Forthcoming

Forthcoming

September 5, 2019

SCHEDULED FOR PUBLICATION — firmly scheduled with dates from Baen Books:

November 2019: Council of Fire, with Walter Hunt. This novel is set in a fantasy/alternate history North America in the mid-18th century. The passage of Halley’s comet in 1759 triggers a catastrophe that sunders the New World from the Old World, and unleashes magic in the New World.

March 2020: Castaway Resolution, with Ryk Spoor. This novel is the direct sequel to Castaway Odyssey.

May 2020: The Shaman of Karres, with Dave Freer. This novel is the sequel to The Sorceress of Karres.

1636: The Atlantic Encounter, with Walter Hunt

 

DONE BUT NOT YET SCHEDULED:

The Macedonian Hazard, with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. This is the sequel to The Alexander Inheritance.

 

ALSO UNDERWAY — manuscripts being written but not yet scheduled for publication:

1637: The Peacock Throne, with Griffin Barbar, This novel is the sequel to 1636: Mission to the Mughals.

1637: No Peace Beyond the Line, with Charles E. Gannon. This is the sequel to 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies.

A Desperate and Despicable Dwarf. This is part of the Joe’s World series, and is the sequel to both Forward the Mage and The Philosophical Strangler. The manuscript is about two-thirds finished.

Cloak of Evil (working title; the final title will be different—stay tuned). This is the fourth novel I’ve co-authored with David Weber in his Honor Harrington universe. It is the sequel to Cauldron of Ghosts.

–Eric

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794 Responses to Forthcoming

  1. Folz says:

    Thank you for the update.

  2. Indolfo A Luna says:

    Thank you, I have been waiting for the sequel to commander cantrell.

  3. Greg Stille says:

    Glad to hear that Commander Cantrell hasn’t been ignored. Also the Polish and Chinese ventures should go a long way towards filling my needs for alternate universe stories!

  4. Zachary Kaplan says:

    Hello. First off, I’d just like to say that I’m a huge fan. Anyway, I was wondering if you’re planning to make audio recordings of the Ring of Fire anthologies and post them on Audible. And perhaps Time Spike, as well?

  5. Ron says:

    As a former cruise ship environmental officer feel free to pick my brain on the technical aspects for the Macedonian hazard

  6. Simon Lyon says:

    2/3’s finished! That’s awesome, I look forward to seeing just how dark and despicable Shelid ends up being.

  7. Tweeky says:

    “The Macedonian Hazard, with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. This is the sequel to The Alexander Inheritance.”

    I’m rereading “The Alexander Inheritance” and i’m wondering when a date will be set because I really, REALLY want to read the sequel.

    Also i’m wondering if and when there’s going to be a sequel to Herb Sakalauck’s “The Danish Scheme” because there some aspects that haven’t been wrapped up (Like the two Dutch Raiders)?

    • cka2nd says:

      Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press has already published “The Battle for Newfoundland,” the sequel to Herb’s “The Danish Scheme.”

      • Herbert Sakalaucks says:

        The sequel to “The Battle for Newfoundland” has been started, but it’s been delayed somewhat by a new North American 1632 tale I’ve been working on with John Deakins, tentatively titled “A Red Son Rises in the West” and a short story, titled “Boats of Stone”, I’m working on for a New World 1632 anthology Eric has planned.
        The manuscript for the “Red Son Rises” book is in, with requested revisions and is awaiting Walt’s final blessing. I’ll be at the minicon in Utah in July and should have signed copies of Battle for Newfoundland available. If anyone is interested in cowriting New World stories, I’ll be glad to discuss possible stories.

  8. Shang says:

    I need that sequel to Alexander Inheritance NOW!

  9. Daniel says:

    Just saw on Amazon/Goodreads that David Carrico is releasing an omnibus volume of a pair of novellas in November (has a cover) 1636: Flight of the Nightingale.

  10. Sam says:

    Anything at all for another Course of Empire book?

  11. Tweeky says:

    I’m wondering if Eric’s book “The Alexander Inheritance” and its upcoming sequel “The Macedonian Menace” have their own forum or sub-forum over at Baen’s Bar?

  12. jeff s says:

    Tangle of Tales – YES!

  13. Cindy says:

    Anything happening with the folks in England?

