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THE DEMONS OF PARIS

I just finished the manuscript for a novel titled THE DEMONS OF PARIS. This is the first book in a series I’m starting with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. They have now been co-authors of mine on four novels — … Continue reading

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


Recent Snippets

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 18

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 18 “Fine, Colonel. You put someone on it and tell me who, but you will not be staying to oversee the work.” Listening to Leontii’s cold analysis had cooled Sheremetev’s temper enough to let … Continue reading

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 17

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 17 The problem was, it didn’t seem to be working that way. Oh, here in the United States of Europe with the Committees of Correspondence ready to introduce guillotines to the back of the … Continue reading

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 16

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 16 Chapter 5: News from Home Russia House Grantville July 1636 Fedor Ivanovich Trotsky handed over the bundle. It was from Moscow, and the news from there had been chaotic, at best, for the … Continue reading

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 15

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 15 Ufa July 1636 Bernie looked down at the mirrored surface of the theodolite. It was made in the Dacha and had come on the first of the steamboats to arrive. It didn’t look … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 29

This book should be available now, so this is the last snippet. 1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 29 “A further agenda?” Urban smiled as the portcullis began cranking and creaking open. “You know me too well. Yes, but peace … Continue reading

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 14

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 14 Father Yulian considered. “Find us a village and I’ll talk to the priest, see if we can buy some guns or at least some swords.” Stefan snorted a laugh. “Swords! What use would … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 28

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 28 Chapter 15 Larry stopped along the side of the dusk-dim street and held up a hand to pause Urban. The pope tried peering over his shoulder. “What is…?” “Silence, please, Your Holiness.”

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 13

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 13 Chapter 4: Raid On the Road Again Pavel trudged along next to his big sister Irina. Pavel was four and a half and very proud to be trusted to help pull the two-wheeled … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 27

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 27 Chapter 14 Larry suppressed a sigh as he prepared to ease into an unavoidable rebuttal, and thereby, unavoidably become the other side of a rift in the council: a rift which might widen … Continue reading