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

Heart Of The World – Snippet 06

Heart Of The World - Snippet 06 The crash brought him up out of his sleep like a shocked bird. It was dark. The moon shone down into the courtyard in a silver flood but the far wall was in a pit of shadow. Something was shrieking, across the way, venting tiny screams....

Marked Territory – Snippet 06

Marked Territory - Snippet 06 "He tried to kill me, Bear!" Swipes protested, all but screeching as he made his way to his feet. "Scraps will tell you, he saw the whole thing!" Bear glanced over at Scraps, who had a scrape from how he'd landed. He cupped Swipes under...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 06

Serpent Daughter - Snippet 06 Mesh nodded. The dagger's blade was pocked with lines of dots, forged into the metal. "So long ago that many years fails as a description. We were lords of the Ohio so long ago that the stars were different. The children of the Serpent...