Snippets are excerpts from books which have not yet been published. I started posting snippets on Baen’s Bar back in 1999 and have maintained the practice ever since. Some years ago, when I first launched this web site, I carried over the snippets and post them here. They’re also still posted on Baen’s Bar, if you prefer that venue. (Go to www,baen.com, select “Baen Community,” and then select “Baen’s Bar from the drop-down menu.)
The snippets begin with the start of a book and typically go through half the novel before breaking off when the book is published. In addition to posting snippets from my own novels, I also post (with their permission) snippets from books written by friends of mine such as David Drake, David Weber, Ryk Spoor, and Dave Freer.
We post snippets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The snippets being posted at the moment are:
Eric Flint and Charles E. Gannon, 1635: The Papal Stakes (Baen Books; forthcoming October 2012)
Ryk E. Spoor, Phoenix Rising (Baen Books; forthcoming November 2012)
David Weber, War Maid’s Choice (Baen Books; forthcoming July 2012)
David Weber, Midst Toil and Tribulation (Tor Books; forthcoming September 2012)