When I wrote the novella, Utopia For The Devil, I always envisioned it as a duology. I wanted to show a progression of time, so the characters could evolve, and the dynamics of the situation within the city could change. I found doing this in one book wouldn’t fit well, as the two parts are different in style and tone.
Whilst writing the second novella, New Dawn (which I personally refer to as, ‘Part 2′) I came up with four different ideas for ‘Part 3′. The ideas were all very different, each of them taking a unique route. In short, they weren’t all conflicting ideas for a sequel, but rather, four unique ideas for four different stories.
I am considering expanding the story and universe of Utopia further, but right now, Beyond is my priority.
It may be of interest to readers of Utopia, that I began writing a plot outline for Part 3, until I scrapped the plans. The plot elements didn’t go wasted though, as many of them are recycled in Beyond.