“A blisteringly good collection.” “Will read everything in this series I can get my hands on.” 

“These stories are full of great, complex characters (not all of them human), twists and turns, and fantastic world-building.”

Epic space battles. Exotic aliens. Far-flung planets.

Fifteen fabulous tales that will thrill and surprise you, some chosen from previous BEYOND THE STARS volumes, and some brand new. 

Come along as these award-winning authors sweep you along on adventures as broad as the universe and as deep as their imagination. 

Welcome to the Best of Beyond the Stars!
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Astral Books
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Published on
Jan 1, 102
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Pages
483
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Exploration
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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AURORA RISING: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: Over 1,400 Pages of Sci-Fi Adventure
**1st trilogy in the Aurora Rhapsody series (Starshine, Vertigo & Transcendence, plus bonus content)
Aurora Rising is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill ofdiscovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into theunknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love andloss, of fear andheroism. It's the story of a woman who sought thestars and found morethan anyone imagined possible.
When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph or fall to ruin?
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STARSHINE
SPACE IS VAST AND UNTAMED, AND IT HOLDS MANY SECRETS. Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them.

The year is 2322. Humanity has expanded into the stars, inhabiting over 100 worlds. Though thriving as never before, Earth struggles to retain authority over far-flung planets & free-wheeling corporations while an uneasy armistice with a breakaway federation hangs by a thread as the former rebels rise in wealth and power.
Alexis Solovy is Earth Alliance royalty, her father a fallen war hero & her mother an influential military leader. But she seeks only the freedom of space & has made a fortune by reading the patterns in the chaos to discover the hidden wonders of the stars.
Nothing about her latest objective suggests the secret it conceals will turn her life-not to mention the entire galaxy-upside down. But a chance encounter with a mysterious spy leads to a discovery which will thrust Alex into the middle of a galactic power struggle & a sinister conspiracy, whether she likes it or not.
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VERTIGO
Where do you run when there is no escape? Where do you turn when the enemy within is as dangerous as the enemy unknown?

Humanity is under attack. An engineered war between rival superpowers escalates even as the shadowy Metigen armada begins attacking colonies on the fringes of settled space.
Individuals from across the galaxy fight for their own survival & to protect those they hold dear while a group of unlikely allies race to expose a secret cabal. As the aliens draw ever closer, leaving destruction & death in their wake, the strongest defenders of Earth & Seneca fall to one another in a war of lies & misdirection.
Alex Solovy and Caleb Marano stand accused of terrorism & murder. In a desperate gambit to clear their names & find a way to defeat the invaders, they breach the dimensional portal at the heart of the Metis Nebula. In a strange, mystical realm where nothing is what it seems, they will uncover secrets about humanity's past & future-and one revelation which will change everything.
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TRANSCENDENCE
What does it mean to be human? What if the price of saving humanity is giving up your own?

We stand upon the precipice of extinction.The invading Metigen armada has decimated a third of settled space, leaving millions dead. Determined to save civilization, Earth & Seneca put aside their differences to face the threat together. But it may not be enough to stop the fleet of colossal dreadnoughts inhabited by advanced AIs.
Alex Solovy & Caleb Marano hold the key to defeating the invaders. Now they face a deadly gauntlet of relentless alien hunters & assassins sent to kill them before they can unleash a potent new weapon. They will risk everything in a bid to save the human race-even if it means they can't save each other.
The lines blur between man and machine, ally and enemy, and soldier and civilian. In a final stand against an ancient, powerful foe intent on eradicating it from the universe, humanity comes face to face with its destiny.
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