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Samuel Peralta - book author

Samuel Peralta is a physicist and storyteller.

Known primarily for his short fiction, he is also a novelist, the author of "The Zoo at the End of the World", and the creator and series editor of the acclaimed "Future Chronicles" speculative anthologies, numbering a score of bestselling titles.

Peralta's writing has been spotlighted in Best American Poetry, selected for Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, and has won multiple awards, including from the BBC and the Palanca Memorial Foundation.

Apart from his publishing projects, he is heavily involved in the high-technology industry, and is an ardent supporter and producer of independent film.

Samuel Peralta is the author of books: The Future Chronicles: Special Edition, Alt.History 101, The Immortality Chronicles, Alt.History 102, Chronicle Worlds: Tails of Dystopia, The Jurassic Chronicles, The Shapeshifter Chronicles, Chronicle Worlds: Feyland, Chronicle Worlds: Paradisi, Hereafter: A Story of Love and Time Travel

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The Future Chronicles has grown, from a single collection of robot stories, into a series whose unique take on major science fiction and fantasy themes – A.I., aliens, time travel, dragons, telepaths, zombies, immortality, galactic battles, cyborgs, doomsday – has made it one of the most acclaimed short story anthology series of the digital era.

Its companion series – Alt.Chronicles, The Illustrated Chronicles and Chronicle Worlds – are similarly ground-breaking in their coverage of less mainstream tropes such as alternative history and shared universes.

Created by award-winning author Samuel Peralta, and edited by some of the most-respected editors in the genre, each volume brings together work from visionary new voices and from the grandmasters of modern science fiction and fantasy.

This Future Chronicles Special Edition volume is a compendium of stories selected from the Chronicles’ standalone titles, and includes five new stories, never before published, from some of today’s best writers in speculative fiction.
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The future is history... From Samuel Peralta, creator of the #1 bestselling Future Chronicles anthology series, comes a new speculative anthology series that turns the world you know upside down.



In Alt.History 101, thirteen top speculative fiction authors re-imagine the world - as one where the inventor of the smallpox vaccine died before he'd created it, as one where the women's suffragist movement failed to win the right to vote, as one where the death penalty exists but where all forms of capital punishment are ruled inhumane - and ten other compelling stories charting the histories of these worlds.



Enter worlds so much like our own, yet so different - where everything you know... is history.
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What if you could live forever? Defy death itself? Even now, scientific advances in regenerative medicine, life extension, cryonics, cybernetics, and in other areas have brought humans to the brink of solving life's final conundrum.

In this volume of the acclaimed ‘Future Chronicles’ anthology series, twelve authors imagine that uninterrupted journey, confronting not just how, but what it means when human life can continue indefinitely, invulnerable, immortal.

“The Immortality Chronicles” features stories by award-winning scientist and author E.E. Giorgi (Chimeras), Amazon bestselling author Will Swardstrom (Contact Window) and ten more of today's most visionary authors in science and speculative fiction.
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Alt.History repeats itself... From the creator of the #1 bestselling Future Chronicles anthology series comes a collection that turns the world you know upside down.

In Alt.History 102 - the follow-up to the bestselling Alt.History 101 - twelve top speculative fiction authors re-imagine the world - as one where a beautiful actress becomes a spy for the Allied forces, as one where the Internet is tightly held only by an elite few, as one where the Native American population is resistant to European diseases - and nine other compelling stories charting the histories of our world.

Enter worlds so much like our own, yet so different - where everything you know... is history.
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1984 meets The Incredible Journey in thirteen dystopian tales by some of today's most accomplished writers of science fiction.

In this title in the acclaimed Future Chronicles series of speculative fiction anthologies created by award-winning author Samuel Peralta, discover tales of dark futures, tragic pasts, and a present that's run off the rails are presented in landscapes as varied as their authors' imaginations.

Set in bestselling worlds fully realized by their authors, the stories of Chronicle Worlds: Tails of Dystopia unfold as seen through the eyes of animals -- tamed and feral, domestic and savage -- as they traverse a world of perdition where often their capacity for nobility and self-sacrifice transcends our own.

Enter these worlds with some of the most inventive authors writing today, including USA Today bestselling authors David Adams and Cheri Lasota, Wall Street Journal bestselling authors Daniel Arthur Smith and Ann Christy, and Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner Rysa Walker.

Dystopian deserts, post-apocalyptic mountain ranges, the medieval English countryside, the far reaches of the galaxy - in each of these and more, animals and their human companions discover heart-stopping adventure among the ruins - and you will, too.

Discover Chronicle Worlds. Discover Tails of Dystopia.

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Proceeds from this volume of The Future Chronicles help support the charity Pets for Vets, which rescues and re-trains shelter animals and matches them with military veterans in need of a companion animal.
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Journey back to the most incredible adventure of all, back through the gates of the Jurassic era, back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

In this title in the acclaimed Future Chronicles series of speculative fiction anthologies created by award-winning author Samuel Peralta, thirteen authors assemble an array of astonishing tales around creatures extinct for eons, around prehistoric creatures suddenly, and awesomely, made real.

The Jurassic Chronicles features stories by Victor Milán, author of Dinosaur Lords - "a cross between Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones," according to George R. R. Martin; John W. Campbell Award winning author Seanan McGuire; New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laxmi Hariharan; plus ten more of today's top authors in speculative and science fiction.
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Shapeshifters. Beings with the ability to change their physical form or manifestation. From legendary humans who transform under the light of a full moon, to the horrific mimicry of The Thing, to the mimetic metal of a T-1000 Terminator, such embody the mystery of the unknown.

In this volume of the acclaimed Future Chronicles anthology series, eleven authors weave stories around such entities - both fantastical and technological - exploring our fascination with the shapeshifter.

The Shapeshifter Chronicles features stories by Hugo and Nebula Award winner Ken Liu, Aurora Award winner Julie E. Czerneda, USA Today bestselling authors Anthea Sharp and Alexia Purdy, plus seven more of today's most visionary authors in fantasy and speculative fiction.
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From Samuel Peralta, creator of the bestselling Future Chronicles speculative fiction anthology series, comes a line of anthologies charting new territories within a shared universe, within already-existing worlds.

In the last decades of the twenty-first century, ten families seeking to escape a devastated Earth focus on constructing spaceships to colonize the world they call New Eden, in the Paradisi System. But the world they claim for their own is already inhabited, and the Ddaerans, although human in appearance, possess abilities that the Founders and their descendants do not...

In this latest title in the acclaimed Future Chronicles series of speculative fiction anthologies, twelve authors take us on that incredible journey with adventurers, scientists and colonists, as they push the boundaries against the unknown, against alien civilization, and themselves.

Discover Chronicle Worlds. Discover Paradisi.