Eric Flint Books In Order

Ring of Fire Books In Publication Order

  1. 1632 (2000)
  2. 1633 (With: David Weber) (2002)
  3. 1634: The Galileo Affair (With: ) (2004)
  4. 1634: The Ram Rebellion (With: ) (2006)
  5. 1635: The Cannon Law (With: ) (2006)
  6. 1634: The Baltic War (With: David Weber) (2007)
  7. 1634: The Bavarian Crisis (With: ) (2007)
  8. 1635: The Dreeson Incident (With: ) (2008)
  9. 1635: The Tangled Web (With: ) (2009)
  10. 1635: The Eastern Front (2010)
  11. 1636: The Saxon Uprising (2011)
  12. 1636: The Kremlin Games (With: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2012)
  13. 1635: Papal Stakes (With: Charles E. Gannon) (2012)
  14. 1636: The Devil’s Opera (With: David Carrico) (2013)
  15. 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies (With: Charles E. Gannon) (2014)
  16. 1636: The Viennese Waltz (With: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2014)
  17. 1636: The Barbie Consortium (By:Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2014)
  18. 1636: The Cardinal Virtues (With: ) (2015)
  19. 1635: The Wars for the Rhine (By:) (2016)
  20. 1635: A Parcel of Rogues (With: ) (2016)
  21. 1637: The Volga Rules (With: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2016)
  22. 1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz (By:) (2016)
  23. Bartley’s Man (By:Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2016)
  24. 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught (2017)
  25. The Muse of Music (By:David Carrico) (2017)
  26. Love and Chemistry (By:) (2017)
  27. 1636: Mission to the Mughals (With: ) (2017)
  28. 1636: The Vatican Sanction (With: Charles E. Gannon) (2017)
  29. 1632: The Battle for Newfoundland (By:) (2018)
  30. Essen Defiant (By:David Carrico) (2018)
  31. The Monster Society (By:) (2018)
  32. The Chrysanthemum, the Cross, and the Dragon (By:Iver P. Cooper) (2018)
  33. 1637: The Polish Maelstrom (2019)
  34. The Legions of Pestilence (By:) (2019)
  35. Up-time Pride and Down-time Prejudice (By:) (2019)
  36. 1636: The China Venture (With: Iver P. Cooper) (2019)
  37. A Red Son Rises in the West (By:) (2019)
  38. 1636: Flight of the Nightingale (By:David Carrico) (2019)
  39. The Trouble with Huguenots (By:) (2019)
  40. Magdeburg Noir (By:David Carrico) (2020)
  41. A Holmes for the Czar (By:Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2020)
  42. 1636: The Atlantic Encounter (With: ) (2020)
  43. 1637: No Peace Beyond the Line (With: Charles E. Gannon) (2020)
  44. Two Cases for the Czar (By:Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2020)
  45. Designed to Fail (By:) (2020)
  46. 1636: Calabar’s War (By:Charles E. Gannon) (2021)
  47. 1637: The Peacock Throne (With: ) (2021)
  48. 1637: The Coast of Chaos (With: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2021)

Ring of Fire Books In Chronological Order

  1. 1632 (2000)
  2. 1633 (With: David Weber) (2002)
  3. 1634: The Galileo Affair (With: ) (2004)
  4. 1634: The Ram Rebellion (With: ) (2006)
  5. 1634: The Baltic War (With: David Weber) (2007)
  6. 1634: The Bavarian Crisis (With: ) (2007)
  7. The Trouble with Huguenots (By:) (2019)
  8. 1635: The Cannon Law (With: ) (2006)
  9. 1635: The Dreeson Incident (With: ) (2008)
  10. Magdeburg Noir (By:David Carrico) (2020)
  11. A Holmes for the Czar (By:Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2020)
  12. 1635: The Tangled Web (With: ) (2009)
  13. 1635: Papal Stakes (With: Charles E. Gannon) (2012)
  14. 1635: The Eastern Front (2010)
  15. 1636: The Saxon Uprising (2011)
  16. 1636: The Kremlin Games (With: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2012)
  17. 1636: The Devil’s Opera (With: David Carrico) (2013)
  18. 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies (With: Charles E. Gannon) (2014)
  19. 1636: The Viennese Waltz (With: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2014)
  20. 1635: A Parcel of Rogues (With: ) (2016)
  21. 1636: The Barbie Consortium (By:Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2014)
  22. 1636: The Cardinal Virtues (With: ) (2015)
  23. 1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz (By:) (2016)
  24. 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught (2017)
  25. 1636: Mission to the Mughals (With: ) (2017)
  26. 1635: The Wars for the Rhine (By:) (2016)
  27. 1636: The Vatican Sanction (With: Charles E. Gannon) (2017)
  28. 1637: The Volga Rules (With: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2016)
  29. 1637: The Polish Maelstrom (2019)
  30. 1636: The China Venture (With: Iver P. Cooper) (2019)
  31. 1636: Flight of the Nightingale (By:David Carrico) (2019)
  32. 1636: The Atlantic Encounter (With: ) (2020)
  33. 1637: No Peace Beyond the Line (With: Charles E. Gannon) (2020)
  34. 1637: The Peacock Throne (With: ) (2021)
  35. Bartley’s Man (By:Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2016)
  36. The Muse of Music (By:David Carrico) (2017)
  37. Love and Chemistry (By:) (2017)
  38. 1632: The Battle for Newfoundland (By:) (2018)
  39. Essen Defiant (By:David Carrico) (2018)
  40. The Monster Society (By:) (2018)
  41. The Chrysanthemum, the Cross, and the Dragon (By:Iver P. Cooper) (2018)
  42. The Legions of Pestilence (By:) (2019)
  43. Up-time Pride and Down-time Prejudice (By:) (2019)
  44. A Red Son Rises in the West (By:) (2019)
  45. Two Cases for the Czar (By:Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2020)
  46. Designed to Fail (By:) (2020)
  47. 1636: Calabar’s War (By:Charles E. Gannon) (2021)
  48. 1637: The Coast of Chaos (With: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2021)

Rats, Bats & Vats Books In Publication Order

  1. Rats, Bats & Vats (By:Dave Freer) (2000)
  2. The Rats, the Bats & the Ugly (2004)
  3. Lucky Number 7 (By:Dave Freer) (2017)

Rats, Bats and Vats Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Genie Out of the Vat (2011)
  2. Crawlspace (2011)

Rats, Bats and Vats Collections In Publication Order

  1. Crawlspace and Other Stories (2011)

Arcane America Books In Publication Order

  1. Uncharted (By:Kevin J. Anderson,Sarah A. Hoyt) (2018)
  2. Council of Fire (2019)

Belisarius Books In Publication Order

  1. An Oblique Approach (1998)
  2. In the Heart of Darkness (1998)
  3. Destiny’s Shield (1999)
  4. Fortune’s Stroke (2000)
  5. The Tide of Victory (2001)
  6. The Dance of Time (2006)

Black Tide Rising Books In Publication Order

  1. Under a Graveyard Sky (By:John Ringo) (2013)
  2. To Sail a Darkling Sea (By:John Ringo) (2014)
  3. Islands of Rage & Hope (By:John Ringo) (2014)
  4. Strands of Sorrow (By:John Ringo) (2014)
  5. Black Tide Rising (With: John Ringo,John Scalzi,Jody Lynn Nye,Sarah A. Hoyt,Michael Z. Williamson) (2016)
  6. The Valley of Shadows (By:John Ringo) (2018)
  7. Voices of the Fall (By:John Ringo) (2019)
  8. River of Night (By:John Ringo) (2019)
  9. At the End of the World (By:Charles E. Gannon) (2020)
  10. At the End of the Journey (By:Charles E. Gannon) (2021)
  11. We Shall Rise (By:John Ringo,Gary Poole) (2021)

Boundary Books In Publication Order

  1. Boundary (2006)
  2. Threshold (2010)
  3. Portal (2013)

Boundary: Castaway Books In Publication Order

  1. Castaway Planet (2015)
  2. Castaway Odyssey (2016)
  3. Castaway Resolution (2020)

Crown of Slaves Books In Publication Order

  1. Crown of Slaves (2003)
  2. Torch of Freedom (2009)
  3. Cauldron of Ghosts (2014)
  4. To End in Fire (2021)

Demon Rift Books In Publication Order

  1. The Demons of Paris (2018)
  2. The Demons of Constantinople (2020)

Grantville Gazette Books In Publication Order

  1. Grantville Gazette (2004)
  2. Grantville Gazette II (2004)
  3. Grantville Gazette III (2006)
  4. Grantville Gazette IV (2008)
  5. Grantville Gazette V (2009)
  6. Grantville Gazette VI (2011)
  7. Grantville Gazette VII (2011)
  8. Grantville Gazette VIII (With: ) (2012)
  9. Grantville Gazette IX (With: ) (2021)

