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All-new stories from the files of Monster Hunter International, based on Larry Correia's bestselling series, from New York Times best-selling authors Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jessica Day George, Jonathan Maberry, Faith Hunter, and many more.

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For Captain Honor Harrington, it's sometimes hard to know who the enemy really is. Despite exile, she's been offered a chance to reclaim her career as an officer of the Royal Manticoran Navy. But there's a catch.

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Lieutenant Sam Bitka is getting used to civilian life when he is called back to active duty. Tensions between Earth and the alien Varoki are on the rise, and Sam is dispatched to the distant world of K'tok to protect human colonists. But when the Varoki launch a crippling surprise attack against the Earth coalition fleet, Sam must step up and rise to the challenge of command.

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After World War III ravages the globe, humanity, led by the Psychotechnic Institute, bands together to create peace on Earth and to spread that peace throughout the solar system and beyond. But soon the cycle of war and destruction begins anew.

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

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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.

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At the edge of Deep Space, a newly awakened artificial intelligence may well have the power to destroy universes. There are those who wish to exploit it, and those that wish to help it. The question is:  Who will get to it first?

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The Cobras face an impossible decision: join with the hated Dominion of Man or risk annihilation at the hands of the alien Troft in the conclusion of the Cobra Rebellion trilogy.

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Pope Urban is on the run from the Vatican’s would-be usurper Borja. Fortunately, Urban has help from those indomitable modern West Virginians thrown back in time during the Ring of Fire cataclysm.

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October Contest

The all new anthology The Monster Hunter Files hits the street this month, and to celebrate, we’re giving away a copy, signed by coeditors Larry Correia and Bryan Thomas Schmidt. The Monster Hunter Files explores the world of MHI like never before, highlighting little-known aspects of the series. Which got us wondering, who is your favorite supporting character in the Monster Hunter series? Which monster hunter—or monster—in the background caught your attention? Let us know to be entered into this month’s drawing..

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Year's Best Military & Adventure SF Award Winner Announced

Year's Best Military & Adventure SF Award Given Out at Dragon Con.

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Baen Books and Gen Con Writer’s Symposium Announce Winner of the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

Fantasy writing awards given out at the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium.

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A new reader guide filled with interesting and provocative questions and notes is now available for Lois McMaster Bujold’s latest entry in her legendary Vorkosigan saga, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. It’s a great way to get discussion started for your book club or online reading group. And it’s also wonderful way to deepen the pleasure of . . . did we say there’s a new entry in the Vorkosigan saga!

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“Sufficient Unto the Day” appears here for the first time ever. The story will also be part of Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Short Stories of Tim Powers, out from Baen Books in November. Tim Powers’ latest novel, Alternate Routes, will appear August 2018 from Baen Books. New editions of his books Expiration Date and Earthquake Weather will also be out in 2018 from Baen. Powers won the World Fantasy Award twice for his critically acclaimed novels Last Call and DeclareDeclare also received the International Horror Guild Award. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was based on his novel On Stranger Tides. His book The Anubis Gates won the Philip K. Dick award and is considered a modern classic and a progenitor of the Steampunk genre. Powers grew up in Southern California and studied English at Cal State Fullerton, where he met frequent collaborator James Blaylock and science fiction author Philip K. Dick, who became a friend and mentor. Powers is a practicing Catholic who claims “stories are more effective, and more truly represent the writer’s actual convictions, when they manifest themselves without the writer’s conscious assistance. I concern myself with my plots, but I let my subconscious worry about my themes.” Powers still resides in Southern California with his wife, Serena.


Sufficient Unto the Day
Tim Powers

Everybody agreed that Nana Coldharp, well up in her eighties now, was at last clearly too old to manage the family Thanksgiving get-together anymore, so this year her late-in-life daughter Hibiscus, known as Biscuit, was to be in charge. Biscuit was the youngest of the Coldharps by more than twenty years, and there weren’t likely to be any more of them, since her brother David still hadn’t married—and, considering that he was now fifty and seldom left the house, he didn’t seem likely to. Everybody called him Shortstack. The family, living and dead, was mostly Hoffmans now, since Biscuit’s older sister Judith had married Hanky Hoffman in 1982. He had died fifteen years ago, but Biscuit still hadn’t warmed to him.

At 4 PM on Thanksgiving afternoon she had put on an apron and tied her chestnut hair back in a ponytail and was preparing the accommodation water for certain of the expected guests. Under the sink was a board that swung up, and from the recess underneath she carefully lifted out the original bottle and unlooped the ribbon that held the glass stopper in place.

She poured half of it into a saucepan, restoppered the bottle and set it back where she’d got it, then filled the saucepan with water from the tap. It would warm gradually on an unlit burner as the turkey was finishing up in the oven.









Benjamin C. Kinney is a neuroscientist at a major American university and a writer of science fiction and fantasy. His areas of research include how the brain’s mechanisms of handedness interact with nerve injuries and rehabilitation. He’s the assistant editor of the science fiction podcast magazine Escape Pod, and his fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Flash Fiction Online, Compelling Science Fiction, and more. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with two cats and a Martian wife. You can find him online at benjaminckinney.com, or follow him on twitter @BenCKinney.




Right Hand, Human Brain:
The Mysteries of Handedness
Benjamin C. Kinney

When Luke Skywalker loses his right hand, he chooses to get a robotic hand rather than learn to swing a lightsaber left-handed. He's lucky to live in a universe where a prosthesis can perfectly replace a human hand. After Jaime Lannister suffers a similar loss in A Song of Ice and Fire, the Kingslayer struggles for years to learn how to fight with his left. In all the other worlds of our fiction, the right hand remains the default choice to swing a sword, whether it's made of iron, laser, or dragon-steel. Hand dominance is such an integral part of human life, it's a rare writer who creates an alternate world full of humans or as-good-as-humans who use both hands equally. It's good that nobody writes those worlds, because humankind without handedness would be a completely different creature.














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