The positive reaction to Burying Gabe has been amazing. Thanks to everyone who has shelled out 99 pence (or the equivalent in their own national currency) to buy and read my modest SF confection.
A couple of readers have asked “will there be more from the crew of the Lady Vespertine?” The answer is a solid yes as I’ve already got one idea in mind for another adventure, though it won’t be my next publication, or even the one after that. Another of my stories is about to be ruthlessly edited to within an inch of its life with my long-suffering fiancé M, and in the meantime I’m writing the first draft of the story after that. As M says: I’ve got a right little conveyor belt going on here!
As to Sam and the gang on the LV: I’ve got another, less developed idea in mind. I’ll be honest, it’s only come to me since I started writing this post. I feel I would like to get to know the crew at an earlier stage, before the devastating events of BG. I’d also like to use this prequel story to explain why Sam has two scientists in his ship’s complement, which no-one has yet questioned.
Believe me. I’ve been waiting for it 😉
So once I’m done writing this post, I’ll open a fresh word file. I’ll type the words “Lady Vespertine Crew Untitled Prequel Notes” at the top of the page and add the small crop of ideas that have already taken root in my head.
Because that’s how I roll…