It is the dawn of the sixth millennium and the skies are darkening, for the suns are fading. Humans reached the stars long ago, building a republic of high technology and universal emancipation — and then squandered it, fought over it, and finally lost it. A new Dark Age has descended on humanity, for the greatest of civilizations has fallen and even the stars die. Now, feudal lords rule the Known Worlds, vying for power with fanatic priests and scheming guilds. This is the universe of the Fading Suns.
My Time Among the Stars collects the journals of Guissepe Alustro, a priest traveling the Known Worlds in the aftermath of the Emperor Wars and the beginning of the reign of Alexius I. Alustro encounters nobles, priests, mercenaries, aliens, knights, starships, psychics, lost worlds, ancient artifacts, and the Dark Between the Stars. His journals reveal the adventures, intrigues, mysteries, and spiritual yearnings of humankind many millennia from now.
Alustro’s journals were originally featured as the prologues for the Fading Suns series of sourcebooks, each of which presented new knowledge about a facet of the universe. All of them are collected here for the first time, as transcribed for pre-Diasporan readers by Bill Bridges (World of Darkness, Werewolf: the Apocalypse, Mage: the Awakening, Promethean: the Created).
Bill Bridges is an award-winning writer and narrative designer of numerous games. He was one of the original developers of White Wolf’s World of Darkness and is the co-creator and developer of the Fading Suns science-fiction universe. He is a Fellow at Atlanta’s Mythic Imagination Institute. Formerly Senior Content Designer on CCP Games’ World of Darkness MMO, he is now a full-time freelance writer. He was the lead designer of the award-winning Storytelling system rules for White Wolf’s World of Darkness games, and designed and developed the award-winning games Mage: The Awakening, Promethean: The Created, and Werewolf: the Apocalypse. His novels include The Silver Crown and Last Battle (both for Werewolf). Bill has written for Chaosium and helped develop Last Unicorn’s Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine roleplaying games. He co-wrote the scripts for Viacom’s interactive horror movie Dracula Unleashed, Interplay’s Starfleet Academy, and contributed to world design for Segasoft’s Emperor of the Fading Suns. Visit bill-bridges.com for more info and links.