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In this issue: heroes, rogues and interplanetary paranoia!
   June 2011
Galactic Battles, Heroes in the Making

New June eArcs

Hinterlands Into the Hinterlands

Allen Allenson, scion of a fallen noble family, gets his first military mission: to roust the power-hungry Terrans from a wild star sector. Not so easy for a young commander. And now alien Riders play their own deadly political games for the territory—against one greenhorn leader in particular. What nobody counts on? That Allen, while inexperienced, happens to be a hero in the making. #1 in a new series!

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M Day Countdown: M Day

War is brutal and now Colonel Wes Stauer and his crack mercenary unit face an enemy almost as implacable as Stauer himself. Almost. There will be war. And there will be warriors like Wes Stauer who have the know-how and unstoppable professional drive to see the bad guys to their graves and destroy every last earthly piece of their nasty legacies. #2 in a new military adventure series.

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Rogue Rogue (Coming Soon)

Kenneth Chinran commanded the elite unit assigned to take out an entire planet in a terrible war. Bad luck: one of Chinran’s men was a sociopath going in. Now he’s a trained sociopath on the loose with the knowledge and firepower to destroy complete tactical units. Who do you send after such a killer? Yep: the man who made him.

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New Fiction, Columns and More

Planetary Paranoia as a Survival Trait!

The leader of a rebel military unit leads his team to a savage planet to retrieve a critically important star drive. But this is Dead End, where nature is blood-red in tooth and claw, and everything in the ecosystem is a predator—and might even use your own mind against you! A free fiction debut from Robert Buettner, creator of the hot new Orphan’s Legacy military SF series.

Read "Mole Hunt" now

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Aliens among Us? Not So Much

A science-based reality check for alien visitation true-believers. Les Johnson examines the hard facts on alien presence and delivers a no-nonsense verdict on where they are and whether or not they’re on the way. Warning: reality check on tap!

Read “The Aliens are Not Among Us” now

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Old Folks Kick Butt in Space!

Earth’s paternalistic government orders a space station full of octogenarians to return planetside supposedly for their own good, but likely to face quick demise down the gravity well. Yet these old folks are pioneers with a plan—a plan that doesn’t involve rolling over and playing dead any time soon! Nancy Fulda’s thought-provoking and gritty winner of the 2011 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest!

Read “That Undiscovered Country” now

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September WebScription Releases

Into the Hinterlands - HALF
David Drake & John Lambshead

In the galactic wilds, a greenhorn military commander faces danger and becomes a young hero in the making.
Michael Z. Williamson

A battle-tested warrior must track down one of his own: a psychopath highly trained for destruction on a planetary scale.
The Crystal Variation - HALF
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

Three origin novels of the highly-popular Liaden Universe® universe collected together for the very first time! Crystal Soldier, Crystal Dragon, and Balance of Trade.
Countdown: M Day - FORTHCOMING
Tom Kratman

Hard-hitting military adventure as a seasoned former American commander with no illusions about war pulls together a crack unit to take down an implacable foe.
Young Flandry
Poul Anderson

In the twilight of the Terran Empire, one man must save his corrupt empire—and civilization itself—by hook or by crook, whether his betters appreciate his efforts or not. #4 in the complete cycle of The Technic Civilization Saga by SF legend Poul Anderson.
Patrick A. Vanner

Unconditional surrender. Those are the terms on offer to an Earth reeling from brutal alien attack. But Earth’s young space fleet has survived to fight again–and the battle for Earth’s freedom is on.
The Golden Shield of IBF - HALF
Jerry & Sharon Ahern

After Armageddon shatters her realm, a powerful enchantress searches for her prophesied champion on Earth. Her choice? An FBI agent who is hunting a terrorist bomber at an SF convention!
June 2011 Night Shade eBooks

The Best Horror of the Year Volume 3
Ellen Datlow

Legendary editor Ellen Datlow, winner of multiple Hugos, the Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Three.

Happily Ever After
John Klima

Once Upon A Time an editor ventured forth, wandering the land of Story to find not just any fairy tale, but tantalizing retellings from some of the biggest names in today's fantastic fiction, authors like Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Charles de Lint, Holly Black, Kelly Link, Patricia Briggs, Paul Di Filippo, Gregory Frost, and Nancy Kress. And the inhabitants of Story lived Happily Ever After.

Jim and the Flims
Rudy Rucker

A hapless hacker ruptures the membrane between our world and afterworld (AKA, Flimsy) and accidently kills his wife in the process. As escaping Flims invade, the erstwhile reality hacker must risk all to bring his wife back to the land of the living. Flimsy Eurydice, your Orpheus is on his way!

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

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