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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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Through Fire – Snippet 45

Through Fire – Snippet 45 Brother “That’s where you’re wrong,” Simon said. “It is precisely that simple.” Brisbois was quiet a long time. Then he sighed, “Simon,” he said, and it was the first time I’d heard him call my … Continue reading

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1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 60

1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 60 A hand grabbed her shoulder and spun her round until she faced Tracy. “I mean it, Richelle. After lunch you can pad up and run through the same drills, but this … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 45

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 45 Caitlin took a deep breath, and replied, “Very well. Begin.” Dannet turned to the command deck. “Orders to the fleet: execute. Terra-Captain Uldra, begin.”

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 44

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 44 Chapter 23 It had been six days since the fleet had emerged in the system from their last jump. Dannet had congregated the fleet well to the galactic north of the star, above … Continue reading

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Through Fire – Snippet 44

Through Fire – Snippet 44 Fraternite Day of Truce “Stop that, Alexis,” Simon said. “She’s not a danger.” “She’s not a danger,” Brisbois said, his burner unwavering at my chest, “if she is Madame Sienna. If she’s not?”

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1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 59

1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 59 Phillip winced at the mention of the jingle. He cringed every time he heard it. It was tacky, and it reeked of advertising. Still, according to Frau Mittelhausen, sales of all … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 43

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 43 PART III On Strange Shores Chapter 22 Tully let his breath out after Ban Chao stabilized in the target sun. He could see Lim looking at him from where she sat on one … Continue reading

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Through Fire – Snippet 43

Through Fire – Snippet 43 I Am Crying All Inside A guard suddenly appeared in front of me, materializing out of a side hallway. I killed him, jumped over his body. Jonathan LaForce leapt next to me. He shot someone … Continue reading

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