Forthcoming

(last updated on 27 January 2019)

June 2018: Grantville Gazette VIII.

August 2018: Worlds 2. This is the second collection of my short fiction.

December 2018: All the Plagues of Hell, with Dave Freer. This is the next volume in the Heirs of Alexandria series, which began with Shadow of the Lion and continued on with A Mankind Witch (by Dave Freer alone), This Rough Magic, Much Fall of Blood and the recently published Burdens of the Dead. This book is set in Italy and continues the story of Benito, Maria, Marco and Kat. Prince Manfred, Erik Hakkonsen and Princess Bortai also appear toward the end of the novel.

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

April 2019: 1637: The Polish Maelstrom. This is a working title and will not be the title under which the novel is actually published. It’s the direct sequel to 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught and was formerly titled 1636: The Anaconda Project. It is tentatively scheduled for publication sometime in the spring of 2019.

September 2019: 1636: The China Venture, with Iver Cooper. This novel centers on China in the last days of the Ming dynasty.

November 2019: The Sundering, 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.

DONE BUT NOT YET SCHEDULED:

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

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:

1636: The Atlantic Encounter, with Walter Hunt. (Formerly known as 1636: Drums Along the Mohawk.) The first draft of this novel is finished. I decided to hold it back, however, partly because it needs some more work and would fit better in the chronology if it was published later.

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.

Tangle of Tales (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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755 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.

  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.

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