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 Eleventh Gate – Snippet 21

The Eleventh Gate - Snippet 21 17: POLYGLOT World government was never really either. Sloan Peregoy, seated as a not-at-all-welcome guest at the Polyglot Council of Nations, watched Council members file in, most of them a few minutes late.  Inexcusable --...

The Shaman of Karres – Snippet 25

The Shaman of Karres - Snippet 25 Chapter 9 Goth had one small clue, and a world to search. She knew that Captain Pausert's mother had booked her ticket to Morteen, while the captain was in space as a Cadet-officer of the Nikkeldepain Space Navy. She'd sent him a...

The Shaman of Karres – Snippet 24

The Shaman of Karres - Snippet 24 "Them always go to where they can stay warm. You better take her with you. I ain't going back with nothing, an' my stash gone and my leg ain't right," he said gloomily. "What you have to do is get to your feet and lead us back," said...

The Eleventh Gate – Snippet 20

The Eleventh Gate - Snippet 20 16: GALT Jane's soldiers brought Tara to Rachel's apartment at the Landry compound. Her apartment occupied the entire top floor of the six-story structure five kilometers from Freedom Enterprises headquarters.  The building sat in...