by Eric Flint

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A collection of hard-hitting and insightful alternate history and science fiction tales authored or co-authored by New York Times bestseller Eric Flint. The collection includes stories set in Flint’s hugely-popular Ring of Fire series as well as well as tales from Flint’s Joe’s World humorous fantasy series and stories set in the shared worlds of bestselling military science fiction legends David Weber and David Drake (including one entry in Weber’s blockbuster Honor Harrington universe) and capped with a classic alternate history novella, the hard-hitting, bleak and beautiful “Islands.”

A cornucopia of hard-hitting and insightful tales for fans of New York Times bestseller Eric Flint and his Ring of Fire alternate history series. This generous selection includes stories and two short novels from the Ring of Fire series, as well as hilarious tales from Flint’s Joe’s World humorous fantasy series and, with Dave Freer, a tale set in their popular Rats, Bats and Vats series. Next, Flint goes all-out for the “aha” moment within a clutch of stories set in the shared worlds of bestselling military science fiction legends David Weber and David Drake, including one entry in Weber’s blockbuster Honor Harrington universe. The collection is capped with the hard-hitting, bleak and beautiful “Islands,” a classic alternate history novella set in Flint and David Drake’s Belasarius alternate Rome series, and it comes complete with an insightful foreword by Flint together with his delightful and informative introduction to each tale.

About Eric Flint:
“An SF author of particular who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure.” – Publishers Weekly

About Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire series:
“This alternate history series is...a landmark...”—Booklist

“...reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis...”—Publishers Weekly

“...each new entry appears better than the previous one, a seemingly impossible feat...terrific.”—Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451637519
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 800
Sales rank: 816,200
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction. He’s the author/creator of the New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the “Belisarius” alternate Roman history series, including, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Worlds 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Highly regarded for his alternate history novels, especially the 1632 saga, this superb collection provides audience with a taste of ¿The Best of Eric Flint¿s Short Fiction¿. The anthology is divided into six series containing short stories, longer short stories, and novellas; all previously published though a few in this compilation have been rewritten. The Belisarius series (with David Drake) includes one superb rewritten novella ¿Islands¿. The classic 1632 series includes one stand alone novella and three interconnected short stories starring Nurse Anne Jefferson. The Honor Harrington series (by David Weber) includes the novel From the Highlands which takes place after Honor ¿dies¿ in AT ALL COSTS by Mr. Weber, turning everything upside down . The Joe¿s World series includes two short stories. The Rats, Bats & Vats series (with Dave Freer) includes the first tale, an eighty page novella ¿Genie Out of the Bottle¿ that showcases the insanity of that world. The Ranks of Bronze series includes one long short story (60 pages) Carthago Delenda Est¿ that takes place in David Drake¿s titled universe. All are excellent entries that spotlight the vast talent of Mr. Flint to write entertaining tales (solo or in collaboration) in various sizes and formats occurring in differing ages and locations that will send newcomers seeking the back list and affirming what fans already know.

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Deborah Hamilton 4 months ago
Great stories.
bgknighton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good stories, fill in some of the blanks in the books.