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"I absolutely loved this book. All the different stories were great. I recommend this to anyone who loves urban fantasy and space stories." On the heels of the bestselling DARK BEYOND THE STARS anthology comes another collection of spectacular tales by eleven authors both well-known and brand new. Space opera. Big, sprawling sci-fi stories that encompass strange new worlds"I absolutely loved this book. All the different stories were great. I recommend this to anyone who loves urban fantasy and space stories." On the heels of the bestselling DARK BEYOND THE STARS anthology comes another collection of spectacular tales by eleven authors both well-known and brand new. Space opera. Big, sprawling sci-fi stories that encompass strange new worlds, alien life forms, and deep space battles. You'll find all of that here. Take a journey across the galaxy with these short stories and go BEYOND THE STARS to A Planet Too Far... Books in the series -- DARK BEYOND THE STARS BEYOND THE STARS: A Planet Too Far BEYOND THE STARS: At Galaxy's Edge BEYOND THE STARS: New Worlds, New Suns (April 2017) BEYOND THE STARS: Unimagined Realms (August 2017) For giveaways, book news, or to learn about how to submit your story to the next volume, sign up here: ...

Title : Beyond the Stars: A Planet Too Far: a space opera anthology
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Beyond the Stars: A Planet Too Far: a space opera anthology Reviews

  • Debbie
    2019-04-02 09:21

    Classic space opera in plenty here. While no two stories are alike, they all explore space and alien planets in some fashion. Plots, characters, and setting are all nicely varied, and each selection is a stand-alone read. Not all science fiction is space opera, and I felt one of these stories did not fit in that category. And one story raised my eyebrows – I found the logic that the premise was based on to be questionable. Such things are a matter of opinion, of course. Although I found all of the stories entertaining, my favorites were The Mergans, Hope 91, Pele’s Bee-keeper, and Spike in a Rail. They’re very different tales, and each contains characters I’d like to see again. Space opera is not especially common in the current market, and I’ve been a fan of the genre for lots of years. It’s much fun to have new stories to read. I enjoyed this book, as well as the first collection in this series, Dark Beyond the Stars. Great reading for all space explorers.

  • E.J. Fisch
    2019-03-24 10:09

    I was given a free copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review.Definitely a fun collection of stories. As with any anthology, there were certain stories I enjoyed more than others. A couple in this particular collection seemed a little generic, but objectively they were still well-written. It's always fun to read so many different authors in one book; "space opera" is such a broad term so there's a lot of variation in the stories and writing styles. And collections like this are a great way to discover new authors. Also, I think it's super hilarious and awesome that the foreword for this collection started out by defining space opera after That One Review totally bashed Dark Beyond the Stars earlier.These were fun, quick reads perfect for my lunch breaks this week. 4.5 stars.

  • Karen
    2019-04-17 11:07

    I really liked this book.My favorites were The Mergans by Ann Christy.The author has a real talent for revealing layers of a story that change your understanding of what the truth is.It left me wishing I could read more about the worlds the Peace Force intervenes in.Hope 91 by Nick Webb left me feeling hope for Alex and Willows future.The Ivory Tower by Elle Casey had me contemplating what choices I would make for the continuation of humanity.Symbiosis by Rory Hume was intriguing and made me want to know more about the world she created and the experiences that Sym and Mari shared.I received a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

  • Cmoore
    2019-04-06 04:20

    I love this book. I really don't know why I'm surprised any more to find that the quality of every story is so good. As the first book in the series "Dark, Beyond the Stars" was dynamite. And don't worry if you haven't read the first book, as there isn't a story arc to follow. But as I read the first 2 stories I think, wow so good. And then I read Rory Hume's story "Symbiosis" and fall in love. So Rory if you see this, I need more. Please! The rest of the collection was great too. Ann Christy offering was an eerie story called The Merigans. What you get when you pick up this book is a great collection of Space Opera that's been gathered together by Patrice Fitzgerald. So take some time today and fall in love with this book!

  • Teri Miller
    2019-04-06 08:11

    Ditto to Chris Fried's review! If you enjoy a good read here it is!I did receive an advance copy for an honest review, but it's so good, and at a great price right now, that I bought a copy today. Each story left me wanting more, in a good way! Some of my favorite authors are included in this anthology. Each story is a whole world: thrilling, heartbreaking, thought provoking. So many twists I had to read several stories twice! I heartily recommend this book.

