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 05

Heart Of The World - Snippet 05 Made of fitted stones, the bank sloped easily at first but then turned steep, and he slipped and slid most of the way, grabbing for handholds on the rough wall. Halfway down the dry stone vanished under slick wet green weed, crusted...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 05

Serpent Daughter - Snippet 05 The giant frowned. "That was an error of judgment. When he sneaked into my camp, I believed I had been outwitted. I jumped to the conclusion that he, and you, were my enemies. I know now that I was mistaken." "That was no error," Dockery...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 04

Serpent Daughter - Snippet 04 "And to count. Though with hands as large and ungainly as mine, it is difficult to take only the hair." Mesh reached into the large sack hanging from his belt and produced a man's head. He raised it by its long black topknot, allowing...