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In this issue: a magic wielding P.I. stalks his quarry through a modern cityscape shrouded in intrigue, teenage girls battle a zombie horde, and a former NASA mission controller sets the record straight. All that plus a new story by Wen Spencer set in the Elfhome universe.
   October 2014

book cover Beat Back the Black Tide!

Sophia and Faith Smith have had to grow up fast in a world overrun with the mindless, ferocious infected. Daughters of Wolf Squadron leader Steve Smith, they’ve become zombie hunters of unparalleled skill in their own right. And it is they who may hold the keys to the rebirth of civilization on a devastated planet. The thrilling conclusion to the Black Tide Rising Series from multiple New York Times best-selling master of military science fiction John Ringo.

Get Strands of Sorrow eARC now.

A Magic-Wielding P.I. on the Trail of a Supernatural Killer!

Private Investigator Justis Fearsson has a gift: a wizard’s powers and the ability to see the paranormal world. But the gift comes with a catch—when the moon is full, Justis looses his grasp of reality and becomes a magical danger to himself and others. Now, because of his rare abilities, he may be the only cop in the city able to capture a serial killer who leaves a gruesome calling card: the victims’ eyes burned out by the most powerful magic Justis has ever encountered.

Get Spell Blind eARC now.

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Science Never Settled An Ancient Evil, a Orphaned Elf, and the Human that Stands Between Them

When Law Monroe gets a call telling her she has to find snow in the middle of June, she assumes the caller is either crazy or pulling her leg. But she’s about to find out that, like so many things on the Planet Elfhome, “snow” is not what—or who—it seems. Soon Law and her pet porcupine Brisbane will set out to find a place called Fairywood and find they've become the deadly sport of an ancient elven evil. An all-new story from Wen Spencer, set in the Elfhome universe!

Read “Bare Snow Falling on Fairywood” here.

Major Tom to Ground Control!

Astronauts get all the glory—and if David Bowie is to be believed, everyone wants to know where they buy their shirts. But how about those guys and gals that stay planet-side? You know the ones staring at a computer screen in Johnson Space Center? No one cares where they do their shopping. But maybe we should. Former Houston mission ballistics officer Terry Burlison sets the record straight on who’s really in charge, and provides and in-house view of ground central control for the American space program.

Read “Behind the Scenes at Mission Control" here.

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Onward with The Baen Free Radio Hour!

Coming to the Baen Free Radio Hour: David Drake and Tony Daniel on The Savior, Brad Torgersen on his debut novel, The Chaplain's War, a Robert A. Heinlein roundtable discussing Beyond This Horizon, and the inside dope on The Baen Big Book of Monsters from authors Wen Spencer, Sarah Hoyt, and cover artist Bob Eggleton!

New podcast every Friday at noon, or download any time here.

The Honor Harrington Comic is Now Available!

David Weber’s best-selling Honor Harrington can now be found in a gaming app for Apple and Android devices! Find out more here. And don’t forget to check out the latest issue of Tales of Honor, the Honor Harrington comic. Click here to download a free preview of the first issue.

Baen Android App and Baen Ebooks Mobile Site Now Available

Baen goes mobile! Get the Baen app at Google Play here and Apple iOS here. Or point your mobile device bowser to the Baen Ebooks mobile site here.

The Shaman Speaks

Check out this radio interview with Marcus Wynne, author of The Sword of Michael, the first entry in new urban fantasy series The Depossessionist. To listen, click here.

January Baen Ebook Releases

Strands of Sorrow
John Ringo

Sophia and Faith Smith have had to grow up fast in a world overrun with the infected. Daughters of Wolf Squadron leader Steve Smith, they’ve become zombie hunters of unparalleled skill in their own right. And it is they who may hold the keys to the rebirth of civilization on devastated planet.

Spell Blind
David B. Coe

Private Investigator Justis Fearson has a gift: a wizard’s powers and the ability to see the paranormal world. Now, because of his rare abilities, he may be the only cop in the city able to capture a serial killer.

Carousel Seas
Sharon Lee

Kate Archer’s new romantic relationship with Borgan is going well. But when a former sea goddess challenges Borgan’s authority as Guardian of the Gulf of Maine, Kate will find everything she holds precious in grave danger.

Slavers of the Savage Catacombs
Jon F. Merz

Dragged into the deep recesses of the earth and enslaved by a mad despot-in-exile, Ran, the Shadow Warrior, must fight his way to the surface even as he plunges into the depths of a mystery.

Come and Take Them
Tom Kratman

When Earth’s autocratic Tauran Union attacks the colony planet of Terra Nova, Carrera must once again build and army from scratch—and defeat a leviathan enemy.

Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Ed. by Mike Resnick
Robert. T. Garcia

From the mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs came some of literature’s most unforgettable heroes and thrilling tales: Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, and many, many more. Now top science fiction and fantasy writers of today follow in Burroughs’ footsteps with tales set in the worlds ERB created.

Spheres of Influence
Ryk Spoor

In the vast, physics-defying Arena, the outcomes can mean the difference between life and death. Now, Captain Ariane Austin must discover what it means to be the Leader of Humanity before her enemies depose her, kill her—or worse. Sequel to Grand Central Arena.

Get the January ebooks bundle here

*This Baen Ebooks subscription bundle will dissolve on December 15, 2014. After that date, these books will be available for individual sale only.*

Thomas T. Thomas Bundle

Coming of Age, Vol. 1: Eternal Life

Construction magnate John Praxis and the lawyer litigating against him, Antigone Wells, are newly near-dead. But both have unfinished business. And they are among the first recipients of the new medical techniques to will rebuild their failing organs, renew deteriorating tissues, and extend their lives almost indefinitely.

Coming of Age, Vol. 2: Endless Conflict

As John Praxis and Antigone Wells benefit from the life-extending techniques of regenerative, they discover that the endless conflicts of family, business, and politics still pursue them.

Get the Thomas T. Thomas bundle here

Gardner Dozois Bundle

Galileo’s Children: Tales of Science vs. Superstition
Ed. by Gardner Dozois

Thirteen tales dealing with the struggle of scientists toward truth in spite of opposition from religious and political forces arrayed against them. Includes stories by George R. R. Martin, Ursula K. LeGuine, Arthur C. Clarke, and more.

One Million A.D.
Ed. by Gardner Dozois

One million years from now. It's a span of time so huge that it's hard for the mind to grasp. Even within science fiction, to conjure up a convincing portrait of what humanity might be like in such a remote future calls for writers with rare breadth of vision. Fortunately, Dozois has found them. Includes stories by Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress, and more.

Slow Dancing Through Time
Gardner Dozois

Here are the short story collaborations of legendary editor and multiple Nebula Award winning author Gardner Dozois with some of the greatest writers of modern science fiction. Each story is followed by an essay by the collaborator discussing Dozois and his influence on science fiction and beyond.

Get the Gardner Dozois bundle here

Wordfire Press

With NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) just around the corner, WordFire Press presents a batch of useful books about the craft and business of writing.

Million Dollar Productivity
Kevin J. Anderson

With 125 books published and 54 bestsellers, Anderson is one of the most productive authors in the business. Here he gives his tips and philosophy on how to get the most writing done.

Million Dollar Outlines
David Farland

Bestseller Farland teaches authors how to analyze an audience and outline a novel so that it can appeal to a wide readership, giving it the potential to become a bestseller. The secrets found in his unconventional approach will help you understand why so many of his authors go on to prominence.

Million Dollar Professionalism for the Writer
Kevin J. Anderson
Rebecca Moesta

Bestselling authors tell you how to plan your full-time career, how to behave as a professional, and more. It’s the kind of advice they wish some pro had told them when they were starting out. Based on workshops given to thousands of writers.

Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing
David Farland

All successful writers use resonance to enhance their stories by drawing power from stories that came before, by resonating with their readers' experiences, and by resonating within their own works. In this book by master storyteller Farland, you'll learn exactly what resonance is and how to use it to make your stories more powerful.

The Non-User-Friendly Guide for Aspiring TV Writers
Steven L. Sears

Sears (XENA, A-TEAM, SWAMP THING) gives personal, no-nonsense advice on all aspects of breaking into the TV industry, based on his decades of experience.

Million Dollar Book Signings
David Farland

Once you’ve published your book, how do you sell it? Farland once held the Guinness World Record for largest single-author book signing, and he gives tips on how best to arrange your event.

Get the Wordfire Press Bundle here

Ford Street

Crime Time
Sue Bursztynski

A collection of true Australian crime stories ranging from bushrangers through to serial killers, fraudsters and modern celebrity criminals.

The Ice-cream Man
Jenny Mounfield

One summer afternoon three boys play a prank on the ice-cream man. This one decision sets into motion a chain of events that will forge a life-long bond, testing each boy as never before.

Jamie Brown in NOT Rich
Adam Wallace

Jamie Brown and his family have no money. None. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Nada. Nix. Nachos. That is until a letter from the mysterious Barnaby Von Barnabus arrives and everything changes.

Get the Ford Street Publishing bundle here

Don’t forget to check out the Baen new book releases here. Enter the October Contest here. And for upcoming appearances by Baen authors and editors, check here.

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