A press release from Danielle Ackley-McPhail:
Turn your eyes to the heavens and be amazed…
With one small step, mankind embarked on a journey fraught with potential and danger in equal measure. In A Legacy of Stars, Danielle Ackley-McPhail delves into those same depths as humanity ventures out into the complexity of space.
New worlds… dangers… marvels… Unearthly landscapes and beings that transcend alien. The conflicts of man versus, well… everything, including man. The bittersweet triumph of survival out among the stars.
In eleven reprints and two never-before-published stories, explore the harsh realities and boundless possibilities of mankind let loose on the greater universe. Pirates and gypsies, elite armed forces and scientific pioneers, all faced with the horror, wonder, and unexpected challenges that life in space has to offer. Pitch battles, political intrigues, military conquest, wondrous discoveries… glimpse what it is to be human, or not, in the technological age, beyond the bounds of humanity’s cradle.
Table of Contents:
“Building Blocks” introduction by John G. Hemry (Jack Campbell)
“Carbon Copy” introduction by Steve White
“Zinn Mensch” introduction by Bud Sparhawk
“Travellin’ Show” introduction by Keith RA DeCandido
“The Devil You Don’t” introduction by Jody Lynn Nye
“By Any Means” introduction by Jack McDevitt
“In the Dying Light” introduction by Michael Z. Williamson
“True Colors” introduction by Peter Prellwitz
“Last Man Standing” introduction by Keith RA DeCandido
“To Look Upon The Face of God” introduction by Brenda Cooper
“Ghosts on the Battlefield” introduction by David Sherman
“First Line” introduction by Charles E. Gannon
“A Legacy of Stars” introduction by Paul Levinson