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Joyeux and Flying Sheep

joyeux-genericIt’s festival time on Paris Satellite: a seven day whirl of drunken bets, poor decision-making, religious contemplation and tinsel. But mostly, poor decision-making.

Porthos and Athos aren’t going to sleep together, no matter what Aramis says. Aramis isn’t going to marry her girlfriend, Minister Chevreuse, which probably means they’re breaking up. Athos is not prepared to be visited by the ghost of his dead husband. Oh, and the Duchess of Buckingham is totally not going to hook up with the Prince Consort thereby causing an interplanetary diplomatic disaster… right?

When a group of “festive terrorists” start inflicting traditions from a very different midwinter festival on the space station via nano-virus, the Musketeers and the Red Guard are expected to work together to protect Paris Satellite. This isn’t going to end well.

Joyeux is the prequel novella to Musketeer Space, an epic gender-swapped space opera retelling of The Three Musketeers.

Joyeux is available for pre-order on Kindle right now. When it’s officially released on 24 November, you’ll also be able to purchase it at Kobo and iBooks.

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Musketeer Space: officially a real book!

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Okay, it was always a real book, but now you can buy it!

I have a huge favour to ask those who have already read the book – especially those who have reviewed it on GoodReads like the stars you are (some of you reviewed it before the serial was even finished!) If you have the time to cut and paste your review to one of the ebook stores – Amazon, iBooks, Kobo etc, whichever one you usually use, that would be a huge help to me. I read through my GoodReads reviews for this book again recently, and they just made me want to hug ALL OF YOU Musketeer Space early adopters.

As of right this second the book is only on Kindle but it should be rolled out across the other ebook sites over the next 24 hours or so. I could have waited to tell everyone about it, but WHO CAN WAIT?

UPDATE: Now on Kobo!

(Oh and those of you who are still supporting my monthly Patreon, the new version of the book has been uploaded for you to access – you guys don’t have to buy it! Because you already rock)

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MUSKETEER SPACE IS NOW COMPLETE. In 15 months I wrote 62 chapters, a bonus novella, 20 Musketeer Media Essays and rewatched 73 episodes of the classic space opera cartoon Robotech. You can still read it all for free right here on the blog.

My plan for the rest of 2015 is to return this to the eclectic blog it used to be before Musketeers ate my brain: a space for me to write about superheroes, science fiction and fantasy, women’s history, links, reviews, Doctor Who themed birthday parties, and the occasional Mighty Feminist essay.

By supporting my Patreon, you are making it possible for me to balance my fiction writing with a healthy output of thoughtful, critical, snarky geekbloggery. I’m at my best as a writer when I can afford the time to do both.

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Musketeer Space Chapter 61 – Tell Me About It, Stud

red studCheck out my most recent Musketeer Media Monday essay – D’Artagnan’s Unsatisfactory Parenting Skills (1994) [AKA D’Artagnan’s Daughter].

This is the last proper chapter though there will be an epilogue wrap-up mini chapter next week. Thank you so much for coming along on my madcap journey. Love you all.

If you want to receive the complete ebook of the (lightly edited) web serial to read on your e-reader device, please sign up as a Patreon supporter at the $1 level before the end of this month. I won’t be making the ebook available for general sale any time soon. If you sign up at the $2 level, you will also receive a collection of Musketeer essays from this blog and elsewhere.

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Meung Station, betrayal, data studs, Paris Satellite, photo-silks, duels, new friendships, flirting, disappointment, Lunar Palais, mecha-suits, the Regent, the Prince Consort, Madame Su’s pretty husband, a teenage engie with pigtails, fleur-de-lis and cinquefoil, Dana’s mission to Valour, spaceship crash, diamonds, Milord, success, snogging, kidnaps, the return of the Musketeers, tragic backstory, bad news from home, space ponies, self-destructive sexytimes, horrible revelations, spaceships, the Musketeers at war, Truth Space, Cardinal Richelieu, cake, assassination, the prisoner in the tower, star nuns, murder, the iris library, duel, spaceships, alien methods for dealing with criminals, and eternal friendship.

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Musketeer Space Part 60: Judge, Jury and Executioner

duchy-of-anjou-shield-of-fleur-de-lysTHANK YOU FOR READING AND SUPPORTING MUSKETEER SPACE!

It’s Musketeer Day! This is I think the longest chapter of the longest novel I have ever written. In my defence, I still have fewer chapters than Dumas did. Slightly. Thanks so much to my weekly readers, it’s been lovely to know this hasn’t just been spinning out into a void.

Still two chapters to go after this but… they are quite small. This is the big one.

MUCH LOVE, MUSKETOONS.

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Stuff happened.

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Musketeer Space Part 59: The House of Athos

knockerIt’s Musketeer Day!

This is the last Musketeer month, so of course it has 5 Wednesdays in it. It may also have more than one Musketeer Media Monday – I put up a new essay this week on the Big Finish Audio “The Church and the Crown,” AKA Listening To Random Musketeers (2002) (featuring a whole lot of Chevreuse but no actual Dumas Musketeers) but I still have some other media Musketeers I’ve been wanting to review, so you may get some bonus essays this month.

