(last updated on 6 Jan 2018)


September, 2017: Iron Angels, with Alistair Kimble. This novel is a cross between urban fantasy and a police procedural. My co-author is an FBI agent.

December 2017: 1636: The Vatican Sanction, with Charles Gannon. This novel is the sequel to 1635: The Papal Stakes.

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

February 2018: 1637: The Volga Rules, with Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff. This is the sequel to 1636: The Kremlin Games.

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.

1637: The Polish Fracas. 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.


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

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.

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

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.

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.



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666 Responses to Forthcoming

  1. Bjorn Hasseler says:

    May 1. The Grantville Gazette comes out at on the first day of odd-numbered months. You can get single issues or packages there. The Gazette site itself is and has several options for full access to all the Gazettes for various periods of time. And downloads. Plus there you can see the new issues coming together.

  2. Don Zettel says:

    I hope 1636: The Viennese Waltz follows up on the characters of Noelle Stull and Janos Drugeth. I find those characters both interesting and refreshingly unique.

  3. Endril says:

    Can I shout my pain? :) Where is the next book in the English thread? I feel like I’m waiting forever. And what a waste of good characters (Alex and Julie McKay, Oliver Cromwell and the bunch)… I wonder how much the main thread could be stretched without involving some references to England? ;)
    And thank you for a wonderful series, nevertheless! :)

  4. Santanu Bose says:

    I am very happy to learn that you will be finishing The Span of Empire , with Mr. David Carrico. Even-though I have never read Mr. Carrico’s works before I look forward to the collaboration work. Love your books Mr. Flint hope you write a lot more on the Jao Empire series.

  5. Curtis says:

    Just finished reading 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies. A great read… being retired Navy and an avid reader of all naval series; Pope, Kent, Forrester, just to name a few I really enjoyed this latest book.

    However, I am waiting patiently for the English thread to continue about Alex and Julie McKay as well as Oliver Cromwell. Is there anything in the pipeline?

    • Carlos Santana says:

      Yeah come on now we been waiting patiently for 7 years to find out what happens to that crowd not to mention what is happening in England/Scotland and how they are doing.

  6. David Walters says:

    Eric, what about the 3rd novel or sequel to 1824: The Arkansas War ? I found it the most politically fascinating and…unpredictable one yet. It’s also based in the heart of N. America. Here’s hoping you can get to it sooner rather than later.


    I just finished reading 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies. Well done and, interesting at many levels, especially on the issue of slavery. I think only you could of dealt with the issue in the way you did given your study of the institution. I think the arrival of the ship in Louisiana portends something very, every interesting for the sequel to this novel. Also…Swedish (and German via USE) colonization? Gustav hasn’t really be interested in this through he’s allowed the Danes and USE to engage for at least strategic reasons, taking on Spain. It seems to me a ready made mass of potential settlers is available for use to ‘hold’ gained territories. I can see a huge opening in seizing either the Island of Hispanola or Puerto Rico (though not likely Cuba) from the Spanish (I’m just letting my inner-colonializer out here) and packing it with settlers from either country but without slavery. Anyway, keep it up!

    David Walters,
    Pacifica, CA

    • cka2nd says:

      I just finished “1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies,” too. I haven’t seen any interest on Gustav Adolf’s part in Swedish imperialism in the Western Hemisphere. Even the Swedish expedition to Mauritius (“Second Hand Bird”) was driven more by Princess Kristina and the quest to save the dodo with the strategic consideration of sitting athwart the South Africa to India shipping lanes very much in the back seat, at least for now.

      Nor do I think the civil authorities in the USE have any real interest in colonizing the Americas. They want oil, rubber and assorted other resources and, at least in the case of the Fourth of July party, to end the slave trade, but taking on the Spanish and French and trying to prevent the death of 90% of North American Indians from Old World diseases, let alone starting a series of Indian wars, is just too much for them to handle for the foreseeable future.

      The Dutch, understandably, do want to retain their possessions in the Americas, as do the English settlers who are already there. The wild card has been Denmark. It’s been very interesting watching Christian IV trying to turn Denmark into a naval (“The Danish Scheme”) and air (“No Ship for Tranquebar”) power. With England turned inward, the Dutch just trying to hang on (and Ferdinand and Co. more focused on the consolidation of the Netherlands proper) and France on the brink of a civil war, Christian could succeed in turning not just the North Sea but the entire North Atlantic into a Danish lake. And I wonder if Eric has considered the fact that Denmark and the Ottoman Empire seem to have the two largest airship forces in the world; might Denmark’s air force be called on in the event the Ottomans try to bite off more than Vienna and a sizable chunk of Austria?

    • Carlos says:

      Puerto Rico in this time frame would be the better choice, less populated than Hispaniola and on a more strategically place for Naval and trading bases. Only problem is that San Juan has been heavily fortified at this point even do about a decade earlier the Dutch were able to take San Juan if not hold it.

