I just heard today that Eric Flint died at the age of 75. Besides writing good books, he’s done a lot for the SF field, especially the Alternate History sub-genre. He’s also helped expose the works of classic writers to new generations and helped out lots of new writers. Today is a sad day.
Scribd bought SlideShare.net and promptly put my “free” presentations and workshops behind a paywall. I’m moving everything to downloadable PDF files on my website. My apologies for the inconvenience while this transition is being implemented.
Welcome to Episode 3 of my 1632 Read-Through, my venture to read, and review, all of the major books (and many of the ancillary ones) in Eric Flint’s shared “Ring of Fire” universe. For this month, I read 1633, by Eric Flint and David Weber.
So, I went off looking for the videos for this year’s Balticon 56. After all, it was a hybrid convention, with both an in-person and a virtual track. Well, they’re not up yet…but I found the videos for 2020 and 2021 (when it was all virtual). Check it out!
[6/18/22] The Balticon 56 videos are now available for conference attendees (including virtual attendees).
If you’re going to tackle a read-through of a sprawling, convoluted, shared universe of novels and anthologies like the “1632” series (also known as the “Ring of Fire” series for the mysterious incident that sent the town of Grantville back in time), then you need a strategy. Fortunately, the 1632 community has provided some aids to help with this…
Well, my interest in Eric Flint’s sprawling 1632 series has been rekindled. Now I’ve embarked on a project to catch up with the world’s largest literary shared universe. So, come along as I read…and review…the books of the “Ring of Fire” series.
My schedule for Balticon has been finalized. I’m on seven panels and I’m moderating two of them. This will be the first convention I’ve attended since the pandemic started. Balticon is being held in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor over Memorial Day weekend.
I had a great time selling books at Manassas Reads, an annual event hosted by the City of Manassas, Manassas City Public Schools, and the Prince William Public Library System. I’d been busy during the pandemic, so I had five books plus two anthologies for sale.
Somebody asked me where they could buy my books. Then I realized that I didn’t know which retailers besides Amazon sold my books. So I did a bit of research…
Thanks to everybody for your thoughts and good wishes over the past week. Yes, I’ve been able to get everything moved to my new hosting platform, OpalStack. It took a lot of work to get everything moved. I’d been with WebFaction (RIP) since 2006, so my web properties were distinctly enterprise-level in size and scope after all this time.