by Eric Flint
We’re expanding Ring of Fire Press in two new directions:
First, we’re going to start publishing historical fiction as well as science fiction and fantasy. That’s seems a natural development given that we already publish a great deal of alternate history.
We began by acquiring five titles by Cecelia Holland, who’s been a leading author of historical fiction since the publication of her first novel The Firedrake in 1966. The first of those we’ll be publishing is her new novel, Heart of the World, which will be coming out on September 10.
We’re now happy to announce that we’ve just acquired several novels from Stoney Compton as well, his magnificent Treadwell—which we’ll be issuing as a trilogy—and its sequel Thane. Many of you will be familiar with Stoney’s alternate history novels: Russian Amerika and Alaska Republik, published by Baen Books, and the Prefecture novels published by Ring of Fire Press: Incident in Alaska Prefecture and Twilight of Empire.
Secondly, we’ve decided to launch a category of young adult science fiction and fantasy novels. To that end, we began by acquiring two novels by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett, authors who are quite familiar to readers of this publishing house as well as Baen Books. Gorg and Paula have collaborated on three novels with me in the 1632 series—1636: The Kremlin Games, 1636: The Viennese Waltz and 1637: The Volga Rules—as well as a new alternate history series that began with The Alexander Inheritance and will continue with The Macedonian Hazard, which Baen Books will be publishing this January. In addition, we’re working together on the combined alternate history/fantasy series the Demon Rift. Two novels in that series have been published so far, The Demons of Paris and the just-released The Demons of Constantinople. They have also written a number of novels on their own, published by Ring of Fire Press.
The first of Gorg and Paula’s young adult novels, Anoria, will be coming out early next year. We’re going to begin our new young adult section by reissuing one of the classic YA landmarks from the middle of the last century: the Tom Corbett, Space Cadet series which began as a television series in 1950 that ran for five years, followed by eight novels and fourteen comics.
All but the last of the novels are now in the public domain, as are all of the comics. We are going to reissue the first seven novels, each with some accompanying comics. The first volume, Stand By For Mars! will be published on September 20, followed soon thereafter by Danger in Deep Space on October 30 and On the Trail of the Space Pirates early in December.