Eric Flint Newsletter – 7 NOVEMBER 2014

I’m a little behind on this newsletter. To bring everyone up to date, I’ve turned in three manuscripts over the past two months or so. I just turned in the manuscript for the next 1632 series novel, 1636: The Cardinal Virtues. Baen Book has it scheduled for publication in July, 2015. My co-author on the novel is Walter Hunt and it recounts the events leading up to the outbreak of the French civil war. (What? You didn’t see that coming? It’s not as if I haven’t dropped more than, oh, five hundred hints or so across the past half dozen novels.)
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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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Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 02

Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 02

Chapter 2.

Down!” Kyri shouted.

Tobimar reacted just in time; the huge serpent’s venom sprayed above his head, striking the grass and bushes behind them, almost instantly turning them gray and brittle. “Terian and Chromaias!”

If that struck him, he could be killed! Not that getting hit by the thing’s immense teeth or caught by coils the thickness of a strong man’s thigh would be any better, but the virulence of the poison stunned her. Continue reading

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Spell Blind – Snippet 22

Spell Blind – Snippet 22

“I thought we’d stop here,” I said. “Maybe watch the sun go down before driving back for dinner.”

She nodded. “Sounds great.”

We sat on the stone, which was still warm. A nighthawk flew over, bobbing and weaving on narrow wings, and a yellow butterfly floated past. It occurred to me that I hadn’t thought about Claudia Deegan or the red sorcerer since driving out of the city.

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 22

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 22

Chapter 7 – Old Times and New Beginnings

Allenson toyed with his lunch. He regretted choosing a dish that turned out to be bacon wrapped around some sort of spiced herbal stuffing. Hawthorn eagerly cut his double-sized steak into large chunks. He pushed them greedily into his mouth, swallowing each morsel before it was properly chewed.

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 21

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 21

He sat back and let the delegates argue, confident that he had scored a point. Self-interest and avarice focused minds wonderfully. It was also understood that vested interests in Brasilia would hardly welcome the breaking of their cozy trade cartels so some degree of political rupture with the Homeworld was inevitable.

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Spell Blind – Snippet 21

Spell Blind – Snippet 21

“I hardly said anything.”

“Yeah, well, I guess I noticed that.”

“I think you must have been a pretty good cop.” She ran a hand through her hair once more. She seemed to do that a lot. “I suppose the short answer to your question is that I wanted to get away from my dad.”

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Polychrome – Chapter 27

Polychrome – Chapter 27

Chapter 27.

I couldn’t help but grin as Pearl of Gilgad pulled up to the docks of Pingaree. In some ways it was exactly as I had pictured it; in others, it was far better.

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Spell Blind – Snippet 20

Spell Blind – Snippet 20

“I was thinking about a walk in the desert.”

She wrinkled her nose. “The desert?”

“You’ve never taken a walk in the desert?”

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Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 01

Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 01

Chapter 1.

Aran felt cold, cold inside, so cold that he was able to ignore his fear entirely. There is nothing to fear here, not now. For what I want and what It wants, they must be the same now.

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 20

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 20

“Half now, half on satisfactory completion of service,” Allenson said firmly, not wanting to give the impression that he was an easy mark.

Boswell agreed with alacrity suggesting that he expected Allenson to have driven a harder bargain.

“What’s first, guvnor?”

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Phoenix In Shadow – Prologue

Phoenix In Shadow – Prologue

Phoenix in Shadow

Second in the Balanced Sword trilogy

By Ryk E. Spoor

Prologue.    

     This is… most interesting.

It surveyed the clearing, smoke still drifting from multiple scattered fires which had – mostly – died out by now, dozens of bodies of monstrous, twisted… things lying everywhere, and a huge scar of blackened earth that stretched from an underground opening to fan out all the way to the edge of the clearing; ash, dust, and blood coated everything black, gray, and red-brown, shocking against the vibrant green of the jungle. It appears I have arrived rather late for the party. What a shame.

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