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William Snee (darkexpanse) | 8 comments

We need some R2R help and thanks to all those who reply, read and review. The first 10 responders will get a free copy of the ebook.

Title: Dark Expanse: Surviving the Collapse

Authors: Ken Liu, Nancy Fulda, David Walton, Deborah Walker, Simon Kewin, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Matt Mikalatos, Michael Greenhut, Alex Kane, David Wayne, Robert Lowell Russell, Michael Haynes and Alex Shvartsman

Sub-sub-genre: A mix of classic and military space opera.

Length: 80,000 Words

Blurb: For millennia, an enigmatic alien race called the Zyxlar had ruled the galaxy.

They seeded the cosmos with life, transplanting vast numbers from among the species they had enslaved, like so many chess pieces. They terraformed planets and extinguished stars, uplifted and destroyed intelligent life. They patiently shaped the galaxy toward the purpose known only to them.

And then, one day, they disappeared without a trace.

The period of calamity that came next is known as the Collapse. Billions of sentient beings were suddenly free from their masters - free to fight among themselves for dominance over their town, their world, their star system. Interstellar economy crashed as the shipping lanes shut down. Inhabitants of many worlds rioted and starved.

Over time, new political structures had emerged. Like-minded leaders forged alliances and federations to defend against their neighbors. Jump gate technology allowed allies access to friendly star systems while keeping out the aggressors. Galactic politics entered the new age of shifting alliances, sabotage missions, and only an occasional war.

Within this volume, you'll find eighteen short stories that flesh out this universe. From humorous to bone-chilling, from the time of the Collapse itself to several hundred years later, these tales explore different aspects and periods of the Dark Expanse storyline. You'll meet heroes and villains, space pirates and black ops operatives, mad telepaths and crusading zealots.

Dark Expanse is good, old-fashioned space adventure fun, explored by some of the most talented modern science fiction writers, such as Hugo and Nebula Award winner Ken Liu, Philip K. Dick Award winner David Walton, Hugo and Nebula nominee Nancy Fulda, and a slew of others whose names regularly grace prestigious science fiction magazines.

Available Formats: The book is available in electronic format. .mobi and .epub. Be sure to let me know which version you want to review. By requesting a review, you agree to read and provide a review within 2 weeks of receiving the book.

To get the book: Please send an email to, and be sure to include your format choice.

*Note you have two weeks to read and review. Please post your review on Goodreads AND on Amazon as well as post a link to this thread in the comments section. Make sure review is at least 5 sentences.

PLEASE give me a couple days to get your book to you. I try but, sometimes life gets in the way!

If you are wondering where your book is please message or email me.

William Snee (darkexpanse) | 8 comments I'd like to thank J.A. for providing us a review and additional commentary. And we also appreciate her willingness to post on both the and Amazon.UK as well.

FYI, US posts on show up on Amazon.UK but not the reverse.

J.A. Ironside (julesanneironside) | 653 comments Mod
No problem - should of realized that when I posted it. You live and learn.

Incidentally if you just want to advertise for readers/ reviews you might catch more people's attention in the Beta reads folder. (I'm probably the only person who reads every single post on here...)

Thanks again for a copy of the book :)

William Snee (darkexpanse) | 8 comments Thanks for the advice. I will post this offer again in the beta section.

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