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An officially licenced collection of fifteen fully illustrated short stories set in the Elite: Dangerous universe, in E-Book, Paperback, Hardcover and Audio formats, published by Fantastic Books.
An officially licenced collection of fifteen fully illustrated short stories set in the Elite: Dangerous universe, in E-Book, Paperback, Hardcover and Audio formats, published by Fantastic Books.
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May 2013 Anthology Update

Posted by Chris Booker (Creator)

Alright - own up.  Which one of you stole May?  It doesn't seem like a month since the website went live and I posted the last update, but apparently it has been.  I for one will be moving to a planet where the days are longer than 24 hours just as soon as the technology is available.

In Anthology news this month, there isn't much to report - the writers are all writing and most (now including myself) have Frontier Developments approved concepts or synopsis, and we are updating information to the website as soon as it's available.

The website - which you can find at elite-anthology.co.uk now contains a way for those who might have missed the Kickstarter to pre-order the book through Paypal.  There are also still some illustrator slots available so if you're up to that challenge - feel free to make your pledge on the pre-order page.

Some of our authors have been active in the community recently; with appearances on the excellent Lave Radio.  Head to their website to subscribe to or download the podcasts, where you can hear from the likes of Lisa Wolf and Darren Grey.

To close, Allen L Farr teases us with the first draft of the opening paragraph from his upcoming story "A Game Of Death":

Side by side, the two vipers manoeuvred; deadly shadows running dark. They danced between a gathering; an unremarkable cluster of tumbling asteroids. They were but one cluster among the billions that made up Hyzerian’s Inner Belt. The Hyzerian Star was a giant that bathed the asteroids in its terrible light, light that in turn created shadows of its own. As the asteroids tumbled, their shadows shifted; some stretching, all consuming, others shrinking, unveiling, some born anew, others winking out of existence as the Hyzerian light exploited new but temporal openings in the sea of slowly tumbling rock. Everything in the belt was constantly shifting, and the vipers shifted with it. It was a dance of light and shadow; it was a game of death. As unremarkable as the cluster was, on the far side there was a gathering that as anything but.

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