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Announcing a complete novella in 7 parts: "You Can Take It With You"

By KJ Kabza
Jan 4, 2020 · 252 words · 1 minute

From the author: Announcing "You Can Take It With You," a science fiction novella about privatized digital afterlives. One new chapter will post each week.

Happy New Year, all! 

The start of 2020 finds my archive of fiction here on Curious Fictions to be in great shape, with 84 (eighty-four!) of my 88 previously-published stories now posted and available to subscribers, and 34 of those free to read for everyone, whether they're a subscriber or not. I've got a few more stragglers that I can't post here quite yet because of contract restrictions, but essentially, this back catalog of my work is now complete.

And now, for the big finale: my 2018 novella, "You Can Take It With You," which originally appeared in my first print collection THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES, will be serialized here in 7 parts over the next 7 weeks.

The first part's free for everyone, but to read the rest, you'll have to make a one-time purchase of it, subscribe to me here on Curious Fictions, or pick up a copy of THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES, which is available via all the usual channels--Indiebound, Powell's Books, Pink Narcissus Press (the publisher's website), Barnes & Noble, and of course Amazon. (A collection of links to those buying options is on my website here:

To date, "You Can Take It With You" is the longest work I've ever sold, and I'm proud of how it turned out. I hope you like it just as much as I do.

May your upcoming year be filled with accomplishments that you're proud of, too. And thanks for reading!


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KJ Kabza

KJ Kabza writes science fiction and fantasy short stories, from micro-flash fictions to novellas.