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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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Eric Flint Newsletter – 17 AUGUST 2015

I just turned in a novella to Kelly Lockhart titled “Up On the Roof,” for an anthology he’s editing based on John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series. For those of you not familiar with the series, it’s John’s take on … 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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Raising Caine – Snippet 21

Raising Caine – Snippet 21 Chapter Twenty-Five In orbit; GJ 1248 One (“Adumbratus”) As Caine entered Gaspard’s otherwise empty quarters, he ignored the chair toward which the Frenchman waved an inviting hand. “Ambassador, we just heard that Yiithrii’ah’aash is on … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 20

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 20 Chapter 9 Protector of the Law, Ashok Vadal, twenty-year senior, rode through the lands of the great house that shared his name, dwelling on what he’d lost, what had been taken, and … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 21

A Call To Arms – Snippet 21 “Right,” Merripen said. There was a short pause. “Okay, we’re up and running — ninety gees acceleration. How soon before you get that thing back together?” “A couple of hours at least,” Grimm … Continue reading

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Raising Caine – Snippet 20

Raising Caine – Snippet 20 Chapter Twenty-Four In orbit; GJ 1248 One (“Adumbratus”) Karam Tsaami, his head half into the avionics interface bay on the bridge of the TOCIO shuttle, nearly knocked off the top of his skull when a … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 20

A Call To Arms – Snippet 20 “You think we should signal Salamander?” Travis suggested. “She’s in range to head over and see what’s going on.” “She’s also got the same sensor suite we do,” Fornier reminded him. “Don’t worry … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 19

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 19 “Yes, Lord Protector,” Ashok said. “Your house has given you to us. Do you willingly give your life over to the Order?” He hadn’t asked that to the others, except the others … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 18

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 18 Chapter 8 Twenty years ago As the richest, most powerful house, Vadal was the last to be announced during the induction ceremony. Aunt Bidaya had prepared Ashok for this by explaining that … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 19

A Call To Arms – Snippet 19 CHAPTER TWELVE Manticore had come and gone, and was no more than a faint dot in the Izbica’s aft viewer. And Captain Shresthra, in the quaint old vernacular, was not a Happy Camper. … Continue reading

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