Heirs of Alexandria Books In Publication Order

  1. The Shadow of the Lion (2002)
  2. This Rough Magic (With: Mercedes Lackey) (2003)
  3. A Mankind Witch (By:Dave Freer) (2005)
  4. Much Fall of Blood (2010)
  5. Burdens of the Dead (With: Mercedes Lackey) (2013)
  6. All the Plagues of Hell (2018)

Jao Books In Publication Order

  1. The Course of Empire (2003)
  2. The Crucible of Empire (2010)
  3. The Span of Empire (With: David Carrico) (2016)

Joe’s World Books In Publication Order

  1. The Philosophical Strangler (2001)
  2. Forward the Mage (2002)

Pyramid Books In Publication Order

  1. Pyramid Scheme (By:Dave Freer) (2001)
  2. Pyramid Power (2007)

Queen of the Sea Books In Publication Order

  1. The Macedonian Hazard (With: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2021)

Stellar Guild Books In Publication Order

  1. Tau Ceti (By:Kevin J. Anderson,Steven Savile) (2011)
  2. On the Train (By:Rachel Turtledove) (2012)
  3. When the Blue Shift Comes (By:Robert Silverberg,Alvaro Zinos-Amaro) (2012)
  4. New Under the Sun (By:Nancy Kress) (2013)
  5. The Aethers of Mars (2014)
  6. Red Tide (By:Larry Niven,Matthew Joseph Harrington,Brad R. Torgersen) (2014)
  7. Inci (By:Mike Resnick) (2015)
  8. Wishing on a Star (By:Jody Lynn Nye) (2015)

Trail of Glory Books In Publication Order

  1. 1812: The Rivers of War (2005)
  2. 1824: The Arkansas War (2006)

The Witches of Karres Books In Publication Order

  1. The Witches of Karres (By:) (1966)
  2. The Sorceress of Karres (With: Dave Freer) (2010)
  3. The Shaman of Karres (2020)

Worlds of Honor Books In Publication Order

  1. More Than Honor (By:David Weber) (1998)
  2. Worlds of Honor (By:David Weber) (1999)
  3. Changer of Worlds (By:David Weber) (2001)
  4. The Service of the Sword (By:David Weber) (2003)
  5. In Fire Forged (By:David Weber) (2011)
  6. Beginnings (By:David Weber) (2013)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Mother of Demons (1997)
  2. Time Spike (2008)
  3. Slow Train to Arcturus (2008)
  4. When Diplomacy Fails (2008)
  5. Worlds (2009)
  6. The Gods of Sagittarius (With: Mike Resnick) (2017)
  7. Iron Angels (2017)
  8. Worlds 2 (2018)
  9. Venus, Mars and Hell (With: ) (2019)
  10. Diamonds Are Forever (With: Ryk E. Spoor) (2020)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Truth About the Gotterdammerung (2008)
  2. The Witch’s Murder (2011)
  3. Pirates of the Suara Sea (2011)
  4. The Red Fiddler (2011)
  5. Entropy and the Strangler (2012)
  6. The Fossil and Etchings (2012)
  7. A Soldier’s Complaint (2012)
  8. The Thief and the Roller Derby Queen (2012)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Odyssey (With: Keith Laumer) (2002)
  2. The Flood Was Fixed and other stories (2011)

David Drake Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Time Safari (By:David Drake) (1982)
  2. From the Heart of Darkness (By:David Drake) (1983)
  3. The Military Dimension (By:David Drake) (1991)
  4. The Military Dimension Mark II (By:David Drake) (1995)
  5. All the Way to the Gallows (By:David Drake) (1996)
  6. Grimmer Than Hell (By:David Drake) (2003)
  7. Balefires (By:David Drake) (2007)
  8. NightDemons (By:David Drake) (2012)

Mike Resnick Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Bwana / Bully (By:Mike Resnick) (1991)
  2. Redchapel (By:Mike Resnick) (2000)
  3. Keepsakes (By:Mike Resnick) (2004)
  4. Shaka II (By:Mike Resnick) (2009)
  5. Six Blind Men and an Alien (By:Mike Resnick) (2010)
  6. Conspiracies (With: Mike Resnick) (2012)

Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Books In Publication Order

  1. Fast Ships, Black Sails (2008)

Exiled Books In Publication Order

  1. Clan of the Claw (By:John Ringo,Harry Turtledove,S.M. Stirling,Jody Lynn Nye,Michael Z. Williamson) (2011)
  2. By Tooth and Claw (With: John Ringo,Mercedes Lackey,S.M. Stirling,Jody Lynn Nye) (2015)

Raj Whitehall/The General Books In Publication Order

  1. The Forge (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake) (1991)
  2. The Hammer (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake) (1992)
  3. The Anvil (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake) (1993)
  4. The Steel (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake) (1993)
  5. The Sword (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake) (1995)
  6. The Chosen (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake) (1996)
  7. The Reformer (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake) (1999)
  8. The Tyrant (With: David Drake) (2002)
  9. The Heretic (By:David Drake) (2013)
  10. The Savior (By:David Drake) (2014)

Ranks of Bronze Books In Publication Order

  1. Ranks of Bronze (By:David Drake) (1986)
  2. Foreign Legions (With: S.M. Stirling,David Weber,,David Drake) (2001)
  3. The Excalibur Alternative (By:David Weber) (2001)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Warmasters (2002)
  2. Mountain Magic (2004)
  3. Black Tide Rising (2016)

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Eric Flint Books Overview

1632

FREEDOM AND JUSTICE AMERICAN STYLE 1632 And in northern Germany things couldn’t get much worse. Famine. Disease. Religous war laying waste the cities. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy. 2000 Things are going OK in Grantville, West Virginia, and everybody attending the wedding of Mike Stearn’s sister including the entire local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America, which Mike leads is having a good time. THEN, EVERYTHING CHANGED…
. When the dust settles, Mike leads a group of armed miners to find out what happened and finds the road into town is cut, as with a sword. On the other side, a scene out of Hell: a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter attacked by men in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don’t have to ask who to shoot. At that moment Freedom and Justice, American style, are introduced to the middle of the Thirty Years’ War.

1633 (With: David Weber)

American Freedom and Justice vs. The Tyrannies of the Seventeenth Century The new government in central Europe, called the Confederated Principalities of Europe, was formed by an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians led by Mike Stearns who were transplanted into 17th century Germany by a mysterious cosmic accident. The new regime is shaky. Outside its borders, the Thirty Years War continues to rage. Within, it is beset by financial crisis as well as the political and social tensions between the democratic ideals of the 20th century Americans and the aristocracy which continues to rule the roost in the CPE as everywhere in Europe. Worst of all, the CPE has aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, the effective ruler of France. Richelieu has created the League of Ostend in order to strike at the weakest link in the CPE’s armorits dependence on the Baltic as the lifeline between Gustav Adolf’s Sweden and the rest of his realm. The greatest naval war in European history is about to erupt. Like it or not, Gustavus Adolphus will have to rely on Mike Stearns and the technical wizardry of his obstreperous Americans to save the King of Sweden from ruin. Caught in the conflagration are two American diplomatic missions abroad: Rebecca Stearns’ mission to France and Holland, and the embassy which Mike Stearns sent to King Charles of England headed by his sister Rita and Melissa Mailey. Rebecca finds herself trapped in war torn Amsterdam; Rita and Melissa, imprisoned in the Tower of London. And much as Mike wants to transport 20th century values into war torn 17th century Europe by Sweet Reason, still he finds comfort in the fact that Julie, who once trained to be an Olympic marksman, still has her rifle…

1634: The Galileo Affair (With: )

The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. The democratic ideals of the CPE have aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, effective ruler of France, who has moved behind the scenes, making common cause with old enemies to stop this new threat to the privileged and powerful. But the CPE is also working in secret. A group of West Virginians have secretly traveled to Venice where their advanced medical knowledge may prevent the recurrence of the terrible plague which recently killed a third of the city state’s population. At the same time, the group hopes to establish commercial ties with Turkey’s Ottoman Empire, then at the height of its power. And, most important, they hope to establish private diplomatic ties with the Vatican, exploiting Pope Urban VIII’s misgivings about the actions of Richelieu and the Hapsburgs. But a Venetian artisan involved with the West Virginians may cause all their plans to come to naught. Having read 20th century history books of the period, he has become determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy. The Americans are divided on whether to help him or stop him and whether he succeeds or fails, the results may be catastrophic for the CPE.

