Forthcoming

(last updated on 23 June 2015)

Recently published:

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. I’ve got two stories in this anthology. The first, as I always do with these anthologies, explains the cover illustration. The second one… How to describe it? Let’s just say that Walter Hunt and I dropped a stitch in our novel coming out in July (see next entry below) and this short story solves the problem.

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

July 2015: 1636: The Cardinal Virtues. This novel depicts the beginning of the long-expected civil war in France, which I co-authored with Walter Hunt.

October 2015: Onward, Drake!: an anthology in honor of David Drake (Which has a really, really ridiculous cover which I am really, really, really looking forward to teasing David about when I see him at Libertycon. Oh, chortle…) I have a story in the anthology titled “A Flat Affect.”

November 2015: the mass market edition of Cauldron of Ghosts will be coming out. That’s a novel I co-authored with David Weber set in his Honor Harrington universe.

December 2015: the mass market edition of 1636: The Viennese Waltz is coming out.

January 2016: 1635: A Parcel of Rogues, with Andrew Dennis.  This is the long-delayed sequel to 1634: The Baltic War, which follows the adventures of Julie Sims, Alex Mackay, Oliver Cromwell and others after their escape from the Tower of London.

May 2016: Ring of Fire IV. This will be another major anthology in the 1632 series. The lead story in that volume will be a novelette by David Brin.

Summer 2016: 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.

January 2017: 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught. This is my next solo novel in the 1632 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

Done but not yet scheduled:

The Alexander Inheritance, with Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff. This novel begins a new Assiti Shard story line which, like Time Spike, is connected to the 1632 series but not part of it. In this story line, an Assiti Shard transposes a modern cruise liner into the Mediterranean just after the death of Alexander the Great.

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/Terminator 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.

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 Volga Rules, with Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff. This is the sequel to 1636: The Kremlin Games. Paula and Gorg have finished the first draft of this book.

1636: The Mughal Mission, with Griffin Barber. This novel centers on Mughal India. Griff has completed the first draft.

Iron Angels, with Alistair Kimble. This novel is a cross between urban fantasy and a police procedural. My co-author is an FBI agent. Alistair has finished the first draft and we’re in the process of writing the second draft.

 

–Eric

551 Responses to Forthcoming

  1. Bob says:

    Can we please get an update on the various books in the series? Wikipedia says that 1637 Volga rule is coming out January 2017 is this true?

    • David says:

      I’m not Eric, but I’m fairly familiar with the schedule discussions. I think the odds are good that 1637 The Volga Rules will be published in 2017, but I doubt it will have the January slot. That will probably be filled by 16xx The Ottoman Onslaught, unless that gets really delayed for some reason.

    • Gabriel Xavier says:

      amazon says Jan 24 2017 release pre order

  2. Manny Hanuman says:

    My eyes are ok for driving and regular work, but reading puts such a strain on them that I’ve switched entirely over to Audiobooks except when I do voiceover work with the letters very large on a big screen going no faster than I can speak the words . When will Saxon Uprising finally be available? I am very accomplished at multiple voices and accents and would LOVE to audition a section of the book for you if you don’t already have someone contracted to do it.

    • rv says:

      Get a Kindle. You can adjust the size of the font from very small to very large.

    • David says:

      Eric has nothing to do with the scheduling of the audiobook productions. That’s all controlled by Baen, who contracts with Audible Audio. They’ve been filling in the 1632 novel back list, and they’re about caught up, so Saxon Uprising should show up before too long. But nobody’s announced it’s actually in the works, so I wouldn’t hold my breath yet if I were you.

  3. FredinBoise says:

    Baen needs to enlarge its print capacity or hire time from other printers.
    I need a good 1632 BOOK per quarter!

  4. Maris David Grinbergs says:

    Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    For continuing the Jao Saga!!!

    • David says:

      You’re welcome. The Span of Empire will be published in September 2016, which means the electronic advance reader copy (eARC) will probably come out in April. That’s only a couple of months if you’re really desperate to read it. :-)

  5. Claude Fountain says:

    Are there any further stories following the timeline of the prison “Time Spike” novel planned?

