Publisher's summary Edit
The Book Of The Peace
– being the only accurate record of the end of the War between the Great Houses and their Enemy, and the affects thereof on the denizens of the Spiral Politic and wider universe in the period in which the armistice was negotiated and signed.
– presenting the accounts of a small number of subjects from a range of time periods and places, using their individual perspectives to provide an experience-base from which broader generalisations may be made.
– including several carefully selected case studies, forming a history of the immediate aftermath of the Peace 'from below'.
Individual stories Edit
In the months leading up to the release of The Book of the Peace, a set of promotional materials were released on the Obverse Books website under the name The Book of the Peace Dossier, described as "Being a collection of queries and responses, fragmentary documents and sundry articles of dubious provenance." This included interviews with the authors of The Book of the Peace, an author-curated Spotify playlist, and various in-universe vignettes and short stories connected to the stories in the anthology.
|Unsent letter||Philip Marsh||17 September 2018|
|A Scene||Niki Haringsma||7 October 2018|
|The Story So Far...||Jacob Black||2 October 2018|
|Daring Initiation||1 November 2018|
|Hark! The Herald Angels Sing||25 November 2018|
|A Farewell to R.M.S.||Nate Bumber||11 February 2019|
|A Prelude to a Prelude|
|A Shift in Focus|
|Inside the Looking Glass||Greg Maughan||7 February 2019|
|Pure Light||Philip Marsh|
- The title of the anthology mirrors the previous Faction Paradox releases The Book of the War and The Book of the Enemy. This was referenced in advertisement for the anthology on Obverse Books' Facebook page: "First came the War, then (paradoxically) came the Enemy. All that's left is the Peace."
- The cover art, painted by Lawrence Burton and edited by Cody Schell, includes obscured excerpts from William S. Burroughs' text The Coming of the Purple Better One.