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A scifi anthology of twenty stories by authors new and established about space colonists interacting with alien planets and peoples.
174 backers pledged $6,053 to help bring this project to life.

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Beyond The Sun Shipping Soon

Sorry for the long delay, folks, and thanks for your patience. We shipped off the book to LSI today for printing and copies will be shipping soon. This past month I have been dealing with galleys, copyedits, and all kinds of last minute stuff, including a few changes to the TOC order (see below). But we're done. It's a book, and I'm proud of it.

If you want additional copies, I am prepared to offer you 10% off signed copies direct from me in perpetuity. However, for an even better deal, you can preorder at 30% off from the publisher for a few more weeks. Click here: http://www.fairwoodpress.com/catalog/item/7650871/9782399.htm

Here's the new TOC with wordcounts. Thanks for your patience and support!

Introduction by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Acknowledgements by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
“Migration” by Nancy Kress 6100
“The Hanging Judge” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch 5400
“Flipping The Switch” by Jamie Todd Rubin 6300
“The Bricks of Eta Cassiopeiae” by Brad Torgersen 5700
“The Far Side Of The Wilderness” by Alex Shvartsman 2650
“Respite” by Autumn Rachel Dryden 4900
“Parker’s Paradise” by Jean Johnson 5250
“Rumspringa” by Jason Sanford 7900
“Elsewhere, Within, Elsewhen” by Cat Rambo 5150
“Inner Sphere Blues” by Simon C. Larter 4700
“Dust Angels” by Jennifer Brozek 3200
“Voice Of The Martyrs” by Maurice Broaddus 6000
“One-Way Ticket” by Jaleta Clegg 5550
“The Gambrels Of The Sky” by Erin Hoffman 1700
“Chasing Satellites” by Anthony R. Cardno 4500
“A Soaring Pillar Of Brightness” by Nancy Fulda 5700
“The Dybbyk of Mazel Tov IV” by Robert Silverberg 6500
“Observation Post” by Mike Resnick 7700

Thanks all for your patience and support! It's been invaluable! You made a dream a reality for many of us. Forever grateful!

Bryan

Blurbs and back cover copy -- More keep coming in

Mankind has long dreamed of exploring the stars, finding new planets, new sentient beings and new ways of life for themselves and their families. These 18 tales explore the adventures of colonists, pilots who transport them, and workers who paved the way. With new stories by multi-award winners Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress and Kristine Kathryn Rusch and a classic from Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, these stories will take you on a journey Beyond The Sun.

"Jack Williamson used to say that spaceflight was to science fiction what the Trojan war was to the Greeks. In recent years, myth is being replaced by the pragmatic, and this insightful anthology demonstrates that truth." —James Gunn (The Listeners), SFWA Grandmaster

“Beyond the Sun mixes courage, redemption, and stark terror in tales of distant worlds. Buckle in.” —Jack McDevitt (Firebird, Going Interstellar)

"Thomas Wolfe said, 'You can't go home again,' but in this thoughtful, exciting collection of stories about mankind's push to the stars, we see that we take the attributes with us that make us human. A wonderful collection of space-faring stories that reminds us that all we can depend on when we explore the universe is the unexpected." —James Van Pelt (Summer of the Apocalypse)

"This is science fiction doing what only science fiction can do--pushing us out past the warm envelope of our biosphere, exploring our ultimate destiny as a species. This is what science fiction is for. A truly phenomenal collection." Ted Kosmatka, (Prophet of Bones, The Games) 

New revised front cover art and back cover text

Here's my rewritten back cover copy for our anthology. Underneath this will be blurbs from James Gunn, James Van Pelt, Ted Kosmatka and a couple of others.

Mankind has long dreamed of exploring the stars, finding new planets, new sentient beings and new ways of life for themselves and their families. These 18 tales explore the adventures of colonists, pilots who transport them, and workers who paved the way. With new stories by multi-award winners Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress and Kristine Kathryn Rusch and a classic from Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, these stories will take you on a journey Beyond The Sun.

Also, we are releasing this at World Con in San Antonio due to some delays and the need to give reviewers time. I hope to get backer copies out sooner than that by a week or two, since World Con is Labor Day weekend, but I'll let you know. If you're going to be at World Con, you can get the book signed by a bunch of writers, and we'll be having some sort of launch event, we hope. 

Apologies for the delay.

Bryan

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Art prizes in route!!

So as some of you have already discovered, Mitch Bentley mailed art prizes last week. So those should be arriving any time. Enjoy and thanks for your patience!

Bryan

Another blurb

“Thomas Wolfe said, ‘You can’t go home again,’ but in this thoughtful, exciting collection of stories about mankind’s push to the stars, we see that we take the attributes with us that make us human. A wonderful collection of space-faring stories that reminds us that all we can depend on when we explore the universe is the unexpected.”—James Van Pelt, author of Summer of the Apocalypse