Forthcoming

(last updated on 26 JUN 2014)

SCHEDULED FOR PUBLICATION — firmly scheduled with dates from Baen Books:

November 2014 1636: The Viennese Waltz, with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett.

February 2015: Castaway Planet, with Ryk Spoor. This is set in the same universe as the Boundary trilogy but is not a direct sequel. The novel takes place about two centuries after the events related in Boundary, Threshold and Portal. It’s basically an SF retelling of the Swiss Family Robinson story.

April 2015: Grantville Gazette VII.

ALSO UNDERWAY — manuscripts being written but not yet scheduled for publication:

The Gods of Sagittarius, with Mike Resnick. This is the project I’m currently working on. It’s a space opera. Think of it as Interstellar Indiana Jones and the Alien Investigator and you’ll be… well, pretty wildly off but still somewhere in the galactic vicinity.

1636: The Atlantic Encounter, with Walter Hunt. (Formerly known as 1636: Drums Along the Mohawk.) The first draft of this novel is finished. I decided to hold it back, however, partly because it needs some more work and would fit better in the chronology if it was published later, and partly because there are two other novels in the series that need to come out next.

Those are:

A novel depicting the beginning of the long-expected civil war in France, which I’m also writing with Walter Hunt. No specific date has been set for publication yet, but it should be sometime in the summer of 2015.

Then, my next solo novel in the series, which will be the direct sequel to both 1636: The Saxon Uprising as well as my short novel in Ring of Fire III, “Four Days on the Danube.” This novel should come out at the end of 2015 or early in 2016.

All the Plagues of Hell. Dave Freer has finished the first draft of the next volume in the Heirs of Alexandria series, which began with Shadow of the Lion and continued on with A Mankind Witch (by Dave Freer alone), This Rough Magic, Much Fall of Blood and the recently published Burdens of the Dead. This book is set in Italy and continues the story of Benito, Maria, Marco and Kat.

Dave and I are doing this volume without Mercedes Lackey. It will be followed by a volume written by Misty and me without Dave. The working title of that novel is The Great Doom’s Image and it will follow the story of Prince Manfred, Erik and Bortai.

A Desperate and Despicable Dwarf. This is part of the Joe’s World series, and is the sequel to Forward the Mage. The manuscript is about two-thirds finished.

1637: The Siberian Agenda, with Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff. This is the sequel to 1636: The Kremlin Games. Paula and Gorg are well into the first draft of this book.

The Span of Empire, with David Carrico. This is the sequel to the two Jao Empire novels I wrote with Kathy Wentworth before she died, The Course of Empire and The Crucible of Empire. David has about two-thirds of the first draft written.

Ring of Fire IV. This will be another major anthology in the 1632 series. Several of the stories are finished but the volume is still a long way from being completed.

398 Responses to Forthcoming

  1. Bjorn Hasseler says:

    May 1. The Grantville Gazette comes out at baenebooks.com on the first day of odd-numbered months. You can get single issues or packages there. The Gazette site itself is grantvillegazette.com/wp and has several options for full access to all the Gazettes for various periods of time. And downloads. Plus there you can see the new issues coming together.

  2. Don Zettel says:

    I hope 1636: The Viennese Waltz follows up on the characters of Noelle Stull and Janos Drugeth. I find those characters both interesting and refreshingly unique.

  3. Endril says:

    Can I shout my pain? :) Where is the next book in the English thread? I feel like I’m waiting forever. And what a waste of good characters (Alex and Julie McKay, Oliver Cromwell and the bunch)… I wonder how much the main thread could be stretched without involving some references to England? ;)
    And thank you for a wonderful series, nevertheless! :)

  4. Santanu Bose says:

    I am very happy to learn that you will be finishing The Span of Empire , with Mr. David Carrico. Even-though I have never read Mr. Carrico’s works before I look forward to the collaboration work. Love your books Mr. Flint hope you write a lot more on the Jao Empire series.

  5. Curtis says:

    Just finished reading 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies. A great read… being retired Navy and an avid reader of all naval series; Pope, Kent, Forrester, just to name a few I really enjoyed this latest book.

    However, I am waiting patiently for the English thread to continue about Alex and Julie McKay as well as Oliver Cromwell. Is there anything in the pipeline?

    • Carlos Santana says:

      Yeah come on now we been waiting patiently for 7 years to find out what happens to that crowd not to mention what is happening in England/Scotland and how they are doing.

  6. David Walters says:

    Eric, what about the 3rd novel or sequel to 1824: The Arkansas War ? I found it the most politically fascinating and…unpredictable one yet. It’s also based in the heart of N. America. Here’s hoping you can get to it sooner rather than later.
    SPOILER ALERT:
    ….