      All do the majority of the population that is there is very pro Spain.

  7. cka2nd says:

    I was just skimming through “1825: The Arkansas War” for, oh, I don’t know, the 15th or 20th time and started to wonder whether Driscoll and Co. should try to cut a deal with Mexico that would make any American diversionary effort along the Red River that much harder to pull off. Maybe something along the lines of:

    “You can send junior officers to our military academy whose chief instructor is only one of the top generals in the world AND non-commissioned officers to our top-notch sergeants school AND senior officers to observe the war with the United States in the field.

    “In return, we would like you to establish enough of a military presence on the Mexican side of the Red River to discourage any use of the south bank of the river by American troops.”

    Possible stumbling blocks: The Arkansas Confederacy’s various traditionalist clans that have been settling across the Red River in Mexico-owned Texas will not welcome a greater, or any, Mexican presence in the area, especially one that can effectively asserts its “rights” to the land in question. Would the Tejano population of Texas, especially its leading families, welcome more “interference” in the state by the central government in Mexico City? After all, some of them would fight for Texan independence in the coming decades. And was Mexico even capable, only three years after independence became official, of sending more than a token number of troops to it’s border with Arkansas?

    I haven’t given this a ton of thought, so don’t feel shy poking holes in this idea.

  8. Timothy Kirby says:

    I’m disgruntled. I highly enjoy your 163x books. Have been a thorough reader of all of them. But there should be at least three books a year coming out, not 1 at the early part and 1 near the end. And to tempt us with Encounter in the North Atlantic and then draw it back to wait a whole year for two others to come out is ridiculously disheartening. And of course, I really do wish the English strand would start taking shape sooner than latter. I love your books and I am a complete fan. That’s what makes it so hard to see little coming out each year. It makes me almost wish that I had never read any of your books and then just found the extreme pleasure of them, so that I would have plenty to read for a while. I’ve already read everything a second time that is out, with the exception of the last one about Eddie Cantrell. Please speed up the process. I’m sure it gets very tiring to continually work on the same series. But You’ve put out a lot of other books in the meantime that aren’t in this series. Please put this series in your main sites again rather on the side. We really want more of the story out to read. Sincerely and with the greatest of respect and earnest anticipation.

    • David says:

      That’s actually more a publisher issue than an authorial one. Due to his lavish use of co-authors in the 1632 series, Eric has quite a reserve of novels and other books built up at the moment. But Baen only has slots for about 35 or so new books a year in their distribution structure, and they have a number of top-drawing authors in addition to Eric, so Eric gets four slots a year–if he’s lucky–usually more like three– to be divided among his various series.

  9. cka2nd says:

    I know everyone would love to have the British Isles storyline with Julie, Alex, Darryl, Gayle and Oliver Cromwell return to the fore but if you think about it, Britain is really a backwater at the moment. We’ve got major developments happening that will soon merge the Italian/Roman Catholic Church storyline with the Dutch, Burgundian and French ones. The mainline centered around the Stearns, Higgins and Simpsons is going to soon be rocked by the Ottoman capture of Vienna, which will probably also suck Bohemia’s attention away from the Ukraine and Russia (and boy, will it be interesting to see how Poland/Lithuania reacts to the fall of Vienna). And of course a new Caribbean storyline just kicked off. Unfortunately for me, all of the above chaos will probably mean that the Russian storyline will go on the backburner for a while, unless it gets drawn into the mainline/Ottoman nexus, too, but that seems less likely with the Czar and Bernie Zeppi challenging Moscow from the East.

    Eric really is succeeding in his stated goal of conveying through the Ring of Fire series the chaos and confusion and overlap of current events, where big things occur on numerous fronts all at roughly the same time, kind of like Syria, Gaza and Ukraine at the moment. The problem for those of us dying to see what happens next in England and Scotland is that nothing seems quite ready to explode there. Maybe Cromwell and Co. are organizing underground and a Fens version of the Ram Movement will break out soon, or maybe Wentworth will convince young Rupert to claim both the throne and his place in military history, or maybe the “civil war” in the Catholic Church, the Irish Geese and the tag team of Cromwell and McCarthy will bring about an Irish rebellion but we just don’t know what’s going on aside from the Earl of Cork trying to consolidate his position as the new head of government for the crippled Charles I, assassination attempts in the Netherlands included.

    But take heart. It will all probably blow up in a year or two.

  10. daveo says:

    At the end of Commander Cantrell, we learn that Admiral Simpson will not come the the West Indies, because of a developing crisis elsewhere. It’s hard to believe that any western European country can be behind it. That leaves the Russians in the Baltic, which is improbable or the Turks, in the Mediterranean, most likely threatening Italy, or at least Venice. We’ll have a long wait until we find out.

