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Eric Flint (1947–2022)

Author of 1632

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About the Author

Eric Flint was born in southern California in 1947. He received a bachelor's degree from UCLA in 1968 and did some work toward a Ph.D. in history, with a specialization in history of southern Africa in the 18th and early 19th centuries, also at UCLA. After leaving the doctoral program over show more political issues, he supported himself from that time until age 50 as a laborer, machinist and labor organizer. In 1993, his short story entitled Entropy and the Strangler won first place in the Winter 1992 Writers of the Future contest. His first novel, Mother of Demons, was published in 1997 and was picked by the Science Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. He became a full-time writer in 1999. He writes science fiction and fantasy works including The Philosophical Strangler and the Belisarius series. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Eric Flint

1632 (2000) 2,197 copies
1633 (2002) 1,397 copies
Crown of Slaves (2003) 1,105 copies
1634: The Galileo Affair (2004) 925 copies
The Shadow Of The Lion (2002) 857 copies
1634: The Baltic War (2007) 728 copies
Ring of Fire I (2004) 694 copies
1634: The Ram Rebellion (2006) — Contributor — 631 copies
Torch of Freedom (2009) 622 copies
1635: The Cannon Law (2006) 580 copies
An Oblique Approach (1998) 556 copies
The Wizard of Karres (2004) 533 copies
Grantville Gazette I (2004) 523 copies
This Rough Magic (2003) 507 copies
In the Heart of Darkness (1998) 501 copies
1634: The Bavarian Crisis (2007) 486 copies
Fortune's Stroke (2000) 462 copies
Destiny's Shield (1999) 444 copies
The Philosophical Strangler (2001) 424 copies
The Tide of Victory (2001) 415 copies
The Course of Empire (2003) 415 copies
Pyramid Scheme (2001) 398 copies
Boundary (2006) 388 copies
The Dance of Time (2006) 381 copies
Rats, Bats & Vats (2000) 370 copies
Grantville Gazette II: Sequel to 1632 (12-in-1) (2006) — Editor & Contributor — 360 copies
1635: The Dreeson Incident (2008) 355 copies
Mother of Demons (1997) 337 copies
Ring of Fire II (2008) 301 copies
The Tyrant (2002) 300 copies
Cauldron of Ghosts (2014) 298 copies
Grantville Gazette III (12-in-1) (2007) — Editor & Contributor — 291 copies
1635: The Eastern Front (2010) 288 copies
Time Spike (2008) 267 copies
1824: The Arkansas War (2006) 257 copies
Forward the Mage (2002) 239 copies
1636: The Saxon Uprising (2011) 237 copies
The World Turned Upside Down (2005) — Editor — 225 copies
Much Fall of Blood (2010) 198 copies
Sorceress of Karres (2010) 197 copies
Grantville Gazette IV (2008) 194 copies
1636: The Kremlin Games (2012) 193 copies
1635: The Papal Stakes (2012) 183 copies
Pyramid Power (2007) 167 copies
Threshold (2010) 156 copies
Grantville Gazette V (2009) 156 copies
The Crucible of Empire (2010) 152 copies
Slow Train to Arcturus (2008) 138 copies
Ring of Fire III (2011) — Contributor — 136 copies
The Dragon Done It (2008) 136 copies
Portal (2013) 115 copies
To End in Fire (2021) — Author — 113 copies
Burdens of the Dead (2013) 108 copies
Grantville Gazette VI (2012) — Editor — 108 copies
Castaway Planet (2015) 84 copies
Worlds (2009) 81 copies
Ring of Fire IV (2016) 79 copies
1636: The Vatican Sanction (2017) 73 copies
1636: The China Venture (2019) 67 copies
Castaway Odyssey (2016) 54 copies
Grantville Gazette VIII (2018) 48 copies
Grantville Gazette VII (2015) 48 copies
1637: The Peacock Throne (2021) 45 copies
Gods of Sagittarius (2017) 39 copies
All the Plagues of Hell (2018) 31 copies
Iron Angels (2017) 28 copies
The Shaman of Karres (2020) 28 copies
Castaway Resolution (2020) — Author — 28 copies
Grantville Gazette IX (2021) 26 copies
1638: The Sovereign States (2023) — Author — 25 copies
Grantville Gazette Volume 7 (2015) 25 copies
Grantville Gazette Volume 8 (2011) 23 copies
Grantville Gazette Volume 9 (2011) 22 copies
Worlds Two (2018) 19 copies
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe II (2008) — Editor; Contributor — 18 copies
The Aethers of Mars (2014) 17 copies
The Demons of Paris (2018) 12 copies
When Diplomacy Fails (2008) 9 copies
Diamonds Are Forever (2020) 8 copies
The Genie Out of the Vat (2011) 8 copies
Pirates of the Suara Sea (2011) 7 copies
Jim Baen's Universe 07 (2007) — Editor; Contributor — 6 copies
The Witch's Murder (2011) 6 copies
Boundary, Second Edition (2016) 6 copies
Jim Baen's Universe 08 (2007) — Editor; Contributor — 6 copies
From the Highlands (2001) 4 copies
Venus, Mars and Hell (2019) — Author — 4 copies
Prime Palaver 3 copies
Fanatic (2003) 2 copies
Tarcza przeznaczenia (2007) 1 copy
Islands 1 copy
Crawlspace 1 copy
Fish Story 9 1 copy
The Fanatic 1 copy
W sercu ciemności (2006) 1 copy
Postage Due 1 copy
Portraits 1 copy

