Eric Flint Bibliography

Eric Flint (born February 6, 1947) is an American author, editor, and e-publisher. The majority of his main works are alternate history science fiction, but he also writes humorous fantasy adventures. His works have been listed on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Locus Magazine best seller lists.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in 1947 in Burbank, California, Flint worked on a Ph.D. in history specializing in southern African history. He left his doctoral program in order to become a political activist in the labor movement and supported himself from that time until age 50 in a variety of jobs, including longshoreman, truck driver, and machinist, and as a labor union organizer. A long-time leftist political activist, Flint worked as a member of the Socialist Workers Party.[3]


After winning the 1993 Writers of the Future contest, he published his first novel in 1997 and moved to full-time writing in 1999.

Shortly afterwards, he became the first librarian of the Baen Free Library and a prominent anti-copy protection activist.[4][5] He has edited the works of several classic SF authors, repackaging their short stories into collections and fix-up novels. This project has met commercial success, and has returned several out-of-print authors to print.

In 2004, faced with a persistent drain on his time[6] by fan-fiction authors seeking comment on the four years old 1632 Tech Manual web forum focused on his 1632 series, he suggested[6] to Jim Baen the experimental serialized fan-fiction e-zine The Grantville Gazette which also found commercial success.[6] Four of the Gazette magazine editions were collated into anthology formats, bought by Jim Baen and brought out in either hardcover or paperback or both formats, though the last purchased[7] remains unpublished. Subsequently, Flint became editor of the new Jim Baen's Universe science-fiction e-zine while concurrently remaining a creative writer bringing out three to five titles per year. After the death of Jim Baen due to a stroke and after completing the contract for the tenth Grantville Gazette, Flint founded a new website ""[8] which is not only continuing to bring out The Grantville Gazettes, but increasing the publishing rate from four per year to bimonthly while paying better than standard magazine pay rates and is modeled on the JBU e-zine.

As of October 2007 he lives with his wife Lucille (also an ex-labor organizer) in East Chicago, Indiana.

In 2008, he donated his archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.[9]

Flint was the author guest of honor for the 2010 NASFiC, ReConStruction.[10]

He is also participating in The Stellar Guild series published by Phoenix Pick. The series pairs bestselling authors such as Flint with lesser known authors in science fiction and fantasy to help provide additional visibility to them.

Electronic publishing[edit]

Eric Flint is noted as the editor of the Baen Free Library which is an ongoing experiment in electronic publishing (e-books in multiple unencrypted formats) where Flint and the late Jim Baen convinced authors to post entirely unprotected free copies of various works for download over the internet. One early goal was to see if the release of free electronic content would increase the sales of their traditional print or (for-pay) electronic editions. As part of the initial phase, Flint has published a series of essays that in form have been part blog and part letters to the editor tracking the experiment and championing the practice.

Financially, it seems to be working out for publisher Baen Books, as they have embraced unencrypted e-book publication for all their works available in a variety of common formats. Usually eighty to a hundred titles are available in the Baen Free Library at any given time. In most cases, the works involved are the early volumes in continuing series, appetite whetters, where readers might be likely to purchase later works in the same series.

All new Baen Books can also be purchased as e-books in the same unencrypted formats as the free library through Baen WebScriptions. As an added wrinkle one can purchase a monthly collection of five bundled works in the release stage of publication at Baen's. Once the bundle reaches four months from its scheduled release date in print, about half of the work is serialized and available to readers purchasing the advanced peek. A month later, the next quarter, followed by the last quarter, available about a month on average ahead of any printed work. The last delivery contains the copyedited e-book version of the book.

One can also purchase electronic Advanced Reader Copies(or eARCs) which are not a part of the foregoing monthly bundle, but are individually available for purchase. These followed a successful experiment with an online eMagazine, called the Grantville Gazette (More below—see 1632 series). The eARCs is an unproofed manuscript and is guaranteed to be full of typos and errors. It is pretty much raw from the author's word processor; however, they are fully available even before the first part of the monthly bundles. eARCs do not include the final proofed version. For the final version, you would have to buy the single or monthly bundle for that book. In March 2007, Flint began acting as publisher of a for-fee web-access version of the Gazette.