    In the new world, the Spanish are well established in South and Central America, but the French, for all their ambition are really thin on the ground both in Canada and Virginia. Not to mention their coming civil war. And I refuse to believe that they made much progress in New England. The Dutch are reasonably secure in the Hudson Valley. Even if Ferdinand is concentrating on the lowlands, they could be defended with relatively little effort. It’s also possible that Christian could take the place of the Swedes in the Delaware Valley, in alliance with the Dutch or without them. Southeast PA, peninsular Maryland and Delaware are rich in resources and agricultural land, which should be apparent to anyone who studies Grantville’s library.

    • Vikingted says:

      Daveo, wow do we all have so much fun stories to wait impatiently for…

    • cka2nd says:

      I’ve been wondering about how Fernando and Frederick Hendrick will reconcile the Dutch colonies to the new arrangement in the homeland, but then I’m still not exactly sure what that arrangement actually is and I have a feeling the former can’t be pulled off until the latter is settled. Mostly Dutch men and ships plus resources and acceptable representatives of the Crown could certainly help.

      Interesting thoughts about how the uptime Mid-Atlantic coastal region could be put into play by the Danes. However, given everything else that is going on, what odds would you give for Christian IV being able to come up with the resources to try to pull this off, and how soon do you think he could begin the job?

    • Dan10230 says:

      Looking at the timing of Simpson’s message to Cantrell the crisis would be Oxenstierna and the Crown Loyalists attempting to restore the “natural order” of aristocratic dominance. Therefore, it is also the period in which Simpson was “sitting on his hands” so to speak and would not only have sent a coded, but also guarded message to Cantrell, because you never know what would happen if he had openly transmitted the troubles occurring back home.

      This comes down to what is one of the true strengths of this series, in that the various threads, while somewhat independent are still interrelated overall with at least mentions of happenings across the board.

    • Galane says:

      Where are the Portuguese in all this? OTL they colonized Brazil and other bits of South America.

      • Carlos says:

        Portugal was part of Spain until 1640 (how the ring of fire affected this I don’t know) but technically while an “Autonomous” Kingdom the crown of Portugal rested on the King Of Spain for the moment.

  11. Tweeky says:

    I’m wondering what progress Dave Freer has made on the sequel to “Pyramid Power” as I really, really want to read it.

  12. Don Zettel says:

    1636 The Kremlin Games was published over two years ago and ended in a place that was pretty interesting. I’d love to see the continuation of this storyline. I hope we haven’t seen the end of what happens in Mother Rus in the 1632 timeline.

  13. Vikingted says:

    Daveo, there is no discussion I remember in 1636: The Saxon Uprising indicating that the Turks have already invaded Austria. I am sure the plan is for a 1637 invasion. With the Airships with some telegraph capability plying the air near Austria, we would have heard something of that event. We still have to live through Stern’s Third Division thumping of Duke Max.

    • daveo says:

      So what do you think the developing crisis that requires a sea-going fleet is likely to be? Baltic, North Sea, Atlantic, Mediteranian? ?? It sure isn’t Bavaria. Or Austria.

      • Rick Shields says:

        It looks like it will be the Mediteranian, based on info for The Viennese Waltz. Ottomans invade Austria and take Vienna. USE sends ships to the Mediteranian and evidently get a surprise.

      • Vikingted says:

        Daveo, The Swiss Navy to the rescue! (jk) I would think the USE navy would be eventually used to try to block Ottoman shipping supplies near Constantinople.

  14. Christie Godec says:

    I just finished rereading the second book in “The Course of Empire” series. I am so glad that there will be a 3rd book. I enjoy your work so much.
    Thank You, Christie

  15. Rick Shields says:

    It has been a few years now, does anyone know the status of The Anaconda Project? We were left hanging on that one.

    • cka2nd says:

      As you probably know, the Polish sub-plot was incorporated into 1635: The Eastern Front and 1636: The Saxon Uprising. With the death of Wallenstein the whole project is probably on hold even though the objective conditions couldn’t be better what with (a) Poland refusing to strike a deal to end the USE-Polish War, (b) Civil War likely to break out in Russia, and (c) the Ottomans preparing to invade Austria (which the other European powers have probably learned about from their own spies in either Constantinople or Vienna). If Wallenstein were alive and in fairly good health, the Spring of 1637 might have been his moment to strike, gobbling up chunks of Poland and Russia and offering to send an army to assist Ferdinand III in return for a piece of Hungary. Without him, I don’t think Pappenheim, Morris Roth or Wallenstein’s young widow are prepared to launch such an ambitious project.

