ J.E. Mac ▪ Joseph Robert Lewis ▪ Sean Monaghan ▪ TR Cameron ▪ R. A. Rock ▪ Mark Sarney ▪ Chelsea Pagan ▪ Marion Deeds

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BEYOND THE STARS: ROCKING SPACE

Astral Books (2019) - PM1, GM1
 

- Part of the Beyond the Stars Series, with series editor Patrice Fitzgerald

- Edited by Ellen Campbell
- Cover art by Julie Dillon
- With stories from

Patrice Fitzgerald ▪ David Bruns ▪ A.K. DuBoff ▪ Patty Jansen ▪ Christopher J. Valin ▪ Andy McKell ▪ Julia Huni ▪ Cain Hopwood ▪ Misty Zaugg ▪ R.J. Howell ▪ Nemma Wollenfang ▪ J.M. Thomas ▪ Patricia Gilliam

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BEYOND THE STARS: INFINITE EXPANSE

Astral Books (2020) - PM1, GM1
 

- Part of the Beyond the Stars Series, with series editor Patrice Fitzgerald

- Edited by Richard Leslie
- Cover art by Julie Dillon
- With stories from

Patrice Fitzgerald ▪ R. A. Steffan ▪ G. S. Jennsen ▪ David Bruns ▪ C.H. Hung ▪ J.M. Thomas ▪ R.K. Thorne ▪ R.J. Howell ▪ Nemma Wollenfang ▪ Ethan Freckleton ▪ Jack Lyster ▪ James Rossiter