Season 1 of ATL: Stories from the Retrofuture is over.
Nice work, y’all! You read through the whole darn thing.
Let’s talk about some stuff.
(Edit: The only thing that matters now: ATL Season 2 starts on June 16th.)
First off, thank you so much for reading! I think there’s been, what, 150 chapters by this point? And you went through all of that? Wow! Hopefully the world of retrofuture Atlanta is as fun for you to read as it is for me to write.
Second off, ATL has to go on hiatus for a little while. I had always planned to take a month or so off just to give everyone a little rest, but I need to extend that already-planned hiatus just a little bit longer to make sure that the ATL Season 2 you get is the best it can be.
And it’s going to be awesome. If you liked the characters and the mysteries, the jokes and the punching, all that’s going to be amped up by an order of magnitude with the next round of stories. If you didn’t like those things… uh, well, try to find the good in Season 2 anyway, ya hear? Let’s be positive.
So while I can’t give you a specific date, I will estimate that Season 2 will be ready for you to read sometime between… February 17 and March 23. That sound good to you? More like April or May sorry June 16th.
In the meantime, the Quinlan Circle ain’t stopping one bit:
We’ve got Joi Massat’s Invisible Werewolf Dracula meets Vampire Mummy Frankenstein serializing as we speak, with two chapters per week. It’s hilarious and action-packed. You’re probably reading this already.
I’ve got my own 2010s Retrospectives blog series, focusing on various topics from all over the decade that posts a couple times a week. It’s a bit silly but there’s some really neat topics in there as well.
Starting extremely soon, like twenty-four-hours-from-now levels of soon…
…is Hands Held in the Snow, my second web novel! It’s an LGBT+ fantasy romance novel about two girls in a wintery city who fall in love amidst a growing urban crisis, and 1000% recommended to any ATL readers for obvious reasons. It’ll be posting a couple times a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, and comes complete with in-story illustrations by the artist Mikayla Buan.
Since ATL’s going to go on hiatus for a little bit, I think it won’t hurt Morgan’s feelings too much to do a little serial reading on the side. Emi and Beatrice await you!
It comes out tomorrow, December 16th!
In summary, we have learned:
- ATL will go on hiatus for
2-35-6 months but we will never stop loving it.
- The Quinlan Circle has a nice variety of ongoing projects as we speak.
- Hands Held in the Snow looks positively stunning!
- There probably won’t be an ATL Christmas Special this year even though we were all yearning deeply for a Christmas Carol remake starring Mr. Larkins… 🙁
- Hudson Hawk is one of the greatest films of the twentieth century.
Take this info you have learned and go out into the world with great joy. Have a merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Boxing Day/New Year, and also several more major holidays. We’ll meet back here in a bit and get some more retrofuturistic adventures going, alright?