      At most, I would speculate that Bohemia would try to cut a deal with Austria: Pappenheim and Bohemia will try to play the part that John III Sobieski and Poland did in saving Vienna in the up-time year of 1683 but only for those non-Hungarian bits of Moravia and Slovakia currently owned by the Hungarian crown.

      Of course, this is all pure speculation on my part but I think it fits with the most recent developments in the series.

      • Vikingted says:

        @cka2nd, in the paper world of published books, Wallenstein is ill and there was discussion of his heir’s success in avoid being usurped. Has he died in a GG story? I do not have a subscription at the moment.

      • Vikingted says:

        Were there any officially published Wallenstein death notices?

        • Bret Hooper says:

          @Vikingted: I wonder about that too; I have seen no Wallenstein obit. As for all of the things you and so many others above have been clamoring for, I have been wanting most of them too. I particularly wanted to see more about Marc Cavriani and Susanna Allegretti (1634: The Bavarian Crisis. Instead of griping about it, I decided to try to do something about it, and lo, there is a new story about them in GG61 (September, 2015). A very short one, true, but it is obviously designed to set the stage for a followup, which I learned at Libertycon in Chattanooga last June, is in the works. Thank you, Virginia DeMarce.

          • cka2nd says:

            My apologies to anyone I misled about Wallenstein’s death. As I’m reading the snippets, he is alive in 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught, so I must have had a truly gigantic brain fart reading some story somewhere and passed along the erroneous idea that he had died at some earlier point in the series.

  16. James Johnson says:

    I also thought that the England/Scotland storyline was going to jolt something loose soon as well. Besides those already stated, the Huguenot fanatic Ducos is hiding out in those parts with the one of the loyal Huguenot leaders not far behind in searching for him. Also, though we see the queen of Sweden being assassinated by his followers in 1635: The Eastern Front, we see nothing of Ducos himself. Suspicious, anyone?

    • cka2nd says:

      I can’t even remember what Alex and Julie were supposed to be doing in Scotland besides being a resource to help the USE embassy in London. Which they, of course, did. But what possible role could they be playing now, with no USE embassy and the only USE nationals that we know of having gone to ground with Oliver Cromwell?

  17. bob robertson says:

    whats next in the Honorverse series? Cachat, Zilwiki, Palane and company?

  18. Brightwater says:

    Add my vote to those who want to hear how things are going in Arkansas. And England. And what about Francesca in Alexandria? Don’t tell me she isn’t up to something!

  19. Frederick E. Frazier says:

    I’ve enjoyed your Trails of Glory #1 & #2. Will there be a Trails Of Glory#3?

  20. Jack Beslanwitch says:

    Yes, Cromwell, England, Julie and more. And then maybe Arkansas can rise from…well… anyway, hope you can write faster ;-)

  21. Zak Ryerson says:

    I will be interested to see what stories from Grantville Gazette up t0 46 (say) are in (Dead Tree) Grantville Gazette VII.
    However, the story i will _REALLY_ be intersted in reading is the New Story by Eric.

  22. Vikingted says:

    It was sad to read…
    “Then, my next solo novel in the series, which will be the direct sequel to both 1636: The Saxon Uprising as well as my short novel in Ring of Fire III, “Four Days on the Danube.” This novel should come out at the end of 2015 or early in 2016.”
    I wait with bait breath for any new release in the 163X series. (yes, I typed bait not baited) ; }

  23. Timothy Kirby says:

    Too few!!!! Too Long a time to wait for the few!!!! I know you write more than just 163X series, but we need more books a year in it. This 2015 or 2016 for the next major installation of the ship thread in the Atlantic and nothing about Scotland or England, and still nothing, in the meantime is very aggravating! When the series first started, there were, most years, 3 or more books a year. That was tremendous. But now it’s like their eeking out slowly and two books a year if we’re lucky. But it seems to be going to one book unless it’s a sideline book that doesn’t add much in the way of overall development. I appreciate that you are trying to keep the timeline in sinc with other books. I also don’t want strands speeding ahead of each other. But we do need more books put out a year. Also, the quality of the paper in the books are not that good as originally used. I don’t know if this has to do with the publisher or is purposeful to give a feel of old paper for old time period or just to keep the prices down, but just noticed it. Prices down is a plus for hardbacks, but durability is a plus, too. Less profanity would be a good thing too! But I know this is up to the author. I have a great friend at work, that I was promoting the storyline to, since she loves alt. History. But after reading the first part of the 1632, she wouldn’t read any more and this is a recurring problem with most of those I mention the book to. And it has to do with the profanity issue. I personally don’t like it either, but I like the story line and the characters too much not to read them. Anyway, these are my gripes, the major being the lost threads of Britain and Scotland and the lack of volumes. Otherwise, I’m in love with the 1632 series.

    • David says:

      As to timing of publication, that’s determined by the publisher.

      As to physical quality of the books, that’s controlled by the publisher.

