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 22

The Shaman of Karres - Snippet 22 Chapter 8 The Leewit nodded knowingly, after listening to what had happened. "See, Captain, people say things to kids that they wouldn't give away to adults. That copper said more than he realized, answering my questions. I kept on...

The Eleventh Gate – Snippet 18

The Eleventh Gate - Snippet 18 13: GALT Everything Philip did was monitored.  Everything. Biosensors stuck to his skull, his chest, his wrist, his armpits, his nostrils, the insides of his mouth, even his cock.  They swarmed in his blood.  None of them...

The Eleventh Gate – Snippet 17

The Eleventh Gate - Snippet 17 12: GALT A grandmother was not supposed to favor one of her grandchildren over the others.  Certainly she was not supposed to dislike one.  That was the conventional wisdom. Conventional wisdom was so often wrong. Rachel...

The Shaman of Karres – Snippet 21

The Shaman of Karres - Snippet 21 The steward's jacket had a pen in the pocket, so Goth wrote on one of the napkins from the drawer of the trolley. Stop banging. I'm coming to get you out, she wrote. She almost signed it Goth but remembered in time to write Leinna....