Publisher Description

Behold an unforgettable intergalactic love story, rescued from the mists of time and brought to you by the visionaries behind Mythic Quest, the world-changing video game at the heart of the Apple TV+ Original Series—narrated by Rob McElhenney and F. Murray Abraham

What connects tantalizing yet tender alien romance with the biggest multiplayer video game of all time? Seasoned storyteller C.W. Longbottom, the Nebula Award-winning science-fiction and fantasy author and head writer of Mythic Quest. C.W. found literary fame with Inside the Caves of Beneroth and Tears of the Anaren, but even his most loyal fans don’t know that Tears of the Anaren began as a short story he wrote in the early 1970s while interning at Amazing Tales magazine.

This never-before-published draft is now yours to discover, complete with C.W.’s (extremely) colorful commentary and an Introduction and Afterword by Ian Grimm, the iconoclastic creator of Mythic Quest. As sparks fly between heroic scoundrel Zeb and space seductress Merrith, we get a glimpse into the mind of a talented young man yearning for greatness. Like early Mozart, it is raw and green — but also magic.

From Charlie Day, Megan Ganz, and Rob McElhenney, the Apple TV+ original comedy series, Mythic Quest, goes behind the scenes to follow the game’s creators. In a workplace focused on building worlds, molding heroes, and creating legends, the most hard-fought battles don’t occur in the game — they happen in the office. Rob McElhenney stars as Ian Grimm alongside Charlotte Nicdao and F. Murray Abraham.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rob McElhenney
hr min
June 1
Lions Gate Television Inc

Customer Reviews

McWhispers ,

I was crushed by his literary oeuvre…

Tears of the Anaren is a masterpiece. May it be the foundation for our future and a reminder of how far we’ve come.

Anon3yyv ,

Much Better than the Novella

When i first read the published Tears of the Anaren, it read just like another Issac Assamov Novel. Though compelling I wanted something New, a writer with their own voice. This origional rendition of Tears of the Anaren is brilliant, like nothing I've ever read before. I was compelled by this amazing view of the future. Robot horses, absolutly brilliant!

Ziekatron ,

too many tears

aspires to be Asimov but misses the mark

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