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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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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 07

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 07 One other question Father Johannes had not been able to answer was just what Bishop Franz was planning to do? The bishop had the backing of his wealthy and powerful family, … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 25

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 25 Chapter 12 Mainburg, Bavaria “We could parachute in,” said Captain Wilhelm Finck. He leaned over and pointed to a spot on the big map spread across the table in Mike Stearns’ HQ tent. … Continue reading

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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 06

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 06 The Americans too wanted to use him, and as Father Johannes walked through the early morning streets of Cologne on his way to Claude Beauville’s Emporium of Fine Arts, he enjoyed … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 24

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 24 She stopped and waited for what she expected to be a royal outburst. Gustav Adolf had quite a famous temper, when he unleashed it. And, indeed, the emperor was glaring at her. His … Continue reading

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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 05

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 05 “The record for Gruyard’s expenses included a very large fee to van Beekx, and your cousin signed personally for full payment. Paul later managed to escape somehow and disappear.” Father Johannes … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 23

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 23 Chapter 11 Royal Palace Magdeburg, capital of the United States of Europe This time, when Gretchen was ushered into the presence of the emperor, two things were different. The chamber was much smaller, … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 22

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 22 Gretchen was paying close attention, now. She’d had so many clashes with Gunther over the past year that she’d half-forgotten how shrewd the man could be. There was a reason he was the … Continue reading

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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 04

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 04 Chapter 2 Cologne, Hatzfeldt House May, 1634 Hiding behind the curtains in a noble lady’s bedroom while she was undressing! Father Johannes bit his lip to keep back a totally inappropriate … Continue reading

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