    ….


    I just finished reading 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies. Well done and, interesting at many levels, especially on the issue of slavery. I think only you could of dealt with the issue in the way you did given your study of the institution. I think the arrival of the ship in Louisiana portends something very, every interesting for the sequel to this novel. Also…Swedish (and German via USE) colonization? Gustav hasn’t really be interested in this through he’s allowed the Danes and USE to engage for at least strategic reasons, taking on Spain. It seems to me a ready made mass of potential settlers is available for use to ‘hold’ gained territories. I can see a huge opening in seizing either the Island of Hispanola or Puerto Rico (though not likely Cuba) from the Spanish (I’m just letting my inner-colonializer out here) and packing it with settlers from either country but without slavery. Anyway, keep it up!

    David Walters,
    Pacifica, CA

    • cka2nd says:

      I just finished “1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies,” too. I haven’t seen any interest on Gustav Adolf’s part in Swedish imperialism in the Western Hemisphere. Even the Swedish expedition to Mauritius (“Second Hand Bird”) was driven more by Princess Kristina and the quest to save the dodo with the strategic consideration of sitting athwart the South Africa to India shipping lanes very much in the back seat, at least for now.

      Nor do I think the civil authorities in the USE have any real interest in colonizing the Americas. They want oil, rubber and assorted other resources and, at least in the case of the Fourth of July party, to end the slave trade, but taking on the Spanish and French and trying to prevent the death of 90% of North American Indians from Old World diseases, let alone starting a series of Indian wars, is just too much for them to handle for the foreseeable future.

      The Dutch, understandably, do want to retain their possessions in the Americas, as do the English settlers who are already there. The wild card has been Denmark. It’s been very interesting watching Christian IV trying to turn Denmark into a naval (“The Danish Scheme”) and air (“No Ship for Tranquebar”) power. With England turned inward, the Dutch just trying to hang on (and Ferdinand and Co. more focused on the consolidation of the Netherlands proper) and France on the brink of a civil war, Christian could succeed in turning not just the North Sea but the entire North Atlantic into a Danish lake. And I wonder if Eric has considered the fact that Denmark and the Ottoman Empire seem to have the two largest airship forces in the world; might Denmark’s air force be called on in the event the Ottomans try to bite off more than Vienna and a sizable chunk of Austria?

  7. cka2nd says:

    I was just skimming through “1825: The Arkansas War” for, oh, I don’t know, the 15th or 20th time and started to wonder whether Driscoll and Co. should try to cut a deal with Mexico that would make any American diversionary effort along the Red River that much harder to pull off. Maybe something along the lines of:

    “You can send junior officers to our military academy whose chief instructor is only one of the top generals in the world AND non-commissioned officers to our top-notch sergeants school AND senior officers to observe the war with the United States in the field.

    “In return, we would like you to establish enough of a military presence on the Mexican side of the Red River to discourage any use of the south bank of the river by American troops.”

    Possible stumbling blocks: The Arkansas Confederacy’s various traditionalist clans that have been settling across the Red River in Mexico-owned Texas will not welcome a greater, or any, Mexican presence in the area, especially one that can effectively asserts its “rights” to the land in question. Would the Tejano population of Texas, especially its leading families, welcome more “interference” in the state by the central government in Mexico City? After all, some of them would fight for Texan independence in the coming decades. And was Mexico even capable, only three years after independence became official, of sending more than a token number of troops to it’s border with Arkansas?

    I haven’t given this a ton of thought, so don’t feel shy poking holes in this idea.

  8. Timothy Kirby says:

    I’m disgruntled. I highly enjoy your 163x books. Have been a thorough reader of all of them. But there should be at least three books a year coming out, not 1 at the early part and 1 near the end. And to tempt us with Encounter in the North Atlantic and then draw it back to wait a whole year for two others to come out is ridiculously disheartening. And of course, I really do wish the English strand would start taking shape sooner than latter. I love your books and I am a complete fan. That’s what makes it so hard to see little coming out each year. It makes me almost wish that I had never read any of your books and then just found the extreme pleasure of them, so that I would have plenty to read for a while. I’ve already read everything a second time that is out, with the exception of the last one about Eddie Cantrell. Please speed up the process. I’m sure it gets very tiring to continually work on the same series. But You’ve put out a lot of other books in the meantime that aren’t in this series. Please put this series in your main sites again rather on the side. We really want more of the story out to read. Sincerely and with the greatest of respect and earnest anticipation.