Flint also helmed Jim Baen's Universe (JBU), an e-zine published from 2006 until 2010.


Main article: Eric Flint bibliography

Reception of his published works[edit]

To date, six of his books have been included on the New York Times Best Seller list. These books are 1634: The Galileo Affair (2004),[11][12] 1634: The Baltic War (2007),[13][14] 1634: The Bavarian Crisis (2007),[15] 1636: The Kremlin Games (2013),[16] Torch of Freedom (2009),[17] and Cauldron of Ghosts (2014).[18]

1635: The Papal Stakes (2012),[19] The Crucible of Empire (2010),[20] and Threshold (2010)[21] were listed on the Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Books list for Hardcover Science Fiction.

Cauldron of Ghosts (2014)[22] was listed on the Washington Post Best-Selling Books list for Hardcover Fiction.

Almost all of Flint's books sold well enough to get listed on the various Locus Bestsellers Lists with some titles listed multiple times and a few even reached the top spot for the month.[23][24][25]

Awards and honors[edit]

Flint was awarded the 2008 Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award for primarily for his River of War series.[26]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^Flint, Eric (2002-04-26). "Prime Palaver #7". Baen Free Library. Baen Books. Archived from the original on 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-03-21.  
  2. ^Flint, Eric (2002-04-26). "Prime Palaver #7". Baen Free Library. Baen Books. Archived from the original on 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2007-10-19.  
  3. ^Flint, Eric. "Eric Flint's place on the web: biography". Archived from the original on October 7, 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  4. ^"Introducing the Baen Free Library (and other columns in the collection)". Archived from the original on May 3, 2006. 
  5. ^"The Editor's Page October 2006". Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-18. 
  6. ^ abcFlint, Eric, ed. (2004-11-01). "Preface". The Grantville Gazette. 1632 series aka Ring of Fire series. Thomas Kidd (cover art) (1st, (pb) (e-book reprint plus additional content) ed.). Riverdale, NY: Baen Books. p. 2. ISBN 0-7434-8860-1. Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-10-17.  
  7. ^Flint, Eric and various others. "Preface". Grantville Gazette III. Thomas Kidd (cover art). Baen Books. pp. 1–2. ISBN 978-1-4165-0941-7. ISBN 1-4165-0941-0.  
  8. ^"grantville-gazette-on-line-going-pro-going-bi-monthly/#more-317". Retrieved 2007-10-17.  
  9. ^Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) CollectionArchived June 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Northern Illinois University
  10. ^Silver, Steven (August 11, 2009). "Worldcon 2009, NASFiC 2010, Worldcon 2011". SF Site News. SF Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  11. ^"Hardcover Fiction". New York Times. April 18, 2004. 
  12. ^"Hardcover Fiction". New York Times. April 25, 2004. 
  13. ^"Hardcover Fiction". New York Times. May 13, 2007. 
  14. ^"Hardcover Fiction". New York Times. May 20, 2007. 
  15. ^"Hardcover Fiction". New York Times. October 21, 2007. 
  16. ^"Hardcover Fiction". New York Times. June 24, 2012. 
  17. ^"Hardcover Fiction". New York Times. December 6, 2009. 
  18. ^"Hardcover Fiction". New York Times. April 27, 2014. 
  19. ^"Best-Selling Books, Week Ended Oct. 28; With data from Nielsen BookScan". Wall Street Journal. November 3, 2012. 
  20. ^"Best-Selling Books, Week Ended Feb. 28; With data from Nielsen BookScan". Wall Street Journal. March 5, 2010. 
  21. ^"Best-Selling Books, Week Ended June 20; With data from Nielsen BookScan". Wall Street Journal. June 25, 2010. 
  22. ^"Michael Lewis's 'Flash Boys' remains at No. 1, Lee Child's 'Never Go Back' also at No. 1". Washington Post. April 21, 2014. 
  23. ^"Locus Bestsellers, July 2004". Locus. July 2004. 
  24. ^"Locus Bestsellers, November 2005". Locus. November 2005. 
  25. ^"Locus Bestsellers, December 2005". Locus. December 2005. 
  26. ^"Coger Memorial Hall of Fame". Darrell Awards. 

