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In this issue: tossed back in time and with no way home, a quest to stop an ancient evil, and a president’s last stand. All that plus new fiction from John Lambshead.
   February 2015

book cover Custer’s Last Stand for America

An unlikely victory over Sitting Bull at Little Big Horn propels General George Armstrong Custer to the White House. Now he's fixed on Spain’s decaying empire as his source for immortality. And when a group of Americans on board a ship headed for Cuba is massacred, war is brewing. Now the president is set to attack along the road to becoming the American Caesar—that is, unless calmer heads can prevail against the hurricane that is George Armstrong Custer.

Get 1882: Custer in Chains eARC now.

Dragon Beset on All Sides!

Star-trading Clan Korval find themselves banished to the free-for-all world of Surebleak. Tasked with bringing law and order to a planet founded on larceny and assassination and hounded by those who would see them destroyed, the exiled Korval clan must make an urgent choice—accept an alliance with criminals or face down each and every enemy in person, one by one.

Get Dragon in Exile eARC now.

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book cover From the Ashes of Victory

A monstrous killer is defeated and a conspiracy stands exposed. But Kyri Vantage knows her job is far from done. For a dark power stirs. Now, Kyri and her companions must venture into Moonshade Hollow, a place from which none have ever returned. There awaits a stunning revelation that challenges everything they believe—and an evil which may lead to the triumph of evil in Zarathan if it is not stopped

Get Phoenix in Shadow eARC now.

New Fiction and Nonfiction at

story graphic Bet on Jeb Hawthorn

Jeb Hawthorn knows trouble when he sees it—or so he believes. When a woman slinks into the Kit Kat Klub while he’s waiting on a client to show, Hawthorn knows he should steer clear. But there’s a look in her eyes that draws him in. And when he learns that she’s being sold as an indentured servant to the club’s owner, a coarse gangster known as Neddard, he knows he has to intervene. But how? The contract is legally binding, and Hawthorn’s not prepared to buy it out from under Neddard with his own money. It seems like a lost cause. But Hawthorn knows one thing: It’s easy to win, if you’re willing to bet it all.

Read John Lambshead’s “When the Lion Feeds” here.

There’s Nothing like a Little Science . . . in Space!

Space may be the final frontier. And in order for humanity to survive, we may have to boldly go to other worlds. But there’s no need to do so recklessly. Space is inhospitable, and the dangers of venturing forth into the void are great. In order to make the most of manned spaceflight, we need a solid scientific understanding of what we’re up against. Scientific research onboard the ISS and space shuttle have proved invaluable, but we’re far from as prepared as we should be. Neuroscientist researcher and science educator Tedd Roberts proposes a solution in this month’s nonfiction essay.

Read “A Translunar Laboratory . . . Hurrah!” here.

And watch Dr. Roberts give a presentation on this topic here.

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

Fascinating conversations with your favorite Baen writers about the books you love. Check out interviews with Eric Flint and Ryk Spoor on their new hard SF novel Castaway Planet. Listen to the legendary Dean Ing discuss his new boyhood adventure tale, It's Up to Charlie Hardin. Coming up: Authors and editors discuss new love story and time travel anthology As Time Goes By, and new military fantasy collection Operation Arcana!

Bust out those headphones, or earbuds, or high-definition surround-sound speakers and listen to the Baen Free Radio Hour now.

Teacher's Guide

It’s up to Charlie Hardin Guide Now Available

A secret path through an ancient oak, a heartless dog-shooting neighbor, and a storm culvert that may lead directly into a secret Nazi plot. Discover the world of Charlie Hardin, young denizen of WWII-era Austin, Texas, with Baen’s exclusive Teacher’s Guide. Perfect for the classroom or book club discussion group, this all-new guide features chapter-by-chapter summary, group discussion questions, and is available as a free download now.

And check out our complete library of teacher’s guides here.

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May Baen Ebook Releases

1882: Custer in Chains
Robert Conroy

Following his decisive victory over Sitting Bull and the Sioux at the Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer is propelled into the White House. But war with Cuba looms—and unless calmer heads prevail, this war may be America's last stand!

