The all-new anthology Star Destroyers features stories of big ships blowing things up. In celebration, we'd like to know what your favorite space-faring warship is, from film, television or literature. Let us know and you'll be entered to win a copy of Star Destroyers, signed by editor Christopher Ruocchio and some of the contributors.
Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award winner for 2018 announced.
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2018 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Announced
Fifth annual contest for Best Original Fantasy Adventure Story to be presented at premier gaming convention Gen Con.
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A new reader guide filled with interesting and provocative questions and notes is now available for Lois McMaster Bujold’s latest entry in her legendary Vorkosigan saga, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. It’s a great way to get discussion started for your book club or online reading group. And it’s also wonderful way to deepen the pleasure of . . . did we say there’s a new entry in the Vorkosigan saga!
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David Drake was attending Duke University Law School when he was drafted. He served the next two years in the Army, spending 1970 as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th Armored Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia. Upon return he completed his law degree at Duke and was for eight years Assistant Town Attorney for Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has been a full-time freelance writer since 1981. His books include the genre-defining and best-selling Hammer’s Slammers series, the nationally best-selling RCN series including In the Stormy Red Sky, The Road of Danger, The Sea without a Shore, Death's Bright Day, and latest entry, Though Hell Should Bar the Way.
D.J. (“Dave”) Butler grew up in swamps, deserts, and mountains. After messing around for years with the practice of law, he finally got serious and turned to his lifelong passion of storytelling. He now writes adventure stories for readers of all ages, plays guitar, and spends as much time as he can with his family. He is the author of Witchy Eye and Witchy Winter from Baen Books. Read more about Dave and his writing at http://davidjohnbutler.com, and follow him on Twitter: @davidjohnbutler.
"Woetjans!" Bosun's Mate Runcie shouted as he came out the forward dorsal hatch of the battleship Renown. "Where the bloody hell is—oh! There you are, Woetjans. We got a new midshipman here, McKinnon. I want you to teach him the ropes."
Ellie Woetjans was within an hour of the end of her watch, but she wasn't surprised that Runcie had just put her on a task that'd take her three hours to do right. The bosun's mate didn't like her, maybe because he knew that despite his rank and experience, Able Spacer Woetjans could've done Runcie's job better than he could.
Woetjans stepped down onto the hull. She'd been inspecting the running rigging of Dorsal A while the antenna was extended here in Harbor Three on Cinnabar. She eyed her new charge without enthusiasm.
Magic Systems Aren’t Magic
Choose Your Magic
When I tell people that I write fantasy novels, more often than not the next words I hear are “what’s your magic system?”
This is a ridiculous question. It reflects a state of affairs in which many fantasy writers today are writing “fantasy” novels with no magic in them at all, and using artificial constructs euphemistically called “magic systems” or “hard magic” instead. This is a loss to fantasy literature.
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