Next project

One of my readers said to me the other day, "I'm waiting for the next one. There is going to be a next one?"

There is, but I haven't decided exactly what yet - and you can help.

I've just posted Episode 12 of 18, meaning that we're two-thirds of the way through the podcast. Some of you will also have read the rest of the story, either in the free ebook or by buying a print copy. So, what is working for you? What isn't? What almost is, but just needs some adjustment? Let me know in the comments, either on this post or on the relevant podcast post.

It's likely that the next book will be more explicitly science-fictional, by the way - by which I mean it will have a technological, not just a social, difference from our world as it is now. I struggle with how to market City of Masks, because it is definitely speculative fiction but it doesn't fit neatly into "science fiction" (no advanced technology), "fantasy" (no magic) or even "alternate history" (no specific historical reference). "Slipstream" is a category hardly anyone has heard of, and it generally means something more postmodern and cynical than this anyway, but it may be the closest genre category.

And that's the other thing I'm interested to find out. When you read fiction other than City of Masks, what fiction do you read? What genre do you think it is?

Talk to me.

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Mike Reeves-McMillan lives in Auckland, New Zealand, the setting of his Auckland Allies contemporary urban fantasy series; and also in his head, where the weather is more reliable, and there are a lot more wizards. He also writes the Gryphon Clerks series (steampunk/magepunk), the Hand of the Trickster series (sword-and-sorcery heist capers), and short stories which have appeared in venues such as Compelling Science Fiction and Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores.

About Mike Reeves-McMillan

Mike Reeves-McMillan lives in Auckland, New Zealand, the setting of his Auckland Allies contemporary urban fantasy series; and also in his head, where the weather is more reliable, and there are a lot more wizards. He also writes the Gryphon Clerks series (steampunk/magepunk), the Hand of the Trickster series (sword-and-sorcery heist capers), and short stories which have appeared in venues such as Compelling Science Fiction and Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores.
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