Lunacon 2009, March 20 - 22

 

 

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Guest of Honor

Toastmaster:
Eric Flint

Eric Flint's writing career began with the novel Mother of Demons, which was selected by Science Fiction Chronicle as one of the best novels of 1997. With David Drake, he has collaborated on the six novels in the Belisarius series (An Oblique Approach, In the Heart of Darkness, Destiny's Shield, Fortune's Stroke, The Tide of Victory and The Dance of Time), as well as a novel entitled The Tyrant. His alternate history novel 1632 was published in 2000, followed by many sequels, several of which made the New York Times extended bestselling list.

Flint has also co-authored SF adventure novels with Author Guest of Honor Dave Freer: (Rats, Bats & Vats, The Rats, the Bats, and the Ugly, and Pyramid Scheme. His comic fantasy novels The Philosophical Strangler and Forward the Mage came out in May of 2001 and March of 2002. He is also working on a major fantasy series with Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer, the first volume of which The Shadow of the Lion came out in March 2002 and the second volume This Rough Magic appeared in December 2003.

Flint is also working on several other ongoing projects: With David Weber on a series of novels set in Weber's Honor Harrington universe. The first of those, Crown of Slaves, appeared in September of 2003. A new alternate history series taking place in Jacksonian America, the first two volumes of which have already appeared: 1812: The Rivers of War and 1824: The Arkansas War.

Further volumes in the Joe’s World series; which began with The Philosophical Strangler and Forward the Mage. A new SF adventure series with Ryk Spoor, the first volume of which came out in March 2006. (Boundary.)

Several SF adventure volumes with K.D. Wentworth, beginning with The Course of Empire. In addition to his own writing, Flint is the editor of several series reissuing the works of past SF authors. These include James H. Schmitz, Keith Laumer, Christopher Anvil, Murray Leinster, Randall Garrett, Tom Godwin and Howard L. Myers. He is also the editor of the online science fiction and fantasy magazine, Jim Baen's UNIVERSE

Flint graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1968, majoring in history (with honors), and later received a masters degree in African history from the same university. Despite his academic credentials, Flint spent most of his adult life as an activist in the American trade union movement, working as a longshoreman, truck driver, auto worker, steel worker, oil worker, meatpacker, glassblower and machinist. He has lived at various times in California, Michigan, West Virginia, Alabama, Ohio, and Illinois. He is currently living in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille.

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