Julian M. Miles

Biography

Julian’s first loves were fantasy and magic; the blending of ancient and futuristic. This led him to a love of speculative fiction, initially as a reader, then as a reader and writer.

He started writing at school, extended into writing role-playing game scenarios, and thence into bardic storytelling. In 2011 he published his first books, in 2012 he released more (along with the smallest complete role-playing system in the world).

With over 20 books published in digital and physical formats, he has no intention of stopping this writing lark anytime soon, and he'd be delighted if you'd care to join him for a book or two.

Smashwords Interview

In no more than ten words, why did you become a writer?
A progression from storytelling that has been even more fun.
How did you get your first proper opportunity?
A Canadian-based website specialising in science fiction, science fantasy and speculative flash fiction, 365 Tomorrows ( http://365tomorrows.com ) brought to my attention a specialised form of story making – flash fiction. I found a knack for it and became a staff writer for the site in late 2011. I had three stories a month published on the site and increased to four stories each month from April 2016. They publish a new story every day, either from the half-dozen staff writers or submissions from authors around the world.
Read more of this interview.

Where to buy in print

Books

Church of Rain
You set the price! Words: 22,360. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
This planet has known many powers. Some have been regarded as divine. Several are departed, but not necessarily gone. These powers have often clashed. Myths tell of cataclysms, atrocities, and stranger events. Roy often dreams of an impossible church. He’s sure it’s waiting for something. That something just happened. It's going to kill him unless he can work out what it is and how to stop it
The Breeze from Beyond - Alien Encounters and Alien Worlds
You set the price! Words: 21,830. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The heart of science fiction has always been what we could find out among the stars, or what has already found us on or near Earth. This anthology collects stories that feature a range of close encounters – where, in some cases, we’re the aliens - drawn from the first nine volumes of his Visions of the Future anthologies.
Station X7 - Myths, Conspiracies and Alternate Histories
You set the price! Words: 21,590. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Urban legends, conspiracy theories, hidden history, & concealed discoveries. The twentieth & twenty-first centuries produced many, some recording mysteries passed down by word of mouth. This anthology collects stories that feature a range of unusual situations - many based on recorded events - from the first nine volumes of the Visions of the Future series.
Continuity Failure - Tales of Apocalypses and Aftermaths
You set the price! Words: 19,890. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The threat of a civilisation-ending event has haunted us since the nineteenth century. As our technology gives the fortunate incredible advantages, many go without. That same technology brings with it escalating risks of disasters humanity may not be able to survive. This anthology features a range of catastrophes & their legacies from the first nine volumes of the Visions of the Future series.
Wyld by Nature - Magic*Technology*Faith*Mayhem
You set the price! Words: 23,300. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
No matter how far technology takes us, belief in magic and gods flourishes in the shadows. Whether undiscovered science or unacknowledged realms, belief in the unseen and occasionally sentient persists. This anthology collects stories that feature encounters with powers outside the realms of conventional science, drawn from the first nine volumes of his Visions of the Future anthologies.
Memory Lane - and Other Tales of Cyberpunk Tomorrows
You set the price! Words: 23,950. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Every dystopia has an underbelly, where mean streets and noir lifestyles mix and clash, driven by the needs of greed and survival. This anthology collects stories that feature many incarnations of cyberpunk, drawn from the first nine volumes of his Visions of the Future anthologies.
First to Fall - Mad Love and Broken Romance in Times to Come
You set the price! Words: 19,730. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Every tomorrow leads to another, and the further they go from today, the stranger they could be. But, no matter how far we go, love in all it’s forms will accompany us, bringing joy and trouble. This anthology collects stories that feature love in many forms, drawn from the first nine volumes of his Visions of the Future anthologies.
Databane
You set the price! Words: 23,860. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Lissa Carsen is dangerous. Born with an ability so rare she’s treated as a freak, or nothing but a weapon, by everyone except the team who work with her. Those who command them think they know what she’s capable of. When they find out the truth, everything changes. When her own side turns on her, who can she trust?
A Night Full of Stars
Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies. You set the price! Words: 34,240. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Every tomorrow leads to another, and the further they go from today, the stranger they could be. We cannot predict, but, we can imagine. From that simple inspiration, Julian M. Miles has spent the last year creating dozens of vistas of what could be, and in this book - the ninth volume of his annual ‘Visions of the Future’ anthologies - he shares them with you.
Scathe
You set the price! Words: 82,720. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When the lead officer of a joint investigation is hospitalised, DI Dan Higgin is sent to take over the operation in North London. What eventually becomes clear to him and his team is the nature of the threat. In a race against time, they must unravel this mix of mad science, elder secrets, greed and revenge before it kills them all and goes on to kill thousands more.
