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BUT FOR WALES?

I’m under some fairly serious deadline pressure right now and will be for a couple of months. So I won’t be writing the sort of long essays I did last year on the subject of literary awards in general and … Continue reading

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HOW SHOULD AN AUTHOR LOOK ON USED BOOK SALES?

I ran across this blog by the author Kristen Lamb: PAY THE WRITER …while reading this article by Rachel Kramer Bussel in Salon magazine: Don’t feel guilty It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me or who … Continue reading

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Eric Flint Newsletter – 6 JANUARY 2016

First, I need to explain some recent changes in my schedule of appearances. I was planning to attend comic cons in Miami and Pensacola in January and February, but that’s fallen through. The people organizing my schedule for those events … Continue reading

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Eric Flint Newsletter – 25 NOVEMBER 2015

I just turned in the manuscript for RING OF FIRE IV, the next 1632 series anthology. It’s coming out in May. I’m cutting it a wee bit close on the deadline for this one, although nothing compared to a few … Continue reading

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THE DIVERGENCE BETWEEN POPULARITY AND AWARDS IN FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION

Several people, in their commentaries on my recent essay (“Do We Really Have to Keep Feeding Stupid and His Cousin Ignoramus?”), challenged or at least questioned the assertion I’ve made several times in my various essays on the Hugo ruckus … Continue reading

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DO WE REALLY HAVE TO KEEP FEEDING STUPID AND HIS COUSIN IGNORAMUS?

Wired magazine just ran an article on the recently-concluded Hugo awards, voted on at Sasquan, the world science fiction convention held in Spokane, Washington over the past weekend. There is much in the article that I have no objection to, … Continue reading

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Balticon 2017

I was just invited to be the Guest of Honor at Balticon over the weekend of May 26-29, 2017.  That takes place in Baltimore, if you haven’t figured it out already. The reason for the invitation so far ahead of … Continue reading

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Through Fire – Snippet 18

Through Fire – Snippet 18 And Now You Don’t I saw. It started like all adventures in a stealthy and convoluted way. We went back to what had once been the Good Man’s palace, but Martha didn’t approach it the … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 42

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 42 CHAPTER 16 Newtown on Peltry “Six, the boarding bridge is fast to the dock,” Barnes announced from the main hold. He was bosun of the Princess Cecile for now because Woetjans was still aboard … Continue reading

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1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 33

1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 33 “Please, Dr. Gribbleflotz, you must come,” Peter said between gasps for breath. “They think Katarina murdered Ludwig Schaub.” “Is Katarina okay?” Johann demanded as he grabbed Peter.

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 18

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 18 That gave the jinau a few seconds. “Fall back!” Tully ordered over the com. As the jinau made an orderly retreat past him, Tully reached out and grabbed one particular trooper. “You locked … Continue reading

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Castaway Odyssey – Chapter 03

Castaway Odyssey – Chapter 03 Chapter 3. Tavana stared at the screen, where Lieutenant Haley and the severed boarding tube from Outward Initiative were dwindling out of sight, and felt cold horror spreading through him. He’d seen the readouts, known … Continue reading

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Castaway Odyssey – Chapter 02

Castaway Odyssey – Chapter 02 Chapter 2. “Sergeant!” came a half-panicked call from above, and Samuel Campbell turned from the mostly-unresponsive board. “You see something, Xander?” “It’s… It’s Pearce Haley, Sergeant!”

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 41

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 41 This time a woman carrying an infant did step forward, calling something unintelligible. A Sissie raised his impeller to butt-stroke her, but Wright — still a common spacer, but that would change as soon … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 17

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 17 “Tully to command: open the front assault doors.” “Opening doors now,” came the response over the com channel. Tully felt more than heard the big outer doors opening. “Alpha Company go!” he heard … Continue reading

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