Question: what do you get if you cross Han Solo with Mal Reynolds and add a pinch of Harry Dresden?
Answer: Captain Tavistock Fitzwilliam of the Outer Torellian Commerce Guild, more commonly known around the Tej Sector as the Smuggler's Guild.
Today I finished the first episode of Chimera Company season 2, which features Captain Fitz, so I thought I’d share his cool artwork, courtesy of Vincent Sammy.
Why does he always wear shades? It's not because they look cool (well, not entirely). You'll need to read Chimera Company to find out.
I’ve been turning a question over in my head this year: what to write next after I finish Season 2? This morning I gave a Homer-like “D’oh!” and realized I should ask you.
Here’s what I’m contemplating. If you’ve got any suggestion about what you’d like to see, please let me know. I'd love to hear.
I want to write some more Four Horsemen Universe (4HU) books. Midnight Sun was great fun to write. The characters are a blast and their stories not over. The 4HU series is a very hot property and the publisher wants me to pitch new ideas. Even if I didn't enjoy writing 4HU, there's a phrase about looking at gift horses springs to mind :-). (If you haven’t read any 4HU, you can try out Thrill Addict from the legionary story library).
I could go straight onto season 3 of Chimera Company. I’m definitely going to do at least three seasons, by the way, even if the series bombs.I don't like leaving stories half finished.
I want to put some deluxe box sets together for the Human Legion books. Collect the novels with short stories, some of which have only ever been publishing in anthologies and print magazines.
I could do the next Revenge Squad novel: Blood Feeder.
Or something else entirely. Regency romance anyone? With vampire robots? I have a series planned in between Human Legion and Chimera Company, and a near-future prequel one set during first contact. And then there’s the Reality War books that I don’t talk about much because they aren’t written in the same style as Human Legion. They’re good stories, though, and I’d like to rework them to bring them into their proper place in the Human Legion Universe one day.
I’ve never written post-apocalyptic fiction, though I’ve edited plenty and would like to try myself at some point. Someone who has, is my friend, Paul Heingarten. The first of his Valkyrie Chronicles series is available for 99p/ 99c at the moment. I’ve not read it, but I’ve just bought it because I’ve heard good things about it. It’s in Kindle Unlimited too, and if you want to find out more, you can do so here.
Take care and enjoy your reading.