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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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1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 46

1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 46 Mary Rose blushed. “If we lock in the local suppliers of urine? Hold it. How do we do that? And who are the local suppliers of urine?” Tracy grinned. “Ted claims … Continue reading

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Castaway Odyssey – Chapter 16

Castaway Odyssey – Chapter 16 Chapter 16. “This,” Campbell said, “Is a JD-CAT Model 450 Universal Excavator.” The boys were all watching attentively, even Francisco. Heavy machinery still held a fascination for most children, and these – thank goodness – … Continue reading

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Through Fire – Snippet 31

Through Fire – Snippet 31 The Civilization Game The market from this side looked too well-lit for us to simply go abroad in it. But we pulled ourselves up into a relatively unlit dock. It might very well have been … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 31

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 31 Chapter 16 The Bond of Ebezon, standing as kochan parent to Terra taif, had constructed several structures on Terra for their own use. All of them were low in build, with the curving … Continue reading

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Through Fire – Snippet 30

Through Fire – Snippet 30 Horrible Example I swam deeper and deeper, away from the light. It felt as though my lungs must burst before my hand — extended in front of me — perceived a break between rock and … Continue reading

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Castaway Odyssey – Chapter 15

Castaway Odyssey – Chapter 15 Chapter 15. “No, Maddox, Tav, no one but me and the Sergeant gets armed.” “But Xaaaaaander –” “No but Xander, Maddox. You don’t even know how to handle a gun yet, and I don’t think … Continue reading

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1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 45

1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 45 Phillip flashed his eyes over the recipe again, then looked back at Tracy. “Of course. Any marginally competent student of alchemy could easily make this ‘baking soda.’ The ‘baking powder’ . … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 30

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 30 Chapter 15 The morning of the jump-off for the big voyage, Caitlin gave Ed a long and lingering last kiss at the mouth of the boarding tube to the Lexington. At length, she … Continue reading

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