1634: The Ram Rebellion (With: )

The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. Inspired by the example of American freedom and justice, a movement in Franconia among the peasants, who have revolted several times even before the arrival from the future of the town of Grantville, an independent revolutionary movement has arisen, flying the banner of the head of a ram. The West Virginians fully approve of liberating the peasants from the nobility, but they are also aware of how revolutionary movements can lead to bloodbaths. And avoiding that deadly possibility will require all of their future knowledge and all their plain old American horse trading diplomacy…
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1635: The Cannon Law (With: )

Rome, 1635, and Grantville’s diplomatic team, headed by Sharon Nichols, are making scant headway now it has become politically inexpedient for Pope Urban VIII to talk to them any more. Sharon doesn’t mind, she has a wedding to plan. Frank Stone has moved to Rome and is attempting to bring about the revolution one pizza at a time. Cardinal Borja is gathering votes to bring the Church’s reformers to a halt in their tracks, on the orders of the King of Spain. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing in the streets, shadowy agitators are stirring up trouble and Spain’s armies are massed across the border in the Kingdom of Naples, Cardinal Barberini wants the pamphleteers to stop slandering him and it looks like it’s going to be a long, hot summer. Except that Cardinal Borja has more ambitions than his masters in Madrid know about, and has the assistance of Spain’s most notorious secret agent to bring about his sinister designs.

1634: The Baltic War (With: David Weber)

The Baltic War which began in the novel 1633 is still raging, and the time lost Americans of Grantville the West Virginia town hurled back into the seventeenth century by a mysterious cosmic accident are caught in the middle of it. Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden and Emperor of the United States of Europe, prepares a counter attack on the combined forces of France, Spain, England, and Denmark former enemies which have allied in the League of Ostend to destroy the threat to their power that the Americans represent which are besieging the German city of Luebeck. Elsewhere in war torn Europe, several American plans are approaching fruition. Admiral Simpson of Grantville frantically races against time to finish the USE Navy’s ironclad ships desperately needed to break the Ostender blockade of the Baltic ports. A commando unit sent by Mike Stearns to England prepares the rescue the Americans being held in the Tower of London. In Amsterdam, Rebecca Stearns continues three way negotiations with the Prince of Orange and the Spanish Cardinal Infante who has conquered most of the Netherlands. And, in Copenhagen, the captured young USE naval officer Eddie Cantrell tries to persuade the King of Denmark to break with the Ostender alliance, all while pursuing a dangerous romantic involvement with one of the Danish princesses.

1634: The Bavarian Crisis (With: )

The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. The CPE has the know how of 20th century technology, but needs iron and steel to make the machines. The iron mines of the upper Palatinate were rendered inoperable by wartime damage, and American know how is needed on the spot to pump them out and get the metal flowing again a mission that will prove more complicated than anyone expects. In the maelstrom that is Europe, even a 20th century copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica can precipitate a crisis, when readers learn of the 1640 Portuguese revolt, a crisis that will involve Naples as well. Another factor: Albanian exiles in Naples, inspired by the Americans, are plotting to recover lost Albanian turf, which will precipitate yet another crisis in the Balkans. This troubled century was full of revolutions and plans for more revolutions before the Americans arrived, and gave every would be revolutionary an example of a revolution that succeeded. Europe is a pot coming to a boil, and Mike Stearns will have his hands full seeing that it doesn’t boil over on to Grantville and the CPE.

1635: The Dreeson Incident (With: )

The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. While the old entrenched rulers and manipulators continue to plot against this new upstart nation, everyday life goes on in Grantville, the town lost in time, with librarians, firefighters, and garbage collectors trying to make do under unusual circumstances. And what better place for an undercover spy from France than working with the garbage collectors, examining 20th century machines that others throw out and copying the technology though he wishes one device the paper shredder had been left behind in the future. There are more sinister agents at work, however. One of them, Ducos, almost succeeded in assassinating the Pope, but his plan was ruined by quick action by a few Americans. Now, the would be assassin not only has a score to settle, but has also decided on two excellent targets: Grantville’s leader Mike Stearns and his wife Rebecca…
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1635: The Tangled Web (With: )

Though the Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, history as it once happened has been strongly deflected by the new force which is rapidly gathering power and influence: the United States of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident the Ring of Fire. . The USE has the know how of 20th century technology, but the American traditions of freedom and justice is having an even stronger impact on Europe, and the rulers of Europe are powerless to stuff the Grantville genie back into the bottle. Virginia DeMarce, a trained historian and co author of the New York Times best seller, 1635: The Bavarian Crisis, continues the saga of the time lost Americans as seen through the eyes of both Americans and Europeans, as the Americans try to make sense of the strange world into which they have been hurled, and the Europeans try to understand the abilities and behavior of the visitors from the future. The result is a volume that will be irresistible to the thousands of fans of the Ring of Fire series. Praise for 1634: The Bavarian Crisis by Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce:…
fascinating reading…
. It is especially refreshing to read an alternate history that doesn’t depend upon the clash of anachronistic arms, but rather on how modern ideas of human rights, education, sanitation and law might have affected the Europe of the 30 Years War. Publishers Weekly

1635: The Eastern Front

The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the United States of Europe, a new nation led by Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. While the old entrenched rulers and manipulators continue to plot against this new upstart nation, everyday life goes on in Grantville, even under the shadow of war, as this lost outpost of American freedom and justice must play David against a 17th century Goliath of oppressive feudalism. Praise for the New York Times Best Selling Series:…
gripping and expertly detailed…
a treat for lovers of action SF or alternate history…
battle scenes depicted with power…
distinguishes Flint as an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure. Publishers Weekly in a starred review This alternate history saga…
is certainly a landmark in that subgenre…
. A splendid example of character centered alternate history, this is a must read for its series’ growing fandom. Booklist Starred Review…
takes historic speculation to a new level in a tale that combines accurate historical research with bold leaps of the imagination. Fans of alternate history and military sf should enjoy this rousing tale of adventure and intrigue. Library Journal This alternate history series is already one of the best around and each new entry appears better than the previous one, a seemingly impossible feat…
terrific…
. The Midwest Book Review

1636: The Saxon Uprising

The West Virginia town of Grantville, torn from the twentieth century and hurled back into seventeenth century Europe has allied with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, in the United States of Europe. So, when Gustavus invades Poland, managing to unite all the squabbling Polish factions into repelling the common enemy, the time lost Americans have to worry about getting dragged into the fight along with the Swedish forces. But Mike Stearns has another problem. He was Prime Minister of the USE until he lost an election, and now he’s one of Gustavus s generals; and he has demonstrated that he s very good at being a general. And he s about to really need all his military aptitude. Gretchen , who never saw a revolution she didn t like, has been arrested in Saxony, and is likely to be executed. The revolutionary groups which she has been working with are not about to let that happen, and suddenly there s rioting in the streets. Saxony s ruthless General Baner is determined to suppress the uprising by the time honored kill them all and let God sort them out method, which only adds fuel to the fire. So Gustavus orders Mike Stearns to go to Saxony and restore order. But he makes one mistake. He didn t tell Mike to take his troops along on the mission. But he didn t tell him not to, either…
Praise for the New York Times Best Selling Series:…
gripping and expertly detailed…
a treat for lovers of action SF or alternate history…
battle scenes depicted with power…
distinguishes Flint as an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure. Publishers Weekly in a starred review This alternate history saga…
is certainly a landmark in that subgenre…
. A splendid example of character centered alternate history, this is a must read for its series’ growing fandom. Booklist Starred Review…
takes historic speculation to a new level in a tale that combines accurate historical research with bold leaps of the imagination. Fans of alternate history and military sf should enjoy this rousing tale of adventure and intrigue. Library Journal This alternate history series is already one of the best around and each new entry appears better than the previous one, a seemingly impossible feat…
terrific…
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1636: The Kremlin Games (With: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett)

14 in the multiply bestselling Ring of Fire Series. After carving a place for itself among the struggling powers of 17th century Western Europe, the out of time modern town of Grantville, West Virginia must fight for its life in a war torn Europe just emerging from medieval skullduggery. 1636. Grantville has bounced back and established its new mission and identity, but it seems some have been left behind people like Bernie Zeppi, courageous in the battle, but unable to figure out what to do with himself in a world that’s utterly changed. Then Russian emissary Vladimir Gorchacov arrives in Grantville and hires Bernie to journey to Moscow and bring the future to a Russia mired in slavish serfdom and byzantine imperial plots. Bernie jumps at the chance. He figures it to be an easy gig, complete with high pay and hot and cold running women. But one thing Bernie hasn t counted on is the chance to find his purpose in Mother Russia, from fighting the needless death of children from typhoid to building the first dirigible in Russian history. And then there s love. Just as Bernie realizes his feeling for a certain Russian noblewoman may have gone way beyond respect, he finds them both enmeshed in the deadly politics of Kremlin power struggles. War with Poland is afoot and Russia itself is about to get a revolution from within three centuries early. Bernie Zeppi, former Grantville auto mechanic, is going to have the chance to prove he s not the loser he believed himself to be. For now Bernie s task is to save the woman he loves and the country he has come to call his own from collapse into a new Dark Age. About Eric Flint s Ring of Fire series: This alternate history series is a landmark Booklist Eric Flint’s 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians. Booklist reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis Publishers Weekly each new entry appears better than the previous one, a seemingly impossible feat terrific. Midwest Book Review C ombines accurate historical research with bold leaps of the imagination. Library Journal

