Eric Flint has announced that he has submitted the final manuscript for the Ring of Fire IV anthology to Baen Books. This volume is somewhat unique, in that it contains, in addition to contributions by Eric himself and some of the regulars in the series, a story by none other than David Brin! How cool is that?
As it happens, I have a rather lengthy novella in the anthology (approximately 32,000 words) entitled “Hide Trouble From Mine Eyes.” I hadn’t written it for the anthology, but when Eric read it he insisted on buying it for Ring of Fire IV. So what’s an author to do?
Anyway, Ring of Fire IV will be published in May 2016. If you’re a 1632/Ring of Fire fan, buy it. If you’re a David Brin fan, buy it. If you’re not either one, buy it so you can see what you’ve been missing. It has another really cool cover by Tom Kidd, and it’s available for Amazon preorder at http://www.amazon.com/Ring-Fire-IV/dp/1476781249/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448333001&sr=8-1&keywords=ring+of+fire+iv
Enjoyed your novella in ROF IV. I can't seem to wait for publication of ROF books any more, always buy the e-arc. You have created some memorable characters in there and I hope you can keep them active in the 1632 universe.
Hi Don –
Thanks for the comment and praise. I hope to have more from Byron and Gotthilf in the not too distant future. This novella filled the gap between the three B&G stories in 1635: Music and Murder and the novel 1636: The Devil’s Opera, which B&G were major players in. Eric has already said we need to be thinking about what to do for a sequel to Devil’s Opera, so that may happen before too long.