Remember that if you want to receive an ebook of the entire book (slightly revised), you will need to sign up to be a Patreon supporter before the end of this month. If you sign up at the $2 level you will also receive a collection of the essays and supporting material I’ve been working on while writing this, not all of which has appeared on the blog.

THANK YOU FOR READING AND SUPPORTING MUSKETEER SPACE!

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Milord has done a lot of bad things. Time for a reckoning.

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Musketeer Space Part 57: A Drop of Water

waterBook Achieved! As of this week, I officially reached the end of Musketeer Space. You, dear readers, still have a month or so to go. Five more chapters, to be exact.

I know, I’m sad it’s finishing too. On the bright side, those of you who have been waiting for it to be complete so you can read it in one go don’t have much longer to wait!

If you want to be able to read Musketeer Space in complete assembled ebook form, you will need to be a Patreon supporter before the project winds up at the end of July. Otherwise I will be keeping the individual chapters up on my blog for the forseeable future, unless my agent or an interested publisher suggests otherwise.

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Milord hates Athos because of that whole tried to execute him back when they were married thing; he hates Dana D’Artagnan because she has thwarted him at every turn and told the world his secret identity; he doesn’t especially hate Conrad Su, but he’ll take his revenge where he can. They’re all on Valour, the prettiest and worst planet in the Solar System.

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Musketeer Space Part 56: Two Kinds of Winter

sterling-silver-hammer-finish-fleur-de-lis-dog-tag-3It’s Musketeer Day again!

SF Signal have published my GOH speech from Continuum XI on Fantasy, Female Authors and the Politics of Influence. I amended it and updated it based on my ad libs during the presentation including the imaginary crowns representing the various women I was quoting on the topic.

We’ve also put up the Galactic Suburbia episode recorded live at Continuum (with a great audience!) including sketches by Kathleen Jennings of what our hands look like when we’re podcasting.

I’m soooo close to finishing Musketeer Space! This month’s Musketeer Media Monday concerns Dogtanian’s War on Moustaches (1981) and the unexpected revelations of a Robotech nature.

The end-of-project complete assembled ebook of Musketeer Space will beexclusive to Patreon backers for at least a year so if you want one, head on over the the Patreon page – you can support the project for as little as $1 per month.

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Athos hates rain, all weather, planets in general, and Valour in particular. Dana has lost track of Conrad Su, who went to ground after witnessing an assassination at his last safehouse. The Countess of Clarick has arrested her brother-in-law, Milord De Winter, to hand him over to Royal/Church custody. Rosnay Cho, as the Cardinal’s Special Agent, leads the Musketeer-Sabre mission to reclaim Milord.

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Musketeer Space Part 55: Snow and Star Nuns, But Mostly Snow

bookBack from Melbourne where I had an amazing time at Continuum 11 (con report to follow when I am much less sleepy). Thank you everyone for making the con so great, and especial hooray to those who came up to talk about Musketeer Space, and who came to my reading of the first chapter in the Harmony room.

I’m SO CLOSE to finishing this book! You’re still a couple of months away from the end, but I’m about three chapters away. Eeep.

At this stage, I’m looking at keeping the end-of-project complete assembled ebook of Musketeer Space exclusive to Patreon backers for at least a year so if you want one, head on over the the Patreon page – you can support the project for as little as $1 per month.

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Conrad contracted himself to Jing-fei Su in marriage so that he could fulfil the “morality clause” in order to work for the Palace as Prince Alek of Auster’s tailor, and closest confidante. With Alek, former Minister Chevreuse (and on one notable occasion, the Duchess of Buckingham), Conrad is also a championship fleur-de-lis player. He spends most of his time protecting the Prince from political conspiracies, and being kidnapped by people who want to get information about the Prince out of Conrad’s brain. Funny story, that’s how he met Dana D’Artagnan, who he is totally going to hook up with when all of this is over. Most recently, Conrad has been staying with Buck after the Prince rescued him from a month-long abduction by the sinister Milord De Winter.

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Musketeer Space Part 54: Mission to Valour

compactIt’s Musketeer Day!

If you’ve been enjoying Musketeer Space, you might also enjoy “Fake Geek Girl,” a novelette about magic, friendship and uni share housing, currently available at the Review of Australian Fiction alongside a wonderful story by Stephanie Lai.

The first author newsletter for TansyRR/Livia Day went out this week. Sign up here for updates, giveaways, gossip etc.!

Many of you will be in Melbourne for Continuum – I hope to see you there!

All for one and one for all.

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Dana slept with Milord; Athos used to be married to Milord; Milord kidnapped Conrad; Buck slept with the Prince; the Cardinal wanted Buck dead; the aliens invaded; Rosnay Cho appears to be on the same side on the Musketeers right now but how long is that going to last?

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