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Distant Stars — story index
A roadmap for readers
Mankind fled Earth a long, long time ago for reasons that have been buried in the ashes of the past. Humanity now thrives in a different part of the galaxy, but old habits die hard — the pursuit of power still reigns supreme.
Distant Stars is a composite novel (or short story cycle) made up of a collection of short stories set in the same world. (Learn more.) The short stories are divided into different “ages” or historical periods.
A tentative balance
3050 years after humanity left Earth
In the present, an uneasy peace settles in the galaxy, but old tensions remain.
We dive back into the past to understand how the past shaped the present.
500 years after humanity left Earth
Mantora Corporation establishes its first world in a new part of the galaxy. During this time of prosperity, a new class system emerges.
600 years after humanity left Earth
Rebels rise against the corporate rulers of humanity by utilising a new and deadly form of technology.
The Colony Wars
3000 years after humanity left Earth
After the cold war comes the race toward annihilation.