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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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Eric Flint Newsletter – 17 AUGUST 2015

I just turned in a novella to Kelly Lockhart titled “Up On the Roof,” for an anthology he’s editing based on John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series. For those of you not familiar with the series, it’s John’s take on … 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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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 18

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 18 Chapter 8 Twenty years ago As the richest, most powerful house, Vadal was the last to be announced during the induction ceremony. Aunt Bidaya had prepared Ashok for this by explaining that … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 19

A Call To Arms – Snippet 19 CHAPTER TWELVE Manticore had come and gone, and was no more than a faint dot in the Izbica’s aft viewer. And Captain Shresthra, in the quaint old vernacular, was not a Happy Camper. … Continue reading

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Raising Caine – Snippet 19

Raising Caine – Snippet 19 Riordan suppressed a sigh. “I understand that, Ms. Veriden. But I don’t understand your attitude. You’re part of the legation, and I’m concerned with your welfare, both professional and personal. That’s all.” He gestured toward … Continue reading

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Raising Caine – Snippet 18

Raising Caine – Snippet 18 Chapter Twenty-Three Bioband’s valland and In orbit; GJ 1248 One (“Adumbratus”) Caine started shouting instructions into his collarcom. “Tygg, did you hear Bannor’s report?” “Most of it. I think. Commo’s scratchy.”

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 18

A Call To Arms – Snippet 18 “I was hoping I could run a theory past you,” Chomps said. “It’s a bit…odd…and I know you’re pretty good at outside-the-line thinking.” “Sure. Go ahead.” “Okay.” Chomps took a deep breath. “Here’s … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 17

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 17 “You may go,” Ashok told her as he entered. The curtains were mostly closed. The room was far too warm. It took a moment for his eyes to adjust to the dim … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 17

A Call To Arms – Snippet 17 CHAPTER ELEVEN “I assure you, Captain Castillo,” Captain Shresthra said, a layer of sweat sheening his little brown face, “that there is nothing at all irregular about my ship, my crew, my passengers, … Continue reading

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Raising Caine – Snippet 17

Raising Caine – Snippet 17 Yiithrii’ah’aash’s fingers wriggled without specific direction. “Our flora is increasingly dominating this shaded lee of the terminal shielding moraine. This increases the amount of water retained in the valland, since our flora is more hydrophilic … Continue reading

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