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A scifi anthology of twenty stories by authors new and established about space colonists interacting with alien planets and peoples.
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Posted by Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Creator)
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Hey guys, I have not posted updates in months because I've been busy, and I sent a ton already, especially during release. But since people asked me to keep them abreast, here are a few updates.  

Raygun Chronicles and Beyond The Sun both got great reviews in the May 2014 issue of Analog from Don Sakers. The reviews seem to have boosted ebook sales for Beyond The Sun, but Raygun is rather stagnant at the moment, but I hope some Cons this summer will turn that around. 

 Robin Wayne Bailey, Todd Hunter and I will be doing a Raygun party at CONQUEST 45 at the end of this month. If you're local, come on out and get signed copies and more to celebrate with us. It's a great Con with some very talented guests lined up including Glen Cook. 

 In other news, I have sold three anthologies so far this year. None will be crowdfunded. Traditional publishers have taken interest. 


Stories about space travel from Earth in a post-NASA dominated age. What happens with privatization? What competitors and opportunities will arise?

Headliners: Catherine Asaro, Robin Wayne Bailey, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, Michael Capobianco, Brenda Cooper, David Farland, Michael F. Flynn, James Gunn, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jack McDevitt, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, Jack Skillingstead

Release date: Winter 2015 

Publisher: EDGE 

My first YA anthology revolves around science fiction, fantasy and horror stories involving young people's choices influencing the plot and outcome of stories.

Headliners: Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Steven Gould, Alethea Kontis, Rebecca Moesta, Nnedi Okorafor, Mike Resnick, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg 

Although there will be mostly reprints, Alethea Kontis, Nnedi Okorafor and K.D. McEntire have written originals for this. 

Release date: Early 2015, TBD 

Publisher: BAEN

Science Fictional stories about sporting and competitions between Earth and cultures from the stars, tied in with the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Headliners: Robert Silverberg, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Seanan McGuire, David Farland, Dean Wesley Smith, Esther Friesner, Robert Reed

Working on reprints from Jack Haldeman and George R.R. Martin. The rest should be originals.

Release date: July 2016 during Rio Games 

In any case, really looking forward to these. 

Lastly, my first BAEN antho has a page at AMAZON and a beautiful cover by Todd Lockwood. It's available for preorder. It's high military fantasy. I plan to do another Kickstarter this Fall but the project is still to be determined. 

Meanwhile, thanks much for your support. 


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