Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance Prose Novel and Enhanced Audio Experience Now Available

Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance Prose Novel and Enhanced Audio Experience Now Available

A New Sci-Fi Adventure Is Here

The immersive Sci-fi Novel Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance created & written by Matthew Medney and John Connelly, Co-Produced by Heavy Metal Entertainment and Podium Audio. Narrated By Kyle Perrin, with guest performances by Dylan Sprouse and George C. Romero is available on Audible now…

While on loan to CERN, a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions leaves astrophysicist Bernard Hubert as the sole survivor. While the scientific community and world looks to him for answers, he states the unthinkable: “It has to be aliens.” Unacceptable to the world, the Hubert family is under investigation and their name tarnished. Disgraced and shunned, Bernard claws his way back into society with his new company C.O.R.E. where he works tirelessly to design an engine capable of interstellar travel. Follow Bernard on his road to redemption and discovery in this ensemble cast of futurism, space travel, and the fate of our species.

A thoughtful meditation on the human race’s place in the universe as well as an entertaining sci-fi adventure, Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance asks some important questions. Why hasn’t sentient life been discovered in our galaxy? If that life exists, why has no other life communicated with us? The answer is simple, no one wants to. Enter the Galactic Star Alliance, a union of species and planets that span the galaxy earth calls home. But while our galaxy has yet to speak to Earth there are some humans who believe it is out there. Not as science-fantasy but as science.

Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance is the first in a planned series of 10 epic sci-fi prose novels.


WHO: Authors – Heavy Metal CEO Matthew Medney and Lockheed Martin Aerospace Engineer John Connelly.

Narrators – Actor and entrepreneur Dylan Sprouse (All-Wise Meadery & Sun Eater) voices Odian Spek and film/television director and producer George C. Romero (Romero Pictures) voices Tordok, as well as Kyle Perrin (Another Kingdom: Season 3 and The Cold War: What We Saw) who also sound designed, narrated the majority of the voices and book and scored the audiobook alongside Matt Medney.

Watch a behind the scenes video on making the audio adaptation


First published in 1977, Heavy Metal, the world’s foremost illustrated fantasy magazine, explores fantastic and surrealistic worlds, alternate realities, science fiction and thriller, in the past, present and future. Writers and illustrators from around the world take you to places you never dreamed existed. Heavy Metal was the first magazine to bring European legends Moebius, Tanino Libertore, Philippe Druillet, Enki Bilal, Pepe Moreno and Philippe Caza to the U.S. as well as showcasing American superstars Richard Corben, Jim Steranko and Bernie Wrightson. The magazine continues to showcase amazing new talent as well as allowing established creators to have “carte blanche.” Heavy Metal Magazine is now published monthly for the first time since 1985. Most issues feature one or two serialized graphic novels, several short stories, and two artist galleries. Recent creators have featured Grant Morrison, Stephen King, Bart Sears, Tim Seeley and Kevin With new CEO Matt Medney at the helm, Heavy Metal promises to boldly go where no magazine has gone before. Explore ancient secrets, forgotten worlds and savage futures…experience Heavy Metal. Join us at:


Podium Audio is an audio-first entertainment studio that finances, develops, produces and distributes immersive audio content. It gained international notice for turning unknown author Andy Weir’s e-book The Martian into the most successful audio book in the world. Podium Audio remains at the forefront of discovering new literary and voice talent, focused on supporting, nurturing and discovering independent authors and narrators from the U.S. and around the world.  It is an industry leader in the audiobook genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy and a pioneer in bringing the popular Science Fiction sub-genres of GameLit, LitRPG, Wuxia and Asian fantasy to the fore. Additionally, Podium publishes mystery/thriller, young adult, romance and non-fiction genres.

Top selling authors who have partnered with Podium for multiple long-term agreements include Craig Alanson (Expeditionary Force), Richard Fox (Ember War) and Game-Lit Pioneer Harmon Cooper (Death’s Mantle) as well as fan favorite narrators R.C. Bray (Expeditionary Force, The Martian), Luke Daniels (Ascend Online) and Nick Podehl (A Pattern of Shadow and Light).

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