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Literary Awards Are Not Competitions

The Dragon Award was launched this year at the 2016 DragonCon convention in Atlanta that took place over Labor Day weekend. It will be held every year hereafter.

The award was given out in these categories: Continue reading

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DRAGON AWARD NOMINATION

I would like to ask for a personal favor. The Dragon awards are now open for nominations and I would appreciate it if as many of you as are so inclined would nominate THE SPAN OF EMPIRE, by Eric Flint … Continue reading

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BUT FOR WALES?

I’m under some fairly serious deadline pressure right now and will be for a couple of months. So I won’t be writing the sort of long essays I did last year on the subject of literary awards in general and … Continue reading

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HOW SHOULD AN AUTHOR LOOK ON USED BOOK SALES?

I ran across this blog by the author Kristen Lamb: PAY THE WRITER …while reading this article by Rachel Kramer Bussel in Salon magazine: Don’t feel guilty It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me or who … Continue reading

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Please Stop Posting Typographical Corrections Here

Folks, please stop posting typographical corrections here. All you’re doing is wasting your time and effort and cluttering up my web site. As I have explained many times, these snippets are taken from UNPROOFED manuscripts. Naturally, you’re finding lots of … Continue reading

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Eric Flint Newsletter – 6 JANUARY 2016

First, I need to explain some recent changes in my schedule of appearances. I was planning to attend comic cons in Miami and Pensacola in January and February, but that’s fallen through. The people organizing my schedule for those events … Continue reading

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Eric Flint Newsletter – 25 NOVEMBER 2015

I just turned in the manuscript for RING OF FIRE IV, the next 1632 series anthology. It’s coming out in May. I’m cutting it a wee bit close on the deadline for this one, although nothing compared to a few … Continue reading

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THE DIVERGENCE BETWEEN POPULARITY AND AWARDS IN FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION

Several people, in their commentaries on my recent essay (“Do We Really Have to Keep Feeding Stupid and His Cousin Ignoramus?”), challenged or at least questioned the assertion I’ve made several times in my various essays on the Hugo ruckus … Continue reading

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DO WE REALLY HAVE TO KEEP FEEDING STUPID AND HIS COUSIN IGNORAMUS?

Wired magazine just ran an article on the recently-concluded Hugo awards, voted on at Sasquan, the world science fiction convention held in Spokane, Washington over the past weekend. There is much in the article that I have no objection to, … Continue reading

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Balticon 2017

I was just invited to be the Guest of Honor at Balticon over the weekend of May 26-29, 2017.  That takes place in Baltimore, if you haven’t figured it out already. The reason for the invitation so far ahead of … Continue reading

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Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 08

Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 08 Chapter Twenty-Two Beyond the Eastern Fringelands, BD+56 2966 Two (“Turkh’saar”) Ezzraamar Laarkhduur of the Moiety of Nys’maharn stared out between the bars of his makeshift cage toward the humans standing around their map table. The … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 06

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 06 Chapter 4 Red Fort, The Gardens May, 1634 The siblings had barely greeted one another when the honeybee flew between them to land on the orchid. It crawl into the purple folds … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 05

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 05 “Pray continue,” Gervais returned in that language. “We have medicines to defeat some of the more common sickness, if we’re careful about food and water we’ll avoid most of the ick, and … Continue reading

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Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 07

Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 07 Brenlor pushed off the forward bulkhead casually: it was not a combat move. “Very true. In all likelihood, we will need to identify disaffected Aboriginal groups, black market helots, and of course, Voices of any … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 04

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 04 Chapter 3 Hamburg, United States of Europe May, 1634 The door slammed behind Papa, ending another pointless argument. At least the rooms they were renting were nicer than their usual, giving him … Continue reading

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Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 06

Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 06 Chapter Twenty-One Close Orbit, BD+56 2966 Two (“Turkh’saar”) Idrem turned away from the sensors and discovered that Brenlor was nodding. “This was well done, Idrem. We could hardly have created a more disastrous situation for … Continue reading

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Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 05

Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 05 Yaargraukh appreciated the expert manner in which Silent Voice had maneuvered him into a trap from which he could not escape or even continue to mount objections. Now honored with a prominent role in the … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 03

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 03 Chapter 2 Magdeburg, capital of the United States of Europe Bertram’s coat was still damp when the secretary ushered him into Don Francisco’s office. The light Magdeburg rain pattering at the window … Continue reading

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