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 Ring of Fire Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 1632 2000 Description / Buy
2 1633 ( With: David Weber) 2002 Description / Buy
3 1634: The Galileo Affair 2004 Description / Buy
4 1635: The Cannon Law 2006 Description / Buy
5 1634: The Baltic War ( With: David Weber) 2007 Description / Buy
6 1634: The Bavarian Crisis 2007 Description / Buy
7 1635: The Dreeson Incident 2008 Description / Buy
8 1635: The Tangled Web 2009 Description / Buy
9 1635: The Eastern Front 2010 Description / Buy
10 1636: The Saxon Uprising 2011 Description / Buy
11 1636: The Kremlin Games 2012 Description / Buy
12 1635: Papal Stakes ( With: Charles E. Gannon) 2012 Description / Buy
13 1636: The Devil's Opera 2013 Description / Buy
14 1635 ( By: David Carrico) 2013 Description / Buy
15 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies ( With: Charles E. Gannon) 2014 Description / Buy
16 1636: The Viennese Waltz 2014 Description / Buy
17 1636: The Cardinal Virtues 2015 Description / Buy
18 1635: A Parcel of Rogues 2016 Description / Buy
19 1637: The Volga Rules 2016 Description / Buy
20 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught 2017 Description / Buy
21 The Alexander Inheritance 2017 Description / Buy
22 1636: The Vatican Sanction ( With: Charles E. Gannon) 2017 Description / Buy
23 Magdeburg Noir ( By: David Carrico) 2020 Description / Buy
24 1637: No Peace Beyond the Line ( With: Charles E. Gannon) 2020 Description / Buy
25 1636: Calabar's War ( By: Charles E. Gannon) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Rats, Bats & Vats Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Rats, Bats & Vats ( By: Dave Freer) 2000 Description / Buy
2 The Rats, the Bats & the Ugly 2004 Description / Buy
3 Lucky Number 7 (Short Story) ( By: Dave Freer) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Rats, Bats and Vats Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 Crawlspace (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Genie Out of the Vat (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Rats, Bats and Vats Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Crawlspace and Other Stories 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Arcane America Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Uncharted ( By: Kevin J. Anderson, Sarah A. Hoyt) 2018 Description / Buy
2 Council of Fire 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Belisarius Series with David Drake

# Read Title Published Details
1 An Oblique Approach ( With: David Drake) 1998 Description / Buy
2 In the Heart of Darkness ( With: David Drake) 1998 Description / Buy
3 Destiny's Shield ( With: David Drake) 1999 Description / Buy
4 Fortune's Stroke ( With: David Drake) 2000 Description / Buy
5 The Tide of Victory ( With: David Drake) 2001 Description / Buy
6 The Dance of Time ( With: David Drake) 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Black Tide Rising Series

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

Order of Boundary: Castaway Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Castaway Planet 2015 Description / Buy
2 Castaway Odyssey 2016 Description / Buy
3 Castaway Resolution 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Clan Of The Claw Series with John Ringo, Mercedes Lackey, Harry Turtledove, S.M. Stirling, Jody Lynn Nye

# Read Title Published Details
1 Exiled ( By: John Ringo, Harry Turtledove, Jody Lynn Nye) 2011 Description / Buy
2 By Tooth and Claw ( With: John Ringo, Mercedes Lackey, S.M. Stirling, Jody Lynn Nye) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Crown of Slaves Series with David Weber

# 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 Demon Rift Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Demons of Paris 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Grantville Gazette Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Grantville Gazette 2004 Description / Buy
2 Grantville Gazette II 2004 Description / Buy
3 Grantville Gazette III 2006 Description / Buy
4 Grantville Gazette IV 2008 Description / Buy
5 Grantville Gazette V 2009 Description / Buy
6 Grantville Gazette VI 2011 Description / Buy
7 Grantville Gazette VIII 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Heirs of Alexandria Series with Mercedes Lackey

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

Order of Honor Harrington Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Crown of Slaves ( By: David Weber) 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Jao Series with David Carrico

# 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 ( With: David Carrico) 2016 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 Scheme ( By: Dave Freer) 2001 Description / Buy
2 Pyramid Power 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Queen of the Sea Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Macedonian Hazard ( With:) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Raj Whitehall Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Tyrant 2002 Description / Buy

Order of The Ring of Fire Series with David Weber

# Read Title Published Details
1 1633 2002 Description / Buy
2 1634: The Baltic War 2007 Description / Buy
3 1636: The Atlantic Encounter 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Stellar Guild Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Tau Ceti ( By: Kevin J. Anderson, Steven Savile) 2011 Description / Buy
2 On the Train ( By: Rachel Turtledove) 2012 Description / Buy
3 When The Blue Shift Comes ( By: Alvaro Zinos-Amaro) 2012 Description / Buy
4 New Under the Sun ( By: Nancy Kress) 2013 Description / Buy
5 The Aethers of Mars 2014 Description / Buy
6 Red Tide ( By: Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington, Brad R. Torgersen) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Trail of Glory Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 1812: The Rivers of War 2005 Description / Buy
2 1824: The Arkansas War 2006 Description / Buy

Order of The Witches of Karres Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Sorceress of Karres 2010 Description / Buy
2 The Shaman of Karres 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Worlds of Honor Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Changer of Worlds ( By: David Weber) 2001 Description / Buy
2 In Fire Forged ( By: Andy Presby) 2011 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 Eric Flint Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Truth about the Gotterdammerung (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
2 The Witch's Murder (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
3 Pirates of the Suara Sea (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
4 The Red Fiddler (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
5 Entropy and the Strangler (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
6 The Fossil and Etchings (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
7 A Soldier's Complaint (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
8 The Thief and the Roller Derby Queen (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Eric Flint Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Odyssey ( With: Keith Laumer) 2002 Description / Buy
2 Mountain Magic ( With: David Drake) 2004 Description / Buy
3 The Flood Was Fixed and other stories (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of David Drake Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Time Safari ( By: David Drake) 1982 Description / Buy
2 From the Heart of Darkness ( By: David Drake) 1983 Description / Buy
3 The Military Dimension ( By: David Drake) 1991 Description / Buy
4 The Military Dimension Mark II ( By: David Drake) 1995 Description / Buy
5 All the Way to the Gallows ( By: David Drake) 1996 Description / Buy
6 Grimmer Than Hell ( By: David Drake) 2003 Description / Buy
7 Mountain Magic ( With: David Drake) 2004 Description / Buy
8 Balefires ( By: David Drake) 2007 Description / Buy
9 Night Demons ( By: David Drake) 2012 Description / Buy

Eric Flint Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Foreign Legions 2001 Description / Buy
2 The Warmasters 2002 Description / Buy
3 Black Tide Rising 2016 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?

The next book by Eric Flint is 1637: No Peace Beyond the Line and will be released on November, 3rd 2020. It is the newest book in the Ring of Fire Series.

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