    • Eric Flint says:

      Yes. Jody Lynn Nye and I are starting on a novel that serves as a partial sequel both to 1635: A PARCEL OF ROGUES and my short novel “Scarface” in RING OF FIRE IV. The working title of the not is 1637: THE WEAVER’S TALE, but that won’t be the title under which it’s published.

  14. Gabriel Xavier says:

    Eric 1637 TPM comes out in less then a week is there any reason why Amazon still does not have the Ebook for pre order?

  15. Folz says:

    Comment from Eric Flint / January, 6 2018 :
    “Yes. I have a contract for two more novels in that series. I need to write two solo 1632 series novels first, though, which I’ll do back-to-back. The first is 1637: THE POLISH FRACAS (working title) and the second has the Really Working title of 1637: THE TYRRHENIAN TURMOIL. The second one will be a sequel to the just-published 1636: THE VATICAN SANCTION.”

    Dear Mister Flint,
    is “1637: THE TYRRHENIAN TURMOIL” still in the planning ?

    • Tweeky says:

      Yeah, i’d like to know that too and any hints to the broad outline of the novel?

      • Eric Flint says:

        Yes, I have a contract for it. As for the broad outline…

        This will be very broad but it’s the bestI can do at the moment because I’m still a ways off from developing a plot. Essentially, everything that’s been developing in the course of the “Italian line” of the series, which began with 1634: THE GALILEO AFFAIR, comes to a boil due the assassination of Pope Urban. The conflict in Italy starts interacting with the French civil war and the crises that were already on the way in Catalonia and Portugal — and Sharon and Ruy are right in the middle of the whole thing. Then Richelieu gets into the mix…

  16. Joe Bomberger says:

    So 1637 The Polish Maelstrom came out today but there is still no kindle ebook version being sold on amazon. Will there be one or should I purchase the ebook directly from Baen?

  17. donny says:

    I’m sorry to say it, but I have no interest in any of the forthcoming books except for Cantrell in the West Indies. I would much prefer a sequel to TPM, with perhaps the title “Admiral Simpson in the Mediterranean”.

    I think it’s unlikely that any navy in the Med has any chance to delay Simpson from doing whatever he wants. Steam and superior gunnery must rule. The only caveat that I can think of is the difficulty of supply coal and ammunition without a better base than Venice. Perhaps Malta?

    In general, it appears likely to me that the western allies will eventually beat the Turks with a combination of superior weapons, infantry tactics and air power. I doubt the Turks have the capacity to produce internal combustion engines . In that regard a Mosquito clone seems to be the best bet for a fighter-bomber.

    • David says:

      > In that regard a Mosquito clone seems to be the best bet for a fighter-bomber.

      I very much disagree with that. I see no point in making a poor copy of a WWII fighter plane, but with the flight characteristics of a WWI fighter plane (and at much higher cost)…

      • donny says:

        The point of the Mosquito is that its made of wood. Wood is . plentiful and cheap.Certainly compared to aluminum. There are a lot more woodworkers in the 1630’s than metalworkers, The problem with the clone described in TPM is that it was grossly underpowered, but airplane engines are being produced now, and that can be corrected, even if ones as good as the merlin are not yet practical.

        • David says:

          > The point of the Mosquito is that its made of wood.
          Almost all WWI planes were made of wood… The problem–or, rather, the first problem–with Mosquito is not the material but the technology. The fuselage of Mosquito is a frameless shell built of two vertical halves. Each half is made–in one piece!–by pressing a layer of wood between two layers of plywood (do they make plywood yet?). The wood used for the core is balsa (do they import balsa yet?). The wings do have rather complicated structure as well. I suppose a good cabinetmaker–but certainly not an average woodworker!–could manage to build that, if he had the necessary materials and plenty of time. But what’s the point of building a single plane? I bet they could make a dozen D.H. 9s for the same price and in the same time.

          > The problem with the clone described in TPM is that it was grossly underpowered, but airplane engines are being produced now, and that can be corrected

          “Grossly underpowered” doesn’t even start to describe it. I doubt it would even fly; even if it did, it would be in a constant danger of stalling–the first Mosquitoes did have stalling speed of 120mph, which is more than the maximal speed given in TPM–and they could forget about any useful payload, like bombs…

          I also doubt the engine situation can be fixed quickly. It took 20 years to get from 125HP to 1250HP engine in NTL…

          • donny says:

            Plywood in one form or another was made by the
            Egyptians in dynastic times. Casien glue made from skim milk and vinegar is quite strong enough to produce plywood. and is already known. As for engine design, more powerful engines already exist and can be copied. I don’t suppose you can show cost date for Mosquito vs D.H. 9. I rather doubt you are correct

            • David says:

              > Casien glue made from skim milk and vinegar is quite strong enough to produce plywood. and is already known.