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  • Author: Eric Flint Author Record # 3596
  • Legal Name: Flint, Eric
  • Birthplace: Burbank, California, USA
  • Birthdate: 6 February 1947
  • Language: English
  • Webpages:1632, Inc.-1, 1632, Inc.-2, SFE3, Wikipedia-EN
  • Author Tags:alternate history (28), time travel (20), science fiction (17), historical fantasy (4), military sf (3), fantasy (3), mars (3), genetic engineering (2), alien invasion (2), uplift (1), colony (1), strong female characters (1), nanotechnology (1), alien artifact (1), dinosaurs (1), archeology (1), mystery (1), humorous (1), bats (1), rats (1) and 4 additional tags. View all tags for Eric Flint
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Fiction Series
  • Assiti Shards Universe
    • 1 Assiti Shards (1632)
      • 1 163x
      • 1632 Anthologies
      • 1632 Fiction
        • The Wallenstein Gambit (2004) [SF]
        • Bacon (2006) [SF]
        • Cook Books (2006) [SF]
        • Scrambled Eggs (2006) [SF]
        • Suits (2006) [SF]
        • The Suhl Incident (2006) [SF]withJohn Zeek
        • The Anaconda Project (2007) only appeared as:
          • Serializations:
          • The Anaconda Project, Episode One (2007)
          • The Anaconda Project, Episode Two (2007)
          • The Anaconda Project, Episode Three (2007)
          • The Anaconda Project, Episode Four (2008)
          • The Anaconda Project, Episode Five (2008)
          • The Anaconda Project, Episode Six (2008)
          • The Anaconda Project, Episode Eight (2008)
          • The Anaconda Project, Episode Seven (2008)
          • The Anaconda Project, Episode Nine (2009)
          • The Anaconda Project, Episode Ten (2009)
        • The Austro-Hungarian Connection (2008) [SF]
        • Steady Girl (2009) [SF]
        • Four Days on the Danube (2011) [SF]
        • Brave New World (2013) [SF]
        • The Anne Jefferson Stories
    • 2 Assiti Shards (Other)

  • Belisarius
  • Boundary
  • General / Raj Whitehall
  • Heirs of Alexandria
  • Honor Harrington Universe
  • Joe's World
  • Karres
  • Pyramid
  • Rats, Bats and Vats
  • The Jao Empire
  • Trail of Glory
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  • Black Tide Rising (John Ringo)
  • Elves on the Road universe
  • Exiled / Mrem
  • Fish Story
    • 1 Fish Story, Episode 1 (2006) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer
    • 2 Fish Story, Episode 2 (2006) withDave FreerandAndrew Dennis
    • 3 Fish Story, Episode 3 (2006) withDave FreerandAndrew Dennis
    • 4 Fish Story, Episode 4 (2006) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer
    • 5 Fish Story, Episode 5 (2007) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer
    • 6 Fish Story, Episode 6 (2007) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer
    • 7 Fish Story, Episode 7: We're Going to Need a Bigger Pub (2007) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer
    • 8 Fish Story, Episode 8: The Yellow Sub ... (2007) withDave FreerandAndrew Dennis
    • 9 Fish Story, Episode Nine: Love at First Bite (2007) withDave FreerandAndrew Dennis
    • 10 Fish Story, Episode Ten: The A-Team (2007) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer
    • 11 Fish Story, Episode Eleven, The End of Mankind (2008) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer
    • 12 Fish Story, Episode Twelve: Make It More Complicated (2008) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer
    • 13 Fish Story, Episode Thirteen, The Plot to End the Universe (2008) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer
    • 14 Fish Story, Episode Fourteen, Punctiphobia: An Inordinate Fear of Spots (2008) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer
    • 15 Fish Story, Episode Fifteen: They Came from Beyond (2008) withAndrew DennisandDave Freer