  9. cka2nd says:

    I know everyone would love to have the British Isles storyline with Julie, Alex, Darryl, Gayle and Oliver Cromwell return to the fore but if you think about it, Britain is really a backwater at the moment. We’ve got major developments happening that will soon merge the Italian/Roman Catholic Church storyline with the Dutch, Burgundian and French ones. The mainline centered around the Stearns, Higgins and Simpsons is going to soon be rocked by the Ottoman capture of Vienna, which will probably also suck Bohemia’s attention away from the Ukraine and Russia (and boy, will it be interesting to see how Poland/Lithuania reacts to the fall of Vienna). And of course a new Caribbean storyline just kicked off. Unfortunately for me, all of the above chaos will probably mean that the Russian storyline will go on the backburner for a while, unless it gets drawn into the mainline/Ottoman nexus, too, but that seems less likely with the Czar and Bernie Zeppi challenging Moscow from the East.

    Eric really is succeeding in his stated goal of conveying through the Ring of Fire series the chaos and confusion and overlap of current events, where big things occur on numerous fronts all at roughly the same time, kind of like Syria, Gaza and Ukraine at the moment. The problem for those of us dying to see what happens next in England and Scotland is that nothing seems quite ready to explode there. Maybe Cromwell and Co. are organizing underground and a Fens version of the Ram Movement will break out soon, or maybe Wentworth will convince young Rupert to claim both the throne and his place in military history, or maybe the “civil war” in the Catholic Church, the Irish Geese and the tag team of Cromwell and McCarthy will bring about an Irish rebellion but we just don’t know what’s going on aside from the Earl of Cork trying to consolidate his position as the new head of government for the crippled Charles I, assassination attempts in the Netherlands included.

    But take heart. It will all probably blow up in a year or two.

    • john mc ardle says:

      like most comments about the English thread and the strong characters involved, I am at a loss to understand why it is now over 7 years since they last offered us enjoyment.

      I got the first 40 Grantville Gazettes, then they lost appeal as the initial thread was lost.

      I read only what the Library gets now, much to my disappointment.

  10. daveo says:

    At the end of Commander Cantrell, we learn that Admiral Simpson will not come the the West Indies, because of a developing crisis elsewhere. It’s hard to believe that any western European country can be behind it. That leaves the Russians in the Baltic, which is improbable or the Turks, in the Mediterranean, most likely threatening Italy, or at least Venice. We’ll have a long wait until we find out.

    In the new world, the Spanish are well established in South and Central America, but the French, for all their ambition are really thin on the ground both in Canada and Virginia. Not to mention their coming civil war. And I refuse to believe that they made much progress in New England. The Dutch are reasonably secure in the Hudson Valley. Even if Ferdinand is concentrating on the lowlands, they could be defended with relatively little effort. It’s also possible that Christian could take the place of the Swedes in the Delaware Valley, in alliance with the Dutch or without them. Southeast PA, peninsular Maryland and Delaware are rich in resources and agricultural land, which should be apparent to anyone who studies Grantville’s library.

  11. Tweeky says:

    I’m wondering what progress Dave Freer has made on the sequel to “Pyramid Power” as I really, really want to read it.

  12. Don Zettel says:

    1636 The Kremlin Games was published over two years ago and ended in a place that was pretty interesting. I’d love to see the continuation of this storyline. I hope we haven’t seen the end of what happens in Mother Rus in the 1632 timeline.

  13. Vikingted says:

    Daveo, there is no discussion I remember in 1636: The Saxon Uprising indicating that the Turks have already invaded Austria. I am sure the plan is for a 1637 invasion. With the Airships with some telegraph capability plying the air near Austria, we would have heard something of that event. We still have to live through Stern’s Third Division thumping of Duke Max.

    • daveo says:

      So what do you think the developing crisis that requires a sea-going fleet is likely to be? Baltic, North Sea, Atlantic, Mediteranian? ?? It sure isn’t Bavaria. Or Austria.

      • Rick Shields says:

        It looks like it will be the Mediteranian, based on info for The Viennese Waltz. Ottomans invade Austria and take Vienna. USE sends ships to the Mediteranian and evidently get a surprise.

  14. Christie Godec says:

    I just finished rereading the second book in “The Course of Empire” series. I am so glad that there will be a 3rd book. I enjoy your work so much.
    Thank You, Christie

  15. Rick Shields says:

    It has been a few years now, does anyone know the status of The Anaconda Project? We were left hanging on that one.

  16. James Johnson says:

    I also thought that the England/Scotland storyline was going to jolt something loose soon as well. Besides those already stated, the Huguenot fanatic Ducos is hiding out in those parts with the one of the loyal Huguenot leaders not far behind in searching for him. Also, though we see the queen of Sweden being assassinated by his followers in 1635: The Eastern Front, we see nothing of Ducos himself. Suspicious, anyone?

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