A crew trapped in a sentient space-ship 90,000 light-years from home...

It was never a simple mission: hijack one of the Swarm's bio-organic ships to use against them. But then the Ship jumped across the galaxy. Because it seems it has a mind of its own...

The second volume of Tales from the Year Between is set on the far side of our galaxy in some far-flung future. For generations, the United Planetary Alliance has been fighting a losing war against the invading armies of the Swarm.

In a desperate bid to turn the tide, the UPA plans a daring mission to steal one of the Swarm's battleships. The squad of Marines and civilian imbeds hope to capture the dreaded Warp Cannon and turn it on the Swarm. But the Ship has other plans...

Join a motley crew of 25 humans and aliens as they explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy. They'll be pitted against inhospitable landscapes, space sharks, and a dire shortage of Vesuvian coffee. 

As everything around them changes, the one constant is the Ship. But is it the super-weapon they hoped it would be? Is it another threat... or actually an ally? 

Volume 2 will crash-land in a bookstore near you in February 2021!



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The Adventures of West & Gunfighter Riker P. Everest
by Darius Bearguard

A serialized space-opera companion to Under New Suns

As we count down to the release of Under New Suns on February 28th, we're releasing a series of short, on-line only stories following the adventures of two characters from the anthology, Riker P. Everest and his friend West. Darius Bearguard wrote the story "The Sand Runner" for Achten Tan, and in this book he has two pieces ("Dark Veracities" and "The One You Believe In") both involving West and Riker. West is a young man with Down Syndrome, and is loosely based on a client Darius has known for years through his work with disabled kids and adults. Because keeping Darius within the word-count of an anthology is a futile task, the adventures of West and Riker will be playing out here as a series of "webisodes." A new adventure will post each Saturday. You can enjoy them apart from the rest of Under New Suns as they work as a prequel, following  these two characters before they wind up on the Ship. 

Episode 1 - "Down & Out" (February 6th)

Episode 2 - Strangers" (Coming February 13th)

Episode 3 - "The Lost & The Damned" (February 20th)

Episode 4 - "One Moment in Time" (February 27th)

Episode 5 - "The Ghosts We Knew" (March 6th)

Episode 6 - "Headed for a Dead Night" (March 13th)

Episode 7 - "Down We Go" (coming March 20th)

Episode 8 - "A Dangerous Time" (coming March 27th)

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