“The Space Between” is a novella that will be published in an anthology titled THE MAD SCIENTIST’S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION, edited by John Joseph Adams. This is one of the “orts”—the short stories and novellas that come from (and are part of) the overall OUTLANDER series. This novella deals with Joan MacKenzie (Laoghaire MacKenzie’s daughter by an earlier marriage, and Jamie Fraser’s step-daughter) and with Michael Murray (son of Ian and Jenny Fraser Murray, elder brother to Young Ian Murray), in which Michael, a young and newly-widowed wine-merchant, takes on the responsibility of seeing Joan safely to the convent where she proposes to take up her vocation as a nun. Things Happen—not least, a growing bond between two displaced people in search of home and safety.
This anthology is scheduled for release in February, 2013.