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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

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

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

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

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

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


Recent Snippets

The Spark – Snippet 23

The Spark – Snippet 23 “Now, Pal of Beune,” Lady Frances said, using her hard tone again, “I want you to understand something. I’ll not be cheated. If you and this boatman are in league to rob me by pretending … Continue reading

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 14

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 14 Part II: Awakening the Maidens Chapter 14. She stood in the cool September morning, watching as the yellow school bus grumbled its way up to her driveway, and felt an eerie sense of frightened … Continue reading

Chain of Command – Snippet 36

Chain of Command – Snippet 36 “How serious was the damage?” “Cruiser Four-Two-Eight was a total loss, of course, when it exited jump space into a planetoid. A fire lance hit disabled the jump drive of Four-Two-Nine and the captain … Continue reading

Chain of Command – Snippet 35

Chain of Command – Snippet 35 Chapter Eighteen 26 December 2133 (one hour later) (fifth day in K’tok orbit) The forty-eight hours following the uBakai attack had been filled with frantic work, first trying to recover survivors from the two … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 22

The Spark – Snippet 22 CHAPTER 8: The Boat It’d been a short day up the Road and into the Waste, the same place I’d taken Guntram the first time we’d gone out. Today, though, I figured he’d had enough … Continue reading

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 13

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 13 Chapter 13. “Holly? You need to go to sleep!” Mr. Owen said, looking in and seeing her sitting at her computer. Holly sighed, tried to smile and failed. “I can’t sleep, Dad . . … Continue reading

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 12

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 12 Chapter 12. The door opened. The shape that stood outlined in the faint light from the hallway was subtly wrong; something about the length of arm, joints, stance, said this was nothing that belonged … Continue reading

Chain of Command – Snippet 34

Chain of Command – Snippet 34 “Damned if I know,” she said. “I really had better find out, hadn’t I?” “Let me just make sure I got all of this squared away,” Rivera said. “The uBakai are cranking up the … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 21

The Spark – Snippet 21 As a choice between the converter’s output and whatever dry food I’d have brought otherwise, I gave it high marks. Also the disk ran out clear water which we cleaned our bowls with as well … Continue reading