Associated Works

Changer of Worlds (2001) — Contributor — 1,022 copies
The Service of the Sword (2003) — Contributor — 973 copies
Lord Darcy (2002) — Editor, some editions — 518 copies
Telzey Amberdon (2000) — Editor — 486 copies
TNT: Telzey & Trigger (2000) — Editor — 431 copies
The Chick is in the Mail (2000) — Contributor — 417 copies
Bedlam's Edge (2005) — Contributor — 360 copies
The Hub : Dangerous Territory (2001) — Editor — 358 copies
Trigger & Friends (2001) — Editor — 319 copies
Fast Ships, Black Sails (2008) — Contributor — 312 copies
Turn the Other Chick (2004) — Contributor — 306 copies
Interstellar Patrol (2003) — Editor — 294 copies
Agent of Vega & Other Stories [11-story collection] (2001) — Editor — 281 copies
The Warmasters (2002) — Contributor — 276 copies
Med Ship (2002) — Editor — 270 copies
Foreign Legions (2001) — Contributor, some editions — 256 copies
Pandora's Legions (2002) — Editor, some editions — 218 copies
1635: The Tangled Web (2009) — Preface, some editions; Afterword, some editions — 215 copies
A Logic Named Joe [collection] (2005) — Editor, some editions — 198 copies
Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity (2005) — Editor — 184 copies
The Creatures of Man (2003) — Editor — 177 copies
Mountain Magic (2004) — Contributor — 159 copies
Eternal Frontier (2002) — Editor — 158 copies
Planets of Adventure (2003) — Editor — 149 copies
The Trouble With Humans (2007) — Editor — 139 copies
Legions of Space (2004) — Editor, some editions — 135 copies
The Trouble with Aliens (2006) — Editor, some editions — 126 copies
Future Imperfect (2003) — Editor — 113 copies
Sideways In Crime (2008) — Contributor — 100 copies
Black Tide Rising (2016) — Contributor, some editions — 94 copies
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (2015) — Contributor — 71 copies
The Long Twilight and other stories (1992) — Editor — 61 copies
The Universe Twister (2008) — Editor — 60 copies
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume IX (1993) — Contributor — 52 copies
Something Magic This Way Comes (2008) — Contributor — 52 copies
The Power of Illusion (2010) — Editor, some editions — 40 copies
Onward, Drake! (2015) — Contributor — 40 copies
Earthblood & Other Stories (2008) — Editor — 39 copies
By Tooth and Claw (2015) — Contributor, some editions — 38 copies
Cosmic Tales: Adventures in Far Futures (2005) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Danish Scheme (2013) — Afterword — 27 copies
Essen Steel (2013) — Introduction, some editions — 18 copies
Joseph Hanauer (2013) — Introduction, some editions — 15 copies
Eric Flint's 1632 Resource Guide and Role Playing Game (2004) — some editions — 10 copies
Grantville Gazette Volume 49 — Contributor — 9 copies
Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 3, July 2013 (2013) — Contributor — 7 copies
FenCon XI: The University of FenCon — Contributor — 1 copy


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Morris Roth takes the Grand Army of the Sunrise into Transylvania to fight against the Turkish invasion. When Prince Ragozi is taken out by a lucky shot, their plans are thrown into disarray. Good character development, good world building.
bgknighton | 1 other review | May 24, 2024 |
A great concept on how a group of technological advanced modern people would adapt and influence in late medieval society. The flaws are in the explanation for the mixing of parallel universes is very vague and the story while interesting and insightful is let down by simple character development with good/strong/beautiful characters beating the evil/scheming/brutal bad guys.
Daniel_M_Oz | 66 other reviews | Apr 25, 2024 |
This is the second book in the Ring of Fire series. The first book, 1632, begins with the mysterious transport of a small town in present-day West Virginia back to Germany in the middle of the Thirty Years War. After suspending my disbelief, I found the story to be surprisingly good with a fun cast of characters.

The second book in the series picks up where the first book ended and shows the Americans sending their diplomats to France, England, Scotland, and the Netherlands. This provides the reader with a wide overview of the worldwide events during the period of the Thirty Years War. Of course the events depart from the actual history we know but the author cleverly describes the original history and explains the differences that their time travel have caused.

This second book develops many of the characters who remain very entertaining. The book can be recommended for people who enjoy reading alternate history fiction but also for history buffs that already know something about the Thirty Years War.
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M_Clark | 32 other reviews | Apr 5, 2024 |
Mostly diplomatic and spy related story that moves the overall conflict towards a conclusion, at least for this arc of the series. A few battles, but not as detailed as in the main Honor books.
Guide2 | 6 other reviews | Apr 4, 2024 |



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