  24. Aslan says:

    Interesting, how most people are a bit disappointed with the schedule of the 1632 series over the past 8 years. I don’t mind reading the other side stories to the series but to wait so long for both the sequel to the English Thread (Julie, Alex & Co) and Saxon Uprising is just disappointing. When we do get them I also see those story not having a suitable ending to either and so another long period between Mike and Julie next appearance. With so many writers involved in the series you would think it should be easy to plan out the layout of the stories so they would flow better and more often but I suppose we can’t push the artists (authors). I hope a bus doesn’t hit me before I find out if Mike has other plans in the works regarding the rest of the world.

  25. Eugen Laukamp says:

    I don’t know if the problem with the meagre number of books a year in the 1632 universe isn’t due to the publishers. God, I hope sales isn’t too low. This is one series I don’t want to see die! In fact I want to see heavy advertising, so sales will go up and we will see some speed on the publishing side!
    On a different note I hope Eric isn’t getting tired with the theme or are afraid to write too far ahead. Because there’s a number of writers in the Grantville Gazette universe who can’t write past 1636, before he adds to the ‘spine’ of the story.
    Some of whom I’ve grown quite fond of over the years (including their characters). And I want them and their ‘side-themes’ to ‘age’ just as much as I want the main story to!
    Where else would you find writers who writes with great enthusiasm about music, commerce and romance hardly noticing that the setting is the 30 years war! In fact I bet one of the reasons I enjoy them so much is that they surf the ‘bull-economy’ of the 1632 universe, and let you have a holiday from todays ‘saturated markets’ and credit-crunches!
    What I would really want Eric to do is to write the continuation of the European ‘spine’, and just act as a consultant on the various ‘sidetracks’. It seems there are enough talent out there to do it like that.
    And if there’s a really rich fan out there I wish he would buy the whole thing from Baen and turn it over to the Grantville Gazette people!
    Or whoever can floor the gaspedal!
    PS: To me it is a crime to have someone write a continuation on the wonderful Jao Empire stories and then not publishing them!

    • Eric Flint says:

      Folks, please keep something in mind. I am not the only author published by Baen Books, and there are only so many months in a year. As it stands, I get an average of three new titles published every year. Not all of them can be 1632 series books.

      Even so, since the series began in 2000 — fifteen years ago — we’ve published 14 novels (15 as of July, when 1636: THE CARDINAL VIRTUES comes out and 16 as of January, with the publication of 1635: A PARCEL OF ROGUES) and 11 anthologies of short fiction. That’s a better “production rate” than most long-running series get.

      • Chuck says:

        To all the frustrated fans: I’m sure you can all read faster than Eric Flint can write. This is not going to change, and even if it did, the results wouldn’t be pleasant. I enjoy reading the 1632 works as they come out, and in this case, patience is not just a virtue, it’s a necessity. John D. McDonald wrote his 21 Travis McGee novels in 21 years, some years went by with none, but they made a delightful series. If Eric’s books weren’t so good, you wouldn’t be clamoring, and even 1 book a year isn’t “meagre”. I hope Eric keeps at for a long while, at whatever pace he enjoys.

  26. Tina Hoang says:

    I was wondering if either you or Dave Freer have any plans of writing another Pyramid book. I absolutely adored the Pyramid Scheme and Pyramid Power and would love to see more from that series.

  27. Mike Stern says:

    Hey people! Give Dave some breathing room. Stop asking for more, More, MORE! Even though I want a sequel as bad (or worse!) than everyone else that has posted, please give Dave a bit of rest fro your pathetic whining!

    1) Dave can’t write while eating. So, let him be and allow him to digest in peace.
    2) He needs to sleep sometime, and he can’t write while snoring. So, let him be and allow him a good night’s rest.
    3) A person can only write so fast, and no faster. He has a couple of books at the publisher, and he has to polish the drafts he already has into submittable condition. And yes, editing is harder than just plain writing. So, let him be and allow him to work.
    4) One of the hard items with alternate history is RESEARCH! research takes time. So, let him be so that he can get facts, and not have to make them up.

  28. Vikingted says:

    @Mike Sterns
    I guess you could broaden that “give Dave a break” theme to include Eric and all his various novels. I to would like to see another Driscoll in Arkansas novel. I love all of the 163X novels. I do notice that my hardback of 1634:BW has a broken spine after about five readings. I do not treat my books bad except the time on of my foster dogs found my PB 1633 and gnawed on it.

  29. David Carrico says:

    I’m not Eric, but I can provide some updates:

    1. The first draft of the Julie/English/Parcel of Rogues story has been completed by Andrew Dennis and turned in to Eric. Turns out that Andrew had some major health problems that really impacted his ability to write, so that’s why the long delay. So that’s back on track. No word yet on when Eric will have it done and turned in to Baen.

