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In this issue: Honor returns, a child is born, a star shines brightly—plus: change afoot for Baen ebooks.
   December 2012
A Baen Ebooks Special Announcement

Baen Ebooks Kindles Relationship with Amazon

Best-selling Baen Authors David Weber, John Ringo, Lois McMaster Bujold Available on for First Time in Ebook Format

Details here

Press Release

A Few Good Men The Son Also Rises

On a near future Earth, Good Man does not mean good at all, but a dictator with ties to Earth's dark history of eugenics. A conspiracy hundreds of years in the making surfaces when the son of a dead Good Man takes hold of the reins of power, and finds he is most definitely not welcome among the elite. Now a revolutionary group known as the Sons of Liberty may prove to be the son's only ally in a fight to throw off an evil from the past that has enslaved humanity for generations. Sequel Darkship Renegades.

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New Fiction and Articles at

Away In a Manger

A tale of a post-change city where the animals talk and attempt to figure out what a very strange new creature might be, and what its coming might mean for them. Holiday fiction from Wen Spencer, author of Elfhome, the latest in her Tinker series.

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Away in a Manger

The Tangled Weave
Time Tangle

The Observer Principle prevents time travelers from changing the past, but in an ancient Greece on the verge of war with Persia, the consequences of the universe protecting itself may be deadly indeed. A story set during the Athens-led Battle of Marathon, the milieu of New York Times best seller Steve White’s upcoming time travel adventure, Sunset of the Gods.

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Star That Wanders, Are You Bright?

Is dark matter the twenty-first century’s version of the nineteenth century’s luminous ether? If so, could a radical alternate explanation be not only plausible, but testable? Renowned space scientist and Going Interstellar contributor Dr. Gregory Matloff examines the paradigm-shifting proposition that the stars might be moving in non-Newtonian manner of their own volition. What’s more, Matloff lays out the evidence for testing a hypothesis that is perhaps made tongue-in-cheek—but perhaps not.

Read “Are Stars Conscious?” now

Are Stars Conscious?

Darkship Renegades Contest
Darkship Renegades Contest at Planet Baen

Planet Baen celebrates the release of Sarah A. Hoyt’s Darkship Renegades, the second entry in Sarah A. Hoyt’s Darkship series with special gifts, whacks, and a contest to win a signed first edition. Plus, as always: play the game, get free ebooks!

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March Baen Ebook Releases

Shadow of Freedom
David Weber

As the Solarian League collapses, rebellion brews. Success for Honor Harrington’s Star Kingdom against the League has bred dangerous times indeed. While freedom for millions hangs in the balance, one false step could lead to a final disastrous conflagration.

A Few Good Men
Sarah A. Hoyt - HALF

On a near future Earth, Good Man does not mean good at all, but a dictator with ties to Earth's dark history of eugenics. Now a revolutionary group known as the Sons of Liberty may prove to be a renegade Good Man’s only ally in a fight to throw off an evil from the past that has enslaved humanity for generations. Sequel to Darkship Renegades.

Hope Reborn
David Drake
S. M. Stirling - HALF

Humanity settled the stars, only to fall into a catastrophic collapse. On one planet, an ancient Fleet Battle Computer grooms a young military leader of grit and daring to make a final stand for civilization. Contains the legendary General series novels The Forge and The Hammer together in one volume. Perfect introduction to new series novel The Heretic, coming next month.

The Road of Danger
David Drake

Leary and Mundy are ordered to lawless regions where a highly effective rogue intelligence officer is plotting to destroy civilization. The RCN saga continues.

Guardian of Night
Tony Daniel

A dissident alien commander and his human allies face down the forces of a tyrannical star empire as the alien captain attempts to defect to Earth with a superweapon of almost unimaginable power.
The Forerunner Factor
Andre Norton

A heroic young woman seeks her origins as she comes of age on worlds touched by an ancient species seeking to claw its way back into existence. Two legendary Forerunner novels, Forerunner and Forerunner: The Second Venture in one volume.

The Harriers Book One: Of War and Honor
Gordon R. Dickson, ed - HALF

Earth is but a memory—the real action these days is in The Magnicate, a league of all the human worlds in the galaxy. The Magnicate governs, but control often requires force. Enter the Harriers, an elite military force created to do the job that the effete diplomats of the Magnicate will not dare.

Like Water for Quarks

Science Fiction meets Magic Realism in one ground-breaking anthology featuring stories by some of SF's greatest names and brightest newcomers: Ursula K. Le Guin, Connie Willis, Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert, Robert J. Sawyer, Elton Elliott, James Glass, Bruce Taylor, Patrick Swenson, and Greg Bear.

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J.R. Dunn Bundle

J.R. Dunn: master of military action, superb storytelling, and fully-realized characters. Dunn tackles the toughest subjects known to science fiction: genetic engineering, the ethics of time travel when it comes to horrific events, and unaugmented human survival in a hard universe. Furthermore, Dunn brings to bear his own expertise as a military historian to each story.

Discover a treasure trove of hard-hitting, wonder-inducing, idea-driven science fiction adventure from a writer of power and imagination, including Days of Cain, the best time travel tale dealing with the Holocaust every written, in our humble opinion.

Get the J.R. Dunn Discount Bundle now

December Night Shade Bundle

Terminal Island
Walter Greatshell

Henry Cadmus is haunted by images from childhood traumas on Catalina Island: a snarling pig-man holding a cleaver; a jackal-headed woman on a high balcony, dripping blood; strange occult rituals, and worse. Now Henry must return to face his fears, exorcise his demons, and reconcile with the one he fears most—his mother.

The Siren Depths
Martha Wells

All his life, Moon roamed the Three Worlds, a solitary wanderer forced to hide his true nature–until he was reunited with his own kind, the magical Raksura. But now the Fell, a vicious race of shape-shifting predators, is determined to crossbreed with the Raksura for arcane purposes. They are driven by an ancient voice that cries out for dominion, and only Moon can stop them.

Brave New Worlds Second Edition
John Joseph Adams, ed.

When the government wields its power against its own people, every citizen becomes an enemy of the state. Will you fight the system, or be ground to dust beneath the boot of tyranny? Thirty chilling tales of dystopian menace by some of today’s most visionary writers./font>

The Ghost Pirates and Others: The Best of William Hope Hodgson
William Hope Hodgson

Contemporary of H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith, Hodgson was one of the most important and influential fantasist of the 20th century. This novel and collected short is the perfect pathway into the magic, mystery and adventure of William Hope Hodgson.

Get the December Night Shade Bundle here

Fairwood Press Bundle

Matrix Dreams
James C. Glass

James C. Glass has been writing science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy tales for over a dozen years, haunting us with ghosts, aliens, and things far worse. Breathtaking and disturbing stories, offering something to every reader of speculative fiction.

The Viper of Portello
James C. Glass

After long war, soldier, strategist and military assassin Eduardo Cabral sought a peaceful, artistic far away. But now there is revolution on his home world, and Culebra must return to save a people crushed by cruel tyrants and even those responsible for the betrayal and slaughter of Eduardo’s command.

Get the December Fairwood Press Discount Bundle here

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

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