              Good. Now to my other points, please?

              > As for engine design, more powerful engines already exist and can be copied.

              Well, they haven’t been copied yet… Which they certainly would have been if it were so easy as you make it sound. The first problem are materials. I doubt there is an x-ray spectroscope in Grantville and there’s is no skilled metallurgist either–or we’d have heard about him by now. Sure, they’ll be able to cut a few corners, but OTOH they have neither the technological base nor the specialists that made the progress in OTL. The second problem is fuel: such engines need high-octane aviation gasoline (which may or may not be produced already. If it’s not, I’ve no idea how hard it would be to make it). The third problem is production: they need a steady supply of new engines and a sufficient amount of spare parts (I don’t have the data at hand, but IIRC the time between overhauls for engines of WWII era was ~150 hours), which means a factory.

              To illustrate my point: it took 5 years to make a primitive machine gun (and that only in a single exemplar). The army has just began receiving bolt-action rifles. An aircraft engine is much more complicated than that…

              > I don’t suppose you can show cost date for Mosquito vs D.H. 9. I rather doubt you are correct

              You’re right, I don’t (even if I did, it would be costs of factory production–and both planes were built in large series–while we’re talking about a handful of planes built by hand, so the numbers wouldn’t apply anyway). Common sense, though, indicates that building a complicated plane will cost more and take longer than building a simple plane.

              But you haven’t answered my original question so far: why it’s necessary–or even advisable–to build a complicated plane when a simple one will do? What are the tasks that a Mosquito could do that a D.H.4/D.H.9 (or even D.H.2) could not? Fighters and night fighters are not needed, as there’s nothing to fight. Reconnaissance is perfectly well handled by existing planes. Bombers are not needed because there are no real bombs and no bombsights either. The usefulness of fighter-bombers would be severely limited by the nonexistence of machine guns (much less aircraft cannon)… So, again, what’s the point?

              • david ossar says:

                So far, the only plane in the USE’s inventory which is capable of fighting Turkish airships is the pusher described. This is an inherently inferior design. How many warplanes followed this design? I know of none. Your point about the lack of an x-ray spectrograph et al is simply nonsense. The MERLIN engine and other WWII were made without them. As for the availability of machine guns, the problem is not the lack of technology, it is simply they were not a priority.

              • David says:

                @david ossar
                (I don’t see any “reply” link, so I’m replying to my own comment…)

                > So far, the only plane in the USE’s inventory which is capable of fighting Turkish airships is the pusher described. This is an inherently inferior design.

                Which does not affect its effectivity.

                > How many warplanes followed this design? I know of none.

                Well, that only shows you don’t know enough about the aircraft history. What I remember: single engine fighters: Airco D.H.2, RAF F.E.2; multiple engine bombers: Airco D.H.3, Friedrichshafen G.I, Convair B-35 (that was after WWII).

                > Your point about the lack of an x-ray spectrograph et al is simply nonsense. The MERLIN engine and other WWII were made without them.

                The authors of Merlin weren’t trying to copy an existing engine. For which, the first step would be to identify the alloys used for various parts of the engine.

                > As for the availability of machine guns, the problem is not the lack of technology, it is simply they were not a priority.

                Ah well, have it your way. Your’e ignoring 3/4 of my arguments and putting the rest out of context. I see no point in continuing this.

    • Paul says:

      They already showed how to defeat Simpson… mines. An emergency jury- rigged minimal mining already took out one iron clad. The Turks have enormous resources and have had time to build up a large supply.

      • donny says:

        So far, the turks have no reason to build mines. It is probable that Simpson’s fleets destination has been kept secret, with the most probable destination the Caribbean rather than the Mediterranean. Further, mines are a defensive weapon and only effective in narrow waterways. In (near) the Med, this amounts to the Dardanelles. Even there if Simpson has mine sweepers, they can be removed. The Turks do not have modern guns in forts to protect their minefields; they may not even have the forts, and the example of Hamburg shows that whatever they have can be destroyed by naval gunnery.

