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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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Challenges Of The Deeps – Chapter 01

Challenges Of The Deeps – Chapter 01 Challenges Of The Deeps Sequel to Grand Central Arena and Spheres of Influence By Ryk E. Spoor Chapter 1. Ariane Austin felt the peculiar jolt that the Sandrisson jump always gave her, and … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 27

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 27 PART II May, 1636 The sudden blood of these men Chapter 13 Lower Silesia, near Boleslawiec By the time he got to the outskirts of Boleslawiec — or Bunzlau, as the town’s mostly … Continue reading

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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 09

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 09 “Well, truly neither do I,” said Maxie smiling warmly, “but Father Johannes assure me that things like the flying machines are quite real, and I suspect that a flight in one … Continue reading

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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 08

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 08 Chapter 3 Düsseldorf, The Castle June, 1634 “Sister Maximiliane to see you, Milady.” Charlotte looked up from the letter she was writing to glance around the room to see if everything … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 26

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 26 He’d have given a lot to have just one or two APCs with him. The vehicles weren’t amphibious but they’d do splendidly to drive off enemy cavalry while his engineers threw up the … 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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