Iâ€™ve been feeling a little guilty because it dawned on me a while back that the photograph of myself that Iâ€™ve been using on this web page is pretty far out of date. How far? Iâ€™m not really sure, but I figure it was taken about a decade ago.
Given that Iâ€™ve been known to make sarcastic remarks about people who keep public photos of themselves that are ridiculously out of date, I figured I better take care of the problem. So I had the same professional photographer I used then, whose work I like, do a current set of portraits for me. One of them is now being used as my picture on the web siteâ€™s home page, and I added several others to the Photo Album section.
In other news of the day, I have a novella coming out next month in a volume published by Phoenix Pick titled The Aethers of Mars. Phoenix Pick is an imprint of Arc Manor, and is edited by Mike Resnick. Each volume matches an established writer with a newer writer telling stories set in the same universe. My story, â€œIn the Matter of Savinkov,â€ is set in a steampunk universe developed by my partner in the project, Chuck Gannon.
Hereâ€™s the URL, for those interested.
In still other news of the day, Baen Books has scheduled a 1632 novel I co-authored with Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff for publication in November of this year. Paula and Gorg were my partners in writing 1636: The Kremlin Games. The new novel, 1636: The Viennese Waltz, is set in (where else?) Vienna.
The new novel involves many of the characters developed by Paula and Gorg for a number of stories published in either the Grantville Gazette magazine or one of the Ring of Fire anthologies. It will also serve to some extent as one of the prequels to my next solo novel in the series. (The title of which I havenâ€™t yet figured out, but my informal working titles run along of the lines of Mike Whups on Max and Mike Marches on Munich.)
I saw you at Libertycon 2012, and recognized you immediately from your picture on your website. I am not at all sure I could recognize you from the picture you just posted; have you really aged that much in less than two years? I hope not, because you are my favorite living fiction author, and I devoutly hope you will still be adding to your wonderful Ring of Fire hypernovel as long as I continue to live (I turn 79 in October of this year) and, for that matter, since I bear no malice against your many other fans, for long after I am gone.
So far as I know, I’ve only aged two years in the past two years. I think I’m one of those people who look better in person than I do in photos — whatever the antonym of “photogenic” is, in other words.
Of course, that may just be wishful thinking on my part.
Ouch! I reloaded this page to get the new picture. That, I like, and most of the other changes seem harmless, but the harsh electric mustard background color is painful to the eyes. I know that acid colors are supposed to be trendy (I have no idea why that would be the case; they are really ugly), but, please, either pick a better, more neutral, color, or revert back to the old color.
He he, sorry for the eye shock! Okay, I changed it to a more soothing forest green. How does that suit your fancy? I am open to feedback. Mostly just playing around with the overall feel of the site.
Yes, certainly better. Still a lot of contrast, so that could be toned down a bit, but it’s not painful any longer.
Great new picture Eric. I like it much better than the old one. You’re looking good.
Eric, any word on your next Trail of Glory book? The website on your sidebar (trail-of-glory.com) doesn’t seem to be working.
I hope to write it toward the beginning of next year.
That makes me so very happy. Thank you, Mr. Flint.
Eric, It is my hope you read this comment and contact me. I have no vested interest and this is not spam. I recently returned from Peru with an idea for an alternate history which have neither the knowledge nor talent to create. You do. It is a story that needs to be written and I hope you will take my invitation to discuss, however briefly, my idea. I want no attribution or other acknowledgement. I simply want to share an idea. Again, briefly.
Thank you for the delightful entertainments and carefully exposed history lessons.
I have been entranced with the adventures of Pam Miller from the start and have now finished Vol. 40. When will there be more? At my age (76), I hope it’s not spun out too long…