The Story So Far . . .

The Story So Far . . .

Welcome to another wild ride into the alternate Seventeenth Century!  First, we need to celebrate the fact that the Sidewise Award judges have decided to announce a SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR ERIC FLINT. In 2000, Flint published the novel 1632. Following the...
Hot Off Ring of Fire Press

Hot Off Ring of Fire Press

We keep things hot at Ring of Fire Press! Here’s the latest schedule between now and the end of the year. November 1      Everything Works in Theory by Karen Bogen Everything does work in the place . . . planet . . . whatever it is . . . called Theory. This is a real...
Broken Strings

Broken Strings

Palacio Real, Madrid January, 1635   “Las Meninas, your Majesty,” Diego Velázquez said, as he watched King Philip IV sample a spoonful of caldo gallego with his prominent Habsburg lips. The soup was too hot, and the king of Spain was in a foul mood. Tread...
Ein Feste Burg, Episode 24

Ein Feste Burg, Episode 24

Chapter 33: A Comedy of Errors and Wires   Erfurt April, 1635   "You're such a . . . prude!"  Laurel Jenkins stopped dead. Margarethe Mayer, her down-timer roommate, who had just uttered that rather rude accusation, looked at her, smirking and pointing to...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Inspired Content

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Inspired Content

On Wednesday, October 2, WMG Publishing, my husband Dean, and I launched a Kickstarter. It’s our fourth of 2019, and the second one to feature my writing. This one, though, is even more special to me than the other Kickstarter that featured my writing. That May...
Requiem (an Honor Harrington story)

Requiem (an Honor Harrington story)

"Requiem" came about because I have had on my bucket list for a long time a desire to publish a story in David Weber's Honorverse.  A few years ago I approached him about writing a story to submit to one of his Worlds of Honor anthologies.  He graciously gave me...
Where the Lilacs Do Not Bloom

Where the Lilacs Do Not Bloom

Crimson blinked at him from inside the exhibit case. Peter scanned the water boiler, the hazmat suit, the Bug: all dead for decades before he'd even been born. And yet, in a palm-sized panel on what would be the Bug's "belly," light flickered—four letters, starting...