    • David says:

      Again, I’m not Eric, but I work fairly closely with him. At this point, Eric doesn’t appear to have any additional novels planned in the Timespike thread. However, he is allowing some of the Grantville Gazette writers to pursue stories in that timeline. Garret Vance in particular has some stories going, so you might check out the back issues of The Grantville Gazette.

      • cka2nd says:

        Yeah, Vance has been writing some really good stuff. I’d love to see his novel (novella?) about the adventures of the cowboy, the conquistador and the pre-Columbian Indians in Dinosaur Land published by Ring of Fire Press in softcover.

  6. Matilda Lightfoot says:

    Hi, I love eric’s books and i just want him to write faster. Has anyone had a problem acessing their baen account. I tried everything customer service suggested and it still wont let me login. Thank you eric for writing such good books.

  7. Corey Adams says:

    Is the Rivers of War series being abandoned?

  8. Max G says:

    It’s been a long time since we heard about the Trail of Glory Trail of Glory/Rivers of War series. Any plans to continue this? Don’t pull a George Martin on us!

    • David says:

      Eric still intends to continue this series, but there are, unfortunately, several project ahead of it on the to be written list.

  9. Peter Martin says:

    I’m dying to see the sequel to The Kremlin Games.

    I’ve read it four times and each time the frustration of what happens next is driving me crazy.

    Please get it out SOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

    • James A. Turner says:

      I was really looking forward to Kremlin Games, but wound up pissed off instead. I’d followed Butterflies in the Kremlin, and suddenly the whole storyline took a hard left!

      It’s the only book in the 1632verse I’d really want my money back on!

      James A (Jim) Turner
      SSgt USMC(ret)

      • cka2nd says:

        I wouldn’t say that I wanted my money back for Kremlin Games but there were definitely some changes from Butterflies that I was not at all happy about. Some were little bits of color that I had really enjoyed, like the football touchdown celebration dance by the downtime prince that appalled his uptime wife, but changing the identity of Bernie’s lover and the Dacha’s political officer, which reduced a particular downtime working class female to minor character (“girlfriend”) status, were huge changes in the story that seemed to violate Eric’s own admonition to use downtimers instead of relying on uptimers as much as possible. The fact that the uptime character in question also became a one-dimensional villain in the process (no smuggled out messages to Grantville for him) didn’t help.

        Butterflies in the Kremlin may be the only example I’ve seen in the 1632 Universe of a common enough problem with writers and artists: sometimes, the first draft or the first completed version really is just fine and should be allowed to stand on its own.

  10. Bob says:

    Will a kindle version of the Ring of Fire IV be put out soon?

    • Bjorn Hasseler says:

      If I understand a recent announcement from Baen correctly, the eb0ok should be out at the same time as the paper version, May 3. The monthly bundle can be ordered earlier, and the eARC is already out.

      • Bjorn Hasseler says:

        The Kindle version is now up for pre-order on Amazon. Baen will have it, in the usual variety of formats.

  11. Bob says:

    I looked on amazon and there wasn’t one there today.

  12. Mike says:

    Really looking forward to “Desperate and Despicable Dwarf.” Strangler was my first Flint book. Had almost given up hope that the next chapter of the series would get published.

  13. Brian Stewart says:

    Can someone please let us know when ‘The Alexander Inheritance’ is due to come out. It sounds very interesting (with apologies to Arte Johnson), so the sooner, the better.

  14. Mike Madore says:

    Hi,
    I’ve been reading snippets of “the next Time Spike”??? in the Grantville Gazette…only on #55 as of this writing. When will a complete novel be released? I’ve Google searched with no results.
    I really enjoyed Time Spike as I have all of Eric Flints books and would like to read more.
    Thank you,
    Mike
    sorry if this has been addressed before my question.

    • David says:

      I think you’re reading the stories by Garrett Vance, and he hasn’t finished telling the main story yet. I suspect Ring of Fire Press will put out the complete unified version of it after he gets done writing it.

  15. David says:

    For those of you who listen to the audiobooks of the 1632 novels, Audible has just posted the audiobook of 1636: The Saxon Uprising. I think that was the last of the backlist novels that needed to be produced. I haven’t heard, either from Eric or from Baen, if they plan to do the anthologies as well. We’ll have to wait and see.

    • Bret Hooper says:

      @David:
      When are you going to do a fixup of the Franz & Marla stories, (like Gorg & Paula have done with the Gribbleflotz stories, only better), with (I hope) some more material added? And later, a sequel to Devil’s Opera?

