Friday, March 14, 2014

ANTHOLOGY: Far Worlds Featuring "Rainer" from the Ambasadora Series by Heidi Ruby Miller


Attention AMBASADORA-VERSE fans, there's a story all about the man you love to hate, RAINER, in the third Bolthole anthology, FAR WORLDS. The story takes place right after Ambasadora Book 1: Marked by Light

And, there's an awesome illustration of Rainer by artist Manuel Mesones in the interior.  Get a sneak peek on Manuel's blog!!

Below is the cool premise for the book and the table of contents.

Pick up a copy on March 25 and visit the Facebook page for more information!


The Premise:
Out in the universe, there is predicted to be millions of planets harbouring sentient life, thousands of civilisations of sapient races, going about their lives; struggling, fighting, maybe loving, having adventures, maybe suffering under dystopian tyrants, or in societies of harmony and peace and complacency. These worlds, due to the nature of the speed of light and relativity, will never meet each other in person across the vast stretches of space, and any messages or signals sent between them wouldn’t reach their destinations for millions of years, long after both civilisations are gone.

The premise of our anthology is themed very specifically towards being an anthology which collects stories from these diverse worlds and settings. Each short story would be a snapshot of that location and time. The only motif linking the stories will be the mysterious Drift Engine; an outwardly-featureless cylinder exactly one kilometre long, and one hundred metres in diameter; a strange wandering machine from some forgotten corner of the universe, travelling the universe, searching out and documenting these settings.

Editors:
A. R. Aston
James Fadeley
J. L. Gribble

Contributors:
“Rainer” by Heidi Ruby Miller
“Anomaly” by Jonathan Ward
“Alone” by Alex Helm
“Shard of Heaven” by Damir Salkovic
“Endaris” by Michael J. Hollows
“The Lost and Found” by Kerri Fitzgerald
“Helzenthrax” by A. R. Aston
“Bequeathal” by K. Ceres Wright
“City Blue” by Edward Smith
“The War Room” by Michael Seese
“A Pelnodan Bounty” by James Fadeley
“Golden Planet” by Evan Purcell
“Salvation Comes” by Simon Farrow

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