Sigler Universes

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The majority of Sigler's stories are told within the same universe, dubbed The Siglerverse. The Siglerverse is based on the real world but has been impacted in various ways by the happenings in various novels and stories. Other groups of stories are told in different "universes" that may be common to the stories in their grouping, but separate from those in other 'verses.

The following universes have been identified. In order to be included, at least two separately-published stories must exist in the same universe, or the universe must have been explicitly named by Sigler.

Sigler Universes

The universes in this category are created by Scott Sigler, and contain stories primarily authored by him. The GFL novellas and the stories of The Crypt are co-written by Scott Sigler and various collaborators, but they exist within the universe created by Sigler.

The Siglerverse

The Siglerverse is the largest and longest-lived universe in Sigler's repertoire. The stories of the Siglerverse span from early 20th century (Kissyman Era) to the 39th century (Generations Era). The stories in this category all take place in the same chronological timeline, and the impacts of events from one story carry ramifications into stories set in the future.

See also: Crossovers, Siglerverse Reading Order, Galactic Timeline, Visual Siglerverse Timeline

Kissyman Era

The stories of the reformed Nazi SS officer Kissyman are told in a series of stories that take place post-World War II, roughly from 1947 to 1950. Originally an unconnected and separate universe, the 2017 release of Kissyman and the Succubus tied the Kissyman world to the world of Nocturnal, firmly establishing Kissyman in the Siglerverse.

Stories in the Kissyman Era
Story Year Story Name Publication Year
1947 Kissyman & Screamin' Jesse Dupree 2007
1948 Kissyman & The Gentleman 2010
1949 Kissyman & The Last Song 2013
1950 Kissyman and the Succubus 2018


Modern Era

The stories of the Modern Era are told in a series of stories that take place from 2008 to 2017. Sigler sets the stories released in this era to be occurring during the year they are published.

Stories in the Modern Era
Story Year Story Name Publication Year
2008 Infected 2008
2008 Contagious 2008
2009 Ancestor Prequel 1 2009
2009 Ancestor Prequel 2 2009
2009 Ancestor Prequel 3 2009
2010 Ancestor 2010
2012 Nocturnal 2012
2014 Pandemic 2014
2014 Dale and Mabel 2019
2015 Complex God 2014
2017 Earthcore 2017
2017 Mount Fitz Roy 2020


Crypt Era

The stories of the Crypt Era take place approximately 500 years in the future. The stories in this era take place between 2553 and 2601, but the era spans from approximately 2520 to 2638.

Stories in the Crypt Era
Story Year Story Name Publication Year
2554 Passenger 2013
2553-2557 The Crypt Book 01: The Crew 2008
2601 Hero 2013


GFL Era

The stories of the GFL Era take place approximately 700 years in the future. The stories in this era take place between 2682 and 2689, but the era spans from approximately 2658 to 2691.

Stories in the GFL Era
Story Year Story Name Publication Year
2682 The Rookie 2009
2682 Title Fight 2012
2683 The Starter 2010
2683-2684 The Detective 2012
2684 The All-Pro 2011
2683 The Rider 2016
2684 The Reporter 2012
2684 The Reef 2019
2685 The MVP 2012
2686 The Champion 2014


Generations Era

The stories of the Generations Era take place approximately 1,700 years in the future. The stores in this era take place between 3887 and 3888, but the era spans from approximately 2692 to 3888.

Stories in the Generations Era
Story Year Story Name Publication Year
3887 Alive 2015
3887 Alight 2016
3888 Alone 2017
3888 The Last Child 2019


Hunter Hunterson & Sons

The Hunter Hunterson & Sons stories all take place in a world separate and distinct from other Sigler properties. Although they are based in San Francisco, there is no overlap with the world of Marie's Children.

Hunter Hunterson & Sons Stories
Story Name Publication Year
The Case of the Methed-Out, Parole-Jumping Vampire 2019
The Case of the San Francisco Fairy 2019
The Case of the Haunted Safeway 2019
The Case of the $15 Burger 2011
The Case of the President of Hell 2017
The Case of the Rabid Unicorn 2017


Apocalypse Triptych

The Apocalypse Triptych stories all take place in a world separate and distinct from other Sigler properties. Although they are named to indicate sequential days, the actual days of the events portrayed in the stories are separated by slightly more time.

In the Apocalypse Triptych, a group of hunters in the American Midwest are interrupted from their Deer Camp vacation by the sudden and abrupt invasion of hostile aliens.

Apocalypse Triptych Stories
Story Name Publication Year
The Fifth Day of Deer Camp 2014
The Sixth Day of Deer Camp 2014
The Seventh Day of Deer Camp 2015


Medieval America

The Medieval America (or New World) stories take place in a world separate and distinct from other Sigler Properties. Although the stories take place on Earth, in and around the San Francisco area, set in a time approximately 1,000 years hence, there is no overlap with any Hunter Hunterson & Sons or Marie’s Children stories and characters.

In the Medieval America stories, a young woman has trained as a deadly assassin, wielding sharpened glass shards as projectile weapons. She is able to throw them with unerring accuracy. Her masterful skills belie her personal insecurities, however, and she spends her time in hiding, reluctant to showcase her skills and abilities in deference to maintaining a low profile.

Medieval America Stories
Story Name Publication Year
Victim with a Capital V 2016
Throwdown 2019


The Gods Have Gone

The Gods Have Gone stories are set sometime in the distant past, at a time when technology has not advanced beyond steel weapons. The characters live in primitive huts and small villages, subject to raiding from competing tribes.

Only one story, The Final Blow, has been written in this universe.

Dystopia Triptych

The Dystopia Triptych stories all take place in a world globally affected by an alien pathogen that claims Earth as its sixth planet and aims to use it as a launchpad for more.

Dystopia Triptych Stories
Story Name Publication Year
The Love 2020
The Hate 2020
The Sadness & Joy 2020


Collaborative Universes

Sigler has also written stories that take place within a universe created by someone else.

Tales of the Third Wave

Mur Lafferty encouraged other authors to write stories set in her superhero universe, and Sigler stepped up to the challenge. His story, The Pink Torpedo, is his only story in this oeuvre.

Seventh Son

JC Hutchins’ invited authors to write stories set in his ‘’Seventh Son’’ universe. Eusocial Networking was Sigler’s one and only entry into the writing space.

V-Wars

Jonathan Maberry’s wildly popular V-Wars anthology books are now in its fourth volume. The stories have expanded to comic books and a Netflix show, and Sigler provided two stories for volumes two and three of the anthologies.

V-Wars Stories
Story Name Publication Year
The Hippo 2014
The Hippo II 2016


Aliens

It’s no secret that Sigler’s favorite science-fiction franchise is Aliens. He became involved with an anthology for which he created Dangerous Prey, a short story from the xenomorph’s point of view. This led to an opportunity to pen Aliens: Phalanx, a complete canon novel for the same publisher, Titan Books.

Aliens Stories
Story Name Publication Year
Dangerous Prey 2017
Aliens: Phalanx 2020


Overlapping Universes

Overlapping Universes are characters from separate authors that have come together in a story. Although the stories may contain Sigler-canon content, it is not reasonably expected that the non-Sigler property’s continuity has been absorbed into Sigler’s, or vice-versa.

Joe Ledger

Sigler has one story that takes place in Overlapping Universes: Vacation, in which characters from Nocturnal interact with characters from Jonathan Maberry’s popular Joe Ledger series.