A Long Time Until Now
Michael Z. Williamson

Ten soldiers thrown back in time to the Paleolithic Era find themselves outnumbered by travelers from across Earth’s history. With no idea how they got there or how to get back, they must make their way through a hostile world as dangerous as any battlefield.

Phoenix in Shadow
Ryk E. Spoor

Kyri Vantage and her companions must venture into Moonshade Hollow, a place from which none have ever returned. There awaits a stunning revelation that challenges everything they believe.

Gateway to Never
A. Bertram Chandler

Three novels of adventure in the legendary John Grimes of the Galactic Rim series—and more. Includes the novels The Gateway to Never, The Dark Dimensions, and The Way Back as well as six short stories—including one which has not appeared anywhere since its original publication in Amazing Stories—and the memoir “Around the World in 23,741 Days.”

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. While freedom for millions hangs in the balance, one false step could lead to a final disastrous conflagration.

Man-Kzin Wars XIV
Larry Niven, creator

In war and in uneasy peace, kzin and humans continue their adventures with a masterful addition to the Man-Kzin Wars shared universe created by Larry Niven.

Land of Unreason
L. Sprague de Camp

Mistakenly whisked away to the court of the fairy king Oberon, Fred Barber soon finds himself tasked with discovering if an ancient enemy has returned. If it has, Fred will have to deal with it with no proper instructions if he ever wants to get back home.

Get the May ebooks bundle here

*This Baen Ebooks subscription bundle will dissolve on April 15, 2015. After that date, these books will be available for individual sale only.*

Joshua Palmatier

Well of Sorrows
Pursued across the New World by plains dwellers known as the dwarren, Colin Harten and his family seek refuge on the edge of a dark forest they’ve been warned to avoid. Colin survives the dangers of the forest, but the cost is high. The Well of Sorrows changes him into something not entirely human. And whatever he has become, he might prove the only defense against the dark spirits who want his family dead.

Leaves of Flame
One hundred years have passed since Colin Harten used his new powers to broker a peace agreement between the human, dwarren, and Alvritshai races of Wrath Suvane. Yet Colin has not been able to prevent the dark spirits from reawakening more and more Wells, thus extending their power across the lands.

Get the Well of Sorrows bundle here

Wordfire Press

Ill Wind
Kevin J. Anderson
Doug Beason

The epic eco-disaster novel by Nebula-nominated coauthors Anderson and Beason. A radical biological attempt to clean up an oil spill unleashes a virus that eats oil . . . then gasoline . . . then plastics.

The Dark Lady
Mike Resnick

An alien art critic named Leonardo seeks to solve the mystery of a beautiful woman who has lived since the dawn of time, and in so doing he puts himself, his friends, and even worlds at risk. The only American novel ever to win France’s prestigious Prix Tour Eiffel.

Mythology Abroad
Jody Lynn Nye

Second novel in Jody Lynn Nye’s rollicking humorous fantasy series. Keith Doyle and Holl, one of the Little Folk, set off on an educational tour to Ireland to find their roots . . . which leads them to misadventures with local smugglers and magical beings, and the fate of the Little Folk.

Higher Mythology
Jody Lynn Nye

Third novel in Jody Lynn Nye’s humorous fantasy series. Keith Doyle starts on a new internship as a journalist, and he discovers that an industrialist is using fairy lands as a toxic waste dump.

Invisible Moon
James A. Owen

Second volume in the fantastic steampunk adventure of Mythworld. A journalist, a photographer, and their companions investigate the cataclysm as a technology-snuffing winter settles over the world. And only magic can save civilization.

The Synopsis Treasury
edited by Christopher Sirmons Haviland

A landmark collection of the original novel proposals submitted by genre masters, including Robert Heinlein, Terry Brooks, Andre Norton, Frank Herbert, HG Wells, Orson Scott Card, and many others.

Get the Wordfire Press Bundle here

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

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