    2. The 3rd Jao book, The Span of Empire (co-authored by yours truly), has been completed and turned in to Baen. Have not heard yet where it will fit in the publication schedule, but it will be sometime after September 2015, because I’ve seen the schedule to that date. Hold on to your helmets, kiddies, Eric wrote a doozy of an outline for this one. 175,000 words of Jao excitement coming your way soon.

    3. Grantville Gazette VII hardback anthology with two new stories by Eric is scheduled for April 2015.

    4. The 4th novel in the Boundary universe, Castaway Planet, is scheduled for February 2015. Same universe as the Boundary trilogy, but set about 200 years later.

    5. The hardback leatherbound deluxe limited edition of Mother of Demons is scheduled for March 2015. Only hardback edition ever for this book. Did I remember to say it’s a limited edition?

    6. Next 163X novel 1636: The Cardinal Virtues is scheduled for July 2015. This deals with a story line involving Cardinal Richelieu. Great cover by Tom Kidd. May even be better than the one for Devil’s Opera.

    7. First draft for 1637: The Volga Rules (sequel to Kremlin Games) has been completed and turned in to Eric. Haven’t heard that it’s been turned in to Baen yet. Unscheduled.

    8. First draft for a 163X novel in the Mughal Empire has been completed and turned in to Eric. Haven’t heard that it’s been turned in to Baen yet. Unscheduled.

    9. I think Eric has completed a collaboration with Mike Resnick on a novel conceived of by Mike. Working title was Gods of Sagittarius. Haven’t heard that it’s been scheduled yet, not sure it will be from Baen.

    10. Ring of Fire IV anthology is being assembled with all new original stories in it. Last word was that it’s not completed yet, so not scheduled.

    Last time I talked to Eric, the top three solo projects on his radar are the next 163X mainline novel (last working title I heard was 1636: A World of Hurt), the 3rd book in the 18XX/Trail of Glory series, and A Desperate and Despicable Dwarf. That is, however, subject to the exigencies of the writerly life and subject to change without notice.

    Haven’t heard a word about the 3rd Pyramid book for a long time. Last word I heard was that Dave Freer had started on the first draft, but I know he’s been sidetracked into a lot of other projects.

    That’s all I’ve got. Stay tuned.


    • Eric Flint says:

      The third book in the Pyramid Scheme setting has been postponed indefinitely. The situation is complex, involving a decision by Dave and me to roll the contract for that book into a contract for a new book in the Heirs of Alexandria series. Dave did begin work on the third Pyramid Scheme novel and it’s possible that we’ll eventually finish it. But for the moment, it’s on hold.

      • El Arntson says:

        And the third Arkansas book? Please give us news on the third Arkansas book! Also you’re awesome and I love and appreciate everything you do.

        • vikingted says:

          @el Arntson, David Carrico indicated the status of the “Arkansas” books when he wrote “the 3rd book in the 18XX/Trail of Glory series” was one of Eric’s three top projects.

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  31. Tweeky says:

    Any idea when the “The Alexander Inheritance” will be published?

  32. daveo says:

    On the siege/capture of Vienna. The current Sultan dies in a few years after 1637, supposedly of gout. There is no cure for gout. The only treatment which may be available is colchicine, which is fairly toxic. The Sultan is noted for his heavy consumption of wine, and his general intemperance, so it’s not likely that he can control his gout with diet. His historic successor is weak, and there is probably not much choice due to the Ottoman habit of fratricide.

    Other powers, particularly the USE may not be in a position to aid Austria immediately, perhaps because of a war to Bavaria ( I’d be glad to see the Wittelsbachs gone), or the civil war in France, or the coming Church schism. But no one in Western Europe wants the Turks this far west and it’s difficult to see how the Turks can stay in Vienna very long.

  33. Justin Lane says:

    1636: The Atlantic Encounter, with Walter Hunt.
    Looking forward to almost everything you have listed there but please please please I hope you have interaction with the Plymouth colony. Stephen Hopkins and Mile Standish would be awesome to see in the book. Although by this time in the timeline it may or may not be too late to save Cape Cod from the effects of the colonists deforestation.
    You also have the Algonquin who where friendly and married the colonist.

  34. Kate Cunningham says:

    I’m also looking forward to the continuation of the Cromwell storyline, and hoping that somebody with a better grasp of history calls him out on his genocidal actions in Ireland while acknowledging that he hasn’t done them yet so maybe he can learn to be less of a jackass. That little speech whitewashing his actions nearly had me throwing the book across the room, even though it was given to somebody with an even worse grasp of history than the person who gave it.

