MILO (01001101 01101001 01101100 01101111) by Alexander Pyles


A story about the way we treat—and perceive—invisible disabilities.


Radix Media is proud to present the seventh and final title from our science fiction series, Futures: Milo (01001101 01101001 01101100 01101111) by Alexander Pyles. You can read an excerpt of the story on our blog.

Born with a rare genetic condition, Milo faces a short life of pain and suffering. Modern medicine has failed him, offering rudimentary fixes that leave Milo feeling more trapped than liberated. Until Milo’s friend Darius finds a cure—a brand new robotic body. Milo’s quality of life is greatly improved, but this new body brings its own set of unforseen challenges.

Milo examines our healthcare system, bodily autonomy, and the way we treat—and perceive—invisible disabilities.


“Short, sharp, and chilling.” —Gareth L. Powell, author of Embers of WarRagged Alice, and Ack-Ack Mackaque.

Milo is a worthy contribution to the literature of transhumanism—economical, clever, and unexpectedly powerful.”—Alec Nevala-Lee, author of Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction


Alexander Pyles is a short story author, novelist, and reviewer. His shorter work has appeared in various places around the web. He holds an MA in Philosophy and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction. See more of his work at


Futures: A Science Fiction Series utilizes the chapbook format—a saddle-stitched pamphlet—as a vehicle to explore the stories more fully. Whereas the first project in our publishing program was an anthology, collecting a variety of stories into a single book, this format is more intimate. The chapbooks are thinner and lighter, and when you turn the final page, your journey with that individual story is complete.

Through this format, the reader is more immersed in the stories themselves. We believe that good science fiction reflects the dreams and nightmares of the present day. By exploring the issues contained in these stories, we hope that the reader gains a better understanding of our world today so that they can build the future they want to see.

The Production

We know that good design can take beautiful words to the next level, that’s why we design and print all of our titles in-house. This gives us much more control over the process and allows us to create a more cohesive final product. We strive to make each book an object that is enjoyable to hold and look at, in addition to bringing the reader great content.

Each title in the Futures Science Fiction series has offset printed interiors, and a two-color letterpress printed cover.

The Titles

Futures is comprised of seven stories that will publish between April and October 2019 as listed below. Check this page periodically for updates as they become available! You can also subscribe to the series and get each story delivered right to your door every month, along with some fun extras!

Always Blue by John Dermot Woods (April 2019)

Guava Summer by Vera Kurian (May 2019)

Muri by Ashley Shelby (June 2019)

Hard Mother, Spider Mother, Soft Mother by Hal Y. Zhang (July 2019)

What You Call by Germ Lynn (August 2019)

A Point of Honor by Aeryn Rudel (September 2019)

Milo (01001101 01101001 01101100 01101111) by Alexander Pyles (October 2019)

Additional information

Weight 2 oz
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 1 in

5" x 8"




Saddle-Stitched Chapbook




October 30, 2019