Beyond the Gates of Antares (Paperback)
Zmok, 9781945430053, 254pp.
Publication Date: May 31, 2017
Ten fast-action space adventures by some of the best writers in genre fiction and up-and-coming writers based on the new miniatures game by Rick Priestley. This is the second anthology in a series of books based on the worlds Beyond the Gates of Antares. Humanity has spread to the most distant reaches of space. Our once homogeneous species has diversified and evolved, in some cases beyond recognition, adapting to a multitude of environments upon worlds without number. No one can even begin to guess the full extent of the pan-human diaspora. Today the universe teems with humanity in all its myriad forms. Space-faring civilizations have fallen and risen anew many times over the tens of thousands of years since humans took the first step from their native planet. The long ages of the Antarean universe are reckoned in terms of six phases of high civilization followed by catastrophic collapse and periods of darkness and isolation during which interstellar communication ceased completely. The current phase is the Seventh Age: the age of the PanHuman Concord.