(last updated on 11 FEB 2015)
SCHEDULED FOR PUBLICATION — firmly scheduled with dates from Baen Books:
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.
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.
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.
No date yet: 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. The manuscript has been turned in but Baen hasn’t scheduled it yet.
No date yet, but sometime in mid-2016: 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
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.
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.