Rats, Bats & Vats (By:Dave Freer)

Chip Connolly was a conscripted grunt in trouble: stuck behind enemy lines with a bunch of cyber uplifted rats and bats. Rats with human speech, but with rat priorities: sex, food and strong drink. And the bats were revolutionaries planning to throw off the human yoke with high explosive. Then there was the girl they’d rescued. Rich. Beautiful. With a passionate crush on her ‘heroic’ rescuer. Her entourage was a screwball Alien tutor, and a cyber uplifted lemurlike pet galago with delusions of being the world’s greatest lover. Of course things only got worse. Seven rats, five bats, a galago, two humans, a sea urchin like alien and an elderly vineyard tractor without brakes…
against several million inimical aliens. He was going to die. Mind you, not dying could be even more terrible. That girl might get him.

The Rats, the Bats & the Ugly

The intrepid team of mentally uplifted rats and bats, and their vat born human leader had not only pulled off the only victory the beleaguered colony’s feeble and bungling military forces had won against the invading aliens, but had also uncovered the secret that the invaders were really a feint, being under the control of the other aliens which the naive humans had thought were their allies. Unfortunately, that was the easy part, because now they had to convince their boneheaded military bureaucracy, burdened with incompetents and riddled with quisling humans, of their discovery, and keep from being courtmarshalled, drugged into submission, or executed by the human traitors. And they had to do this quickly, before the aliens launched their surprise attack. Fortunately, they had found a way around the alien’s mental programming. What’s more, the daring and resourceful Fluff apparently the ineffectual pet of one of the colony’s ruling class, but in reality a hidalgo without peer was on their side. Only Fluff can save us now…

An Oblique Approach

In northern India the Malwa have created an empire of unexampled evil. Guided or possessed by an intelligence from beyond time, with new weapons, old treachery, and an implacable will to power, the Malwa will sweep over the whole Earth. Only three things stand between the Malwa and their plan of eternal domination: the empire of Rome in the East, Byzantium; a crystal with vision; and a man named Belisarius, the greatest commander Earth has ever know. .

In the Heart of Darkness

The Malwa Empire has conquered 6th century India and is forging the subcontinent’s vast population into an invincible weapon of tyranny. Belisarius, the finest general of his age, must save the world. Guided by visions from a future that may never be, he and a band of comrades penetrate the Malwa heartland, seeking the core of the enemy’s power. And when Belisarius leads the forces of good, only a fool would side with evil.

Destiny’s Shield

Cruel, ruthless, depraved, the Malwa Empire dominates 6th century India. And the thing from the distant future that commands it is far worse. Those in the future who oppose the Hell the Malwa will make of Earth have sent a crystal, Aide, to halt their advance. But Aide cannot act by himself. He has found a champion Count Belisarius of Byzantium, perhaps the greatest general of all time to help him defeat the enemies of humankind. No matter what it costs.

Fortune’s Stroke

EVIL FROM BEYOND TIME RULES THE GREATEST EMPIRE ON EARTH! Link, the supercomputer from a future that should not exist, has used terror and gunpowder weapons to forge the Malwa Empire, harnessing the vast manpower of the Indian subcontinent and using the barbarian races of the periphery to bind the whole together. No power on Earth in the 6th century could stand against Link’s evil. Aide, a human soul embodied in a jewel, has come back to halt evil’s progress. Aide has no power but that of truth, but truth is the only power that could move the greatest general of the age, Belisarius. With his sword, his paladins, and his genius, Belisarius has turned the armies of Byzantium into a weapon capable of blunting the first assault of the Malwa hordes. Now, supported by allies from all the world yet free, Belisarius, with his wife and co commander Antonina, faces overwhelming Malwa numbers in a ring that tightens about them. There is no room for maneuver and no safety in defeat. The armies of Good and Evil gathered on the fertile plains of Mesopotamia will decide the fate of the world And the fate of all the future!

The Tide of Victory

AN EVIL The creators of the monster called Link once were human, but that was distant ages in their past. Now, from the far future, they have sent their creation back to shape the world of the 6th century AD into the form that will make their own foul existence possible. Taught and ruled by Link, the Malwa Empire has spread from the Indus Valley, across India and into Mesopotamia. Its inhuman master has chosen its instruments from the most brutal and degraded members of humanity, and they have served its monstrous ends well. A GUIDE Those in the future who never were human have sent their own messenger to the past: Aide, a gleaming jewel who can warn but not lead; who can teach the construction of new weapons but cannot wield those weapons himself. Aide has come to Belisarius, the greatest general of the 6th century and perhaps any century. Between them they have forged an alliance of all the world against evil and an army that can be the spear through evil’s heart. A CRUSADE With lancers and breech loading rifles, with steamships and with galleys, Belisarius is marching into the Malwa heartland. In a world aflame with treachery, assassination, and slaughter beyond anything save the battles of mythology, he and his companions know only one sure thing: if they fail, their whole world is doomed to living Hell for all time! A VICTORY! Politics, battle, and heroic adventure in a vivid alternate past!

The Dance of Time

The Malwa and their evil have been driven back to their Indian heartland, but there they coil to strike again. Ruled by a monster from the future which is part computer and part demon, they prepare a fresh attack whose success will leave them rulers of the world and the monster that guides the Malwa will rule the whole future! Belisarius, the greatest general of his age, has arrayed the forces of Mankind against the Malwa evil. On his breast is the jewel sent to his support from a future of hope and freedom, willing to guide him but never to direct his actions. Behind him are allies from across Europe, Asia and Africa mutually distrustful but aware that neither they nor Mankind have any hope if the Malwa prevail. Belisarius faces armies and assassins, ruthless brutality and inhuman cruelty. There is no hope for Mankind if he fails so he must not fail!

Boundary

What is a paleontologist doing on Mars? Pushing her boundaries…
. Problematica, n: a term used in paleontology to refer to fossils that appear to be either of unknown taxonomic origin, or whose occurrence in the location they are found contradicts current beliefs of the field. The find was made by a teenager. A ‘funny fossil’ no one had seen before out in the middle of the Arizona desert. And right in the middle of controversy: the strangely shaped fossil could help explain one of the greatest mysteries of Earth’s past, the great die off at the KT Boundary. It warranted a big dig, one that could lead to the mother lode, andprofessional immortality. But what Dr. Helen Sutter didn’t realize was that it would take her all the way to Mars…
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Threshold

When the strange fossil she’d discovered had ended up giving her a trip to Mars, Helen Sutter thought she’d gone about as far as any paleontologist would ever go in her lifetime. But when you’ve also married A.J. Baker, overconfident super sensor expert for the only private agency in space ? the Ares Corporation and your best friend Madeline Fathom Buckley is a former secret agent who’s just signed on as the chief of security for the newly created and already embattled Interplanetary Research Institute of the United Nations, there’s always somewhere farther to go. The newest discoveries will take her, A.J., and their friends Jackie, Joe, and Madeline to the mysterious asteroid Ceres ? and beyond, in a desperate race to Jupiter’s perilous miniature system of radiation bombarded moons. The next gold rush is on ? for alien technology, hidden in lost bases around the system. And there are people willing to do anything to get it ? even plan the first interplanetary war, four hundred million miles from home!

Crown of Slaves

Beginning a new blockbuster series set in the ‘Honorverse’ the universe of Honor Harrington. The Star Kingdom’s ally Erewhon is growing increasingly restive in the alliance because the new High Ridge regime ignores its needs. Add to that the longstanding problem of a slave labor planet controlled by hostile Mesans in Erewhon’s stellar back yard, a problem which High Ridge also ignores. Finally, the recent assassination of the Solarian League’s most prominent voice of public conscience indicates the growing danger of political instability in the Solarian League which is also close to Erewhon. In desperation, Queen Elizabeth tries to defuse the situation by sending a private mission to Erewhon led by Captain Zilwicki, accompanied by one of her nieces. When they arrive on Erewhon, however, Manticore’s most capable agent and one of its princesses find themselves in a mess. Not only do they encounter one of the Republic of Haven’s most capable agents Victor Cachat but they also discover that the Solarian League’s military delegation seems up to its neck in skullduggery. And, just to put the icing on the cake, the radical freed slave organization, the Audubon Ballroom, is also on the scene led by its most notorious killer, Jeremy X.

