Coming Attractions

With April winding down and May on the way, it's safe to say spring is here in full swing. And what better way to spend your breezy, sunny afternoons than with some free fiction?

Three of my short stories are scheduled to greet the masses in the next few weeks, so consider this your spring preview. Each of these stories is brand-spankin' new, never published before, and will be free to read online.

First up: "Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Momentous First Date" will be available on the 30th thanks to the fine folks at Every Day Fiction. With the Captain Quasar novel coming out later this year, I thought it would be a good idea to write a few more flash-sized episodes to whet readers' appetites. This one features a favorite pose of the captain's, the Consummate Casanova, as he seeks to woo the attention of a reclusive alien princess.

Next will be "Thanks for the Memory," available either this Thursday or next, thanks to the scientific geniuses at Nature. I've mentioned before that Nature is all about "hard" science, so I really have no idea why they published "One Meal a Day" (though I'm very pleased they did). "Thanks for the Memory" takes place in an alternate history during a Great Depression you may recognize, but one that's very different from what you studied in school.

My third forthcoming tale is "Dahlia and the Ronin," available May 12 from another publication specializing in "hard" science, Perihelion SF. As with Nature, this is my second sale to Perihelion, and the editor had some nice things to say about it: "It's an exceptional story. Love the concept and dialog. So many good moments, like Brawnstone offering a dead, raw rabbit to Dahlia. This story begs to be illustrated." For those of you who've read "Dahlia's Feast," this story picks up right after those events. But folks who haven't read the first tale should be able to enjoy this one too.

And in other news, I received word from my editor at Musa Publishing that the sequel to Immaterial Evidence will be out in November. While Immaterial Evidence was more The Maltese Falcon meets Blade Runner, the sequel Yakuza Territory will be more Assault on Precinct 13 meets Die Hard with mandroids and a telepathic suprahuman. Sound good? It will be after three rounds of edits.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...

22 comments:

  1. You have a busy couple weeks coming up! Congratulations on the Immaterial Evidence sequel.

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  2. Congratulations! Thanks for the reads. Have a good week!

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  3. Excellent stuff, Milo. Can't wait to read some new stories. Cheers.

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  4. Congrats on your 3 stories coming out, and huge congrats on the Musa contract!! The books sound great! :)

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  5. Congrats on the story placements and sequel. Everything sounds great!

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  6. All wonderful news! Congrats, Milo.

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  7. How spectacular for you, all these publishing successes! And so well deserved. I'm looking forward to reading them.

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  8. Wow you have been busy. congrats on all of it and thanks for the reads!

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  9. Congrats on the sequel!

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  10. Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to read it all.

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  11. Wonderful stuff, Milo - thrills aplenty to look forward to there!

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  12. Lots of great news, Milo! Congrats!

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  13. That's impressive! Congratulations on your three new stories!

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  14. Sweet! I'm looking forward to reading your stories! Congrats on everything.

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  15. Congrats on your stories and your novels!!! Way to go, Milo!

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  16. Another sale to Nature? Nice! Sounds like you're really on a roll.

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  17. Milo, can I just say bravo to the prolific publications you've achieved since I started following your blog only a few years ago as a mere monkey. As in, yes, the Fallen Monkey, who still screeches now and then but has been tamed under a new pen name now that I'm finally getting published, too! The Monkey has missed you immensely, and Rumer is eager to make your acquaintance as well over at rumerhaven.com.. Cheers to continued writerly support! I still consider you such an inspiration and good blog buddy. :)

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  18. So much great stuff happening right now, Milo! Major congratulations to you! And now that the A to Z Challenge is finally over (thank goodness) I have more time to READ, so it's perfect timing all around! :)

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  19. Wow. Sounds like you're on a roll. Well done. :-)

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  20. Congratulations on all those upcoming publications.

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  21. Congrats! I've been enjoying all your stuff on Every Day Fiction:) Also, I've got a surprise for you on my blog;)

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