Another world. Another chance…
In the last decades of the twenty-first century, seeking to escape a devastated Earth, ten families focus on constructing spaceships to colonize the world they call New Eden, in the Paradisi System. But the world they claim for their own is already inhabited, and the Ddaerans, although human in appearance, possess abilities that the Founders and their descendants do not…
In this latest title in the acclaimed ‘Future Chronicles’ series of speculative fiction anthologies, twelve authors take us on that incredible journey with adventurers, scientists and colonists, as they push the boundaries against the unknown, against alien civilization, and themselves. Discover Chronicle Worlds. Discover Paradisi.
Thank you to all of you who kindly offered to read and review the advanced reader copy of the book. There were so many of you! All the anthology authors appreciate your time so much.
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How the Paradisi Chronicles was born
“There is so much room to innovate, to get wild and crazy, to try things that have never been tried before (or to bring back things that have been lost to time). Create a universe for several genres; hire the writers you want to develop stories in that universe… What if a 12-book universe dropped on the same day? Don’t stagger them at all, just put them out there at once. What would happen? Why don’t we find out?” ––Hugh Howey, Your Fear is My Opportunity, July 19th, 2014
When he wrote the blog piece quoted above, Hugh Howey (a leader among indie and hybrid authors) was challenging traditional publishers to innovate, and one of his suggestions was that they try out new ways of creating worlds that would be written about by multiple authors.
And so a group of authors set out to create such a new world and the people who would inhabit it. We shared ideas, hammered out a backstory, drew maps, adapted technology, designed cities, and invented new species. Then we wrote stories about the people and places of this new world we’d created. We wrote in different styles, in different, genres, and in different forms, and we had so much fun we have opened up this world to any other author who would like to write their own stories and add to the Paradisi Chronicles canon.
The Anthology Stories
Nuking the Noomies by Bill Patterson
Solar Crossroads by Claire Davon
Cold, Angels, Paradise by Jeff Seymour
Final Flight by Andy McKell
Aelwyd: Home by Louisa Locke
The Fall of Seren by Cheri Lasota
A Touch of Deceit by David Bruns
Down and Out in Caprinet by Felix R. Savage
Truth is Stranger by Joseph Robert Lewis
Unbreakable by SJ Mayeski
Aderyn Tanllyd: A Tale of New Eden
Happiness by Lindsay Edmunds