Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers

Editor: Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Cover Artist: Luca Oleastri
Released: November 2019
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 978-1789092912
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Continuing the definitive space opera anthology series. Today’s most popular writers produce new stories
set in their most famous universes, alongside essential and seminal short fiction from past masters.

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed INFINITE STARS anthology, INFINITE STARS: DARK FRONTIERS continues to present today’s finest science fiction authors writing new stories set in their most famous worlds. With a new introduction and a short story by David Weber, the authors include Becky Chambers (Wayfarers), Curtis C. Chen (Kangaroo), Orson Scott Card (Ender), Susan R. Matthews, Larry Niven and Steven Barnes (Dream Park), Tanya Huff (Confederation), Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet) and many more. All new stories are exclusive to this volume for 18 months. The unparalleled collection also offers masterpieces by famous writing legends including Arthur C. Clarke, E.E. “Doc” Smith, C.L. Moore, and Robert Heinlein.



  • Editor’s Note and Acknowledgements (Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers) – essay by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
  • Introduction (Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers) – essay by David Weber
  • A Special Kind Of Morning – novelette by Gardner Dozois
  • Shambleau – [Northwest Smith] – novelette by C. L. Moore
  • Rescue Party – novelette by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Misfit – [Future History] – novelette by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Earthman, Come Home – [Cities in Flight] – novelette by James Blish
  • The Vortex Blaster – [Vortex Blaster] – short story by Edward E. Smith
  • The Veteran – short story by Neal Asher
  • The Traitor – [Bolo] – novelette by David Weber
  • Sideshow – [Pip & Flinx – 9] – short fiction by Alan Dean Foster
  • A Beast for Norn – [Haviland Tuf] – novelette by George R. R. Martin
  • Lieutenant Tightass – [Diving Universe] – novelette by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Ishigaki – [The Lost Fleet Universe] – short fiction by Jack Campbell
  • A Good Heretic – [Wayfarers] – short fiction by Becky Chambers
  • The Devil and the Details – short fiction by Susan R. Matthews
  • Messenger – [Ender’s Universe] – short fiction by Orson Scott Card
  • First In – [Confederation of Valor Universe] – short fiction by Tanya Huff
  • Fire in the Pocket – short fiction by Curtis C. Chen
  • Frontier ABCs – short fiction by Seanan McGuire
  • Dark Secrets – [Liaden Universe short fiction] – short fiction by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
  • Lady or the Tiger – [Dream Park Universe] – short fiction by Steven Barnes and Larry Niven
  • Respect – short fiction by Dave Wolverton [as by David Farland]
  • Boot Recruit – [Kris Longknife] – short fiction by Mike Shepherd
  • The End of the World Bowling League – [Task Force Ombra] – short fiction by Weston Ochse
  • Death, Butterflies, and Makers of War – short fiction by Brenda Cooper
  • Feet of Clay – [The Saga of Seven Suns Universe] – short fiction by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Cold Sleep – short fiction by C. J. Cherryh