The next Superstars Writing Seminar will be held on February 5-7, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We’ve decided to make the Hilton Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs our regular venue and keep the first or second weekend in February as our regular date. That seemed to work well for the seminar we just held there, which was our most successful one yet. That was true even despite the weather, which (or so I’m told by residents of the area) was much worse than usual.
Cauldron of Ghosts – Snippet 32
“What did you say?”
Albrecht Detweiler stared at his oldest son, and the consternation in his expression would have shocked any of the relatively small number of people who’d ever met him.
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 03
Grantville, State of Thuringia-Franconia
Colonel Hugh Albert O’Donnell, the expatriate Earl of Tyrconnell, slugged back the contents of the small, clear shot glass. The liquid he gulped down burned from the top of his gullet to the bottom of his gut and filled his head with fumes that, he still suspected, might be poisonous. But at least this time he wasn’t going to –
Cauldron of Ghosts – Snippet 31
“Clothes are clothes,” Berry said. “What’s the big deal? I never understood it. Might as well get all excited about different kinds of breakfast food.”
“Like I said, unnatural.” Ruth looked back at Steph. “I can see the advantages.”
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 02
“And the difference is –?”
“The difference is huge. Her Mom — her dad’s second wife — was nobility, but not high enough for anyone to consider her kids potential inheritors of the throne. It’s called a morganatic marriage.”
Cauldron of Ghosts – Snippet 30
When Steph Turner and Andrew Artlett were ushered into the conference room, they were surprised to find Queen Berry and Princess Ruth waiting for them. There was another person in the room whom they didn’t recognize. That was hardly surprising, since they’d only been in the Beowulfan capital city of Columbia for a short time. Their ship had arrived the previous evening.
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 01
1636: Commander Cantrell In The West Indies
By Eric Flint and Charles E. Gannon
The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre
Grantville, State of Thuringia-Franconia
Lt. Commander Eddie Cantrell looked down at the stump six inches below his left knee as an orderly removed his almost ornate peg-leg. PA Jessica Porter — formerly Nurse Porter — approached with his new fiberglass prosthetic. The jaundiced-grey color of the object was not appealing. “Wow, that’s uglier than I thought it would be,” Eddie confessed as the orderly left.
Cauldron of Ghosts – Snippet 29
“He gunned down at least four of the bastards, as I recall. So let the damned media get their first actual look at what the expression ‘galaxy’s most deadly terrorist’ actually means.“
“That’s… probably a good idea on its merits, now that I think about,” said Anton.
Cauldron of Ghosts – Snippet 28
The first thing Thandi Palane noticed when she came into the suite was that the central salon’s furniture had been rearranged so that all the couches and chairs had a good view of the HD wallscreen. The paintings which normally filled the screen had been replaced by a talk program.
Cauldron of Ghosts – Snippet 27
“My own ancestors — and Honor’s, of course” he nodded at his niece “– ended up in command of the Rescue Fleet. In a way, since the League grew out of the relief effort and the kick in the pants that gave to interstellar commerce and travel in general, you could say the present day Sollies are at least partly our family’s fault, I suppose. On the other hand, there’s more than enough blame to go around where that minor problem’s concerned, so I don’t intend to dwell on it. But the lesson Beowulf and most of the rest of the human race took away from the Final War was that they never — ever — wanted to face that sort of nightmare again. And the ‘super soldiers’ and, possibly even more, the mindset of the Ukrainian supremacists, was almost worse than the gene-engineered diseases.”