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

Two Cases For The Czar – Snippet 05

Two Cases For The Czar - Snippet 05 "Huh?" Aside from the whole lady of the evening bit, which Miroslava had had read to her from one of my mysteries and just loved for some reason, none of it made any sense to me. I'd spent the day reading gauges in the shop and...

Domesticating Dragons – Snippet 08

Domesticating Dragons - Snippet 08 CHAPTER SIX INTERLUDE I was twelve when I first got interested in genetics. My brother Connor was ten, and we spent every waking minute together. That's probably why I noticed the little changes. He started to tire more easily,...

The Macedonian Hazard – Snippet 09

The Macedonian Hazard - Snippet 09 Roxane's Suite One Hour Later Roxane sat on the couch and said, "That was a mistake." "It doesn't matter." Eurydice shrugged. "You know what happened in that other history and you know how Olympias felt about Philip's mother. There...