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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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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 11

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 11 Chapter 5 Dresden, capital of Saxony The look that Gretchen Richter was giving Eddie Junker fell short of friendly. Way short. “The first and only time I flew in an airplane, you crashed … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 56

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 56 PART IV On the Frontier Chapter 31 “It appears that you found your goal,” Aille continued from the main display. “We did and we didn’t.” Caitlin ran one hand through her hair. “Yes, … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 55

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 55 “Paranoia,” Vaughan said quietly. Caitlin turned to him, realization dawning in her own mind. “We’re not . . .” “. . .the first alien race they’ve met,” Caitlin completed the thought. “Damn, but … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 10

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 10 In short, the perfect right-hand man for him. David could hire Heinz as his own employee and call him a sub-contractor for the army. No one would squawk since his salary wasn’t coming … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 54

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 54 Chapter 30 “Director,” Fleet Command Dannet said, “you may want to look at the main view screen.” When Caitlin did, she saw the familiar schematic of the Khûr system. It took a moment … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 09

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 09 Bonnie nodded. “So they are. Just shy of fifty pounds. I’d prefer lighter bombs myself. But the problem is that we’ve run out of the smaller jugs that we originally used. And this … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 08

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 08 Chapter 4 Regensburg, Bavaria “I’m telling you, Tom, we’ve created a monster.” Rita Simpson set down her cup and made a face. “What I wouldn’t do for a cup of real coffee.”

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 53

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 53 “At least the docs got his arm reattached.” Tully shook his head. “And we got two of these things?” “Yes, sir. The guy I shot and the guy who surrendered both had one. … Continue reading

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