Never a Sky We Know
Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 8. You set the price! Words: 41,400. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Bringing you stories of intrigue, action, love, and adventure from near and far. Every tomorrow leads to another, and the further they go from today, the stranger they could be. We cannot predict, but, we can imagine. From that simple inspiration, Julian M. Miles has spent the last year creating dozens of vistas of what could be, and in this anthology, he shares them with you.
The Last Chip from Greenwich
You set the price! Words: 72,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
One night in future London town, where a theft goes awry and nobody is ready for what follows. The eternal truth of any capitol city is that there are a lot of people not doing so well. When a once in a lifetime chance of attaining dreams, vengeance, or escape comes up, people will fight over it. Tonight is a night where secrets cannot hold, and may not even save.
Three Hundred Tomorrows
You set the price! Words: 219,760. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Stories of intrigue, action, love, and adventure from near and far. Every tomorrow leads to another. The further they go from today, the stranger they could be. Within this book you’ll find over three hundred and forty stories taking you to visit people and places in three hundred possible futures.
Six Degrees of Sky
Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 7. You set the price! Words: 57,060. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
“Bringing you stories of intrigue, action, love, and adventure from near and far.” Every tomorrow leads to another, and the further they go from today, the stranger they could be. We cannot predict, but, we can imagine. From that simple inspiration, Julian M. Miles has spent the last year creating dozens of vistas of what could be, and in this anthology, he shares them with you.
Daughter of Eons
You set the price! Words: 51,870. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From dystopian tomorrows, through parallel worlds, to discoveries at the furthest edge of mankind’s colonisation of space, the stories in this book will take you far from the days and the ways that you know. Julian M. Miles has collected the best of the short stories from the first 5 years of his annual 'Visions of the Future' short & flash fiction anthologies into this spectacular collection.
Single White Male - An Exercise in Lovecraftian Realisation
You set the price! Words: 22,620. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Fear the Tide. It washes everything away, or it brings lost things back: secrets, crimes, lies. Brannon's memory is like the tide; he can't control it, and he can't hold on to it. Detective Higgin has a problem that is turning into a nightmare, and Brannon is a part of it - or the cause. Under the waxing moon, something new is hunting. Out by the Tide Mills, something old has surfaced.
Gammafall
Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 6. You set the price! Words: 53,750. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Infinite possibility, infinite potential. We cannot predict our futures, but we can imagine what is to come. From that simple inspiration, Julian M. Miles has spent the last year creating dozens of vistas of what could be, and in this anthology, he brings you stories of intrigue, action and adventure from near and far.
A Place in the Dark: Second Edition
You set the price! Words: 73,640. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
There are things out there you know nothing about, and would not believe even if you did. Luckily for you, most of these things are completely indifferent to your existence; the threats from their own kind are far greater than those posed by their prey. This is the tale of one nightwalker's dark journey amidst the patterns and intrigues that weave through centuries and countless lives.
Stars of Black
You set the price! Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
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There is a tainted play written by a genius who killed himself when it was completed. Any who read it will experience epiphanies beyond endurance. For countless centuries, the play and the monarch it tells of have wrought ruination and salvation. Inspired by the weird horror of nineteenth century authors Robert W. Chambers and Ambrose Bierce; get to know the original King in Yellow.
The Borsen Incursion
You set the price! Words: 72,980. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A centuries-spanning tale of space warfare told from major and minor viewpoints, using over fifty pieces of carefully-crafted short fiction: the victories and the tragedies, the decisions that make or break civilisations, the resilience of ordinary people striving to cope. Be there when heroes are made and villains fall. Understand the motives of an enemy that seeks to drive humanity to the brink.
Fire In Mind
You set the price! Words: 60,760. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In a world that looks like the one you walk through every day, arcane encounters can change your life. Come and share some of those moments from the past and present of a world not as mundane as some would have you believe. From an age lost to history, discover wonders in a time when the magic around us did not always have to hide from man. 19 stories of dragons and magic for those who seek.
This Mortal Dance
You set the price! Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Poems on life, the nature of friendship and the various aspects of love and grief. Verses reflecting on my faith and interacting with the forces that share our world. Fantastical pieces on the nature of the unknown, thoughts on mankind's destructive nature and our impact on this planet. A book of hope reflected in verse ranging from humourous to solemn. Ninety-seven poems to help you on your way.