A Lambda Literary Award Winner
A New York Times Notable Book
The Dark Beyond the Stars is an epic novel of interstellar travel, alternate sexuality, and overpowering obsession.
For two thousand years, the starship Astron has searched the galaxy for alien life—without success. Now, just as the ship is falling apart, the only direction left to explore is across the Dark, a 100-generation journey through empty space.
The ship's captain—immortal and obsessed—refuses to abandon the quest. He will cross the Dark, or destroy the ship trying. Only Sparrow, a young crewman uncertain of his own past, can stand against the captain, and against both the lure and challenges of the dark region beyond the stars.