Torch of Freedom

FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK! NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST SELLER! As the slavemasters of Mesa plot against the Star Empire of Manticore and the newly liberated slave planet of Torch, Anton Zilwicki and the notorious Havenite secret agent Victor Cachat set off on a dangerous mission to uncover the truth concerning a wave of mysterious assassinations that have been launched against Manticore and Torch. Most people are sure that the Republic of Haven is behind the assassinations, but Zilwicki and Cachat suspect others of being the guilty party. Queen Berry of Torch was one of the targets of the unknown assassins. The former head of the Ballroom slave liberation organization, Jeremy X now one of Torch’s top officials, but still considered by many the most dangerous terrorist in the galaxy calls in some past favors owed to him. In response, a security officer from Beowulf arrives in Torch to take charge of Queen Berry’s security a task made doubly difficult by the young monarch’s resentment of bodyguards and the security officer’s own growing attachment to her. Meanwhile, powerful forces in the Solarian League are maneuvering against each other to gain the upper hand in what they all expect to be an explosive crisis that threatens the very existence of the League itself.

Grantville Gazette

Grantville, formerly in West Virginia in the 20th century, now in Germany in the 17th century, is the most unusual town in the world and probably in any century. The mysterious cosmic phenomena which the former West Virginians call the ‘Ring of Fire’ hurled the town back through time into the middle of the Thirty Years War. In spite of their advanced technology, the men and women of Grantville are greatly outnumbered and must deal carefully with the squabbling local tyrants but they have no shortage of American courage and ingenuity. Eric Flint, a bright new star of science fiction and creator of the Ring of Fire universe, now presents a book of new fiction about the heroes of Grantville, as well as articles examining the problems of maintaining 20th century technology in the 17th century. Can you make penicillin from bread mold? To conserve your limited supply of gasoline, can you use literal horsepower to run a dynamo? Can you make a radio using 17th century glassware and metallurgy? The Grantville Gazette is a fascinating exercise in alternate history and imagination and will be a must buy for everyone who read 1632 and 1633.

Grantville Gazette II

The new United States in central Germany launches a one plane Doolittle Raid on Paris, France. The target: their arch enemy, Cardinal Richelieu. Meanwhile, an ambassador from the Mughal Empire of northern India is being held captive in Austria by the Habsburg dynasty. Mike Stearns decides to send a mercenary company to rescue him, led by two seventeenth century mercenary officers: an Englishman and a Irishman, who seem to spend as much time fighting each other as they do the enemy. Mike Spehar’s ?Collateral Damage? and Chris Weber’s ?The Company Men? are just two of the stories contained in this second volume of the Grantville Gazette. In other stories:

A prominent Italian musician decides to travel to Grantville to investigate the music of the future. An American archer and a Finnish cavalryman become friends in the middle of a battlefield. A Lutheran pastor begins a theological challenge to the establishment based on his interpretation of the Ring of Fire. American and German detectives become partners to investigate a murder. And, in a complete novel by new alternate history star Danita Ewing, An Invisible War, the new United States founds a medical school in Jena despite resistance from up timers and down timers alike.

The second volume of Grantville Gazette also contains factual articles which explain some of the technical background for the 1632 series, including articles on practical geology, telecommunications, and seventeenth century swordsmanship.

Grantville Gazette III

A mysterious cosmic force the Ring of Fire has hurled the town of Grantville from 20th century West Virginia back to 17th century Europe, and into the heart of the Thirty Years War. With their seemingly magical technology, and their radical ideas of freedom and justice, the time lost West Virginians have allied with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, to form the Confederated Principalities of Europe, changing the course of history in ways both small and large. University students, a restless breed in all centuries, become even more rambunctious in Cambridge, England because of the personal and theological impact of the time lost Americans. At the same time, American teenagers conquer new financial worlds when their elders are looking the other way. A woman terrorized by a notorious Hungarian countess seeks sanctuary in Grantville. A Lutheran pastor schemes to gain new adherents among the Americans. A Benedictine monk finds a new calling for his order. Europe’s leading musicians travel to Grantville to learn of the music of the future. Practitioners of 20th century medicine and its 17th century counterpart struggle to find common ground in healing the sick and injured. These and other new stories including a new story by Eric Flint himself return the reader to one of the most popular series in alternate history science fiction. Also included are articles exploring the technical problems the time lost Americans face, including the centrality of iron to the industrial revolution, the problems of mechanizing agriculture in the 17th century, and the type of weapons which the Americans can mass produce, adding up to an indispensable volume for the many followers of the 1632 series.

Grantville Gazette IV

After the West Virginia town of Grantville was unceremoniously hurled back through time to the 1630s, the seventeenth century would never be the same. Teenage capitalist girls have formed an investment group; a linotype operator, whose profession was wiped out by computers, finds a new life in an old century; a narrow gauge railroad, with a sit down mower doubling as a locomotive, revolutionizes military transportation; the proud tradition of the U.S. Marines is started ahead of schedule among downtime Europeans; and what will the master musicians and composers of the pre Bach era make of heavy metal sounds? On a more personal level, two young lovers celebrate Christmas in a strange land and time, a skilled blacksmith clashes with his guild, and a woman loses her husband in an industrial accident and decides to leave Grantville. Plus factual articles on the problems of beginning an oil industry, building a machine gun, or starting up the manufacture of textiles centuries ahead of their time. All this and more in a new and absolutely indispensable volume for the many followers of the 1632 series.

Grantville Gazette V

The most popular alternate history series of all continues. When an inexplicable cosmic disturbance hurls your town from twentieth century West Virginia back to seventeenth century Europe and into the middle of the Thirty Years War you’d better be adaptable to survive. And the natives of that time period, faced with American technology and politics, need to be equally adaptable. Here’s a generous helping of more stories of Grantville, the American town lost in time, and its impact on the people and societies of a tumultuous age. Cardinal Richelieu, France s insidious master plotter and power behind the throne, learns of his prominent role in Dumas not yet written novel The Three Musketeers not to mention the several movie versions, and starts a search for the real D Artagnan. Grantville is selling crystal radio sets so that Europeans can tune in to the Voice of America broadcasts, but the technicians from the future are at wit s end, trying to reproduce primitive early twentieth century broadcasting equipment by trial and error until a trained library researcher shows up in town. Wilhelm Krieger, one of Germany s greatest philosophers, comes to Grantville to learn the philosophy of the future and meets a contrarian cracker barrel philosopher. The Dalai Lama of the seventeenth century receives a strange gift: an image of the Buddha which glows by a strange mystical force called electricity. And much more, including stories by the New York Times best selling writers Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce, in the latest installment of this best selling alternate history series.

Grantville Gazette VI

The sixth rollicking, thought provoking anthology of tales set in Eric Flint’s phenomenal New York Times best selling Ring of Fire series all inspired and edited by the creator himself, Eric Flint. A cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantville down in war torn seventeenth century Europe. It will take all the gumption of the resourceful, freedom loving up timers to find a way to flourish in mad and bloody end of medieval times. Are they up for it? You bet they are. Edited by Eric Flint, and inspired by his now legendary 1632, this is the fun stuff that fills in the pieces of the Ring of Fire political, social and cultural puzzle as supporting characters we meet in the novels get their own lives, loves and life changing stories. The future and democracy have arrived with a bang and the forces of freedom have a chance to take the evil out of medieval three centuries ahead of schedule. About Eric Flint s Ring of Fire series: Eric Flint’s 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians. Booklist Eric Flint can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure. Publishers Weekly

The Shadow of the Lion

As the bronze statue of the great winged lion stares out across the Piazza San Marco, a failed magician must find courage. An orphaned outcast must find his strength. A reluctant prince must choose between duty and pleasure. All will be consumed by an evil greater than they have ever known.

