Musketeer Space

cover art by Katy Shuttleworth

cover art by Katy Shuttleworth

Musketeer Space is a gender-swapped space opera retelling of Alexandre Dumas’ classic adventure novel The Three Musketeers, presented as a web serial here on the blog. Musketeer Space was funded by my supporters at Patreon. You can read it right here for free, though the book has since gone through multiple edits and released for sale in ebook stores.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1 – Reasons to Hate Moths
Chapter 2 – Paris, At Last
Chapter 3 – Shouting at Musketeers
Chapter 4 – How They Met and Other Minor Tragedies
Chapter 5 – The Mending of Athos
Chapter 6 – The Wrong Sort of Duel
Chapter 7 – A Royal Reception
Chapter 8 – The Nesting Habits of Musketeers
Chapter 9 – Madame Su’s Bed and Board
Chapter 10 – The Weight of the Solar System
Chapter 11 – The Friand of Aramis, the Espresso of Athos, and the Convenient Boyfriend of Porthos
Chapter 12 – An Assignation at the Mecha Graveyard
Chapter 13 – Conspiracy is Bad For the Blood Pressure
Chapter 14 – The Madness of the Duchess of Buckingham
Chapter 15 – Whatever Happened to Madame Su
Chapter 16 – Cinquefoil for Beginners
Chapter 17 – Portrait of a Marriage
Chapter 18 – Kissing at Airlocks
Chapter 19 – How They Lost Porthos and Aramis
Chapter 20 – Pieces of Athos
Chapter 21 – Crashing and Burning
Chapter 22 – The Making of Alix Charlemagne
Chapter 23 – Something Political
Chapter 24 – Hover-Chandeliers Are Forever
Chapter 25 – A Love Letter To Absent Friends
Chapter 26 – Rendezvous at the Fountain of Tranquility
Chapter 27 – Paying for Porthos
Chapter 28 – For Love of Aramis
Chapter 29 – The Husband of Athos
Chapter 30 – In the Cellar of the Gilded Lily
Chapter 31 – Musketeers at War

The Seven Days of Joyeux – a festive prequel novella in 7 parts.

Chapter 32 – Chasing Spaceships
Chapter 33 – The Hotel Coquenard Deluxe Bathroom Experience
Chapter 34 – The New Aristocrats
Chapter 35 – Is it Love or Just Paris?
Chapter 36 – Sexting the Enemy
Chapter 37 – Concerning The Questionable Life Choices of Dana D’Artagnan
Chapter 38 – All Cats are Grey (in cyberspace)
Chapter 39 – Milord, and his secrets
Chapter 40 – Tea, and the Cardinal
Chapter 41 – Driving the Arquebus
Chapter 42 – Communications in Outer Space
Chapter 43 – Fleet United
Chapter 44 – The Boys From Auster
Chapter 45 – Anjou Wine
Chapter 46 – Dovecote Red
Chapter 47 – Athos in the Walls
Chapter 48 – Cake Under Fire
Chapter 49 – I Just Called To Say I’m Grounded
Chapter 50 – Sunrise at the Siege of Truth
Chapter 51 – The Comte De La Fere Is A Ghost Story
Chapter 52 – Five Days Of Captivity
Chapter 53 – The Many Deaths of Milord
Chapter 54 – Mission to Valour
Chapter 55 – Snow and Star Nuns, But Mostly Snow
Chapter 56 – Two Kinds of Winter
Chapter 57 – A Drop of Water
Chapter 58 – Cold Hands, Red Cloak
Chapter 59 – The House of Athos
Chapter 60 – Judge, Jury & Executioner
Chapter 61 – Tell Me About It, Stud
Chapter 62 – We’ll Always Have Paris

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MUSKETEER MEDIA MONDAY
The Musketeer Media Monday reviews were unlocked at the $50 per month level of my Patreon campaign. These will appear monthly.

Musketeers in an Exciting Adventure With Airships (2011)
Musketeers Are All For Love (1993)
Looks Good in Leather: BBC Musketeer Edition Part I (2014)
You Can Leave Your Hat On: BBC Musketeer Edition Part II (2014)
It’s Raining Musketeers: BBC Musketeer Edition Part III (2014)
Mickey Mouse the Musketeer (2004)
Musketeers Crack Me Up Seventies Style (1973)
Musketeer in Pink (2009)
Musketeers Break My Heart Seventies Style (1974)
Musketeers in Technicolor (1948)
Musketeer on Mars (2008 & 2012)
Bat’Magnan and the Mean Musketeers (2001)
Russian Musketeers Own my Soul (1979)
All the Musketeer Ladies (2015)
K-Drama Musketeers Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (2014)
Dogtanian’s War on Moustaches (1981)
Listening To Random Musketeers (2002)
Musketeers Brooding in Shirts (2015)
D’Artagnan’s Unsatisfactory Parenting Skills (1994)
Musketeers: The Next Generation (2004)


ROBOTECH REWATCH

The Robotech Rewatch posts were unlocked at the $100 per month level of my Patreon campaign. These will appear weekly.

