NOTE: this page was updated on 18 July 2012
SCHEDULED FOR PUBLICATION — firmly scheduled with dates from Baen Books.:
October 2012—1635: The Papal Stakes, with Charles Gannon. This is the direct sequel to 1635: The Cannon Law.
May 2013—Portal, with Ryk Spoor. This is the last novel in the Bemmie trilogy that began with Boundary and Threshold.
June 2013—Burdens of the Dead, with Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer. This is part of the Heirs of Alexandria series and is a parallel volume to Much Fall of Blood.
Works in progress
● Portal, with Ryk Spook. This is the third and last book of the Bemmie trilogy, and is the sequel to Threshold. There will be no more books in this series, but Ryk and I are planning to use the setting for novels set a couple of centuries or so after the events depicted in Boundary, Threshold and Portal. We have a contract with Baen for two novels in that setting. The first of them will essentially be an SF retelling of Swiss Family Robinson.
● 1636: The Devil’s Opera, with David Carrico. This is part of the 1632 series. The novel is a murder mystery set in Magdeburg and, in terms of story chronology, is contemporaneous with my novel 1636: The Saxon Uprising. The manuscript has been turned in but no publication date has been set yet.
● Cauldron of Ghosts, with David Weber. This is part of Weber’s Honor Harrington series and is the sequel to Torch of Freedom. NOTE: “Cauldron of Ghosts” is a working title. The book may be published with a different title.
● 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.
● 1636: Drums Along the Mohawk, with Walter Hunt. This is another novel in the 1632 series and is set in North America. NOTE: “Drums Along the Mohawk” is just a working title. The book will be published under some other title.
● 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies, with Chuck Gannon. This is another novel in the 1632 series and is set in North America. NOTE: “Commander Cantrell in the West Indies” is just a working title. The book will be published under some other title.
Regarding the 1632 series organization…
The 1632 series has a mainline—or spine, if you prefer—which consists of the following novels:
● 1633 (with David Weber)
● 1634: The Baltic War (with David Weber)
● 1635: The Eastern Front
● 1636: The Saxon Uprising
I call this the “mainline” or “spine” because it’s these novels which provide the central political and military developments for the whole series. These are also the novels which focus on the main characters of Mike Stearns, Rebecca Abrabanel, Jeff Higgins and Gretchen Richter. Since Baltic War, I’ve been writing these novels solo. My original plan had been to co-author them with David Weber, but we learned from hard experience with the long delay in getting Baltic War written that it’s just too hard for David and I to mesh our schedules often enough. Instead, David and I will devote the remaining three volumes in the 1632 series we have under contract for a different project. (See below.)
Because we got a little too far ahead of the rest of the series with the Italian line of the story in 1635: The Cannon Law, I left that thread aside for a while. I’ve picked it up again with a novel I co-authored with Chuck Gannon, titled 1635: The Papal Stakes. That book is coming out this October. Meanwhile, Andrew Dennis and I will be starting a new thread in the series that focuses on the British Isles and has as its main characters Julie and Alex Mackay. (With a number of other important ones, such as Darryl McCarthy, Victoria Short, Oliver Cromwell and Gayle Mason—i.e., all the characters who stayed in England after the escape from the Tower of London depicted in Baltic War.)
There’s an additional thread/sequence to the series that I’m doing with several other writers, mainly Virginia DeMarce, that runs parallel to the mainline sequence but involves actions that are closer to the ground, so to speak, and feature a much more varied cast. The first book in this sequence was 1634: The Ram Rebellion, followed by 1634: The Bavarian Crisis, 1635: The Dreeson Incident, and Virginia’s 1635: The Tangled Web.
The next title in this sequence with be an anthology with works from me, Virginia, Kim Mackey and Anette Petersen. The title of it is 1635: The Wars on the Rhine.
In the nature of things, though, this “parallel mainline” sequence has pretty fuzzy boundaries. All of the books in it are in many ways part of the mainline, certainly in terms of political developments. For instance, Bavarian Crisis also serves as the immediate political sequel to Baltic War.
What David Weber and I will do is develop a specifically naval side to the series, which will focus on Admiral Simpson.
I’m also beginning a new thread, that focuses on the New World. The first volume in that thread will be an anthology along the lines of Ram Rebellion, with stories from me, Chuck Gannon, Iver Cooper and probably some others. In addition, Walter Hunt and I are co-authoring a novel that’s centered on North America. The working title for it is 1636: Drums Along the Mohawk and, no, that won’t be the actual title.
Also under contract in the series are:
● 1635: Symphony for the Devil, with David Carrico.
● 1636: The Viennese Waltz, with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett.
● 1636: Stoned Souls, with Mercedes Lackey.