Reviews

A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

The Compleat Flynniana

Each story is given an opus number when the first page is written.  These numbers do not correspond to the order in which the stories saw print (or not, as the case may be) and some are blank because the story never went anywhere and was either abandoned or is lying in abeyance for possible new look.  In one case, a story was substantially rewritten twice and wound up with three opus numbers, a practice which I discontinued .  Also, where a self-contained chapter of a novel was sold as a stand-alone story, it has been designated with a letter suffix.

Novels and Collections are bold faced.  Unless designated Baen or Arc Manor, these were all put out by Tor.  Stories are in normal face, with no distinction as to length.  Unless designated otherwise, these were all first published by Analog.  Non-stories: poems and fact articles are designated.

Story Mosaics are designated by color: Babbage SocietySingerLabs/Nanotech/Neighborhood, Firestar, Irish Pub, Spiral Arm.  There are a few minor cross-overs.   

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1.       Slan Libh
2.       The Feeders
3.       redesignated
4.       Filler material
5.       The Quality Throop
6.       Eifelheim (novella version)
7.       The Forest of Time (novella)
8.       Ashes
9.       On the High Frontier
10.    In the Country of the Blind (serial version)
11.    An Introduction to Psychohistory
12.    The Steel Driver
13.    The Longford Collector
14.    Dragons (Weird Tales)
15.    Grave Reservations
16.    On the Shore of the Endless Ocean (in abeyance)
17.    Throop’s Revenge
18.    The [Adventure of the] Laughing Clone
19.    The Washer at the Ford
20.    In the Country of the Blind (novel) (Baen)
a.       A Rose by Other Name (exp. from 20)
21.    Remember’d Kisses
22.    On the Wings of a Butterfly
23.    Soul of the City
24.    Werehouse
25.    The Engineer Discourses on His Love (poem)
26.    abandoned
27.    The Common Goal of Nature
28.    The Sisters of the Sacred Heart (Dappled Things)
29.    An Astounding Sixty Years (fact article)
30.    Mammy Morgan Played the Organ; Her Daddy Beat the Drum
31.    abandoned
32.    Eifelheim (novel version)
33.    abandoned
34.    redesignated
35.    Spark of Genius
36.    abandoned
37.    Fallen Angels (Baen)
38.    abandoned
39.    The Nanotech Chronicles (collection) (Baen)
40.    The Blood Upon the Rose
41.    Captive Dreams (novelette version)
42.    Melodies of the Heart
43.    The Forest of Time et al. stories (collection)
44.    There’s a Bimbo on the Cover (poem)
45.    FAT-Eating Logic Bombs and the Vampire Worm (fact article)
46.    Timothy Leary, Batu Khan, and the Palimpsest of Universal Reality  (F&SF)
47.    Great Sweet Mother
48.    Firestar
49.    Flame of Iron
50.    From the Corner of the Eye
51.    Muffler Man and the Great Telepresent Bank Robbery (in progress)
52.    Travel Diaries of Braxton Montague Shew III
53.    The Promise of God (F&SF)
54.    Pson of Psychohistory
55.    Mandarins (in collaboration)
56.    Built Upon the Sands of Time
57.    Has Poetry a Place in Science Fiction? (poem)
58.    Niven bio for Philcon (con bio)
59.    Alternate Harrys (con bio)
60.    Rogue Star
a.       Gideon
61.    Lodestar
a.       Prudence and Fortitude
62.    Falling Stars
a.       Maiden Flight
b.       Check Flight
63.    House of Dreams (Asimov’s)
64.    The Six Faces of Stan (con bio)
65.    The Wreck of The River of Stars
66.    Elmira 1895 (in progress)
67.    Rules of Engagement
68.    skipped
69.    skipped
70.    Still Coming Ashore
71.    Southern Strategy (Alternate Generals 2)
72.    The Ensorcelled ATM (The Enchanter Completed)
73.    (not for sale) 
74.    A Thread of Years (in abeyance) 
75.    3rd Corinthians 
76.    The Iron Shirts (Tor.com) 
77.    skipped 
78.    The Clapping Hands of God (loose connection with Eifelheim)79.    Mayerling (in progress) 
80.    Dawn and Sunset and the Colours of the Earth (Asimov’s)
81.    In Panic Town on the Backward Moon (to appear) 
82.    Tales of the Irish Pub (possible collection) 
83.    Probably Murder 
84.    De revolutione scientiarum in media tempestas (fact article)
85.    Quaestiones super caelo et mundo 
86.    The January Dancer 
       a.       Sand and Iron 
87.    The Shipwrecks of Time (in progress)
88.    Where the Winds Are All Asleep 
89.    Cargo
90.    The Forest of Time (Arc Manor e-book) 
91.    Up Jim River 
       a. On Rickety Thistlewaite
92.    The Autumn of the Modern Ages (in progress)
93.    Places Where the Roads Don’t Go (for §99 Captive Dreams) 
94.    In the Lion’s Mouth 
       a.   The Frog Prince 
94B.On the Razor’s Edge 

95.    Hopeful Monsters (for §99 Captive Dreams) 
96.    The Return of the Zombie Sea Monster 
97.    Buried Hopes (for §99 Captive Dreams)
98A. The Journeyman: On the Shortgrass Prairie   
98B. The Journeyman: In the Stone House 
98C. The Journeyman: Against the Green 
98D. The Journeyman: In the Great North Woods (awaiting judgment)
99.    Captive Dreams (Arc Manor) 
100. The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown and Down 'n Dirty Mud Wrassle  
101. suspended 
102. Laminated Moose Zombies (in progress) 
103.Spanking Bad Data Won't Make Them Behave 
104. Nexus (in progress)


nn. The Chieftain (in progress)

10 comments:

  1. I'd love to see a real "Guide to the Spiral Arm" complete with all the encyclopedic summaries of the worlds, societies, languages, et cetera, that make the Spiral Arm series so vivid.

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  2. The Wikipedia article on the Nine Nations of North America mentions a short story written by you that deals with the subject matter. Can you direct me to to where it was published? I'd like to read it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nine_Nations_of_North_America

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    1. It was the satire, "Grave Reservations."

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  3. I don't suppose there's an ebook version of Firestar floating around somewhere that I'm not seeing? The rest of the series seems to be readily available in that format, but the only digital versions I can find of the first are either audio or pirated (or possibly both, I suppose).

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  4. I don't suppose that Into the Rift will eventually be orangewill it? Definitely one of my favorite modern series--the combination of old and new and far flung future is compelling.

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  5. Hi there.. There's a short story I read many years ago that I'd like to track down again. From memory, it was a rather effective 'Lovecraftian' tale of supernatural unease, told in the context of a pub-style yarn. I think I've worked out that it was "From the Corner of the Eye". Might I be correct? - and if so, has it been published in a book? Cheers, K.

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    1. "From the Corner of the Eye" was an Irish Pub story, but was not supernatural. It was built on the notion that some prey species had evolved to escape our notice through near perfect mimicry. The Irish Pub stories have not been collected. I probably need to write a couple more to bring it up to size.

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    2. That sounds like the one - stuck with me for two decades, give or take a couple of (major) details. Sign of a great story - would love for you to release that collection of Irish pub tales.

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  6. Dear Dr. Flynn,
    Relating to a post I read of yours on Dr. Feser's website, I was wondering if you might have the time to help clarify some questions I have (this isn't for a blog of my own or anything, just my own interest…my email is james_taddeo@yahoo.com)?

    Thanks.

    Sincerely,
    James Taddeo

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