Tim Pratt

TIM PRATT is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, and scores of short stories. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor.

“there’s chases, betrayals, punching, a planet full of death traps, ragtag crews, and found family.”

– Tim Pratt

“Cool aliens, weird planets, neat weapons, chases and betrayals and threats. They all come at the genre from different angles though. The Fractured Void is a found family / ragtag crew adventure; The Necropolis Empire is a lost heir story against a backdrop of ancient galactic danger; the third book will have a strong espionage element.”
Paul Semel, Interview with Tim Pratt, author of The Necropolis Empire

“It’s got heists, jailbreaks, pursuits, reversals, jokes, banter, attempted murder, successful murder, kissing, and weird alien stuff galore.”
Paul Semel, Interview with Tim Pratt, author of The Fractured Void

“If you know about the game, it’ll be a kick to see the various species in action, and there are lots of name drops and easter eggs, but it is designed to work as a stand-alone, accessible space opera.”
Paul Semel, Interview with Tim Pratt, author of The Fractured Void

“My interest in writing is to explore human character and emotions in extreme situations, and space opera is full of extreme situations. Also, space science is cool, and while I’m definitely not a hard science person, I have a deep love for black holes and wormholes, goldilocks zones and strange matter, string theory and stellar formation. Telling stories against a backdrop that vast creates so many opportunities for great fiction.”
Track of Words, Interview with Tim Pratt, author of The Fractured Void

Twilight Imperium: The Stars Beyond edited by Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells The Stars Beyond Discovered! August 5, 2022 - 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Twilight Imperium. For the entire year of 2022, FFG will celebrate this beloved franchise. As part of this celebration, we are publishing our first Twilight Imperium anthology, The Stars Beyond. The anthology comprises of 6 epic Sci-Fi stories by talented writers from across the tie-in fiction… Read more.
Asmodee Entertainment press release ACONYTE BOOKS & GRAPHIC AUDIO ARE BRINGING YOU A RADICALLY DIFFERENT AUDIOBOOK EXPERIENCE April 27, 2022 - Another incredibly exciting announcement to make today as we team up with Graphic Audio for a radically different type of audiobook experience. Six of Aconyte’s acclaimed ARKHAM HORROR novels, three TWILIGHT IMPERIUM titles, and three ZOMBICIDE novels will be available as dramatized adaptations including a full cast, cinematic music, and… Read more.
Asmodee Entertainment press release Aconyte Books are coming to audio thanks to RBMedia September 8, 2021 - You’ve been asking for it for a long time now but finally, the wait is over… Aconyte Books are coming to your ears thanks to a new partnership with RBMedia. RBMedia is the largest audiobook producer in the world and their imprint, Recorded Books, has over 40,000 titles narrated by… Read more.
BIG Spring/Summer title announcement! March 1, 2021 - It’s been a while since we gave you a BIG update on the behind-the-scenes work going on here at Aconyte. You’ve all been very patient and as such, we thought it about time we reward you with a GIGANTIC list of really cool sounding titles coming in the spring and… Read more.
Marvel's Xavier's Institute: Liberty & Justice for All by Carrie Harris New titles added to Netgalley September 21, 2020 - Twilight Imperium: The Fractured Void, by Tim Pratt, Arkham Horror: The Last Ritual, by S A Sidor, and Liberty and Justice For All, by Carrie Harris, are now available for all you super fans that run blogs, podcasts, YouTube shows, or traditional reviewers based on the worlds of Lovecraftian Horror, Marvel Universe Lore and/or… Read more.
Aconyte to publish TWILIGHT IMPERIUM novels April 16, 2020 - A brave starship crew are drawn into the schemes of interplanetary powers competing for galactic domination in this new epic space opera. Aconyte Books are excited to announce the first in a new series set in the world of the best-selling strategic boardgame, TWILIGHT IMPERIUM. The Fractured Void, Tim Pratt,… Read more.

“This book was very entertaining! I was really routing for them to succeed and I was so entranced by the conspiracy! I didn’t know who to trust! If you are a fan of sci-fi books I would definitely recommend!”

Instagram Review

“Transporting us at high speed through epic, funny, or even investigative vortices, Twilight Imperium – The Interstellar Rift sucks us into its reading. And makes you want to get into the game right away.”

Geektest France

“it’s space opera fun that’s not too long and without much impact, but it’s executed oh so well and is just so much fun, that well….sometimes you need that, and it’s exactly what I want when I do.”
Garik16’s SFF Reviews

“Pratt’s upbeat, energetic style skilfully avoids all the pitfalls, instead giving us intriguing, layered characters, despite the necessary scene changes; and a clear plotline that emerges from the twisty conspiring which held me from the beginning.”
Brainfluff

“I am sad this series is over but I am incredibly happy we got to read and experience it. I also adored the ending which does leave the door open for us to return to the worlds of Twilight Imperium in the future!”
What You Tolkien About

“Once again, Tim Pratt has delivered an energetic, thought-provoking and hugely entertaining slice of space opera, leavened with a quirky sense of humour and populated with a superb cast of well-rounded and memorable characters.”
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer

“Transporting us at high speed through epic, funny or even investigative vortices, Twilight Imperium – The Interstellar Rift sucks us into its reading. And makes you want to get into the game right away.”
Geek Test France

“Pratt is an accomplished writer with a smooth writing style and an ability to write genuinely nice, sweet-natured characters that are also interesting and possess hidden depths. That’s harder to do than he makes it look. I fell in love with dear Bianca and I particularly enjoyed the vivid worldbuilding of her home planet that sets up the action, before life takes a major left turn for her.”
Brainfluff Reviews

“Seven out of ten”

– Amass Games

“The thing Tim does best is his injection of lore, that really enhances my gameplay”
Space Cat Peace Turtles Podcast

“the characters are solid, and the dialogue – especially Sev’s – is a lot of fun”

– Garik16’s SFF Reviews

“A breezy, tremendously fun space opera set in the world of Twilight Imperium, this was much funnier than I expected, and generally just a really entertaining read.”
Track of Words

“A fun sci-fi ride.”
The Worlds Between Pages

“I really struggled to put this book down and was awake until 3am two mornings running because I was just enjoying it so much.”
Big Geordie Geek

The Fractured Void is the epitome of what a Space Opera should truly be – detailed, complex and full of rich and engaging characters, while simultaneously allied to a galaxy-spanning plot that moves along at a fast pace with no extraneous detail or pointless side-plots, and written with a genuine sense of tension and a healthy dose of wry humour. ”
SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer

“A fun and lighthearted romp of a novel.”
Tower of Winds

“The world building is second to none, it feels really well done and it’s an excellent primer… a fun space opera with a nice degree of humour and a good balance.”
Big Geordie Geek

“Really fun space opera with a lot of humor.”
Garik16’s SFF Reviews

“[An] action-rich and high-paced novel.”
– Reiszwolf

“Fast-paced adventure.”
Tim Frankovich

“Tim Pratt, author of The Fractured Void reads the opening chapters of his novel (video).”
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