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 07

The Shaman of Karres - Snippet 07 Goth could have teleported the object out of the body, but short of cutting him open and healing him up after, the Leewit could see no way of getting it out. Cutting was indeed an option, she knew. It was one other healers took, when...

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 42

Forced Perspectives - Snippet 42 The text began now to deal with a person, evidently a man, identified only as "the guru." The guru was a rock guitarist who, according to the printed pages, "was one of the Laurel Canyon hangers-on in 1965, and had the dubious...

The Eleventh Gate – Snippet 03

The Eleventh Gate - Snippet 03 2: POLYGLOT Near the sparsely-settled northern pole of Polyglot, Philip Anderson walked across the savannah away from the jeebee nest, stripping off his protective gear.  He glimpsed Tara Landry coming toward him and immediately...

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 41

Forced Perspectives - Snippet 41 Vickery looked up. "It seems to start in media res." "'Perilous image' is suggestive," said Castine. "We'll have to --" She stopped talking, for a woman had walked up to their booth and stopped. Vickery laid the printout pages on top...