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In this issue: surviving the Black Plague, getting guns right, raiding powertrees—and Ben Bova in a bundle.
   September 2012

Rising Sun The Battle of Midway: Lost

It is the summer of 1942 and what historians have called the Incredible Victory in the Battle of Midway has become a horrendous disaster instead. Now a desperate, isolated U.S. must fight back and give the forces of freedom a chance once more. Alternate history master Robert Conroy delivers a thrilling new World War Two saga of strategy and heroism.

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Steal the Secret of the Powertrees

After rescuing her star pilot husband and discovering the dark truth of her own past on Earth, Thena Sinistra is sentenced to death. Her only escape: return to a dangerous Earth and steal the secret of the Powertrees. It is a secret that holds the key to human civilization and human freedom in interplanetary space. Prometheus-award-winner Sarah A. Hoyt’s second entry in the Darkship series.

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Darkship Renegades

Sunset of the Gods Fight for a Free Athens

Jason Thanou. A time traveler with a past and a burning mission: rescue humanity from aliens disguised as Greek gods. Now the god Pan is afoot in Greece and Jason must thwart a conspiracy that stretches for millennia—and save the birthplace of democracy from the corruption of the gods.

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New Fiction and Articles at

Free Biberach Now!

On a journey toward a rendezvous with destiny (in new Ring of Fire series entry 1635: Papal Stakes, as a matter of fact), up-timer operative Larry Quinn and mercenary captain Thomas North attempt to establish an aerodrome terminal at the Swabian trading town of Biberach. But something is rotten in Biberach, and it's not only the plague-stricken corpses that are affected, but the living, several of whom seem under a spell. Now it's up to Quinn and North to solve the mystery and get those airships flying.

Read Charles E. Gannon’s “Kinderspiel” here


Getting Guns Right

In America firearms have been a vital part of the culture since its inception. Nevertheless, we're still debating the subject, and the media almost always gets its facts wrong, argues Michael Z. Williamson. His latest novel in the Freehold series is When Diplomacy Fails.

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Fire Season Teacher’s Guide Debuts

Baen Books is proud to present the free downloadable Teacher’s Guide to Fire Season, book two in David Weber’s Star Kingdom young adult series, tales for teens and beyond set in the Honor Harrington Universe. These guides contain summaries, quizzes, discussion questions, and more.

Get Fire Season Teacher's Guide here

Fire Season Guide

December Baen Ebook Releases

Rising Sun
Robert Conroy - HALF

It is the summer of 1942 and what historians have called the Incredible Victory in the Battle of Midway has become a horrendous disaster instead.  Now a desperate, isolated U.S. must fight back.

Darkship Renegades
Sarah Hoyt - HALF

After rescuing her star pilot husband and discovering the dark truth of her own past on Earth, Thena Sinistra is sentenced to death.  Her only escape:  to return to Earth and bring back the lost recipe for the creation of the Powertrees. Sequel to Darkship Thieves.

Grantville Gazette Volume VI
Eric Flint

The time-tossed West Virginia town that put paid to medieval skullduggery and won a place in war-torn 17th century Europe is back in this series of tales.
Honor's Paradox
P.C. Hodgell

Kencyrath scion Jame must survive Tentir warrior’s college where death stalks the haunted corridors and Jame’s every move could be her last. The Kencyrath Chronicles continue.
Moonsinger's Quest
Andre Norton

In a far future galaxy, a mistreated young orphan discovers his origins as the last of the Faery Folk. Contains Flight to Yiktor and Dare to Go A-Hunting, concluding legendary, best-selling storyteller Andre Norton’s epic Moonsinger series in one volume.
Crisis of Empire II: Cluster Command
David Drake and William C. Dietz - HALF

The First Empire is crumbling and corrupt. But to those few who remain loyal and upright falls the duty of maintaining a military-civil order that is corrupt, despotic—and infinitely preferable to the barbarous chaos that will accompany its fall. One such is commander Anson Merikur. This is his story.

Crisis of Empire III: The War Machine
David Drake and Roger MacBride Allen - HALF

An intelligence officer investigates a mysterious world where spies disappear and discovers a troubled artificial intelligence that is on the verge of making war on the cosmos. A standalone novel within the Crisis of Empire series.
Baen Events

The Monster Hunter Legion Book Tour Continues

When Where
September 15
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Fort Belvoir Main Store
Fort Belvoir, VA

September 16
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Fort Meade Exchange
Fort Meade, MD

September 18
5 p.m.

Uncle Hugo's
Minneapolis, NS

September 22
4 p.m.

Mountains and Plains Bookseller Trade Show
Denver Author Books & Brew
Denver, CO

Check here for full Baen author schedule

Sara M. Harvey

A Year and a Day
Sara M. Harvey

When the Angel of Joy and the Angel of Vengeance take up residence in New York City's East Village, they are in for more than they bargained for. Vengeance thinks he's there to aid a charming but irritating companion on her mission. Her real quest: to save Vengeance and the world from coming catastrophe.

Get A Year and a Day now

Night Shade Books

The Eternal Flame
Greg Egan

Sequel to The Clockwork Rocket. Egan continues his epic, idea-filled tale of alien beings embarked on a desperate voyage as the generation ship Peerless searches for advanced technology capable of sparing their home planet from imminent destruction.

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Ben Bova Bundle

Ben Bova, science fiction legend. Editor of Analog magazine, and then original editor at fabled Omni. Winner of six Hugo awards, the creator of the best-selling Grand Tour series along with innumerable sparkling short stories. Here are six Bova classics now available in ebook for the first time. You'll find idea-filled science fiction, interplanetary exploration, virtual reality thrillers, along with alternate history time travel classics featuring eternal warrior Orion. 

Get the Ben Bova Spacetime Discount Bundle now

Fairwood Press

Summer of the Apocalypse
James Van Pelt

When a plague wipes out most of humanity, fifteen-year-old Eric sets out to find his father. Sixty years after an apocalyptic plague, one old man sets out on a journey across a changed America filled with blood bandits, wolves, fire, feral children, and roving militias. Van Pelt’s first novel is both a coming-of-age tale, and a story of an old man’s search for hope in the midst of disaster.

End of an Aeon
Bridget and Marti McKenna

Aeon magazine nurtured an eclectic group of fantasy and science fiction writers and stories during its four-year run. Big Names, Up-and-Comers, and New Discoveries: here’s the best of Aeon together for the first time.

Absalom's Mother
Louise Marley

Louise Marley’s short stories reflect her varied life experience, from a girlhood on a Montana ranch to a career as a classical singer and teacher. Travel from post-World War II Montana to an nineteenth-century villa in Tuscany, to a space colony where women rebel against the draft, and to a concert hall in a near-future Seattle.

James C. Glass

The Immortals created a passage from one universe to another and founded peaceful colonies there, but now the homeworld is ruled by a corrupt Council that will send an army to put the colonies under harsh rule. Now one colonial leads a rebellion against an empire of despair and fights to save his family, and his universe, from subjugation and destruction.

Get the discount bundle here

City of Heroes Rescue Effort

City of Heroes, the popular multiplayer online game, was suddenly shut down two weeks ago. Several Baen writers, particularly the coauthors of the Mercedes Lackey-helmed Secret World Chronicle books Invasion and World Divided, took major inspiration from City of Heroes and are on a quest to save the game. Find out more here.

Don’t forget to check out the Baen new book releases here, and our September Time Traveling Pope contest here. Register for on-line internet game Planet Baen here. And for upcoming appearances by Baen authors and editors, check here.

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