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.

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Serpent Daughter – Snippet 23

Serpent Daughter - Snippet 23 "I cannot decide if you are the empire's best bootlicker, or its worst." Chapter Five "Virgo rises in the spring, yes," Temple Franklin said. "But Virgo rises every spring. Surely, with the influence of Mars collected to your benefit . ....

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 22

Serpent Daughter - Snippet 22 "General." Landon's voice dropped in pitch and slowed down. "General Lee, you know that I am a man of Johnsland." "As am I." Bill nodded proudly. Was Landon Chapel now going to tell him about his son Charles? Landon was silent. "Am I...