About the Snippets

Snippets are excerpts from books which have not yet been published. I started posting snippets on Baen’s Bar back in 1999 and have maintained the practice ever since. Some years ago, when I first launched this web site, I carried over the snippets and post them here. They’re also still posted on Baen’s Bar, if you prefer that venue. (Go to www,baen.com, select “Baen Community,” and then select “Baen’s Bar” from the drop-down menu.)

All of the snippets are posted in my conference, titled “Mother of Demons.” They can sometimes also be found in other conferences, depending on the title.

The snippets begin with the start of a book and typically go through half the novel before breaking off when the book is published. In addition to posting snippets from my own novels, I also post (with their permission) snippets from books written by many other authors.

We post snippets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Most Recent

The Shaman of Karres – Snippet 03

The Shaman of Karres - Snippet 03 Chapter 1 When the shriek of space-alarms is welcome, things are pretty rotten, Captain Pausert reflected. He'd been near to dozing in the control chair on the Venture 7333. That was a good thing considering how little sleep he'd had...

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 38

Forced Perspectives - Snippet 38 "If Santiago is still around, they won't mess with you. They'll assume you're connected. And if they say he isn't around anymore, just -- wing it. It'd be a good idea to bring a lot of sandwiches and beer, too, share 'em around. Good...

The Shaman of Karres – Snippet 02

The Shaman of Karres - Snippet 02 "And they're the bad guys?" asked Pausert, glad to have that at least clear. Threbus pulled a face. "Actually… no. The other side are probably what we'd consider 'the bad guys'. The Karoda slavers are not popular with anyone, not even...

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 37

Forced Perspectives - Snippet 37 "We know what it means," said Castine. "How do we stop him from trying to kill us," asked Vickery, "and how do I get my book back?" He turned left again on Olympic, past the monolithic Koreatown Galleria. "Your book! What the hell is...