The Next Frontier of Space Opera: Announcing the New Anthology Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers

The 2017 anthology Infinite Stars, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, provides an interesting twist on the format—it collects stories from some of the biggest names in military sci-fi and space opera, who contribute tales set within the larger universes of their preexisting series: a new Dune story from Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, a new RCN story by David Drake, an Ender story from Orson Scott Card.

This fall, Schmidt and Titan Books are doing it again in Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers, which features 27 stories—15 of them original to this book— set in some of your favorite sci-fi settings, from Becky Chambers’ Hugo-nominated Wayfarers  universe, to Tanya Huff’s Confederation, to Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet, to the Liaden Universe of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.

Below, see the cover art for the book, designed by Julia Lloyd, and check out the full list of contributors. Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers is available for preorder now, and arrives in stores on November 5.

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Infinite Stars anthology, Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers continues to present today’s finest science fiction authors writing new stories set in their most famous worlds. With a new introduction and a short story by David Weber, the authors include Becky Chambers (Wayfarers), Curtis C. Chen (Kangaroo), Orson Scott Card (Ender), Susan R. Matthews, Larry Niven and Steven Barnes (Dream Park), Tanya Huff (Confederation), Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet) and many more. All new stories are exclusive to this volume for 18 months. The unparalleled collection also offers masterpieces by famous writing legends including Arthur C. Clarke, E.E. “Doc” Smith, C.L. Moore, and Robert Heinlein.

A complete list of contributors follows. Names marked with an asterisk have contributed new stories exclusive to this anthology.

*David Weber
*Jack Campbell
*Becky Chambers
Robert Heinlein
George R.R. Martin
*Susan R. Matthews
*Orson Scott Card
E.E. “Doc” Smith
*Tanya Huff
*Curtis C. Chen
Seanan McGuire
*Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
*Larry Niven and Steven Barnes
James Blish
Gardner Dozois
*David Farland
*Mike Shepherd
C.L. Moore
Neal Asher
*Weston Ochse
*Brenda Cooper
Alan Dean Foster
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
*Kevin J. Anderson
David Weber
Arthur C. Clarke
*C.J. Cherryh

Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers arrives in stores on November 5.

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