Julian M. Miles

Biography

Julian’s first loves were science 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 30 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 find Julian M. Miles online

Where to buy in print

Series

Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies
Bringing you stories of intrigue, action, love, and adventure from near and far. Every year I write dozens of flash and short fiction pieces imagining where humanity - and other things - could end up. Mainly science fiction, with infusions of fantasy, horror, and paganism. I collate a year's output (nominally November to October) and publish a collection of my latest work each December.
Gammafall
Price: $1.99 USD.
Six Degrees of Sky
Price: $1.99 USD.
Never a Sky We Know
Price: $1.99 USD.
A Night Full of Stars
Price: $1.99 USD.
Decade
Price: $1.99 USD.
Ephemeris
Price: $1.99 USD.

Books

Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,810. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
D.I. Dan Higgin is getting back to being a police officer who deals with mundane things. Until a hunted man knocks on his door, and tells him of a strange girl, a flash drive, and the truth about a place called Blaecken Hill.
Ephemeris
Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 11. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,160. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In an increasingly uncertain world, the possibilities for the future range from apocalyptic, thru dystopian, to hopeful. The further they get from today, the stranger things could become. From that simple inspiration, Julian has spent the last year creating dozens of vistas for this book: from dystopias and disasters to the furthest reaches of space.
Exiled Flame
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
DS Tanner and DC Reeves don’t know why this seemingly uncatchable gang are stealing bodies. Narbyl is doing the best he can to protect his people, but what arrived today will change everything. If one side or other don't get lucky, it could also kill millions. A tale about angels, bodysnatching, criminal investigation, demons, goddesses, hacking, loyalty, and magic in a cyberpunk future.
Six Sixteen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,060. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Conn Docherty has been a contract detective in Metropolis London for twelve years. He thought he'd seen everything the 22nd Century could throw at law enforcement. Then a naked, three-metre-tall woman holds up a tube train. He’s about to find out that what he's experienced is nothing compared to the insanities and truths that lie just out of sight.
Decade
Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 10. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,080. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bringing you stories of intrigue, action, love, & adventure from near & far. From alternate history, through dystopian tomorrows, to the furthest reaches of mankind’s colonisation of space, Julian uses the flash fiction format, interspersed with short fiction pieces, to provide many tales to enchant and entertain.
Pay the Piper - Mad Science and Unexpected Consequences
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,950. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A mad scientist has been the villain in so many stories. The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have let us witness some results that previous generations would have regarded as further examples. This anthology collects stories that feature science gone awry or run amok, by accident or design, drawn from the first nine volumes of his Visions of the Future anthologies.
Church of Rain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,530. 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,960. 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,720. 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,120. 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,480. 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,130. 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,910. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,040. 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, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,430. 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,930. 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. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,620. 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,820. 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 capital 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 219,960. 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. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,260. 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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,060. 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,830. 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. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,980. 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,870. 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,540. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,230. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,010. 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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,430. 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.