This Rough Magic (With: Mercedes Lackey)

Venice had been thrown into chaos by the scheming of Chernobog, who came within a hair of seizing absolute power, but was thwarted by the guardian Lion spirit, who awoke to protect his city from the power mad demon. But the power of the Lion does not extend beyond Venice, and Chernobog has a new ally in the King of Hungary, who has laid siege to the island of Corfu as the first step in his plan to seize control of the Adriatic from Venice. Trapped on the island is the small band of heroes who awoke the Lion and blocked Chernobog’s power grab before. They are far from the Lion’s power to help them, but as Manfred and Erik lead a guerrilla movement to fight the Hungarian invaders, Maria discovers that the ancient magical powers of the island are coming to life again, stirred by the siege. If she can make an alliance with them, she may be able to repel the invaders but not without paying a bitter personal price…
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Much Fall of Blood

Prince Manfred and his mentor and bodyguard, the deadly warrior Erik, have survived dangers and enemies both natural and supernatural, and if they thought that their new mission was going to be anything but more of the same, they soon gave up on that hope. Returning from Jerusalem, they and their escort of knights of the Holy Trinity are escorting an envoy of Il Khan Mongol to the lands of the Golden Horde between the Black Sea and the Carpathians, which happen to be the eastern bastion against their old enemies, the demon Chernobog and his possessed puppet, the Jangellion. Unfortunately, what began as a diplomatic mission leads to Manfred and his knights being caught up in an inter clan civil war, rescuing a fugitive woman and her injured brother, and becoming involved in the problems of Prince Vlad, Duke of Valahia, who has been held as a hostage by King Emeric of Hungary until freed by Countess Elizabeth Batholdy to use as bait to capture a group of nonhumans. Instead, the wolflike nonhumans, who masquerade as gypsies, free Prince Vlad, and help him to return to his homeland to raise revolt against Hungary and to renew age old magics. Manfred and Erik are forced into an alliance of convenience between the Golden Horde and the ancient magical forces of Valahia, as directed by the troubled Vlad. The magic calls for blood and Vlad is deathly afraid of it and at the same time, is irresistibly drawn toward it…

The Course of Empire

Conquered by the Jao twenty years ago, the Earth is shackled under alien tyranny and threatened by the even more dangerous Ekhat, one of whose genocidal extermination fleets is coming to the solar system. The only chance for human survival is in the hands of an unusual pair of allies: a young Jao prince, newly arrived to Terra to assume his duties, and a young human woman brought up amongst the Jao occupiers. But, as their tentative alliance takes shape, they are under pressure from all sides. A cruel Jao viceroy on one side, determined to drown all opposition in blood; a reckless human resistance on the other, which is perfectly prepared to shed it. Added to the mix is the fact that only by adopting some portions of human technology and using human sepoy troops can the haughty Jao hope to defeat the oncoming Ekhat attack and then only by fighting the battle within the sun itself.

The Crucible of Empire

The intricate and action packed sequel to New York Times best seller and master tale spinner Eric Flint and K.D. Wentworth’s ground breaking Course of Empire. Humanity is first subjugated by haughty alien colonizers calling themselves the Jao when Earth is unexpectedly attacked by the implacable and nearly unstoppable Ekhat, exterminators of all intelligent life not their own. Now the fragile Human Jao alliance is put to the test. A devastating encounter with the Ekhat in a distant nebula reveals a powerful alien society that may hold the key to defeating the Ekhat once and for all. There s one big problem: they utterly loathe humanity’s ally, the Jao. And why shouldn t they? It was the Jao who drove them into hiding in the first place. Once again, everything depends on those innovators and idea generators, the humans, to quell a brewing war and forge a tripartite alliance of very different species or be blasted to empty cinders if they don t succeed. About Course of Empire by Eric Flint & K.D. Wentworth Building to an exhilarating conclusion, this book cries out for a sequel. Publishers WeeklyAbout Eric Flint s bestselling Ring of Fire series: reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis Publishers Weekly each new entry appears better than the previous one, a seemingly impossible feat terrific. Midwest Book Review C ombines accurate historical research with bold leaps of the imagination. Library Journal

The Philosophical Strangler

Mighty Greyboar, the world’s greatest professional strangler, is dissatisfied with his lot in life. The work is steady and the pay is good, but what, he wonders, is the ‘point’ of it all? But when he learns that there is a Supreme Philosophy of Life , Greyboar the Strangler is Born Again! Still, just how can a professional man in good standing pay the bills with all this philosophical exploration getting in the way? That’s what his hard headed agent and manager Ignace wants to know! And Ignace’s skepticism turns quickly into outright horror when Greyboar’s philosophical preoccupation leads to one disaster after another…
simple choke jobs turn into ethical quandaries…
a bizarre artist and a deadly arms master turn up to complicate their lives…
as if their new girlfriends haven’t complicated them enough! Before you know it, Greyboar the strangler and his disgruntled manager find themselves embroiled with an abbess at odds with her deity, heretics on the run, dwarves needing to be rescued, and then the worst of all! Greyboar’s long estranged sister Gwendolyn, political activist and revolutionary, comes back to town asking Greyboar’s help in an insane mission to the underworld. it’s purely a noble cause, one which no self respecting assassin would touch for a moment. But in the pursuit of Enlightenment, anything can happen…
. What? You want the details? Hint: ‘Entropy.’ For more on the secret, buy this book!

Forward the Mage

The young artist swordsman Benvenuti has arrived in the city of Goimr to discover that Zulkeh, the evil sorcerer, has driven the king insane and subsequently fled the city. Then Benvenuti finds himself embroiled with a beautiful female revolutionary agitator and a gigantic madman.

Pyramid Scheme (By:Dave Freer)

An alien pyramid has appeared in the middle of Chicago. It is growing, destroying the city as it does and nothing seems able to stop it, not even the might of the US military. Somehow, the pyramid is snatching people and for unknown reasons transporting them into worlds of mythology. One of the victims, Dr Lukacs, is an expert on mythology, but myths are not something he’d expected to encounter personally. Sure, he has a couple of tough paratroopers along with him, as well as a blond Amazon biologist. But their modern weapons don’t work, and the Greek gods are out to kill them all…

Pyramid Power

The Pyramid is baacckk! Well, actually, it never went away but it had seemed to be inactive, still sitting in the middle of Chicago but no longer growing and wiping out buildings as it grew. The pyramidal device sent by the Krin to dominate the Earth had suffered a severe setback when the motley crew of ivory tower academics, paratroopers, and one resourceful maintenance man had not only survived the worst that both the gods and mortals of Classical Greece and ancient Egypt could do, but had managed to escape from the ur mythological world that the Krin pyramid had somehow brought to deadly life in a parallel dimension, bringing several beings out of myth along with them.

The Krin device would have been thwarted, if things had been left as they were but a V.I.P., who knows too many state secrets to be allowed to be missing, was left behind in the world of Greek mythology. So a power mad Washington bureaucrat has press ganged several of the survivors of the first excursion into the pyramid’s worlds and sent them, along with a team trained in ?surgical strikes,? to either bring back the V.I.P. or, if that’s impossible, terminate him with extreme prejudice. Unfortunately, instead of returning to mythological Greece, they find themselves in the world of the Norse gods. Even if they manage to survive the enmity of Odin and his warriors, can manage to free Loki a potential ally and can keep the hard drinking thunder god Thor off the sauce long enough to help them, Ragnarok is coming, with the end of the world. And even a hard headed maintenance man may have trouble fixing that problem!

1812: The Rivers of War

Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was a national bestseller from one of the most talked about voices in his field. Now, in this extraordinary new alternate history, Flint begins a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning point, forging its identity and its future in the face of revolt from within, and attack from without. In the War of 1812, U.S. troops are battling the British on the Canadian border, even as a fierce fight is being waged against the Creek followers of the Indian leader Tecumseh and his brother, known as The Prophet. In Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte s war has become a losing proposition, and the British are only months away from unleashing a frightening assault on Washington itself. Fateful choices are being made in the corridors of power and on the American frontier. As Andrew Jackson, backed by Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce attack on the Creek tribes, his young republic will soon need every citizen soldier it can find. What if at this critical moment bonds were forged between men of different races and tribes? What if the Cherokee clans were able to muster an integrated front, and the U.S. government faced a united Indian nation bolstered by escaping slaves, freed men of color, and even influential white allies? Through the remarkable adventures of men who were really there men of mixed race, mixed emotions, and a singular purpose The Rivers of War carries us in this new direction, brilliantly transforming an extraordinary chapter of American history. With a cast of unforgettable characters from James Monroe and James Madison to Sam Houston, Francis Scott Key, and Cherokee chiefs John Ross and Major Ridge The Rivers of War travels from the battle of Horseshoe Bend to the battle of New Orleans, and brings every explosive moment to life. With exquisite attention to detail, an extraordinary grasp of history, and a storyteller s gift for the dramatic, Flint delivers a bold, thought provoking epic of enemies and allies, traitors and revolutionaries, and illuminates who we are as a nation, how we got here, and how history itself is made and remade. From the Hardcover edition.

