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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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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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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 31

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 31 “Where’s the station?” Adele said aloud. “In the basement, but the files are all locked,” Yvette said. “I have the key to the communications console, though.”

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Shadow’s Blade – Snippet 40

Shadow’s Blade – Snippet 40 CHAPTER 14 Finding another campground, as opposed to a hotel room, would have been the safer course. Paying cash for a campsite never raised eyebrows; paying cash for a hotel room, particularly so close to … Continue reading

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Through Fire – Snippet 07

Through Fire – Snippet 07 I thought of Simon ordering him to protect me. In the same way that I felt Simon would be very hard to kill, I had a strong feeling — belied by Simon’s effete, frivolous appearance … Continue reading

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1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 22

1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 22 When he opened his journal Phillip’s eyes fell on the last entry. It was about the effect of the Plantago major paste he’d used to treat the teams’ insect bites. He … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 07

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 07 And Tully had to admit that the general had delivered on that one. Every detachment on the battleships had at least two experienced sergeants, and the assault group had experienced men in three … Continue reading

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1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 21

1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 21 Francis smiled in relief. “And it did keep the insects away today,” he admitted. “Will you be reading the next chapter to us tonight?” Philip’s brows shot up. “Yes, and thanks … Continue reading

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Shadow’s Blade – Snippet 39

Shadow’s Blade – Snippet 39 I steered us onto the narrow lane and drifted over to the side when we pulled even with the restrooms. Making sure that no one was nearby, and leaving the engine idling, I got out … Continue reading

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Through Fire – Snippet 06

Through Fire – Snippet 06 Simon had taken me to where the painting was kept, in a vault to which it had been moved after the destruction of Florence. I think he believed the resemblance would flatter me. Instead, it … Continue reading

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