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In this issue: Grantville, WV is back—in time; a shapeshifter changes his form and destiny; and a spaceship mechanic becomes the belle of the ball. All that plus a new contest.
   Books on Sale in Bookstores May 2016
Time Warp—Again!

The town of Grantville, West Virginia has been tossed through time and space. So, what does a group of can-do Americans do in seventeenth-century war-torn Europe? They start making—and changing—history! Follow the exploits of Grantville in this all-new anthology. New stories from top writers, including Eric Flint, Mercedes Lackey, Charles E. Gannon and many more.

Get Ring of Fire IV here.

Race against the Forces of Evil

As a weremyst, Justis Fearsson is on the front lines of a magical war. As a private investigator, he’s been hired to find a missing woman and her two children. Soon worlds collide, and Justis must find not only the young family, but also an ancient weapon that could prove decisive in the looming conflict. But he’ll have to do it quickly, or the reality he knows may be lost in a storm of darkest sorcery.

Get Shadow’s Blade here.

May Contest

Fractured Fairy Tale

In Sarah Hoyt’s Through Fire, science fiction meets fairy tale when Zen Sienna finds herself transformed from a spaceship mechanic into a princess straight out of Hans Christian Andersen. Which got us thinking: what SF/Fairy Tale mashup would you most like to see? Let us know for your chance to win a handful of magic beans—er, we mean a copy of Through Fire, signed by Sarah Hoyt. (And no fair asking the genie of the lamp for help!)

Find out more here.


Contest Winners
April Contest Winner

In honor of Dave Freer’s Changeling Island, we asked you what mythical creature you’d like to discover you are and why. Congrats to Bob & Joanne W.! They’ll receive a signed copy of the novel.

Their answer: What's magical, kind, and has a great wardrobe? A Fairy Godmother.

Don't Touch that Dial: It's the Baen Free Radio Hour!

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: David B. Coe discusses his contemporary fantasy novel Shadow’s Blade, Eric Flint, David Brin, and other authors of stories in the Ring of Fire IV anthology talk about their contributions, and we hold a retrospective conversation on alternate history author Robert Conroy. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to The Baen Free Radio Hour now

May Books

Ring of Fire IV
ed. by Eric Flint

All new stories of Grantville, West Virginia, the town tossed through time and space to 17th century Europe. Includes stories by Eric Flint, Mercedes Lackey, Charles E. Gannon and many more.

Shadow’s Blade
David B. Coe

As a weremyst, Justis Fearsson is on the front lines of a magical war. As a private investigator, he’s been hired to find a missing woman and her two children. Soon his two worlds will collide and reality itself hangs in the balance.

The Sword of the South
David Weber
(trade paperback)

When the fate of the world hangs in the balance, a man robbed of his memories must rise up and confront a dark power that has been kept at bay for a millennium.

Warrior's Apprentice
Lois McMaster Bujold
(mass market paperback)

Discharged from the Barrayaran academy after flunking the physical, a discouraged Miles Vorkosigan takes possession of a jumpship and becomes the leader of a mercenary force that expands to a fleet of treasonous proportions.

1882: Custer in Chains
Robert Conroy
(mass market paperback)

Following his decisive victory over Sitting Bull and the Sioux at the Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer is propelled into the White House. But war with Cuba looms—and unless calmer heads prevail, this war may be America’s last stand!

Cobra Outlaw
Timothy Zahn
(mass market paperback)

With war between Cobra factions brewing, Cobra Jason Broom poses as a slave on an alien prison planet. He seeks information—information that may save the Cobra worlds, and head off a massive interstellar war.

Catherine Asaro
(mass market paperback)

The means streets of Undercity, the enormous capital of a vast star empire. Here Private Investigator Major Bhaajan must sift through the shadows to find answers to an incredible secret that may change the future forever.
Baen Appearances
Author Appearance
Sonia Lyris

May 3
SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
Kirkland, WA

Sonia Lyris

May 5
SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
Portland, OR

Eric Flint
Toni Weisskopf

May 11-13
Book Expo America
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Charles E. Gannon (Honoree)

May 12-15
Nebula Awards
Chicago, IL

Mercedes Lackey

May 14
Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
Nazareth College
Rochester, NY

David Weber
Toni Weisskopf

May 27-29
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America
Bloomington, MN

Ben Bova (Guest of Honor)
Charles E. Gannon
Sharon Lee
(Guest of Honor)
Steve Miller (Guest of Honor)
Jim Minz

May 27-30
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, MD

Don't forget to check out the newest ebook releases here. Plus read “Moonlet Sonata,” a new story by William Ledbetter here. And check out this month’s new non-fiction essay by Les Johnson, “Mars, Moon or Bust” here. For upcoming appearances by Baen authors and editors, check here.
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