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 Macedonian Hazard – Snippet 03

The Macedonian Hazard - Snippet 03 214 12th Street, Fort Plymouth, Trinidad March 12, 320BCE The kiln design was mostly out of Wikipedia, but Donald had helped. It turned out that plumbing helps with preheating air to make the fire hotter. Something called reverse...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 41

Serpent Daughter - Snippet 41 "Sleep, little creature. Sleep and dream no more." Chapter Nine "Therefore," Zadok Tarami said, "one must not marry frivolously or with a double mind, but as a solemn, if joyous, act of will." The priest stood at the top of three steps in...

Domesticating Dragons – Snippet 02

Domesticating Dragons - Snippet 02 CHAPTER TWO The Waiting Game I left Reptilian with a good impression and a handful of vague promises. Evelyn said that they'd proceed with a license for my simulator. If it did as I promised for their genetic engineering team, she...