1 – So Much For World Peace
2 – Who Put Pluto There?
3 – To Be In Love
4 – Welcome to the First Chinese Restaurant in Space
5 – Saturn Ahoy!
6 – Death by Flashback
7 – Dating in Deep Space
8 – Beauty Queens & Battloids
9 – It’s Not Easy Being Vermilion
10 – Even Educated Fleas Do It
11 – Single Sex Spaceships are for Girls Too
12 – Earth Sweet Earth
13 – Can’t I Smoke Anywhere?
14 – The Pacifist’s Fighting Feet
15 – Electric Dreams (in Outer Space)
16 – Don’t Make Dinner Plans
17 – Don’t Make Dinner Plans II Revenge of the Steak
18 – Popaganda
19 – Make Movies, Not War
20 – Old Songs For New
21 – Breaking into the Asylum
22 – Video Game Romance
23 – Fastest Wedding Plot Twist Ever
24 – Provocative Pairing Rituals
25 – Ships Fall, Everyone Dies
26 – Whole New World
27 – Who the Hell are the Robotech Masters?
28 – Love is a Weapon
29 – Azonia is a Sex Kitten Now
30 – Dating Tips for the Apocalypse
31 – Christmas is Sadness and Snow
32 – It’s the End But the Moment Has Been Prepared For
33 – Team Hovertank!
34 – Death by Ditzy Teenager
35 – Field Promotion is for Girls
36 – Ground Troops in Outer Space
37 – Prince Charming in a Red Bioroid
38 – I’ll Patrol the Discos!
39 – Romancing the Clone
40 – Who Are the Invid?
41 – Spies Make Terrible Boyfriends
42 – The Great Hospital Caper
43 – “Debriefing” the Dreamboat
44 – Three’s Probably Relevant
45 – Clone Emotion
46 – Drunken Weepy Jeep Song
47 – Your Humanitarian Ethics Are Spoiling My War
48 – Spy Hijinks Among the Clones
49 – Weepfleeing Justice
50 – Damn it, Zor

ROBOTECH REWATCH INTERLUDE: Dana’s Confusingly Vague Super Dimensional (Non-)Ending.
51 – Cool Rider
52 – You’ve Run Out Of Protoculture
53 – Rook Vs. The Red Snakes
54 – Lost in Translation
55 – All Roads Lead to Jonathan Wolff
56 – I WAS NOT EXPECTING DINOSAURS
57 – Aliens Cloned My Girlfriend
58 – True Snowmance
59 – Cactus in My Pants
60 – A Couple of Vines and a Coconut
61 – Underground Dirtbike Break Up Song
62 – Awkward Shirtless Holiday Camp
63 – Rick Hunter’s Sure Spunky
64 – Chill City
65 – Legwarmers of Liberty
66 – The Great Reflex Point Conspiracy
67 – Where in the Universe is Admiral Hunter?

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22 replies on “Musketeer Space”

  1. […] Tansy Rayner Roberts, stage left, with her new serialised online book project, Muskateer Space. Before rushing off to read it (as I recommend you do) you may want to find out a bit more about […]

  2. […] Rayner Roberts is doing a science fictionalised retelling of The Three Musketeers (in Space!)  and it is fabulous. I am currently foreswearing all forms of crowd funding during my […]

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  4. […] a fan of this stuff at all then you need it in your life. Check out the episodes to date here, and if you follow that link you’ll also find info on Tansy’s Patreon page for […]

  5. […] been fascinated by Tansy Rayner Roberts’ online experiment in serial writing, Musketeer Space. Not just for the story, which has been very enjoyable in and of itself, but also for the […]

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  7. […] is just as lovely in person as she is on the internet, and everyone should be reading her very fun MUSKETEER SPACE […]

  8. suzanne says:

    I absolutely loved your three posts about the BBC Musketeers; I was often laughing to the point of tears. I can hardly stand the wait until season two begins and one of these days I hope to post about visiting the locations in Czech Republic.

    Personally, I think you need to be over thirty to get a hat but Master Luke has a ways to go on that score.

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  12. […] is writing Musketeer Space, a serial, gender-swapped, space-opera retelling of The Three […]

  13. Adam says:

    Are you aware of the Asylum’s modern-day version of “3 Musketeers”? How about “Dogtanian and the Muskehounds”? I’ll be posting a review of the former on my blog in a few weeks (spoiler: it’s not very good), and have fond memories of the latter from my childhood.

  14. […] other news, Tansy Rayner Roberts recently concluded ‘Musketeer Space’, her genderbent space opera reworking of the Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers. To […]

  15. […] podcaster. She won the 2013 Hugo for Best Fan Writer. Tansy recently completed a serialised novel, Musketeer Space, available to read for free on her blog, and her latest piece of published short fiction is […]

  16. […] podcaster. She won the 2013 Hugo for Best Fan Writer. Tansy recently completed a serialised novel, Musketeer Space, available to read for free on her blog, and her latest piece of published short fiction is […]

  17. […] podcaster. She won the 2013 Hugo for Best Fan Writer. Tansy recently completed a serialised novel, Musketeer Space, available to read for free on her blog, and her latest piece of published short fiction is […]

  18. […] and a Hugo Award winning blogger and podcaster. Tansy recently completed a serialised novel, Musketeer Space, available to read for free on her blog, and her latest piece of published short fiction is […]

  19. […] got to read it as an ebook because I was a Patreon backer, but you can check it out over at Tansy Rayner Roberts’ site. I gather she’s shopping it around to publishers. She should – a book this much fun […]

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  21. alexis says:

    today as i read muskateer space as i often dop i am listening to your cool podcast galactic suburbia.

  22. […] been fascinated by Tansy Rayner Roberts’ online experiment in serial writing, Musketeer Space. Not just for the story, which has been very enjoyable in and of itself, but also for the […]

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