  18. cka2nd says:

    Anything new on the Sam Houston, Arkansas, “Rivers of War,” “Trails of Glory” series front?

  19. Tweeky says:

    Eric, any idea when the Pyramid Power sequel is going to be published?

    • Eric Flint says:

      That’s not in the works any longer, although Dave and I may decide to go back to it at some point.

      • Tweeky says:

        Well I hope the two of you because the Pyramid series is too good to leave uncompleted.

      • Jens says:

        Oh, that’s a shame. I’ve been waiting for the concluding volume for ages. I’d be a pity to leave this great series hanging as Tweeky said.

        Hope you guys change your mind and will come around to it. :-)

        Anyway, thanks for the feedback. Very much appreciated!

  20. Dr. Luna says:

    When do you think No Peace Beyond the Line will be released?

  21. Tweeky says:

    The forthcoming page needs to be updated as several of the items mentioned have been published.

  22. Tweeky says:

    Will the snippets for 1636: The China Venture start to be posted at the beginning of July?

  23. Arne Olsen says:

    Alas, no news regarding the further adventures of Sam Huston & Co. Likewise nothing regarding the Jao Empire series.
    Just wondering are they sat on the back burner, or are they underway?
    Arne

    • Eric Flint says:

      I should start working on the sequel to ARKANSAS WAR by the end of the year. The Jao series is up in the air right now. Baen was twitchy because the sell-through for SPACE OF EMPIRE was low. We’re waiting to see what the results of the mass market edition are, which we should know pretty soon.

      • cka2nd says:

        Yippee regarding starting work on the sequel to “Arkansas War” by the end of the year, and all my hopes for a fourth book in the Jao series.

  24. Tweeky says:

    So, Eric, will the snippets for 1636: The China Venture start at the beginning of July? Also has a publication date been set for the Macedonian Menace?

  25. Eric Flint says:

    The snippets from CHINA VENTURE should start sometime this week. No publication date has been set yet for THE MACEDONIAN HAZARD.

  26. cka2nd says:

    I can’t remember if a novel in the 1632 universe having to do with Africa comparable to “The Mission to the Mughals” and “The China Venture” is in the works or not, but the New York Review of Books has just posted a review of four new books and one exhibition catalogue having to do with particular aspects of Africa’s “medieval” period, running roughly from 500 to 1500 AD (call me old-fashioned) at https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/06/27/medieval-africa-lost-kingdoms/. One of them, though, “A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution” by Toby Green, includes a discussion of the beginnings of the Atlantic Slave Trade that anyone writing about the subject in the 1632 universe should probably study. Specifically, the Kingdom of Kongo’s 16th and 17th century diplomatic, religious, economic and military efforts to resist Portugal’s growing addiction to African slaves, up to and including military alliances with Holland in the 1620’s and 1640’s. The final twist that undid Kongo and several of the other larger African kingdoms trying to keep the slave trading of THEIR free citizens at bay will come as a surprise to probably 99.9% of us, but would also fit into the 1632 universe quite comfortably.

  27. Tweeky says:

    I wonder when the forthcoming page is going to be updated as it has been almost seven months since it was last updated?

  28. Dean says:

    Eric!

    I love your 1632 series, especially how you managed to turn Admiral Simpson from someone I despised to someone that I slowly began to like the most.

    Are there any anthologies or previous works in the universe that follow him besides 1633/1634: The Baltic War?

    Is Simpson slowly going to make his way into the Atlantic and fight the French whose main target was North America? Maybe he’s secretly developing a Aircraft Carrier?

    Any works coming up besides his adventures in the med that will involve him?

    • Eric Flint says:

      Simpson appears prominently in a nu,ber of books after 1632, 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War.
      Ring of Fire (anthology — in a story by David Weber, “In the Navy”)
      1635: The Eastern Front
      1636: The Saxon Uprising

      He also appears, although not prominently, in 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught and 1637: The Polish Maelstrom. He will be a major character in the next main line novel.

      His wife, Mary Simpson, is a major character in 1634: The Bavarian Crisis, where she has a number of adventures with Gretchen Richter’s grandmother, Veronica.