  • Ranks of Bronze
Short FictionEssays
  • Author's Afterword (1632) (2000)
  • Afterword (Telzey Amberdon) (2000)
  • Afterword (T'nT: Telzey & Trigger) (2000)
  • Afterword (Trigger & Friends) (2001)
  • Afterword (The Hub: Dangerous Territory) (2001)
  • McCauley on Copyright (2001)
  • Afterword (Retief!) (2002)
  • Afterword (Pandora's Legions) (2002)
  • Afterword (Keith Laumer: The Lighter Side) (2002)
  • Preface (Lord Darcy) (2002) withGuy Gordon
  • Editors' Afterword (Med Ship) (2002) withGuy Gordon
  • Adventures in Time and Space (2002) withGuy Gordon
  • Afterword (Eternal Frontier) (2002)
  • Dark Visions (2002) withGuy Gordon
  • Homo Excelsior (2002) withGuy Gordon
  • Time for Crime (2002) withGuy Gordon
  • Afterword (A Plague of Demons and Other Stories) (2003)
  • Afterword (Interstellar Patrol) (2003)
  • Editor's Notes (The Cold Equations & Other Stories) (2003)
  • Editor's Preface (Interstellar Patrol) (2003)
  • Afterword (Future Imperfect) (2003)
  • Preface (The Creatures of Man) (2003) withGuy Gordon
  • Editor's Preface (The Grantville Gazette I) (2003)
  • Images (The Grantville Gazette I) (2003)
  • Preface (Ring of Fire) (2004)
  • Afterword (Grantville Gazette II) (2004)
  • Preface (Grantville Gazette II Magazine) (2004)
  • Preface (Grantville Gazette II) (2004)
  • Afterword (Grantville Gazette) (2004)
  • Afterword (Imperium) (2004)
  • Images (Grantville Gazette) (2004)
  • Preface for the Paperback Edition (Grantville Gazette) (2004)
  • Submissions to the Magazine (Grantville Gazette) (2004)
  • Preface (The World Turned Upside Down) (2005)
  • Afterword (Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity) (2005)
  • Appendix A: The Ekhat (The Course of Empire) (2005) withK. D. Wentworth
  • Appendix B: Interstellar Travel (The Course of Empire) (2005) withK. D. Wentworth
  • Cast of Characters (The Course of Empire) (2005) withK. D. Wentworth
  • Editor's Preface (Grantville Gazette IV) (2005)
  • Glossary of Jao Terms (The Course of Empire) (2005) withK. D. Wentworth
  • Afterword (1812 - The Rivers of War) (2005)
  • Afterword (1634: The Galileo Affair) (2005)
  • Editor's Preface (Grantville Gazette V) (2005)
  • Editor's Preface (Grantville Gazette VI) (2006)
  • Preface (The Ram Rebellion) (2006)
  • A Matter of Principle (2006)
  • June 2006: The Current State of the Short Fiction Market for Science Fiction and Fantasy (2006)
  • Copyright: What Are the Proper Terms for the Debate? (2006)
  • The Editor's Page August 2006 (2006)
  • Preface (The Trouble with Aliens) (2006)
  • Preface (Transgalactic) (2006) withDavid Drake
  • Copyright: How Long Should It Be? (2006)
  • The Editor's Page October 2006: The Prospects for Jim Baen's Universe (2006)
  • The Editor's Page December 2006: New Members of the Magazine's Staff (2006)
  • What is Fair Use (2006)
  • Images (2007)
  • Grantville Gazette (Grantville Gazette III) (2007)
  • Preface (Grantville Gazette III) (2007)
  • Lies, and More Lies (2007)
  • There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch (2007)
  • Cast of Characters (1634: The Baltic War) (2007) withDavid Weber
  • Books: The Opaque Market (2007)
