Beyond Kuiper

The galaxy is alive and filled with life. The only issue: we humans aren't invited. The Galactic Star Alliance awaits your exploration.

The Amazon #1 Best Selling Hard Science Fiction Novel is back with the Second Edition, Galactic Edition with More Planets & More Science!

There is no Drake Equation. There is no question on sentience. The galaxy is alive and filled with life. The only issue: we humans aren't invited.

The Galactic Star Alliance awaits your exploration.In this illustrated novel co- created & written by Matthew Medney (Former Heavy Metal Magazine CEO & NYU adjunct professor) and John Connelly (Lockheed Martin Aerospace Engineer), humankind acknowledges the vastness of time, the cyclical nature of civilization, and the obscurity of our own history.If our galaxy is so full of sentient life, why has no one said hello?

We thought of a simple, logical reason: no one wants too. Stepping back and casting an objective eye on ourselves, it seems painfully obvious that humans lack a fundamental respect for our planet and for each other. We possess extremely short memories and long grudges, and the likelihood of receiving alien tools to hasten our expansion seems downright foolhardy.The Galactic Star Alliance has been alive and well for millions of earth years. Hundreds of thousands of sentient worlds and trillions of beings walk, run, and crawl across the many home worlds of the Alliance.

This revelation led to many questions: How is faster-than-light speed travel possible, and could cohesive, interstellar civilizations exist without it? Is it conceivable to govern a coalition not of different countries, but of different species? Each question led to another and each answer built our world, piece by piece until it spanned thousands of answers and millions of light-years. As for the title, from where would our judges watch us?

But our galaxy has spoken to us humans. There are some who believe it is out there. Not as science-fantasy but as science.Introduce Bernard William Hubert. World renowned astrophysicist, and Lead Scientist of the seminal company of exploration, Outer Limits.

While on loan to CERN, a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions leaves Bernard as the sole survivor. While the scientific community & world looks to him for answers, he simply states the unthinkable "it has to be aliens." Inconceivable to the world, the Hubert family is investigated and his family's name tarnished.Disgraced and shunned. Bernard claws his way back into the equation with his new company C.O.R.E as they work tirelessly to design an engine capable of interstellar travel.

Follow Bernard on his road to redemption and discovery in this ensemble cast of futurism, space travel and the fate of our species.

This expanded "Galactic Edition" includes the original illustrated 35 pieces of beautiful, full-color, painted artwork by Utku Ozden along with a sneak peek at Chapter 1 of the second installment of Beyond Kuiper, The Voyage Of The Nomad.

12 exclusive pieces of art from the second book & 15 planets, designations, and information about the Karandu galaxy illustrated by Luigi Aime

There is No Drake Equation.
Meet the Dreamers
Who imagined this crazy world, and brought it to life.

"This novel caters to readers who enjoy hard sf in its most literal interpretation..." - The Library Journal

Get to Know The Characters
The worlds our dreamers build are only as good as the characters they imagine who inhabit them. Meet a slew of our favorite characters from this tale.
Bernard William Hubert

Dr. Bernard Hubert: World renowned Astrophysicist fighting to clear his family. He is the husband of Dr. Lisa Hubert, and father of their teenage son, Isaac. He advocates for the continuation and expansion of human space exploration after World War III, and is determined to prove that intelligent alien life exists. So much so that after his fall from grace he and Lisa founded CORE, a premier aerospace venture on the verge of technological breakthrough. He is genius, arrogant, passionate, and calculating, prioritizing his work over his human interactions. 

Dr. William Hunt

World famous mathematician, Headmaster and Advanced Mathematics professor at the Kepler Institute, where Bernard’s son Isaac attends. A celebrity and public promoter of scientific education. Best friend to Bernard Hubert since they attended the Kepler Institute together as teenagers, one of the few people Bernard respects, and one of the few people who believe Bernard is innocent. He is brilliant, charismatic, gregarious, and patient; often working secretly behind the scenes to aid Bernard.

Odian Spek

Also formally titled as Bor, he is Effective Communication Prime of Sector 3, Sector Head of the Department of Communication, member of the Council of Worlds, and one of the highest ranking government officials of the Galactic Star Alliance (GSA). He is a 425 year old Dragsan, from the planet Dragsa, attended the Galactic Communications Academy, father of Kruktusken, and currently resides on Epiko. He is responsible for overseeing the interstellar communication infrastructure, ensuring news and information reach all citizens, and monitoring and analyzing galactic communications for the government to better serve its citizens and to locate unlawful or hostile activity.

Pias Abbotkrine

Effective Force Prime of Sector 1, Sector heat of the Department of the Military, member of the Council of Worlds, and one of the highest ranking and government officials of the galactic Star Alliance (GSA). He is a 601 year old Anduuzil, from the planet Anduuz, and currently lives on Mijorn. He is a powerful ally and peer of KruktuskenBor, a shrewd and decisive military leader, and has devoted his life to protect GSA interstellar space from piracy, insurrection, and other internal and external threats.

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