  35. David says:

    Publishing schedule update per Eric –

    January 2016: 1635: A PARCEL OF ROGUES (Julie and Darryl do Scotland)
    May 2016: RING OF FIRE IV
    September 2016: THE SPAN OF EMPIRE (3rd Jao novel)
    January 2017: 1636: THE OTTOMAN ONSLAUGHT (next mainline 1632 story)

    First two are fairly solid dates. Second two are penciled in, but may fluctuate a little depending on other publishing considerations.

    ALEXANDER INHERITANCE and 1636: THE MUGHAL MISSION will most likely be 2017 dates. Nothing definite about other titles.

  36. shane says:

    any word on if the Ring of fire anthologies will be getting audio books?

    • David Carrico says:

      Haven’t heard, but probably not until they finish the backlist of the novels.

    • Alicia says:

      Honestly, it would be nice just to get the rest of the novels. (I’m not ashamed to admit that I did a little happy dance today when I saw that Cannon Law was finally on Audible.)

    • David says:

      I think the schedule of audiobook production is controlled by Baen, and they appear to be concentrating on the novels first. Just took a look at Amazon, and they’ve almost caught up with the novel backlist. Dreeson Incident, Eastern Front, and Saxon Uprising still remain to be done, plus the newly released 1636: The Cardinal Virtues. I imagine they’ll look at the anthologies after that.

      • David says:

        Noticed today that 1636: The Cardinal Virtues is available as an audiobook, but it looks like the other three are still waiting in line to be done.

      • David says:

        Noticed today that Dreeson Incident and Eastern Front now have audio editions, so we’re down to just Saxon Uprising needing to be done to have the full 1632 novel backlist available in audio. Still haven’t heard if they will then undertake any of the anthologies, though.

  37. RAV says:

    Good day;

    Is there inside your head a History of the 30 Years Wars waiting to come out? Bernard Cornwell wrote a very readable Waterloo. It would seem that your research into 1632 just might lend new insights into a very difficult era in history.

    But don’t let it interfere with the 1632 arcs though!!

  38. Eamonn says:

    Ugh, there are four largely finished 1632 novels with undetermined publishing dates. Why wait? We’re going to buy all of them as eArcs anyway. My god the wait is killing me.

  39. Herbert Sakalaucks says:

    To further update publication dates, ROF Press will be releasing ‘The French Riposte’, the sequel to ‘The Danish Scheme’ early fall 2015. This book will cover the establishment of a settlement on southern James Bay, a confederation between the tribes of the region and the Hudson’s Bay Company and the start of hostilities between the French and eastern tribes and the Company and central Canadian tribes.

    • cka2nd says:

      Woo Hoo! I’m looking forward to it, Herb.

      So, I was trying to get a better handle on the locations mentioned in “The Danish Scheme” and just came across a section on Wikipedia’s Bell Island page regarding the “Bell Island boom” of April 2, 1978. As soon as I read that ball lightning was initially thought to be the cause of the boom, I flashed back to Mike Stearns’ initial speculation in “1632” that the Ring of Fire might have been sheet lightning. And then I read that scientists from Los Alamos had investigated the Bell Island boom as a possible lightning “superbolt” while others speculated that the explosion was a result of either weapons testing or an electromagnetic pulse, and now I’m thinking that YOU CAN TURN THIS INTO AN ASSISTI SHARDS STORY. Complete with Danish, French and English colonists straight out of “The Danish Scheme,” Dorset and Maritime Archaic culture peoples, modern Canadians who had heard about the Grantville Disaster and the disappearance of an Illinois maximum security prison and, finally, Leif Erickson and a few boatloads of Vikings!

      I feel as giddy as Princess Kristina. Go for it, Herb!

    • cka2nd says:

      Herb, has “The French Riposte” been released yet? I couldn’t find it on Amazon.

      • Herbert Sakalaucks says:

        It’s been delayed due to health condition. I returned home from a fantastic cruise to Alaska in mid June and two days later had four hours of emegency surgery for a perforated colon, with complications of a collapsed lung and pneumonia. October saw a second major surgery to reconnect the colon. I do have a new short story, “Gold Fever” in the upcoming ROF IV.

        • cka2nd says:

          Heavens! You take care, Herb, and as long as you need. Be well.

          • cka2nd says:

            Hi Herb,

            I hope you have recovered from your surgeries and are feeling and doing well, and that I won’t offend you by asking if a new release date has been set for “The French Riposte.” Please pardon my impatience.

        • Gabriel Xavier says:

          Herb, how are you feeling hope all is well can you give an update

  40. Ken Mazawa says:

    Why is “Grantville Gazette VII” not available in the Apple iBook store? There is a Kindle edition on Amazon but I don’t have a Kindle.

    • rav says:

      If you download Calibre ebook library manager, it can convert the Kindle version to the Apple version and send it to iTunes for you to sync to your iPad. Calibre treats iTunes as a device.