1824: The Arkansas War

In the newest volume of this exhilarating series, Eric Flint continues to reshape American history, imagining how a continent and its people might have taken a different path to its future. With 1824: The Arkansas War, he spins an astounding and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield action, racial conflict, and rebellion as a nation recovering from war is plunged into a dangerous era of secession. Buffered by Spanish possessions to the south and by free states and two rivers to the north, Arkansas has become a country of its own: a hybrid confederation of former slaves, Native American Cherokee and Creek clans, and white abolitionists including one charismatic warrior who has gone from American hero to b te noire. Irish born Patrick Driscol is building a fortune and a powerful army in the Arkansas Confederacy, inflaming pro slavers in Washington and terrifying moderates as well. Caught in the middle is President James Monroe, the gentlemanly Virginian entering his final year in office with a demagogic House Speaker, Henry Clay, nipping at his heels and fanning the fires of war. But Driscol, whose black artillerymen smashed both the Louisiana militia in 1820 and the British in New Orleans, remains a magnet for revolution. And fault lines are erupting throughout the young republic so that every state, every elected official, and every citizen will soon be forced to choose a side. For a country whose lifeblood is infected with the slave trade, the war of 1824 will be a bloody crisis of conscience, politics, economics, and military maneuvering that will draw in players from as far away as England. For such men as Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Sam Houston, charismatic war hero Andrew Jackson, and the violent abolitionist John Brown, it is a time to change history itself. Filled with fascinating insights into some of America’s most intriguing historical figures, 1824: The Arkansas War confirms Eric Flint as a true master of alternate history, a novelist who brings to bear exhaustive research, remarkable intuition, and a great storyteller s natural gifts to chronicle the making of our nation as it might have been. From the Hardcover edition.

The Witches of Karres (By:)

Captain Pausert thought his luck had finally turned but he did not yet realize it was a turn for the worse. On second thought, make that a turn for the disastrous! Pausert thought he had made good with his battered starship, successfully selling off odd ball cargoes no one else could sell. And then he made the mistake of freeing three slave children from their masters who were suspiciously eager to part with them. No good deed goes unpunished, and those harmless looking young ladies were just trying to be helpful, but those three adorable little girls quickly made Pausert the mortal enemy of his fianc e, his home planet, the Empire, warlike Sirians, psychopathic Uldanians, the dread pirate chieftain Laes Yango and even the Worm World, the darkest threat to mankind in all of space. And all because those harmless looking little girls were in fact three of the notorious and universally feared Witches of Karres. A rollicking novel from the master of space adventure.

The Sorceress of Karres (With: Dave Freer)

As Captain Pausert had often had occasion to observe, life just wasn t fair! Hadn t he with the help of the notorious witches of Karres, of course outmaneuvered the deadliest of space pirates and eliminated the threat of the Worm World as told in The Witches of Karres, after which, at the least, he deserved some time off. No such luck, though, as the Empress herself sent him on a secret mission to stop the nanite plague, but an enemy had somehow convinced the Imperial Fleet that he was actually a wanted criminal, so after a battle leaving his ship in urgent need of repairs all three of them joined an interstellar traveling circus don t ask! in order to save the galaxy once again as told in The Wizard of Karres.

Time for a vacation? Don t be ridiculous there’s a new urgent mission that has Captain Pausert s name on it! This new novel finds the long suffering Captain and the two young Karres witches Goth, who vows she will marry him when she grows up, and her younger sister The Leewit being sent off to investigate mysterious and ominous events in the notorious Chaladoor region of space. Goth soon becomes aware that unknown but surely inimical forces are tracking them, and in order to foil them she takes a desperate route to travel back in time and meet Pausert as a young boy. Meanwhile, the Captain and the Leewit find themselves in the middle of their own desperate situation in the Chaladoor.

Whoever it was who said that a change was as good as a vacation never met any of the Witches of Karres nor experienced their amazing talent for getting Captain Pausert into trouble.

More Than Honor (By:David Weber)

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. DAVID WEBERIn just a few short years, David Weber has shot to the forefront of science fiction with his top selling novels of Honor Harrington, the toughest, smartest starship captain in the galaxy. Now two more military SF world beaters join him in Hono

Worlds of Honor (By:David Weber)

In a follow up to ‘More Than Honor’, David Weber is joined by fellow sci fi authors Roland Green, Linda Evans, and Jane Lindskold, as he pays a visit to the universe of Honor Harrington the toughest, smartest starship captain in the galaxy.

Changer of Worlds (By:David Weber)

WELCOME AGAIN TO THE MANY WORLDS OF HONORLady Dame Honor Harrington starship captain, admiral, Steadholder, and Duchess has spent decades defending the Star Kingdom of Manticore against all comers. Along the way, she has become the legend known as ‘the Salamander’ from her habit of always being where the fire is hottest…
and also a national bestseller Ashes of Victory: & 35;7, The Wall Street Journal. But it’s a big universe, and Honor’s actions affect a lot of lives, not all of them human. And their actions affect her a lesson ‘Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington’ learns years before rising to command rank, when a desperate battle against ‘pirates’ who aren’t quite what they seem begins her brilliant career. Closer to home, in ‘Changer of Worlds,’ a secret that the alien treecats have kept from their human friends for hundreds of years is about to come out…
and completely change the relationship between the two species forever. Meanwhile, Eric Flint weighs in with ‘From the Highlands.’ Honor can’t be everywhere, so when the People’s Republic of Haven tries to stage a political assassination on Earth, Anton Zilwicki husband of one of the Star Kingdom’s most revered military martyrs, and father of a young woman who is clearly a chip off the old block steps into the breach…
and takes the opportunity to settle some old scores along the way. And finally, Esther McQueen and Oscar Saint Just square off for their final confrontation in Noveau Paris in ‘Nightfall.’

The Service of the Sword (By:David Weber)

Readers can’t get enough of Honor Harrington and her world, and here David Weber is again, accompanied by some of the top science fiction writers in the field including John Ringo, Eric Flint, Timothy Zahn and Weber himself with new adventures of the best starship commander in the galaxy, and explorations of previously uncharted corners of her universe. It’s a party and you’re invited!

In Fire Forged (By:David Weber)

Honor Harrington is arguably the most popular character in modern science fiction, but there are many other stories in the Honorverse besides those in which she has the central role. This fifth volume in the popular Worlds of Honor series explores some of those stories with the help of such top writers as best selling author Jane LIndskjold, New York Times best selling author Timothy Zahn, and more including an all new Honor Harrington adventure, set in her younger years, when a mob of space pirates made the mistake of tangling with Commander Harrington. That was a fatal mistake for the pirates…
Praise for the hottest series in military science fiction: Nobody does space opera better than Weber, and his heroine, Honor Harrington…
like a fusion of Horatio Hornblower, Robert A. Heinlein and Tom Clancy…
. Publishers Weekly starred review At All Costs is a fast paced tale that brings together all the elements developed in previous books, and pushes them a good way along toward an ultimate conclusion…
. Booklist starred review Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!…
unequivocally superb! Anne McCaffrey on Weber’s Echoes of Honor Great stuff…
compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure. Locus

Mother of Demons

An outcast with a perversion she liked males; a great battle mother with an impossible task; a paleobiologist with a terrible sense of humor they were all revolutionaries, but had never expected this…

Time Spike

Captain Andrew Blacklock was overseeing the change of shifts at the state of Illinois maximum security prison when the world outside was suddenly ripped. They thought it was an earthquake until they found that the Mississippi river had disappeared, along with all signs of civilization. Then the sun came up in the wrong direction. And a dinosaur came by and scratched its hide against the wall of the prison…

Something had thrown the prison back in time millions of years. And they were not alone. Other humans from periods centuries, even millennia apart had also been dropped into the same time. Including a band of murderous conquistadores. But the prison had its own large population of murderers. They couldn t be turned loose, but what else could be done with them? Death walked outside the walls, human savagery was planning to break loose inside, and Stephens and the other men and women of the prison’s staff were trapped in the middle.

Slow Train to Arcturus

The planet Miran had sent a spaceship to rendezvous with the enormous vessel that was approaching their star system. The vessel’s design was odd a multitude of separate globular habitats in a framework and most of the alien team that entered one of the habitats were slaughtered by savage creatures called humans. One alien had barely managed to escape to another habitat where the humans were more friendly, if rather technologically backward. But he needed to get back to his spaceship, and he would need one human s help to do that.

They would have to travel through several more habitats, each one isolated from the other, each with its own bizarre dangers and customs. And friendliness toward strangers was not one of those customs…
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Worlds

Welcome to the many Worlds of Eric Flint. Known for his New York Times best selling alternate history novels, Flint is equally a master of shorter forms, and this large volume gathers the best of Flint’s shorter works. This generous selection includes: several stories and short novels set in Flint s celebrated Ring of Fire alternate history series; two stories from Flint s Joe s World humorous fantasy series; a story with Dave Freer, set in their popular rats, bats and vats series; a short novel set in Flint and David Drake s Belisarius series; and several shared universe stories set in David Drake s Foreign Legions universe, and a story set in David Weber s best selling Honor Harrington universe. In addition to the fiction, Eric Flint has written an overall introduction, plus an introduction for each story, telling how it came to be written, which will make this an irresistible book for the thousands of Eric Flint fans.

