Eric Flint Books

Eric Flint is an American science fiction and fantasy author that is best known for his alternate history novels. Born in 1947 in Burbank, his father’s work saw Flint live in France for five years, though he eventually returned to the US, spending his teenage years in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.

Order of 1632 Universe/Ring of Fire Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 1637 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Arcane America Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Council of Fire 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Assiti Shards Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 1632 2000 Description / Buy
2 1633 2002 Description / Buy
3 1634: The Galileo Affair 2004 Description / Buy
4 1634 The Baltic War 2007 Description / Buy
5 1635: Papal Stakes 2012 Description / Buy
6 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Belisarius Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 In the Heart of Darkness 1998 Description / Buy
2 Destiny's Shield 1999 Description / Buy
3 Fortune's Stroke 2000 Description / Buy
4 The Tide of Victory 2001 Description / Buy
5 The Dance of Time 2006 Description / Buy
6 Belisarius I 2008 Description / Buy
7 Belisarius II 2009 Description / Buy
8 Belisarius III 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Boundary Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Boundary 2006 Description / Buy
2 Threshold 2010 Description / Buy
3 Portal 2013 Description / Buy
4 Castaway Planet 2015 Description / Buy
5 Castaway Odyssey 2016 Description / Buy
6 Castaway Resolution 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Crown of Slaves Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Crown of Slaves 2003 Description / Buy
2 Torch of Freedom 2009 Description / Buy
3 Cauldron of Ghosts 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Eric Flint Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Mother of Demons 1997 Description / Buy
2 Time Spike 2008 Description / Buy
3 Slow Train to Arcturus 2008 Description / Buy
4 When Diplomacy Fails 2008 Description / Buy
5 Worlds 2009 Description / Buy
6 The Gods of Sagittarius 2017 Description / Buy
7 Iron Angels 2017 Description / Buy
8 Worlds 2 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Grantville Gazette Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Grantville Gazette II 2003 Description / Buy
2 Grantville Gazette, Volume I 2004 Description / Buy
3 Grantville Gazette VIII 2006 Description / Buy
4 Grantville Gazette III 2006 Description / Buy
5 Grantville Gazette IV 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Grantville Gazette: Print Version Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Grantville Gazette V 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Jao Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Course of Empire 2003 Description / Buy
2 The Crucible of Empire 2010 Description / Buy
3 The Span of Empire 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Jim Baen's Universe Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Best of Jim Baen's Universe 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Best of Jim Baen's Universe #2 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Joe's World Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Philosophical Strangler 2001 Description / Buy
2 Forward the Mage 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Pyramid Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Pyramid Power 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Ring of Fire Anthology Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Ring of Fire 2004 Description / Buy
2 Ring of Fire II 2008 Description / Buy
3 Ring of Fire III 2011 Description / Buy
4 Ring of Fire IV 2016 Description / Buy

Order of The Witches of Karres Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Sorceress of Karres 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Trail of Glory Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 1812 2005 Description / Buy
2 1824 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Worlds of Honor Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Changer of Worlds 2001 Description / Buy
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After getting his bachelor’s degree in the late 1960s, Flint initially pursued a Ph.D. in history at UCLA. He was fascinated by South African History, going so far as to write an article on the Kololo Period.

But the author was very politically active, having vehemently expressed his opposition to the Vietnam War, not to mention throwing his support behind the Civil Rights Movement.

After becoming a socialist, Flint abandoned his studies, having determined that the academic qualifications he sought wouldn’t serve him in the political arena.

The next two decades of the author’s life were a whirlwind. Eric Flint did many odd jobs to earn a living. He worked as a longshoreman, a meatpacker, a glassblower and a truck driver, eventually apprenticing as a machinist.

The machinist gig retained his interest the longest. He spent a quarter of a century in the role. With his political interests having occupied him for so long, the author was 50-years-old when he finally became a full-time writer. That was in 1999.

Eric Flint actually made his first publishing sale in 1993. The novelist started collaborating with Richard Roach, a friend, on a fantasy series in 1969. ‘Entropy, and the Strangler’, Flint’s short story which won the Winter Writers of the Future Contest, came out of years of collaboration with Richard.

The sale gave Flint and Richard the confidence to complete ‘Forward the Mage’, one volume in their fantasy series. Flint then followed it up with ‘The Philosophical Strangler’.

While ‘Entropy, and the Strangler’ had garnered some interest, Flint’s foray into fantasy fiction ended in failure. Even the author recognized that the stories he wrote with Richard did not fit into the accepted confines of fantasy.

And he wasn’t particularly surprised when his efforts to sell their collaborative works attracted a storm of rejection letters.

None of that deterred Flint, though. If anything, he felt compelled to give ordinary, mainstream fantasy and science fiction a go. It was around that period that ‘Mother of Demons’ and the Belisarius books were written.

It was also around that time that the author cemented his relationship with Baen Books. Flint’s most popular novel to date is 1632. It set him apart as an author of alternate history.

Outside of his efforts as a novelist, Eric Flint worked as a Baen Free Library Librarian, the first Librarian to be exact. He worked with Jim Baen to convince various authors to publish free electronic unprotected copies of their books on the internet.

Flint was always a strong proponent of e-publishing and he rejected claims that eBooks were a threat to traditional physical novels. He believed that the two could thrive side by side.

Eric Flint Awards

The novelist received the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award. He was nominated for an Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Prize in 2006.

Best Eric Flint Books

Flint isn’t just a writer; he is also an editor that has repackaged the works of classic SF authors for new audiences, with some of the best books in his bibliography including:

1632: Mike Stearn led the local United Mine Workers of America chapter, and all its members had chosen to attend his sister’s wedding. Then something catastrophic happened, and when Mike went to investigate, he found that their entire town had been transported to 1632.

Now they must use their meager tools to survive the 30-year war.

1633: Everything changed for Mike when his town was sent back to the Holy Roman Empire in 1632. Mike was elected president of their community and charged with launching the American Revolution several decades earlier with the intention of attaining the strength required to repel the forces that sought to destroy them.

Now the town has made an alliance with the King of Sweden. Mike and his people have advanced technology. But it will take the corporation of Gustavus and the Jews to fend off the catholic armies that will stop at nothing to obliterate their burgeoning nation.

When Does The Next Eric Flint book come out?

Eric Flint doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Castaway Resolution and was released on March, 3rd 2020. It is the newest book in the Boundary Series.