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In this issue: Jon and Lobo return, Man and Kzin contend—plus, the May contest and April poll results!
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Jon and Lobo are Back

When nano-enhanced mercenary problem solver Jon Moore meets a dangerous woman from his distant past and undertakes a high-risk mission, Lobo fears this mission will be their last. The job is illegal. The target is one of the most powerful men alive. A team of seasoned mercenaries is tracking them. And Jon is falling in love.

Get No Going Back now

Hail, the Kzin Resurgence!

A new entry in Larry Niven's legendary Man-Kzin series. In war and in uneasy peace, kzin continue their attempt to deal with those clever leaf-eaters, the humans. A masterful addition with stories by Jane Lindskold, Hal Colebatch, Charles E. Gannon, and more.

Get Man-Kzin Wars XIII here

Read a short story by Man-Kzin War contributor Alex Hernandez here

May Contest

Lobo for a Day

Lobo: the sardonic and loyal companion of Jon Moore in Mark L. Van Name’s popular Jon and Lobo series. Oh yeah—Lobo is also an AI-inhabited space battlecruiser of enormous power and destructive potential.

So, dear reader: what you would do if you could have Lobo for a day?

Send us your answer in 500 words or less, and the winning entry will receive a signed first edition of Mark L. Van Name’s new entry in the Jon and Lobo saga, No Going Back, plus five free ebooks!

Contest details here

May Books

No Going Back
Mark L. Van Name

When nano-enhanced mercenary problem solver Jon Moore meets a dangerous woman from his distant past and undertakes a high-risk mission, Lobo fears this mission will be their last.

Man-Kzin Wars XIII
Larry Niven
Jane Lindskold
Alex Hernandez

Larry Niven's bestselling Man-Kzin saga rolls on. In war and in uneasy peace, kzin and humans continue sparring for mastery of known space.
The Hot Gate
John Ringo

Humans have battled back from a conquest by a tyrannical alien species to become a force to reckon with in the galaxy. On a crash-building course, we’ve built a near-impregnable battlestation of Deathstar proportions. Now the time has come to use it.
Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
Larry Correia

In a gritty alternate reality, hardnosed private eye and war vet Jake Sullivan has a magical talent: he can alter the force of gravity at will. Now Jake has just attracted the attention of ruthless conspirators who believe that he is far too dangerous to live.

Steve White
Charles E. Gannon

An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy. Now they’ve overcome their one weakness—no faster-than-light travel—and have followed humanity through our star gates and beyond. A new entry in the Starfire saga.

The High Crusade
Poul Anderson

1345: a silver ship lands in a pasture in northeastern Lincolnshire. The Wersgorix, whose ship it is, are quite expert at taking over planets, but this time they've launched their invasion against free Englishmen.
Meet Baen Authors
Author Date
Timothy Zahn - Guest of Honor

May 25
Winnipeg, Canada

Mark L. Van Name

May 25-28
Baltimore, MD

Sharon Lee
Steve Miller

May 26
Kansas City, KS

Mark Z. Williamson

June 1
Schaumburg, IL

Check here for full Baen author schedule

April Contest Results

We had a tremendous response to our April contest and the accompanying Favorite Buddies in Science Fiction and Beyond Poll which received nearly 1,500 total votes. Honor and Nimitz of David Weber’s Honor Harrington series won with a somewhat eerie 666 votes, followed by none other than Jon and Lobo of Mark L. Van Name’s Jon and Lobo saga, with 339.

View the poll results here

Don't forget to check out the latest Ebook releases, and free fiction, Alex Hernandez’s “A Murder of Crows” here. Plus an amazing nonfiction think-piece by spider scientist Dr. Robert E. Furey, “The Social Spider as Alien Invader” here. And don’t forget to check out Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff on the creation of the latest upcoming in Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire series. Read “Geek Bias and the Making of 1636: The Kremlin Gameshere.

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