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Eric Flint Newsletter – 25 JUNE 2015

There have been some modifications in my publication schedule from what it looked like in March. Here’s how it looks now: 1636: The Cardinal Virtues will be coming out in a week, at the beginning of July. It’s probably already … Continue reading

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A DISCUSSION WITH JOHN SCALZI ABOUT THE PROPOSED “SAGA” AWARD

John Scalzi has raised some objections to and reservations about the proposal that will be coming out of Sasquan for making some changes in the structure of the Hugo awards. I thought his comments were worth taking up and I’ll … Continue reading

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TRYING TO KEEP LITERARY AWARDS FROM FAVORING LITERARY CRITERIA IS AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY. GET OVER IT.

Having come up with that nifty albeit long-winded title, I’m tempted to just write “see above” and take a nap. Mission accomplished… Sadly, some people need to be convinced that “inevitable” means “not evitable.” You don’t think there’s such a … Continue reading

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BRING THE STRUCTURE OF THE HUGO AWARDS INTO THE MODERN WORLD

In this essay, I want to address the second of the two objective problems with the Hugo Awards that I referred to in my last essay. That problem is the ever-widening distance between the structure of the awards and the … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 48

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 48 Chapter 28 Reims The cathedral city was overwhelmed by visitors from across France and beyond, from dignitaries and foreign princes to common folk from the countryside who hoped to catch a glimpse of … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 27

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 27 Chapter 10 The body had been found in Sweetwater Park, adjacent to the Paradise Valley Mall. I called Billie and asked if we could meet a bit later than we had planned. Then I … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 47

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 47 “Are you threatening me, Your Majesty?” Gaston scowled. “Why do people keep saying that? His Holiness confers the office of Archbishop, Your Grace, but the king of France has something to do with … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 26

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 26 “A cult?” Kevin said. “Really?” Kona’s expression soured. “Anyway, the circumstances are odd enough, and similar enough, that I’m not ready to rule out a connection.”

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 46

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 46 Chapter 27 Pau After Maddox’s Rangers had gotten themselves settled, they began to perform regular patrols south of the Gave de Pau, the river that ran south of the town. Servien assumed that … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 25

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 25 I knew that both Regina Witcombe and Patty were out of town; I needed to know when they would be back, and I chose to start with Patty. I found the Sonoran Winds Realty … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 45

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 45 Just like Dorrie was gone, and Gloria too. Joe Tillman stood in the middle of the great open hall of the edifice, alone in a crowd. He wondered to himself what the hell … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 24

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 24 Chapter 9 I stopped at home to put on fresh clothes before going to my office and firing up the computer and my seven hundred dollar Saeco espresso machine. What can I say? I … Continue reading

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