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I received my copy of the new edition bright and early this morning, so I thought I'd do a brief walk through by section and do a high-level call out differences from the previous edition.

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There is a different cover, the new one is at once modern and retro. I really like it.

The new edition starts with maps of “The Galaxy” and “Charted Space,” from The Spinward Marches on the top left to Spica on the bottom right. Con tines with”Worlds of the Imperium” page. In the 1st edition these were in a fold-out in the back.

The description of the “Imperial Calendar” now has a visual.

Next is a page with “Edict 97” and Agent standing orders sections.

Then the story starts; I don’t know if the story text has been changed. There are no footnotes annotated in the text, no footnotes listed at the bottom of the story pages or at the end of chapters.


After the story, the “Ranks” section leads the reference information. This section is now formatted differently. In my 1st edition these tables are formatted much like as in T5.09. IN the new edition this formatting is gone, along with the “extra” information present on the right-hand side of the ranks tables.

The table of “World Remarks” follows and is also formatted differently, more just plain paragraphs.

“General Chronology” is next and is slightly reorganized, but seems to have the same info

The “Identifying Ships” section seems unchanged, except for minor formatting.

In the new edition the next section is “The Imperium” is next; this appears to be slightly expanded from the 1st edition.

Next comes a new section - “Important Terms and Concepts,” a sort of abbreviated Library Data section.

The next section is also new, called “The Archives,” detailing various record-keeping institutions within the Imperium.

The “Sophonts’ section is next, with minor typographic changes. Immediately following is a new, separate section detailing major and minor races with write-ups and diagrams for each: humans, Cassildan, Geonee, Vargr, Zhodani, Aslan, Hivers, K’kree, Droyne, Bwaps, Llellewyloly, Threep, and Virushi.

The “Traveller” section is next, expanded with a few sentences about each edition.

Then follows the “List of Emperors and Empresses,” The “Acknowledgements,” then “About the Author,” all of which seem unchanged.
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Have you found any additions to the text? New scenes, new chapters?
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I haven't started it yet. Probably next week.

I got an email from FFE about "The Star Crystal" by Jeff Billings and jumped into that. I'm a little more than halfway through and I'm really enjoying it. It has a tone and pacing that very much reminds me of AotI.
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