|Development|| Randall N. Bills |
|Primary writing|| Diane Piron-Gelman |
Michael A. Stackpole
|Cover artwork||Chris Moeller|
|Illustrations|| Clint Langley |
|Era||Civil War era|
Shattered Sphere is a sourcebook that updates the storyline of the Inner Sphere up to the end of 3061. A brief history of the Inner Sphere is provided, but the bulk of the work is focused on updating the status of the various powers through the end of the 3050s up to 3062. No Clan or Great House is left out, while the near Periphery also shines. The book is written from the point of view of an intelligence update from Jerrard Cranston to Victor Steiner-Davion following the return of the latter to the Inner Sphere in the form of raw data, largely news reports.
Shattered Sphere is divided into various sections for each power or group. It is preceded by the most important recent event in the faction's history, which is followed by other information on recent and current events. Each faction also has a section for its characters.
 From the back cover
|“|| In early 3061, Prince Victor Steiner-Davion returned from the Clan homeworlds triumphant—but to an Inner Sphere that was radically different. The entire Ghost Bear population had relocated to the Inner Sphere; the St. Ives Compact was under siege; Katrina Steiner-Davion was sitting on the throne of New Avalon. Even with the overwhelming threat of the Clan invasion defeated, the Inner Sphere is still poised precariously between peace and war. Who will light the spark that will set BattleMechs marching and worlds aflame once more?
Drawing on information from five scenario packs, seven sourcebooks and more than a dozen novels, Shattered Sphere represents the ultimate guide to the people and places of BattleTech, as seen through the eyes of the characters who live there. Offering a brief, comprehensive history of the universe and an in-depth look at events from the Truce of Tukayyid through early 3062, this update is a must for any BattleTech fan. Shattered Sphere also includes detailed maps showing the current state of the Inner Sphere and the Clans.
- A History of the Inner Sphere
- Twilight of the Clans
- The Dragon Roars
- The Draconis Combine
- The Clans
- The Fall of Terra
- ComStar and the Word of Blake
- Word of Blake: Schemes and Manipulations
- Sharilar Mori
- Victoria Parrdeau
- Padraig O Bhaoil
- Victor Steiner-Davion
- William Blane of Gibson
- Cameron St. Jamais
- The Best Laid Plans...
- The Periphery