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In this issue: a vast conspiracy, a mysterious planet, and the warfare of the fantastic. All that, plus a creepy new contest, just in time for Halloween.
   Books on Sale in Bookstores October 2016
From the Shadows

Europe has spiraled into chaos. A conspiracy years in the making combined with general unrest lead to upheaval and revolution. In the midst of the murderous disorder, mercenary Michael Valentine is in Europe with a small team of his Exodus personnel trying to track down the evil and highly dangerous Katarina Montalban. She has initiated a mysterious plot to do away with those who stand between her and ultimate power. The team is on their own, with few friends, few resources—and racing against the clock.

Get Alliance of Shadows here.

Worst‑Case Scenario

Sergeant Samuel Morgan Campbell had been in plenty of tight spots before, but nothing like this. His ship, the Outward Initiative, has been destroyed. Now, stranded on Lifeboat LS‑88—all systems dead, light‑years from any known colony—he and his crew of half-trained children will have to repair systems with no tools, navigate with no computers, and land a shuttle whose controls were more than half‑destroyed. And if they manage all of that, then the real challenge begins. The only planet in range has secrets that even Sergeant Campbell cannot imagine.

Get Castaway Odyssey here.

October Contest

Horrors from Space—and Other Places!

Hey there, boils and ghouls! It’s October, which means all us happy haunts here at Baen are in a Halloween kind of mood. The horror genre is generally the go-to for all things monstrous, but science fiction is no slouch when it comes to things that go bump in the night—or outside the spaceship’s airlock door. We’ve got our list of our favorite science fiction monsters, but wanted to know yours. Send us your top three in an email to enter a drawing to win a copy of Alliance of Shadows, signed by Larry Correia and Mike Kupari.

Find out more here.


Contest Winners
September Contest Winner

Last month we asked you what 21st century work of science fiction or fantasy you thought deserved to be taught in schools. Congrats to Robert H. Woodman! He wins a copy of The Span of Empire, signed by Eric Flint and David Carrico.

Read the winning entry here.

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

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: David Drake discusses the young adult edition of his novel Patriots. Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor on Castaway Odyssey, the latest entry in the Boundary series and the sequel to Castaway Planet. And Susan R. Matthews talks about Fleet Inquisitor, the first of two omnibus editions of her well-regarded Under Jurisdiction space opera trilogy. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to The Baen Free Radio Hour now.

October Books

Alliance of Shadows
Larry Correia & Mike Kupari

Europe has spiraled into chaos. In the midst of the disorder, mercenary Michael Valentine and his team are trying to track down an evil woman bent on total power. They’re on their own, with few friends, few resources—and racing against the clock.

Castaway Odyssey
Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor

Stranded in space, the crew of the Outward Initiative must find a way to live on a planet full of deadly secrets. And that’s if they can make it there in one piece.

Fleet Inquisitor
Susan R. Matthews
(trade paperback)

Under Jurisdiction torture isn’t about truth. It’s about terror. The first three novels in the Under Jurisdiction series, together for the first time. Includes An Exchange of Hostages, Prisoner of Conscience, and Angel of Destruction.

David Drake
(trade paperback)

The corrupt Earth government is sending an army to Greenwood to remove the pioneers who discovered and settled the planet. The rugged individualists of Greenwood may be fractious and disinclined to agree on most things, but the greedy politicians of Earth will learn a harsh lesson if they think the settlers won’t join together to save their livelihoods and homes.

The Road to Hell
David Weber & Joelle Presby
(mass market paperback)

The war between magically gifted Arcana and psionically talented Sharona continues to rage. The stakes are high, the pieces are in motion, and none can glimpse the final outcome.

Raising Caine
Charles E. Gannon
(mass market paperback)

On a diplomatic mission to the very alien worlds of the Slaasriithi, Caine Riordan must shepherd a crucial alliance for the fledgling Consolidated Terran Republic. But Caine isn’t the only one journeying into the unknown reaches of Slaasriithi space.

Operation Arcana
ed. by John Joseph Adams
(mass market paperback)

In the realms of fantasy, the battlefield is where heroism comes alive, magic is unleashed, and legends are made and unmade. Includes stories by Myke Cole, Linda Nagata, Jonathan Maberry, Elizabeth Moon and many more.
Baen Appearances
Author Appearance
Michael Z. Williamson

September 30-October 2
Gateway Convention Center and DoubleTree Hotel
Collinsville, IL

Ben Bova
Les Johnson
Toni Weisskopf

September 30-October 2
Contraflow VI
Hilton New Orleans Airport
Kenner, LA

Larry Correia
Eric Flint
Charles E. Gannon
Mike Kupari
Jim Minz
Jody Lynn Nye
Ryk E. Spoor

October 6-9
New York Comic Con
Jacob Javits Center

Charles E. Gannon

October 7-9
Washington, DC

David Drake
Les Johnson
Jody Lynn Nye (Guest of Honor)
Toni Weisskopf

October 7-9
Huntsville, AL

David B. Coe
David Drake
Eric Flint
Mercedes Lackey (Guest of Honor)
Jim Minz
Mark Van Name

October 27-30
World Fantasy Con
Hyatt Regency
Columbus, OH

Tony Daniel
Charles E. Gannon
David Weber
Steve White

October 28-30
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
Raleigh, NC

Sharon Lee
Steve Miller

October 28-30
Rhode Island Comic Con
Rhode Island Convention Center & Dunkin Donuts Center 
Providence, RI

Gary Poole

October 28-30
Econo Lodge Motel Convention Center
Dalton, GA

Don't forget to check out the newest ebook releases here. Plus read a new two-part short story, set in the Dead Six universe, by Peter Nealen and series co-creator Mike Kupari here. Check out the winning story in this year’s Baen Fantasy Adventure Award contest, “The Lavender Paladin” by Shawn Snider here. And check out this month’s new non-fiction essay, “Radium Girls of Science and Science Fiction” by Jim Beall here. For upcoming appearances by Baen authors and editors, check here.
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