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DRAGON AWARD NOMINATION

I would like to ask for a personal favor. The Dragon awards are now open for nominations and I would appreciate it if as many of you as are so inclined would nominate THE SPAN OF EMPIRE, by Eric Flint … Continue reading

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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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Please Stop Posting Typographical Corrections Here

Folks, please stop posting typographical corrections here. All you’re doing is wasting your time and effort and cluttering up my web site. As I have explained many times, these snippets are taken from UNPROOFED manuscripts. Naturally, you’re finding lots of … 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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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 36

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 36 “Legally the general would have the power to bring at least his two personal regiments to Cologne.” Dannwitz, who had studied law before becoming a soldier, was now reading the dispatch. … Continue reading

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Challenges Of The Deeps – Chapter 28

By Decree Of He Who Writes (Ryk E Spoor), this is the last snippet. Challenges Of The Deeps – Chapter 28 Chapter 28. “Fictional powers can be made real,” Laila Canning repeated slowly. Her sharp brown eyes studied Oasis as … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 54

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 54 Which, naturally, made Denise bridle. The girl did not react well to instruction, especially coming from someone who was no farther up Denise’s mental pecking order than her best friend. Anybody except a … Continue reading

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Challenges Of The Deeps – Chapter 27

Challenges Of The Deeps – Chapter 27 Chapter 27. “Your words tantalize me, my friends,” Orphan said as DuQuesne was still trying to wrap his mind around this latest revelation. “It is clear — it has, in truth, always been … Continue reading

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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 35

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 35 Chapter 19 Linz, Austria, The Scribe October 1, 1634 “My, my, look what the cat just dragged in.” The lean dark haired man threw the cards he was holding down on … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 53

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 53 Chapter 26 Vienna, capital of Austria-Hungary The young woman on the stage finished the piece she was playing with a flourish, both vocally and with the fiddle itself. The audience in the reception … Continue reading

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Challenges Of The Deeps – Chapter 26

Challenges Of The Deeps – Chapter 26 Chapter 26. “Doctor Alexander Fairchild,” repeated Simon, studying Oasis closely. The Hyperion-born woman was still not entirely herself; the strain showed in the stiffness of her arm as she reached out for the … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 52

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 52 PART III June, 1636 There burns a truer light Chapter 25 Prague, capital of Bohemia On their last night in Prague, Janos Drugeth came to Noelle’s suite. When she opened the door and … Continue reading

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