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|Type||Novella/serialized Novel (part 2 of 4)|
|Author||Michael A. Stackpole|
|Pages||112 (PDF edition)|
|Cover artwork||Joel DuQue|
|First published||28 March 2017|
|Era||Succession Wars era|
|Timeline||15 November - 23 December 3000|
|Preceded by||Heir Apparent|
|Followed by||Catastrophe Unlimited|
Apparent Catastrophe is an original BattleTech novella penned by Michael A. Stackpole, the second of four parts of a serial novel. It was offered as a backer reward for Harebrained Schemes' successful BattleTech (video game) Kickstarter campaign, and was released in electronic format on 28 March 2017 to Kickstarter backers who had pledged at least 50 US$ to the project.
At this time, the novella's Canon status is unclear. It does not technically fall under the current definition of Canon.
Line Developer Randall N. Bills had explicitly stated that the storyline of HBS's game was planned to become fully canonical; this would presumably also extend to the novellas offered on the sidelines as well. However, as of this writing no actual statement has been made yet to actually declare the novella canonical.
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