Eric Flint Newsletter – 28 DECEMBER 2014

Well, I got through the holidays intact. This is always a bit of a dicey proposition because I do most of the cooking over the holidays and while I’m a rather good cook I am not one who is serene and philosophical and maintains his equanimity throughout the process. To the contrary. On those days when the cooking gets concentrated, my kitchen is filled for hours with expletives deleted.

Well, actually, not deleted. I daresay I am directly responsible for expanding the vocabulary of my grand-children, something my daughter is not entirely pleased with.

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Upcoming Writing Seminars

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.
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Sanctuary – Snippet 09

Sanctuary – Snippet 09

Chapter 4

Achia Pazik

When she reached the open space where the ledge widened, Achia Pazik was frozen for a moment by the bizarre scene in front of her. To her left, now pressed against the side of the mountain in a half-supine position, was Chefer Kolkin. The warrior was being tended by Puah Neff and Zuel Babic. He seemed shaken and perhaps dazed, but she could see no blood or open wounds on him.

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 53

This book should be available now, so this is the last snippet.

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 53

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Allenson stayed with the catapults until the men’s nerves settled then he and Hawthorn departed with the shift change as planned. He slept like a log that night and most of the rest of the next morning. After a substantial brunch, he felt almost human.

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Sanctuary – Snippet 08

Sanctuary – Snippet 08

So were its fangs and talons.

Chefer Kolkin rose before the Liskash. That was his first mistake. The monster, which had been crouched over the Liskash and ready to tear it into pieces, immediately had its attention drawn to him.

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 52

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 52

Chapter 17 – Cut and Thrust

Allenson’s body went into that surreal zone he thought of as combat mode. Time slowed down and consciousness narrowed like turning up the magnification on a powerful microscope.

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Sanctuary – Snippet 07

Sanctuary – Snippet 07

Chapter 3

Sebetwe

He was at the rim of the nest, now. On the other side of the mound of stones, the noise being made by the hatchlings was almost deafening. Glancing to his left, he saw that Nabliz was ready also.

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 51

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 51

All through the afternoon they intermittently bombarded the port mostly achieving little other than chipping tiny fragments of syncrete out of the aprons. One of the tramps lifted off but the other stayed. Maybe it was inoperable. Pynchon didn’t manage to hit it but he did smash holes in a number of the port buildings and facilities.

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Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 28

Ryk has decided that this will be the last snippet of this book. Also, the eARC is currently available at http://www.baenebooks.com/p-2666-phoenix-in-shadow-earc.aspx

Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 28

Chapter 28.

Miri stepped into her guestroom at the Reflect’s mansion and closed the door, leaning against it heavily. I’m shaking! Shaking like a terrified human!

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Sanctuary – Snippet 06

Sanctuary – Snippet 06

“I did,” she said curtly. “Do as you’re told.”

She was half-expecting an argument, but all she got was a smile. An instant later, Lavi Tur was moving up the mountain.

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Sanctuary – Snippet 05

Sanctuary – Snippet 05

Chapter 2

Sebetwe

The hatchlings might be too old. That much was already obvious from the volume of sound being emitted from the nest somewhere above and still not in sight.

“At least two, maybe three,” Nabliz said softly.

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Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 27

Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 27

Chapter 27.

Tobimar tensed, and began to bring up the High Center. If things go bad, we will need all my skill. I don’t know exactly what Kyri was doing there, but I could tell she just pushed herself a long ways.

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