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In this issue: Miles Vorkosigan returns, the collected works of a master, and new short fiction from Jody Lynn Nye. All that plus Dr. Tedd Roberts asks “Will Hollywood ever get it right?”
   November 2015

Future Imperfect

Three years after her famous husband’s death, Cordelia Vorkosigan stands ready to spin her life in a new direction, catching even her old friend Admiral Oliver Jole by surprise. Her son Miles dispatches himself on an unanticipated mission of inquiry—of his own mother. When plans, wills, and expectations collide, Miles will learn that not only is the future not what he expects, neither is the past.

Get Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen eARC now.

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New Fiction and Nonfiction at

story graphic Still Waters

Ad Astra is the hottest new thing in bottled water—er, dihydrogen monoxide, if you please—and Lieutenant Lord Thomas Kinago has traveled to the Imperium planet of Bleke to buy a few hundred cases before his aristocratic friends and relatives get their hands on any. But when Lord Thomas goes searching for the source of the high-end H2O, he’ll discover that on Bleke still waters may run deep, but shady business practices run even deeper. An all-new story set in the Lord Thomas Kinago series, from best-selling author Jody Lynn Nye.

Read “Imperium Resource” here.

Lights. Camera. Science???

The folks in Tinseltown may know how to wow audiences with exciting stories, top-notch acting and directing, and stunning special effects. But when it comes to science . . . well, let’s just say, what are they thinking?! Dr. Tedd Roberts doesn’t play a scientist on TV—he’s one in real life, and in this month’s nonfiction article he explores the reasons the movies so often get it wrong and wonders “Will Hollywood Ever Get it Right?”

Read “Will Hollywood Ever Get it Right?” by neuroscience researcher and science educator Dr. Tedd Roberts here.

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

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: Mike Kupari on his debut solo author SF novel Her Brother's Keeper, Larry Correia discusses his big new epic fantasy novel Son of the Black Sword, and a roundtable with story authors in new near future science fiction anthology emphasizing humans getting into space without government help, Mission: Tomorrow. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to the Baen Free Radio Hour now.

Baen Ebook Releases

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
Lois McMaster Bujold

When plans, wills, and expectations collide, Miles Vorkosigan will learn that not only is the future not what he expects, neither is the past.

Hell Hath No Fury
David Weber & Linda Evans

They came from entirely different universes, one using sorcery and the other using mental powers and steam-age technology. Now, war between their respective worlds has begun. Where it will end—and how—no one knows.

The Best of Bova
Ben Bova

Tales to fire up the imagination and kindle a spark in the mind. Stories that get the human element and the science right, from master of hard SF Ben Bova.

Castaway Planet

Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor

Set adrift among the stars, a small band of survivors beats the odds and finds a habitable planet on which to build a new life. But this strange new world holds many secrets—which may prove deadly.

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.

Shattered Shields

ed. by Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Jennifer Brozek

High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand-in-hand. Here are stories of dark magic, enemy blades, epic landscapes, and epic battles.

The Wiz Biz

Rick Cook

A computer nerd jerked to a land of magic finds his programming skills make him a powerful magician. Now it is up to him to defeat the despotic Black League, and win the hand of a beautiful red-haired witch.

The Wizardry Quested

Rick Cook

Computer programmer turned wizard leads a group of companions to stop a seriously misguided dragon from wreaking havoc in Las Vegas.

Get the February ebooks bundle here

*This Baen Ebooks subscription bundle will dissolve on January 15, 2016. After that date, these books will be available for individual sale only.*

Event Horizon Press

From acclaimed author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (writing as Trystam Kith) comes the Trouble in the Forest duology, a medieval fantasy that turns legend into horror.

A Cold Summer Night
No one is safe in the thick, dark forest. Only former Crusader Hugh deSteny is prepared to lead the fight against the bloodthirsty denizens of the. Armed with precious knowledge, deSteny must undertake the fight of his life to preserve the forest and all who live within it from certain catastrophe.

A Bright Winter Sun
Dangerous undead creatures roamed the forest, preying on good Christians and turning them into worse than devils. It was all very well to praise the Virgin, but what good would that do if the outlaws were allowed to go unchecked, until all of England was in their sway?

See all the Event Horizon ebooks here

Fairwood Press

Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas
Michael Bishop

After Philip K. Dick dies in 1982, he manifests at Von Braunville, the American moon base, as a key figure in a gonzo conspiracy to trigger a “redemptive shift” of world-changing scope, in this heartfelt science fiction homage.

Wordfire Press

Mammoth Dawn
Kevin J. Anderson & Gregory Benford

A cutting-edge SF thriller about a billionaire’s dream to bring back extinct animals and clone woolly mammoths, and the anti-science extremist who want to quash the project at all costs. Contains the original novella, a treatment for the full novel, and a technical article on the state of efforts to bring back the mammoths.

The Worker Prince
Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Freshly graduated from the prestigious Borali Military Academy, Davi Rhii, Prince of the Boralian people discovers a secret that calls into question everything he knew about himself.

A Tale of Red Riding
Neo Edmund

Action! Adventure! Magic! Motorcycles! In this action-packed twist on the beloved Grimm Fairytale, Red Riding will not merely face dangerous wolves; she must face the wolf within herself. In development as a major motion picture.

Blood Ties

Quincy J. Allen

When assassins jump half-clockwork gunslinger Jake Lasater, he knows the Chinese Tong wants to finally settle an old score. Unfortunately, Jake has no idea the Tong is just the first milepost on the road toward a destiny he refuses to believe in.


Kevin J. Anderson

Just in time for National Novel Writing Month. Widely applauded as a master “world builder” in his epic SF and Fantasy novels, bestseller Anderson has compiled all his insights and advice on creating universes, based on many lectures and workshops he has presented.

Writing to the Point

Algis Budrys

Another Nanowrimo special. This information-packed volume, long out of print, has finally been reissued, full of knowledge for writers at all stages of their careers.

Get the November Wordfire Press Bundle here

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

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