Editor: Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Cover Artist: Luca Oleastri
Released: October 2017
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 978-1785655937
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The seductive thrill of uncharted worlds, of distant galaxies… and the unknown threats that lurk in the vastness of the cosmos. From Foundation to Lensman, Star Wars to Guardians of the Galaxy, space opera continues to exert its magnetic pull on us all. INFINITE STARS This is the definitive collection of original short stories by many of today’s finest authors, writing brand new adventures set in their most famous series. Herein lie canonical tales of the Honorverse, the Lost Fleet, Dune, Vatta’s War, Ender Wiggin, the Legion of the Damned, the Imperium, and more. Also included are past masterpieces by authors whose works defined the genre, including a Miles Vorkosigan adventure, a story from the author of the Dragonriders of Pern, and a rare tale co-authored by the screenwriter for The Empire Strikes Back. Nebula and Hugo Award winners, New York Times bestsellers, and Science Fiction Grand Masters—these authors take us to the farthest regions of space.




“INFINITE STARS presents a neat mix of truly classic older Space Opera and brand-new stories, by writers both justly familiar and quite new to me, introducing the reader to some of the best ongoing Space Opera series.”  —  Rich Horton, Contributing Editor, Locus


“A stellar cast of authors with some of the finest short stories ever written in the genre?  What in the world are you waiting for?  Thisis a no-brainer. Buy it!”–DavidFarland, New York Times Bestselling author, Dunelords, Star Wars:  The Courtship of Princess Leia
“While the broad sampling means readers may not enjoy every tale, the wide variety on offer makes this volume worth a look for any sf reader, regardless of their particular genre tastes.”
-Booklist Review

“Infinite Stars is a strong celebration of the variety and power of the space opera subgenre, both in its history and its ongoing vitality” – Locus magazine

“celebrates the breadth and scope–and storytelling power–of space opera” – Barnes & Noble SFF blog

NEW starred review from Publisher’s Weekly:

Space opera is celebrated in this capacious anthology with stories from a stellar lineup of its best contemporary practitioners. The 24 selections–which include classics from luminaries such as Robert Silverberg (who also contributes an informative historical introduction), Anne McCaffrey, Poul Anderson, and Cordwainer Smith, as well as 15 works original to this volume–illustrate the wide variety of themes that space opera can accommodate: galactic empire building across space and time in Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamilton’s “Stark and the Star Kings”; the peculiar lives of extraterrestrial fauna in Orson Scott Card’s “Renegat” (a new episode in his long-running Ender saga); interstellar piracy in Elizabeth Moon’s “All in a Day’s Work”; cultural identity in Nnedi Okorafor’s Hugo-winning “Binti”; and military adventures (a staple of the subgenre) in stories by Lois McMaster Bujold, David Drake, and Bennett R. Coles. Although these short stories don’t always have the sweep and scope of novel-length works, the new episodes of several series…will make this book irresistible to space opera enthusiasts.