A collection of hard-hitting and insightful alternate history and science fiction tales authored or co-authored by New York Times bestseller Eric Flint. The collection includes stories set in Flint’s hugely-popular Ring of Fire series as well as well as tales from Flint’s Joe’s World humorous fantasy series and stories set in the shared worlds of bestselling military science fiction legends David Weber and David Drake (including one entry in Weber’s blockbuster Honor Harrington universe) and capped with a classic alternate history novella, the hard-hitting, bleak and beautiful “Islands.”
A cornucopia of hard-hitting and insightful tales for fans of New York Times bestseller Eric Flint and his Ring of Fire alternate history series. This generous selection includes stories and two short novels from the Ring of Fire series, as well as hilarious tales from Flint’s Joe’s World humorous fantasy series and, with Dave Freer, a tale set in their popular Rats, Bats and Vats series. Next, Flint goes all-out for the “aha” moment within a clutch of stories set in the shared worlds of bestselling military science fiction legends David Weber and David Drake, including one entry in Weber’s blockbuster Honor Harrington universe. The collection is capped with the hard-hitting, bleak and beautiful “Islands,” a classic alternate history novella set in Flint and David Drake’s Belasarius alternate Rome series, and it comes complete with an insightful foreword by Flint together with his delightful and informative introduction to each tale.
About Eric Flint: “An SF author of particular note…one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure.” – Publishers Weekly
About Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire series: “This alternate history series is…a landmark…”—Booklist
“…reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis…”—Publishers Weekly
“…each new entry appears better than the previous one, a seemingly impossible feat…terrific.”—Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction, with 3 million books in print. He’s the author/creator of the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series, starting with first novel 1632. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the “Belisarius” alternate Roman history series, and with David Weber, he has collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War, as well as four novels in Weber’s Honorverse series. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives near Chicago, Illinois.