Eric Flint

Eric Flint


Eric Flint’s writing career began with the science fiction novel Mother of Demons. With David Drake, he has collaborated on the six-volume Belisarius series, as well as a novel entitled The Tyrant. His alternate history novel 1632 was published in 2000, and has led to a long-running series with many novels and anthologies in print. In addition, he’s written a number of science fiction and fantasy novels. He now has more than sixty novels in print as well as many pieces of short fiction and dozens of anthologies which he’s edited.

Flint is also the publisher of Ring of Fire Press and the Grantville Gazette electronic magazine.

Flint graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1968 and later received a master’s degree in history from the same university. Despite those academic credentials, Flint spent the next quarter of a century as an activist in the American trade union movement, working as a longshoreman, truck driver, auto worker, steel worker, oil worker, meatpacker, glassblower and machinist. He has lived at various times in California, Michigan, West Virginia, Alabama, Ohio, and Illinois. He currently resides in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille.


Concerning the Electoral College, or the Twaddle has Finally Gotten to Me

As those of you who regularly visit this web site or my Facebook page know, I don't often post political statements. There are two reasons I don't. The first is because most people who visit the sites are either family or personal friends of mine who are already well aware of my political views, or people who are mostly interested in me as an author. The second reason is even simpler. If there is a more monumental waste of time than arguing politics on the internet—especially Facebook—I have yet to find it. (Watching paint dry comes a distant...

Ganny Knits a Spaceship

NEW NOVEL YOU SHOULD BUY Just published: David Gerrold's Ganny Knits a Spaceship. This story is reminiscent of the great Robert Heinlein young adult novels. Starling and her grandmother operate a way station in the asteroid belt. For decades, Ganny has had a very successful business, using her way station to sling cargo and passenger ships all over the asteroid belt and to most of the planets as well. But now, technological advance and corporate greed are threatening her livelihood and the continued well-being of her grand-daughter. Digging...


My friend and co-author Ryk Spoor has fallen on hard times and he's set up a fund-raiser for himself and (mostly) his family. I've posted the link below. I've contributed to it myself and I'm urging anyone else who's got the wherewithal to do so as well. Fair closure: I am not (clears the throat) an entirely disinterested party in this matter, seeing as how Ryk and I will be starting on another collaboration soon and I dammit don't want him preoccupied and distracted by financial...


June 14, 2018 I have the following titles that qualify for nomination for the Dragon Award to be handed out at DragonCon this year. (For more information on DragonCon, see: BEST FANTASY NOVEL: The Demons of Paris, by Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff. BEST HORROR NOVEL: Iron Angels, by Eric Flint and Alistair Kimble. BEST ALTERNATE HISTORY NOVEL. I have several novels that qualify in this category: The Alexander Inheritance, by Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff. 1636: The Vatican Sanction, by Eric...