      Of the 150 or so coauthors of the RoF hypernovel, you and Virginia DeMarce and David Weber are my favorites. Keep up the excellent work!

      • David says:

        1635: Music and Murder collects most of the Franz and Marla stories in one volume. Ebook only right now, I’m afraid, but if Baen ever decides to do Print-On-Demand editions, it could come out that way. Currently available at Baen’s website and most ebook vendors.

      • David says:

        Sequel to Devil’s Opera is not on the radar right now. There are so many 1632 books in the pipeline that it would be years before one could be published, even if I had it ready to go right now. I will more likely be working on the follow ups to Span of Empire.

  16. Gabriel Xavier says:

    I just notice 1635 the wars on the Rhine will be out on December 6 2016 is that right?

    • David says:

      Apparently. Eric has said the book was being prepared. Even though the Baen website schedule doesn’t show the December 2016 releases yet, Amazon is showing this as a December release. So I’d say it’s in the schedule.

  17. John Griffith says:

    Are there any plans for a third book in the Pyramid series? Leaving them stranded in Norse myth is kind of cold.

  18. Don says:

    Any chance for an update here? This last one is dated 10 months ago and about half of it is now irrelevant as the items in question have now been published.

  19. Barbara Garcia says:

    I have just finished reading my copy of Ring of Fire IV. I enjoyed it very much, but I do have a question. On the cover it lists that Mercedes Lackey was supposed to be one of the contributors, but I found no story listed as being by her in the book.

    Has anyone heard why?

  20. Matthew Gleave says:

    Can we have an update on the publication dates please?

    • David says:

      Eric is really jammed up with writing 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught, and will be probably for at least a couple months longer. He will probably update the schedule after that.

  21. dave o says:

    I’m surprised by the interest in the Russian thread and it’s successor . I thought the whole story was completely implausible. Muscovy was too primitive, too paranoid, too steeped in prejudice to introduce anything resembling a modern society. In my opinion this was the weakest novel of the series. Although it’s beginning to have some competition

  22. Now reading GG V with 11 novels and a few anthologies under my belt… I have feedback for Ms DeMarce (whose writing I generally enjoy): In “Pilgrimage of Grace” I am flooded with ~50 dramatis personae in the first 1000 words. While it is good that the author has command of all their relationships in her mind, it is an assault upon the gentle reader to dump the entirety of author’s awareness thereupon. Please coach Ms Demarce in the distinction between author awareness and necessary exposition.

    PS: Virginia I love your stories; please keep writing. I just want you to narrow your web of characters to those I need to load into my rusting memory cells.

    PPS: Please come to OryCon (a writers’ con) in Portland this autumn for a hug and productive conversation (David Weber will be here).

  23. Matthew Gleave says:

    When can we expect the Alexander Inheritance to be published?

  24. Gabriel Xavier says:

    David , can you give us an update on Admiral Simpson in the Med

    • David says:

      First draft not completed. Actually, now that I think about it, Chuck Gannon’s writing schedule is almost as insane as Eric’s, so I’m not sure the first draft has even been started yet.

  25. hank says:

    “…Happy birthday dear Forthcoming page…”
    Ok, so I’m a day early, so sue me.
    Update please?
    hank

  26. Gabriel Xavier says:

    David I do not know if it is a mistake it seems Amazon is advertising 1636 Mission to the Mughal for 4-4-17 ?

  27. Herbert Sakalaucks says:

    1635 The French Riposte is wrapped and in for editing. Working now on the front cover.Should be out soon on ROF Press.

  28. Vipul says:

    Are you planning to write more books for Honor Harrington series?

  29. Alan Huff says:

    I know 1632 has an extremely large following, but unlike other popular fandoms, I’ve never noticed any fan art. The descriptions of people in the stories is quite good, but has anyone ever tried to portray them? I know the various covers feature certain characters, but is there a ‘gallery’ of portraits anywhere?

    Just curious. Looking forward to “The Ottoman Onslaught.” Is the next Caribbean novel in the works yet?

  30. Justin Wang says:

    How would the americans react should they hear that the Japanese are colonizing California, and what would happen if the delegations from Asia all arrived and how they would all react to the situation taking place?

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