  • Afterword (The Best of Jim Baen's Universe) (2007)
  • The Legacy of Jim Baen (2007)
  • Spillage: or, The Way Fair Use Works in Favor of Authors and Publishers (2007)
  • The Economics of Writing (2007)
  • Preface (1634: The Ram Rebellion) (2007)
  • The Pig-in-a-Poke Factor (2007)
  • Preface (Ring of Fire II) (2008)
  • Paper Books Are Not Going to Be Joining the Dodo Any Time Soon. If Ever. (2008)
  • Editors' Introduction (The Dragon Done It) (2008) withMike Resnick
  • The Anacond Project, Episode Five, Delayed (2008)
  • A Matter of Symbiosis (2008)
  • Grantville Gazette (Grantville Gazette IV) (2008)
  • Images (Grantville Gazette IV) (2008)
  • Preface (Grantville Gazette IV) (2008)
  • Preface (Print Edition Grantville Gazette IV) (2008)
  • The Nature of Transitions (2008)
  • Preface (The Best of Jim Baen's Universe II) (2008) withMike Resnick
  • The Anaconda Project, Episode Seven - Delayed (2008)
  • Adventures with a Search Engine (2008)
  • The Problem Is Legal Scarcity, Not Illegal Greed (2008)
  • Preface (When Diplomacy Fails) (2008) withMike Resnick
  • The Anaconda Project, Episode Nine - Delayed (2008)
  • Author's Note (Carthago Delenda Est) (2009)
  • Author's Note (From the Highlands) (2009)
  • Author's Note (Genie Out of the Bottle) (2009)
  • Author's Note (Islands) (2009)
  • Author's Note (The Joe's World Series) (2009)
  • Author's Note (The Wallenstein Gambit) (2009)
  • Foam and Froth and Mighty (Upside-down) Pyramids (2009)
  • Preface (Worlds) (2009)
  • Appendix: Eric Flint Bibliography (2009)
  • The Anaconda Project—Next Episode (2009)
  • The Internet Is Not a Magic Wand (2009)
  • Anaconda Project Episodes Delayed (2009)
  • Afterword (A Sense of Infinity) (2009) withGuy Gordon
  • An Afterword on Dr. Johnson (2009)
  • Grantville Gazette (Grantville Gazette V) (2009)
  • Preface (Grantville Gazette V) (2009)
  • Cast of Characters (Torch of Freedom) (2009) withDavid Weber
  • Afterword (1635: The Tangled Web) (2009)
  • Preface (1635: The Tangled Web) (2009)
  • Harry C. Crosby, Jr. (Christopher Anvil) (2010)
  • Introduction to the Universe Annex (2010)
  • Appreciation (The High Crusade) (2010)
  • Cast of Characters (1635: The Eastern Front) (2010)
  • Afterword (The Power of Illusion) (2010)
  • Afterword (1636: The Saxon Uprising) (2011)
  • Preface (Ring of FIre III) (2011)
  • Connections: Stories with a Common Ground (2012)
  • Preface (Grantville Gazette VI) (2012)
  • Introduction (Resnick on the Loose) (2012)
  • Introduction to "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" (2012)
  • Introduction (Joseph Hanauer) (2013)
  • Introduction (The Danish Scheme) (2013)
  • Introduction (Essen Steel) (2013)
  • Afterword: Operation Xibalba (2014)
  • Editor's preface (Grantville Gazette VII) (2015)
  • Preface (Ring of Fire IV) (2016)
  • Afterword (The Span of Empire) (2016)
  • Appendix A: The Ekhat (2016)
  • Appendix B: Interstellar Travel (2016)
  • Cast of Characters (The Alexander Inheritance) (2017) withPaula GoodlettandGorg Huff
  • Glossary: FBI and Law Enforcement Terms, Acronyms, and Slang (2017) withAlistair Kimble
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