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Eric Flint is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the 1632 series. In addition to the 1632 series, he created the "Joe's World" stories and with Dave Freer the Rats, Bats and Vats universe, and with Ryk Spoor the "Boundary" universe. With over five million words in print and professional magazine devoted to the series, 1632 is a unique creation in literary history.