Here it is, the July issue–in which you get an ending, of sorts, to Season 1 of The Million. But unresolved issues remain, new difficulties lurk on the horizon, and so much more: Season 2 will be more intense, higher stakes, and more spaceships! I promise, more spaceships. Or at least more flying around in spaceships. This is science fiction, after all, right?
We finally have our first bit of true art for the magazine, provided courtesy of my friend Robert Acock. I love the abstract shapes in it, with suggestions of real objects–you can maybe see a spaceship, an alien, plants and planets. Above is only a teaser, there are six full pieces in the issue, as well as a shot of them all together.
So we’re entering a break in the action of The Million; what will I be up to in the meantime? I’ll be fleshing out the plans for Season 2, doing more short story reviews than normal, editing and compiling a full ebook of Season 1, going through fiction submissions, and importing all of The Million into Scrivener. I have a few things to do. It’ll be October before I know it. Yikes! I better get to work.