  29. SH says:

    I came across your work with 1632. I have just finished the current Heirs of Alexandria book 6. I really appreciate you working with other authors. It is a good trend to see. More books! Good stuff to read. Thanks.

  30. Alex Kouvolo says:

    Tangle of Tales?
    With Honor going into retirement in Uncompromising Honor, who will be leading the fleet that wipes the Alignment from the galaxy?
    I take it that the Mesans will get their comeuppance in this novel.

  31. Tweeky says:

    I’d like to know when the forthcoming list is going to be updated as just about all of those books scheduled to be published this year have been published?

  32. Folz says:

    Hallo,

    finally an update.
    3 books of the 1632 series – no date

    sad

  33. Tweeky says:

    Nice to see a new update but I really, REALLY want to read the Macedonian Menace also I hope it won’t be long before the two 1637 books are published.

    What I want to know is when will the sequel to Pyramid Power be written?

  34. Tom Judge says:

    Keep ’em coming! Really appreciate you updating “Forthcoming” – nice to know when to start looking for things.

  35. Roy says:

    Hi. Is there any plan to continue the series started with K D Wentworth Crucible and Course of Empire?

  36. Eric Flint says:

    At the moment, no. That may change, but right now David Carrico and I are working on an unrelated science fiction adventure novel titled HYDRA.

    • Tweeky says:

      What’s the story in regards to “The Macedonian Menace” and the “Pyramid Scheme”? When will they be published?

    • cka2nd says:

      Sad to hear that. I like the Jao series, and while I wasn’t convinced of the logic of searching the galaxy looking for allies against the Ekhat, I thought the last book handled it about as well as it could be done, with some nice hard SF touches, and some real insight into Ekhat society.

  37. Eric Flint says:

    No date has been seen for the “Macedonian” volume. I’m not sure what you mean by “Pyramid Scheme.” That novel came out a long time ago, in 2003.

  38. Eric Flint says:

    There are no plans to write a sequel to PYRAMID POWER. We might, but if we do it won’t be soon.

    • Tweeky says:

      “There are no plans to write a sequel to PYRAMID POWER.”

      Really? I was under the impression (And i’m not the only one) that there was a third book in the works. I do hope the two of you do write a third book please.

      One thing i’d like to know is how much time has elapsed between the events in Pyramid Schemes and those in Pyramid Power?

  39. Wingthorn says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve checked your “Forthcoming” page, and, if I remember correctly, the last time I looked, there were two volumes in the Heirs of Alexandria series somewhere in the works. Are these still going to happen eventually?

  40. Tweeky says:

    I don’t like to quote myself, Eric, however:

    “One thing i’d like to know is how much time has elapsed between the events in Pyramid Schemes and those in Pyramid Power?”

    How long was the period time between the end of the first novel and the beginning of the second one?

    • Eric Flint says:

      Your guess is as good as mine. I wrote those novels almost twenty years ago and I’ve written somewhere around fifty novels since. I wouldn’t remember something like that even if Dave and I had specified it at the time — which I’m sure we didn’t since there was no reason to that was relevant to the plot of either novel..

  41. For some reason most folks don’t consider this idea as truth, but I certainly must really agree with you.

  42. Folz says:

    From Mr. Flint / 16. October 20019/ Facebook:

    “And here’s the cover for 1636: THE ATLANTIC ENCOUNTER, which is coming out in August. As always with the Ring of Fire series, Tom Kidd is the artist.”

    https://www.facebook.com/eric.flint.52?epa=SEARCH_BOX

  43. Folz says:

    From Mr. Flints Facebook / 16.October 2019 :

    “And here’s the cover for 1636: THE ATLANTIC ENCOUNTER, which is coming out in August. As always with the Ring of Fire series, Tom Kidd is the artist.”

    https://www.facebook.com/eric.flint.52?epa=SEARCH_BOX

  44. Folz says:

    Hallo,

    Info from Mr. Flints Facebock (today):

    “I just found out — well, a few hours ago — that Baen Books has scheduled 1637: NO PEACE BEYOND THE LINE for publication next November. I’m co-authoring the novel with Chuck Gannon. It’s the sequel to our 1636: COMMANDER CANTRELL IN THE WEST INDIES.

    In other cheery news of the day, a few days ago Griff Barber sent me the first draft of 1637: THE PEACOCK THRONE, which is the sequel to 1636: MISSION TO THE MUGHALS. . . .”

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