The Paradisi Chronicles


A science fiction adventure through time, space and generations, brought to life through the creativity and independent perspectives of multiple authors. Enter the world of the Paradisi Chronicles, where every new journey is a surprise ride you’ll never want to get off.

Astronaut in the tunnels of the spacecraft.

The Origin Story

“There is so much room to innovate, to get wild and crazy, to try things that have never been tried before (or to bring back things that have been lost to time). Create a universe for several genres; hire the writers you want to develop stories in that universe… What if a 12-book universe dropped on the same day? Don’t stagger them at all, just put them out there at once. What would happen? Why don’t we find out?” ––Hugh Howey, Your Fear is My Opportunity, July 19th, 2014

When he wrote the blog piece quoted above, Hugh Howey (a leader among indie and hybrid authors) was challenging traditional publishers to innovate, and one of his suggestions was that they try out new ways of creating worlds that would be written about by multiple authors.


The Paradisi Chronicles is Born

And so a group of authors set out to create such a new world and the people who would inhabit it. We shared ideas, hammered out a backstory, drew maps, adapted technology, designed cities, and invented new species. Then we wrote stories about the people and places of this new world we’d created. We wrote in different styles, in different genres, and in different forms, and we had so much fun we have opened up this world to any other author who would like to write their own stories and add to the Paradisi Chronicles canon.

In the last decades of the twenty-first century, ten families seeking to escape an increasingly devastated Earth focus their power and wealth on constructing spaceships that will allow a select few to leave Earth and colonize the world they call New Eden. Here, on their new home in the Paradisi System, these Founding Families hope to avoid the environmental and political disasters that were destroying Earth. But they find that the world they claim for their own is already inhabited, and the Ddaerans, although human in their appearance, possess abilities that the Founders and their descendants find both intriguing and frightening …

Invitation to Readers

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Come enter the universe of the Paradisi Chronicles: a science fiction adventure through time, space, and generations, brought to life through the creativity and unique perspectives of multiple independent and hybrid authors. A world where every new story is a journey you’ll never want to end. Explore the authors, books, and world of Paradisi by browsing the rest of our website. Enjoy!

Invitation to Authors

Any author is welcome to write in the open-source world of the Paradisi Chronicles. If you’re interested in learning how to participate, click on For Prospective Authors in the menu at the top of the page.


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3 thoughts on “The Paradisi Chronicles

    1. Hi Debra,
      Thank you for your inquiry on Butler’s Brother. At this link, you’ll find Ashley Angelly’s short story on Amazon: Please let us know if you have difficulty accessing it for any reason. I don’t believe her story is currently available on other platforms, such as Nook or iTunes.


  1. Debra, I just double checked with one of the authors, and I found out that Butler’s Brother is temporarily off-sale online because it is about to be published in a different format. Since you’re a subscriber now, we’ll be sure to do an announcement when it becomes available again. Thanks again! ~Cheri


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