All the Way to the Gallows (By:David Drake)

Known for bestselling military science fiction, David Drake now takes aim at the reader’s funnybone. Meet goblin paratroopers, Politically Correct space cops, and more, and laugh all the way to the gallows.

Grimmer Than Hell (By:David Drake)

A prime volume by bestselling author David Drake explores a future world where the police have cameras watching everybody, everywhere, 24 7…
and introduces Lacey, the man who watches the watchmen. Then Drake segues to a very different, but no less foreboding future where the Fleet preserves the peace in the galaxy in theory at least, and at a cost which is extremely high, and not just in money or even in lives. And much more, as the reader is taken on a guided tour of the many world of David Drake…
a tour in which the luxuries are few, the gritty realism is ever present, and the excitement never stops.

Balefires (By:David Drake)

Balefires is the long awaited collection of David Drake’s weird and fantastic fiction. Before Drake was a best selling author of military science fiction, he was a prolific writer of horror and fantasy short fiction. Balefires collects some of his earliest professional sales including his first sale to Arkham House. In addition, Balefires brings together many stories set in the worlds of his fantasy novels Ranks of Bronze, Lord of the Isles, etc. and contains original fiction. More than just a collection of stories, Balefires features extensive story notes that chronicle the development of the writing career of one of the science fiction’s most popular writers, and provides detailed snapshots of the larger than life editors, publishers and writers that Drake has worked with throughout his career.

Fast Ships, Black Sails

Do you love the sound of a peg leg stomping across a quarterdeck? Or maybe you prefer a parrot on your arm, a strong wind at your back? Adventure, treasure, intrigue, humor, romance, danger and, yes, plunder! Oh, the Devil does love a pirate and so do readers everywhere! Swashbuckling from the past into the future and space itself, Fast Ships, Black Sails, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, presents an incredibly entertaining volume of original stories guaranteed to make you walk and talk like a pirate.

Clan of the Claw (By:John Ringo,Harry Turtledove,S.M. Stirling,Jody Lynn Nye,Michael Z. Williamson)

First entry in a new series with three big all new linked novellas from multiple best sellers Harry Turtledove, John Ringo & Jody Lynn Nye, and S.M. Stirling! After the extinction asteroid DOESN T strike Earth, the dinosaurs keep evolving but so do the mammals. We mammals have achieved human like shapes, but now it’s cold blooded, magic using reptiles against the hot blooded, hot tempered descendants of cats. In a heroic, bronze age world similar to 300, the Mrem Clan of the Claw and its sister warbands are expanding their rough and tumble territory, but now they face the Lishkash, masters of a cold blooded empire of slave armies and magic. It s mammalian courage and adaptation against reptile cunning in a clash of steel and will that will determine which line shall inherit the Earth. About contributor John Ringo: O ne of the best practitioners…
of military SF. Publishers Weekly.’ F ast paced military SF peopled with three dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse’ Library Journal Ringo s work attains a terrible beauty not unlike that of the Norse Eddas Publishers Weekly ‘If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo. The Philadelphia Weekly Press About contributor Harry Turtledove: the master of alternative SF. Publishers Weekly Outstanding enterntainment. BooklistAbout contributor S.M. Stirling: Stirling eloquently describes a devastated, mystical world that will appeal to fans of traditional fantasy as well as post apocalyptic SF. Publishers Weekly on Stirlings The Scourge of God

The Forge (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake)

On planet Bellevue, isolated for centuries after the collapse of interstellar civilization, a sentient computer still functions. When it and Raj, a young military officer, discover each other, a spark is struck which offers hope to benighted Bellevue. But first Raj must become the General.

The Hammer (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake)

The Computer Voice in Raj’s Mind is God and God is on His Side!Raj Whitehall and his hard bitten troops must conquer a continent of barbarians descended from the crews of a squadron of starships! But his biggest problem is not defeating this formidable enemy, but the cowardice and envy among his own officers and the grasping officials of an emperor likely to view success as treason. And Raj must succeed, to reclaim the stars for mankind.

The Anvil (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake)

With the aid of a sentient battle computer, Raj Whitehall and his band of sworn Companions struggle to reunite the entire planet of Bellevue and find their mission impeded by Barholm Clerett.

The Steel (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake)

On a mission to reunite the planet Bellvue, Raj Whitehall and his men must conquer a group of barbarians or else his civilization could plunge into an era of darkness.

The Sword (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake)

For five years Raj Whitehall has led his men across the face of the planet Bellevue. With saber and bayonet he has conquered one barbarian nation after another. Now his greatest enemy is his own overlord, Barholm Clerett, who’s so paranoid of Raj’s victories that he is reduced to only one thought: Raj Whitehall must die.

The Reformer (By:S.M. Stirling,David Drake)

After the collapse of the galactic Web, civilizations crumbled and chaos reigned on thousands of planets. Only on planet Bellevue was there a difference. There, a Fleet Battle Computer named Center had survived from the old civilization. When it found Raj Whitehall, the man who could execute its plan for reviving human civilization, he and Center started Bellevue back on the road leading to the stars; and when Bellevue reached that goal, Center sent copies of itself and Raj to the thousands of worlds still waiting for the light of civilization to dawn. On Hafardine, civilization had fallen further than most. That men came from the stars was not even a rumor of memory in Adrian Gellert’s day. The Empire of Vanbret spread across the lands in a sterile splendor that could only end in another collapse, more ignominious and complete than the first. Adrian Gellert was a philosopher, a student whose greatest desire was a life of contemplation in the service of wisdom…
until he touched the ‘holy relic’ that contained the disincarnate minds of Raj Whitehall and Center. On that day, Adrian’s search for wisdom would lead him to a life of action, from the law courts of Vanbret to the pirate cities of the Archipelago and battlefields bloodier than anything in the history he’d learned. The prize was the future of humanity.

The Tyrant (With: David Drake)

If the corrupt Empire ruling most of planet Hafardine falls, so will the last remnants of civilization left behind when galactic civilization collapsed long ago. Only two men see the coming disaster, and have a plan to save the future.

Foreign Legions (With: S.M. Stirling,David Weber,,David Drake)

Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington’ by David Weber: Before she saved the galaxy, she was ‘Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington,’ and then an encounter with ‘pirates’ who were more than they seemed began Honor Harrington’s Brilliant Career. Choosing Sides by David Drake: Lieutenant Huber stepped off the starship into an ambush but Slammers aren’t supposed to get ambushed. Huber can save his career if he survives a suiclde mission. The Island by Eric Flint: Think General Belisarius was tough? Meet the wife of one of his officers. She is determined to reach her wounded husband going over the broken bodies of the enemy if necessary.

The Excalibur Alternative (By:David Weber)

Lying helpless during a raging storm in the North Sea, a fleet of medieval ships finds sudden rescue in the arrival of a powerful group of aliens, who offer salvation in exchange for eternal bondage fighting as star soldiers.

The Warmasters

A collection of novellas by some of today’s most acclaimed science fiction writers including David Drake, David Weber, Eric Flint, S. M. Stirling, and Mark L. Van Name chronicles the exploits and adventures of guilds of star traveling merchants and their not so obedient human slaves and mercenaries.

Mountain Magic

The forces of evil, both natural and supernatural, are poised to prey on the folk of the hamlets and hollows: witches, demons, and criminals of more than one century. But first they’ll have to overcome some very unusual residents of the hills and valleys. One is David Drake’s unforgettable creation, Old Nathan the Wizard. He doesn’t claim much for his magical powers, but they’re real enough for what they are and besides, he hasn’t forgotten how to use his long flintlock rifle. Enter the gritty, realistic world of Old Nathan, a backwoodsman who talks to animals and says he’ll face the Devil himself and who in the end will have to face the Devil in very fact. A century later, very different interlopers, from criminals to snooping college professors, are poking around the hills, up to no good. But a very unusual family, the Hogbens, are likely to cause more trouble than unwelcome visitors can handle, as Henry Kuttner relates. They’re a family of mutants, with very unusual powers, and city folk who cause trouble are likely to suddenly find unbelievable and unpleasant things happening to them. But not all of the trouble is caused by humans, as the Slade family find out when Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor relate how a Kentucky family finds itself caught in the middle of a struggle between battling groups of the creatures who live deep underground and are the basis from the old legends of gnomes. The Slades have to make sure that the right gnomes win or an earthquake will wipe out everyone in at least four states. Magic, mutants, and mountain folk add up to an unusual volume, with adventure ranging from the grim and eerie to the wildly comic.

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