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In this issue: four strangers come together to defeat dark magic, the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, and Caine Riordan returns! All that, plus new fiction from William Ledbetter and a new nonfiction essay from Kacey Ezell.
   November 2016

Rebuild a Life, Save a City
Coming Soon!

A vampire struggling to find his purpose. A Virtue, pledged to hunt evil but unable to live alone in a city of strangers who know nothing about monsters. A sixteen-year-old ward of the Wolf King. A college-bound high school senior whose life is shattered when he wakes up in a field, covered in blood. These four must come together to unravel a plot by Wickers, witches who gain power from human sacrifices and have the power to turn any human into their puppet. Four people who have lost everything must struggle to save Boston by saving each other.

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book cover Alexander Moore Returns

A century and a half after the Martian Separatist Wars and the solar system still does not know peace. The brilliant, mad artificial intelligence known as Copernicus, the being ultimately responsible for the Solar System‑wide civil war, has formed an alliance with something else out there in the void of space. Its goal: wipe humanity from the galaxy forever.

Get Kill before Dying eARC here.

Mutiny in Space

Caine Riordan, fresh from serving as envoy to the aliens known as the Slaasriithi, has been given yet another daunting task: apprehend raiders that are terrorizing a distant planet. As difficulties mount, Caine becomes aware that the mission his superiors sent him to perform may not be the one they actually hope he will achieve. Which means Caine may be forced to choose between honoring a promise to friends or following orders—a choice that could ultimately put him in front of a board of inquiry. Or a firing squad.

Get Caine’s Mutiny eARC here.

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New Fiction and Nonfiction at

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In the cold vacuum of space, following rules and regulations may just save your life. It’s something astronaut and mission engineer Hartman knows well. Sure maybe doing things “by the book” takes more time and isn’t as flashy, but when an orbiting fuel station malfunctions, Hartman has every intention of making repairs in as boring—and safe—a fashion as possible. But soon the cold equations of space and the folly of his all-too-human crewmate make what should have been a routine repair a desperate bid for survival. If he’s to make it out alive, Hartman may have to think outside of the rules and regulations.

Read “Tethers” by William Ledbetter here.

Destructor and Savior

Helicopters capture the imagination perhaps more than any other aircraft. As military helicopter pilot Kacey Ezell puts it, “We can light your world on fire, or we can find you when you’re lost.” But writing about helicopters—getting the details right—can be tricky. In this month’s nonfiction essay “Of Dragons and Valkyries: Helicopters in Fiction,” Ezell uses her years of experience, as writer and as a helicopter pilot, to examine the ways authors can get helicopters right, and why it is they so ignite the imagination.

Read “Of Dragons and Valkyries: Helicopters in Fiction” 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: David Weber discusses new Honor Harrington novel Shadow of Victory in a blockbuster three part interview. Michael Z. Williamson on new Freehold novel, Angeleyes. And a very special interview with Lois McMaster Bujold talking about The Vor Game and all things Vorkosigan. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Find out more here.

Baen Ebook Releases

The Black Wolves of Boston - COMING SOON
Wen Spencer

Four people with very special talents and who have lost everything must struggle to save Boston from witches who gain power from human sacrifices and have the power to turn any human into their puppet.

Kill Before Dying - HALF
Travis S. Taylor

Alexander Moore has saved humanity in the past. Now, he must face down a malevolent AI and an alien menace to do it once again.

Caine’s Mutiny - HALF
Charles E. Gannon

Caine Riordan is forced to choose between honoring a promise to friends or following orders—a choice that could ultimately put him in front of a board of inquiry. Or a firing squad.

Fleet Renegade
Susan R. Matthews

Three critically acclaimed epic SF novels from the Under Jurisdiction series by John W. Campbell award finalist Susan R. Matthews. Includes Hour of JudgmentThe Devil and Deep Space, and Warring States.

The Sword of the South

David Weber

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.

The Seer

Sonia Orin Lyris

The Arunkel Empire has stood a thousand years. But when rebellion brews in the palace halls, one young woman with a very special power must do more than predict the future—she must create it.

Get the February ebooks bundle here

*This Baen Ebooks subscription bundle will dissolve on February 6, 2017. After that date, these books will be available for individual sale only.*

Pinbeam Books

Master Walk
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

Meet William Drew Faro the 4th—a human from Khareton’s TriGrace Academy—and Trikura Dai—a rock-chewing, space-faring Chenri who is definitely not of this world. Together they’ll face pirates, politics, and plots. All they have to do is survive. First in a new YA space opera series.

Sharon Lee

Two tales inspired by the magical Maine coast. “Emancipated Child” features Jason Thibodeau, a young man who is challenged to accept his power—and his destiny—in the tiny coastal town of Surfside. “How Nathan Archer Came to be a Prince of the Land of the Flowers,” tells the story of a young woman who puts duty before all.

The Gift of Magic
Sharon Lee

Archers Beach is a more-than-slightly battered resort town on the coast of Maine, but there’s something a little bit special about it. Magic works there, sort-of, and the trenvay—the beings that guard the land and the people—work their own kind of magic. Includes “The Gift of Music” and “The night don’t seem so lonely.”

Spell Bound
Sharon Lee

Two stories touching on Archers Beach, Maine. Includes, “Will-o’-the-Wisp” and “The Wolf’s Bride.”

Time Rags II
Steve Miller

Updated and expanded collection of poetry by best-selling author Steve Miller.

Get the November Pinbeam Book Bundle here

Wordfire Press

Clockwork Lives
Kevin J. Anderson & Neil Peart

A steampunk adventure “Canterbury Tales” cowritten by Hugo nominee Anderson and famed Rush drummer and lyricist Peart. A woman uses an alchemical book to collect the fantastic stories of pirates, pickpockets, airship captains, and other interesting personalities in the world of Albion.  Beautifully illustrated by Nick Robles.

The Science Fiction Professional
Mike Resnick

Multiple award winner Resnick spent years dispensing his wisdom and experiences to aspiring authors. This volume collects some of his best “Ask Bwana” columns.

Pros and Cons
Jody Lynn Nye & Bill Fawcett

For new writers who are going out on the convention circuit for the first time, Pros and Cons offers advice on how to get the most out of the experience. From how to approach a convention committee to how to handle yourself on panels and signings, this book will give a new author an expert’s perspective on how to make the most of a convention.

Empire’s Rift
Steve Rzasa

An expansive military SF epic based on the popular Takamo Universe online game. The Naplian Empire’s war of expansion against the Grand Alliance has taken a turn for the worse, and a battle across the stars over fuel reserves spreads to the Baedecker system. Admiral Daviont of the III Corps makes a long, desperate journey to the fringes of Terran space in search of a new source of vital fuel. Multiple storylines and an expansive canvas in a grand space opera.

Grim Tales of the Brothers Kollin
Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin

A collection of five stories by the Prometheus Award winning duo. Includes two alt histories, one dark fantasy, and one hard SF. Authors of The Unincorporated Man, soon to be a major motion picture.

Get the November Wordfire Press Bundle here

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