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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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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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Raising Caine – Snippet 07

Raising Caine – Snippet 07 As Ben Hwang confirmed that this simple text was, in fact, the only specific information the Slaasriithi had provided, Caine leaned toward Rulaine. “That physicist is a relative of one of the other members of … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 06

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 06 Chapter 3 Five years ago The massive funeral pyre burned so hot that they could feel the warmth even from their distant vantage point. The orange pillar lit the night sky. The … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 40

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 40 Chapter 14 The coyote’s snarls and the snapping of his teeth reached me clearly in the hallway, reminding me — as if I could have forgotten — how flimsy the bathroom door was. The … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 07

A Call To Arms – Snippet 07 “One of our people is in trouble,” Lisa told her. “Something serious.” “You sure he’s not just playing games?” the civilian pressed. “Sure sounded like a game to me.” “Missile Tech Townsend doesn’t … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 06

A Call To Arms – Snippet 06 Either way, this uni-link call could make or break him. If they realized he was playing them, they wouldn’t care what he might or might not have seen. They would probably just shoot … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 39

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 39 The attack on Solana’s had convinced me that Amaya’s talk of a magical war had some basis in fact. But until now, I hadn’t understood fully how dangerous such a conflict might be. Hacker … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 05

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 05 Chapter 2 Protector of the Law, twenty-year senior, Ashok Vadal, stood on the damp rocks watching the burning village slide into the sea. The two demons were lying in the sand where … Continue reading

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Raising Caine – Snippet 06

Raising Caine – Snippet 06 Chapter Seventeen In transit; GJ 1248’s inner system Two days later, once Riordan and the rest of the legation had gathered for their first collective meal in the overcrowded main room, Gaspard rose to formally … Continue reading

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