  • Cynthia T Cannon
    2019-03-21 05:04

    Very nice anthology of smart and interesting storiesEach of the stories made me feel as though I were submerging myself in a new world. Welcome break from the election stories shouting and doom forecasts we see screaming from every headline. Makes me want to move out of the country.

  • Joe Garland
    2019-04-18 08:19

    Great collection of short stories. Love this one because I got a chance to discover a lot of good authors I would have otherwise never read!

  • Steven Piet
    2019-04-05 09:22

    StarsInteresting stories that kept me interested. Several could lead to future plot. Not sure when I will follow look up the optipns

  • Jeffrey
    2019-04-01 04:03

    Beyond the Stars: A Planet Too Far is another space opera anthology in the Beyond the Stars series. While technically in a series, the books, and the stories contained within, are independent of one another. A Planet Too Far takes us once more to the farthest reaches of space, and right back to the dirt of the Earth. Though not as we left it.The stories are all rather good with only one feeling like it was a little short and lacked a fulfilling ending. While the author stated that she was considering turning it into a series, I consider it a failing of a short story if it is included in an anthology and cannot stand on its own. However, that was probably the worst of the whole book and it was still an enjoyable read.There were no stories that left me in awe and rethinking things like the previous collection, but also unlike the previous collection, there was no story I had to drag myself through either. I enjoyed each and every one of them.If you like shows like Stargate, Star Trek, or space opera in general and think that there is a severe lack of good sci-fi, then pick up this series. It will sate your need. Well, at least until you've finished them.

  • Andy
    2019-04-03 05:10

    A great collection of short stories in this SFF anthology.Much the same as in the previous (and first) volume in this series, which I also enjoyed ('Dark Beyond The Stars'), this collection features short stories that are varied and very much different from each other, from authors (if I'm absolutely honest) I've not really known about before, but after reading their stories, and the Q&A bits with the authors after each of their stories (I like that feature of these anthologies), I'll keep a watch out for in future.If you like SFF populated with great characters with stories that aren't your usual clichéd science fiction / fantasy tropes, you'll do well to give this anthology (and series for that matter) a read.

  • AK Mama Reads
    2019-03-25 10:23

    This was a wonderful follow up to Dark Beyone the Stars, the first Anthology from this collective. Though they aren't necessary to read in order, it's fun to do so and I recommend it, as you won't be able to get enough of these fantastical journeys beyond our world! Space Opera might sound daunting, but this tale is done is a collective novel format so it all flows rather nicely and things are well summed up by the end. Action out the wazoo and adventure with a bit of suspense, there's something for any kind of scifi lover out there!

  • Darlene
    2019-03-29 08:14

    Short stories & Space Opera?Can those two phrases actually fit together? Yes, they can. This book was amazing. The stories were short, sometimes too short for my taste, but the point is that they followed the space opera way. The stories were left open for further writing or furthering in your imagination. It also opened a world to authors I've not been acquainted with before that now I may look up and read. Thanks for a great anthology.

  • Bobby R. Childree
    2019-04-01 04:19

    FoulmouthI have read quite a bit of sci-fi over many years. The deterioration of language into just filth for filth's sake really irritates me. It pretty well trashes the story, so it's hardly worth continuing reading once the pattern develops,as is the case here. No more books by this "author."

  • Michael
    2019-04-15 11:58

    This anthology was a curate's egg. Some very good stories but some stinkers as well. However, it was excellent value for money and introduced me to a number of authors I have not come across before so I have no complaints.

  • M.R.
    2019-03-22 10:06

    I got my paws on a copy of Beyond the Stars: A Planet Too Far, and it was amazing!Awesome collection of short stories. I read this entire collection all in one sitting and then went back to re-read again. I highly recommend this anthology.5/5 twinkling stars!

  • Scott Davis
    2019-04-12 10:09

    First of all there are lots of stories lots of reading. Secondly, I cannot believe how many 4 and 5 star stories are in here.I have read many anthologies by big name authors that bored me to tears or were filled with duds. Not this book! Wow!

  • Dustin
    2019-04-01 05:00

    Ehhhhhhh..... Most of these stories were at best ok, but nothing really grabbed me.

  • jerry wayne martin jr
    2019-04-09 09:14

    Beyond the Stars: A planet too farI haven't read science fiction in a while even tho this is no different than any other I really like this one :)