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The Alien Stars and Other Novellas

The first novella collection set in the world of Pratt’s popular Axiom space opera trilogy

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Available on April 27, 2021.
SKU: AR9780857669292

In this collection of previously unpublished novellas, Hugo Award-winner Tim Pratt returns to the acclaimed sci-fi universe of his Axiom trilogy.

Each of these three stories takes fans and new readers alike deeper into the rich world of the Axiom than ever before, revisiting the crewmembers of the White Raven as they strike out on new and enthralling adventures.

Delilah Mears joins the crew of the Golden Spider, as its cyborg captain Ashok leads them deep into space to investigate a mysterious cosmic anomaly, leading to an encounter with a truly unusual band of space pirates; AI (and Trans-Neptunian Alliance President) Shall receives a strange summons from a past version of himself to help defeat an existential threat to the entire universe; And intrepid alien truth-teller Lantern journeys home to confront the monsters of her past, and the deepest secrets of her heart (or the closest thing she has in her circulatory system to a heart).

File Under: Expanded Universe | Kickstars | Axiomatic |Supernov(ell)ae

Release Date

2021-04-27

Ebook

27th April 2021 | 9780857669292 | epub & mobi | £4.99/$6.99/$7.99

US Print

27th April 2021 | 9780857669285 | Trade Paperback | $12.99/$14.99

UK Print

27th April 2021 | 9780857669285 | Paperback | £8.99

PRAISE FOR TIM PRATT

“The engaging, inclusive, and entertaining Axiom series, may be his best work yet… witty, heartfelt sci-fi romp.”
– Tor.com

“Pratt’s high-tech universe of tangled alien half-truths and hidden motivations provides a fascinating setting for a gripping series that has plenty of room for future surprises.”
– Publishers Weekly

“High-stakes action”
– Locus

“Fun, funny, pacy, thought-provoking and very clever space opera – a breath of fresh air.”
Sean Williams, author of Twinmaker

“Brilliantly fun space opera that reminds me of Killjoys but with more Weird Alien Cool Shit.”
Liz Bourke for Locus

The Dreaming Stars is fast and tense, with excellent dialogue, funny banter (much of it either graveyard humour or concerned with how much Callie and Elena are into each other), and characters who feel like real people. It has the atmosphere of pulp space opera, and a gleeful approach to the big ideas (and the big furniture) of science fiction. I really enjoyed it, and I hope Pratt has the opportunity to write many more novels in this setting.”
– Locus Magazine

“The engaging, inclusive, and entertaining Axiom series, may be his best work yet… witty, heartfelt sci-fi romp.”
– Tor.com

“The main reason I love this series is that it’s just so fun. It’s reliably fun. Sometimes, you need a book that you can trust to be truly and utterly fun, and that’s The Dreaming Stars. The Dreaming Stars proves that this series will always leave me with a smile.”
– The Illustrated Page

“What can I say, if you liked The Wrong Stars, you’ll like The Dreaming Stars, I know I did. Four out of five stars.”
– Divine Nanny

The Dreaming Stars is a note-perfect sequel to The Wrong Stars, with all the best aspects of the previous novel, showing that science fiction can still be fun while also being progressive.”
– Occasionally Random Book Reviews

The Dreaming Stars may lack the manic buzz that defined its predecessor, but its steadiness inspires confidence that this series is built to last.”
– The 1000 Year Plan

The Wrong Stars was a brilliantly pulpish space opera romp, filled with compelling characters, weird alien tech, great banter, and more explosions than you could shake a stick at. It was good enough that I’ve been waiting impatiently for the sequel ever since. It’s a piece of great good fortune, then, that The Dreaming Stars is every bit as much fun as its predecessor.”
– Locus

“A character-driven, banter-rich space opera with a great take on alien civilisations and ‘Big Dumb Objects’… I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Pratt’s space opera to become a fixture of my reading calendar for the foreseeable future. ”
– Nerds of a Feather

“A tense action-packed thriller where everyone, particularly the dynamic and thinking-out-of-the-box Callie, has to somehow stay one step ahead of the technologically advanced Axiom and the type of games they play to conquer every lifeform they meet. The ending is indeed an interesting one.”
– Strange Alliances

Tim Pratt is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, most recently The Deep Woods  and Heirs of Grace, and scores of short stories. His work has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories, The Year's Best Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and other nice places. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor. He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and son.

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