Five years ago, astronaut Jack Templeton took the spacecraft Magellan to the farthest reaches of our solar system, never to be heard from again.
When the Magellan suddenly reappears where an undiscovered planet was suspected to be, it poses more questions than answers. How did Jack survive all this time? Can he return before his life support runs out? And what is the object long thought to be the elusive “Planet Nine?”
In a race against time, Jack’s former crewmate Traci Keene spearheads a desperate effort to outfit a mission to bring him home. But she has competition. Agencies of both American and foreign governments have their own agendas, and saving rogue astronauts isn’t among them.
And at the edge of all that is known, a gateway to the unknown awaits. . .
THE UNIVERSE IS OLDER AND MORE ALIEN THAN WE CAN EVER UNDERSTAND
We were not alone. The farther we push into the universe, the more obvious it becomes. The signs are everywhere: canals and pyramids on Mars, old roads on the moons of Jupiter, ruined cities on worlds about the nearer stars. The galaxy once teemed with life, or so it seems. Which begs the question: What happened to it all?
These stories explore the ruins of lost civilizations, solve ancient mysteries . . .and awaken horrors from beyond the dawn of time.
Featuring stories by Orson Scott Card, Griffin Barber, Adam Oyebanji, Jessica Maguire, Patrick Chiles, and an all-new entry in the Sun Eater universe from editor Christopher Ruocchio. Join us for your next adventure to Worlds Long Lost!