  41. David says:

    Yes, the snippets for 1635: A Parcel of Rogues (a/k/a Julie Does Britain) have started. But if you just can’t stand not knowing what happens, the e-arc edition is available at:

  42. David says:

    Audiobook fans:

    Just noticed that 1635: The Dreeson Incident is now available as an audiobook on Amazon. It appears that 1635: The Eastern Front, and 1636: The Saxon Uprising are the only published 1632 novels that still remain to be released as audiobooks.

  43. robere says:

    I wonder what traditions will carry into the RoF 20th Century Timeline?

    Will the USE Airforce Academy be at Richter Field, were will the Naval Academy be? Will there be Simpson Class Aircraft Carriers? Or Simpson Class Starships maybe?

    Instead of NASA will some Grantville descendant instead start Starfleet!!

  44. Timothy Kirby says:

    This series of 1632+ has got too long and drawn out in real time. Why is the release of actual printed books taking so long? We’ve been promised, over the years, for many of the books to be printed a long time ago. This is getting ridiculous and ludicrous. There should be at least 3 to 4 books a year released, especially since more than one author is involved, and get caught up. Eric, you’ve created a monster, now feed it please. We love it, but feed it.

    • David says:

      This is something Eric has no control over. The issue is that Baen only releases so many new books every month, and Eric is not the only top ranked author Baen publishes. Consequently, he only gets so many slots. But if you look at the publication schedule he just posted, between Jan 2016 and Jan 2017, there will be four 1632 books published: two novels, an ROF anthology, and a sideline book giving the full story of Dr. Gribbleflotz. Plus there will be two additional new novels published from other series. So six new books in 13 months is pretty impressive.

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  46. David says:

    Excerpted from a Facebook post Eric made on 12/13:

    I’ve also been working with my various co-authors to complete two other manuscripts. Those are THE ALEXANDER INHERITANCE (with Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff) and 1636: THE MANDATE OF HEAVEN (with Iver Cooper).

    The 1632 series novel is just about finished. There’s one final small addition Iver is chewing over, which I told him I left to his judgment. Once he’s done whatever he chooses on that, we’ll turn in the manuscript.

    THE ALEXANDER INHERITANCE is very closed to being finished. I just have one scene I want to rewrite and then I have to go through the manuscript looking for places to add descriptive material so the novel doesn’t suffer from what’s called “white room syndrome.” (Which means there’s dialogue and action but it all seems to be happening in a featureless place which is… somewhere.) I figure that’ll take me until the end of the week and that manuscript will get submitted. (David note: this is a non-1632 Assiti Shards novel like TIMESPIKE.)

    In other cheery news, I just signed a contract for a new 1632 novel co-authored with Chuck Gannon. The working title is 1636: ADMIRAL SIMPSON IN THE MEDITERRANEAN but I wouldn’t count on that being the final title.

    • Gabriel Xavier says:

      Any idea when it will be coming out? Is this the Commander Cantrell Follow up that i read that Chuck read a Snippet at Balticom?

  47. David says:

    And THE SPAN OF EMPIRE is now up on Amazon for pre-order, complete with cover art by Bob Eggleton.

  48. David says:

    And Iver Cooper has said elsewhere that 1636: The Mandate of Heaven has been turned in to Baen, so hopefully it will hit the schedule soon.

  49. David says:

    Posted by Eric on Facebook on 12/28/15:

    I just turned in the manuscript for THE ALEXANDER INHERITANCE, which I co-authored with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett, who have co-authored (so far) three 1632 series novels with me. (1636: THE KREMLIN GAMES, 1636: THE VIENNESE WALTZ and the forthcoming 1637: THE VOLGA RULES.)

    THE ALEXANDER INHERITANCE is related to the 1632 series but is not directly part of it. Like the novel TIME SPIKE, which I co-authored with Marilyn Kosmatka, it’s a separate Assiti Shards novel. In this one, another Assiti Shard strikes the Earth in the near future and sends a cruise ship from the Caribbean into the Mediterranean a couple of years after the death of Alexander the Great.

    That period in ancient history is often called the Age of the Diadochi. The word “diadochi” is Greek and means “successors.” It was a period that lasted about fifty years all told after Alexander’s death, and made the world depicted in George R.R. Martin’s SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series look positively benign. About two dozen of Alexander’s top commanders started fighting each other after his death and by the time it was over almost all of them were dead — and they killed off Alexander’s entire family in the process.

  50. Kaye Green says:

    Waiting a long time for the next instalment Is painful,so I have evolved a Technique over the years which allows me to profit from the circumstances. When I am following a series and a new instalment arrives I read it and then I reread the whole series in order.
    I find that this allows an ever increasing involvement with the text and I find things I had forgotton, and I can clarify the relationships between characters and actions which I may have missed earlier.
    It gives greater depth to characters and their actions. KG

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