The Stellar Guild
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Each book in the series pairs an established (normally best-selling) author with a newer or less well known author of the veteran author’s choice.
The series was announced in July 2011 with the first book expected to be published by the fall of that year. The first pairing features Kevin J. Anderson with Steven Savile. Each is contributing a new story specifically written for the series.
Kevin J. Anderson has over 23 million copies of his books in print with over 45 bestsellers.
Additional authors to sign on to the project are bestselling fantasy author Mercedes Lackey and Eric Flint. Eric Flint is the original author of 1632 (see 1632 novel) which spawned a whole series and community based on the alternate history created in the original book.
The series aims to help introduce lesser known authors to a wider audience by pairing them up with bestsellers who have an established fan base. It also provides newer writers another much needed venue to sell their short fiction (novelette length) at SFWA approved rates.
The first book in the series (Tau Ceti) was released on November 22, 2011. It is a 'team-up' between Kevin J. Anderson and Steven Savile, each writing a complementary story set in the same universe.
Tau Ceti tells the story of The Beacon, a generation ship launched from an Earth tearing itself apart from its exhaustive demand for resources and aimed at Sarbras, a habitable planet circling Tau Ceti.
Tau Ceti was followed by the second book in the series, Reboots, a 'team-up' between New York Times Bestselling author Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin, released on December 10, 2011. Reboots is a very different book from the first book of the series which is a hard science fiction book. Reboots deals with a mixed crew consisting of zombies, werewolves and vampires in the closed confines of a spacecraft.
Phoenix Pick announced in January 2012 that Harry Turtledove and Robert Silverberg had been signed on to the project. Both are bestselling authors and Robert Silverberg has been designated as a Grand Master of Science Fiction by SFWA.
Books in the Series
- Tau Ceti by Kevin J. Anderson & Steven Savile
- Reboots by Mercedes Lackey & Cody Martin
- On the Train by Harry Turtledove & Rachel Turtledove
- When the Blue Shift Comes by Robert Silverberg & Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
- Born With the Dead by Robert Silverberg & Damien Broderick (forthcoming)
- New Under the Sun by Nancy Kress & Therese Pieczynski (forthcoming)
- The Aethers of Mars by Eric Flint (forthcoming)
- Red Tide by Larry Niven (forthcoming)
- The Stellar Guild Book 8 by Mike Resnick (forthcoming)