25th c. Islamic explorers transfer their minds across space and time to make first contact…and get marooned in alien bodies on alien worlds. Along the way, they encounter the most dangerous predator humanity has ever faced.
Welcome to the Ansible universe, now available in two seasons or collections of interconnected short stories and novellas. (Ansible: Rasha’s Letter, the first episode of Season 3, arrives May 2017!)
This is Sahira, the time-traveling, shapeshifting hijabi defender of humanity’s future that you meet in Season 2. She returns in Season 3. The portrait is by the amazing Lauren K. Cannon.
Here is the cover art and links to Seasons 1 & 2:
Ansible is available in kindle, paperback, and audiobook.
It is the twenty-fifth century. As in the early Middle Ages, the Islamic world is now the center for learning and scientific exploration. And the planet’s most ambitious project is Starmind, a research institute that transfers the minds of volunteers, called Ansibles, across gulfs of space and time to make first contact with other sentient beings in the universe.
Sometimes, this does not go well.
Each of the Ansible Stories follows one team of brave minds across the void. These are their reports, their transcripts, the only accounts of what they have found.
Praise for the Ansible Stories:
“Stant Litore may be SF’s premiere poet of loneliness. With the first stories in the Ansible series, he has pulled off an incredible feat, rendering individual tales that sing the ache of desolation in a register entirely their own while simultaneously building a central premise and an accompanying world that’s utterly original, gorgeously pained, and potentially inexhaustible. Before Ansible 15715, I can’t remember ever having read a story and immediately started reading it again, but after devouring it twice in rapid succession, I then read it aloud to the first person I could find.” – Jason Kirk, author of Reverb and The Other Whites in South Africa
“I’m a thug. I read Stephen King all day. Nothing can scare me. This book, however, kind of freaked me out.” – Keyoka Kinzy, SciFi Bloggers
“Litore’s elegant prose seeps into the soul, stoking our fears of dark labyrinths and the loss of self, of having our direst warnings passed off as madness in a cruel and ignorant world. A chilling and masterful tale.” – Allison M. Dickson, author of Strings
“Stant Litore truly weaves a spellbinding story that leaves the reader feeling vulnerable. It is impossible not to become drawn into the world that Stant created…” – Heather Maloney, examiner.com
“Stant Litore’s writing is so good and yet so hard to describe. He can be both an angel and a devil all in one. He’s an angel for writing such wonderful and thought-provoking stories, and a devil for using those stories to make you want to curl up into a ball and hide.” – Must Read Faster
Thank you for joining me on this voyage!