Monday, May 11, 2015

Captain Quasar blasts into publication!

Every Day Novels is proud to announce the release of Milo James Fowler's first serialized novel:

Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Space-Time Displacement Conundrum

16 weeks of serial chapters every weekday – that's 80 exciting episodes of adventure aboard the Effervescent Magnitude for only $5 USD (includes an eBook edition following serialization). Don't delay – Subscribe today!

Captain Quasar is out of time.

Pursued by vengeful Goobalob toll collectors, savage Arachnoid bounty hunters, and formidable Amazonians, Captain Bartholomew Quasar must do whatever he can to keep the crew of the Effervescent Magnitude out of harm's way. All in a day's work—except time is not on his side.
Torn from the present to relive his past, he vows to keep mistakes from occurring the second time around. But is he doomed to repeat history? Or can he erase his regrets?
Villains will be vanquished. Lives will be lost. Bonds will be betrayed. Heroes will be heroic.
Join the crew of the Effervescent Magnitude for a hilarious time-travel space adventure the likes of which you've never seen!
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Get to know the man behind the book:
1. When did you start seriously pursuing writing as a career?
I've been writing since I was 12, but I started submitting my work for publication in the summer of 2009. I'd always thought I would pursue publication at some point—probably after I retired from teaching or turned 40. My first story was published in January 2010, and I've had over a hundred others accepted for publication since then. I won't turn 40 for another year, and I'm still teaching full-time. Doesn't look like I'll be retiring anytime soon!
2. How did you create the character Bartholomew Quasar?
When I came up with Captain Bartholomew Quasar back in the spring of 2010, I was going for a mash-up between William Shatner's James T. Kirk and Dudley Do-Right from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (but in Quasar's case, things seldom ever go right). He's one of those classic pulp heroes with a heart of gold whose narcissistic tendencies often land him in hot water. I hope readers can laugh at Bartholomew Quasar and root for him at the same time. He's ridiculous, but there's something about his fallible nature that most of us can relate to on some level.
3. Are you working on more Captain Quasar stories?
I've written over 20 Captain Quasar tales so far, many of which are out on the submission circuit, looking for good homes. "Captain Quasar and the Ghosts of Space Command" will be published in the next issue of Perihelion Science Fiction. "Captain Quasar and the Carpethrian Call of the Wild" will be included in the B is for Broken anthology, and "Captain Quasar and the Devious Powers of Persuasion" will be in the Geminid Press space opera anthology. I'm in the middle of edits on a novella-length adventure I plan to submit for publication soon. My collection of 15 Quasar tales Starfaring Adentures…in SPACE is available everywhere eBooks are sold—and free for the taking, last time I checked.
Author Bio:
Milo James Fowler is a teacher by day, speculative fictioneer by night, and an active SFWA member. When he's not grading papers, he's imagining what the world might be like in a dozen alternate realities. In the past 5 years, his short fiction has appeared in more than 100 publications, including AE SciFi, Cosmos, Daily Science Fiction, Nature, Shimmer, and the Wastelands 2 anthology.
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  1. Glad Milo got published before he turned 40. Had to laugh about retiring by then. Congrats on his new book!

  2. Yey, congrats to Milo! Love the cover. Waves to Christine... :) X

  3. The character is a great mash-up. Congratulations, Milo!
    Be sure to stop by today Christine...

  4. Woot! I read a story with the captain and loved it. Can't wait for this novel. And the cover is fab.

    Hi Christine!

  5. Good morning, everyone, and thanks for popping in. I'm excited for Milo's new book too! Have a great week.

  6. Congrats to Milo. I know how tough it is to fit writing into a teacher career. Sounds like he figured it out.

  7. Ever since I did Q is for Quasar in A to Z, I have been coming across that word a lot. :)

    Congratulations to Milo!!!!

  8. Congrats, Milo!

    Bartholomew's stories sound like so much fun.

  9. Congratulations Milo. =)

  10. Another book on the shelf! Congrats.

  11. Well done Milo and Christine on this special day!

  12. Great interview! Milo, I love how you came up with the Quasar character :)

  13. Thanks for the signal boost, Christine -- and for the kind comments, y'alls!

  14. Huge congrats, Milo... the series looks awesome.

  15. Congratulations to Milo, awesome cover, and then you too Christine - You Rock Award! So very, very deserving!


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