“My mind has touched the stars, wearing a thousand faces…”
In “Ansible,” 25th century 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. Now a handful of time and space travelers are all that stand between humanity and the long dark.
Welcome to the Ansible universe! There are three collected volumes of Ansible stories so far, and a fourth book, Ansible: Falling from the Sky, will be released in the final months of 2018. In 2019, all the stories will be collected in an omnibus. Here is the cover art for that forthcoming omnibus, a gorgeous painting of Sahira commissioned from artist Lauren K. Cannon. Sahira is a time-traveling, shapeshifting hijabi defender of humanity from the far future:
Here is the cover art and links to the three volumes that are already available:
Ansible is available in kindle, paperback, and audiobook.
“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!