A Legacy of Stars

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Turn your eyes to the heavens and be amazed...

With one small step, mankind embarked on a journey fraught with potential and danger in equal measure. In A Legacy of Stars, Danielle Ackley-McPhail delves into those same depths as humanity ventures out into the complexity of space. New worlds...dangers...marvels... Unearthly landscapes and beings that transcend alien. The conflicts of man versus, well... everything, including man. The bittersweet...

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Overview

Turn your eyes to the heavens and be amazed...

With one small step, mankind embarked on a journey fraught with potential and danger in equal measure. In A Legacy of Stars, Danielle Ackley-McPhail delves into those same depths as humanity ventures out into the complexity of space. New worlds...dangers...marvels... Unearthly landscapes and beings that transcend alien. The conflicts of man versus, well... everything, including man. The bittersweet triumph of survival out among the stars.

In eleven reprints and two never-before-published stories, explore the harsh realities and boundless possibilities of mankind let loose on the greater universe. Pirates and gypsies, elite armed forces and scientific pioneers, all faced with the horror, wonder, and unexpected challenges that life in space has to offer. Pitch battles, political intrigues, military conquest, wondrous discoveries... glimpse what it is to be human, or not, in the technological age, beyond the bounds of humanity's cradle.

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Publishers Weekly
Dark Quest marketing director Ackley-McPhail (the Eternal Cycle trilogy) collects 13 science fiction stories and five poems, most previously published, on a wide range of subjects: first contact between strange aliens and mercenaries in “Building Blocks,” battles with killer robots in “Zinn Mensch,” blood vengeance in “Travellin’ Show,” and underlings struggling with corrupt co-workers in “Carbon Copy,” one of the seven stories linked to the Alliance Archives Adventure sequence. Also included are story introductions by well-known authors such as Jack McDevitt, Brenda Cooper, and Paul Levinson. A foreword from Ackley-McPhail’s husband, Mike McPhail, mostly draws attention to McPhail having initially acquired four of the stories for various Dark Quest anthologies. Ackley-McPhail’s prose is dull; she relies heavily on stock settings, characters, and props; and her plots are stultifyingly banal, feeling more like the first efforts of a talented amateur than the polished work of a prolific author with nearly 20 years’ experience in publishing. (Jan.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937051952
  • Publisher: Dark Quest
  • Publication date: 12/21/2012
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for over eighteen years. Currently, she is a project editor and promotions director for Dark Quest Books. Her published works include four urban fantasy novels, Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Memories, Today's Promise, and The Halfling's Court: A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale. She is also the author of the non-fiction writers guide, The Literary Handyman and is the senior editor of the Bad-Ass Faeries anthology series, Dragon's Lure, and In An Iron Cage. Her work is included in numerous other anthologies and collections. She is a member of the New Jersey Authors Network and Broad Universe, a writer's organization focusing on promoting the works of women authors in the speculative genres.
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