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In this issue: an alien menace out for revenge, a magical realm alongside our own, and the women of futures past. All that plus a new contest!
   Books on Sale in Bookstores September 2016
Fight the Alien Menace!

It has become clear to both the Jao and their human and Lleix partners that if they are going to defeat the Ekhat who have been terrorizing the galaxy for eons, they need more allies. The Ekhat have not forgotten the Jao, or the damage they have done over the years to the Ekhat purpose. It's up to the Jao‑human‑Lleix confederation and the new allies they make to survive the onslaught and turn the tables on the Ekhat.

Get The Span of Empire here.

Stories from a Magical Realm

Pittsburgh: a sprawling modern Earth city stranded in the heart of a virgin forest on Elfhome. Sixty thousand humans, twenty thousand black-winged tengu, ten thousand elves, an unknown number of invading oni, four unborn siblings of an elf princess, three dragons, and a pair of nine-year-old geniuses. For every story written, there's a thousand others not told.

Get Project Elfhome here.

September Contest

Back to School

It’s September and that means students around the nation are returning to school. They’ll be taking notes, working out math problems, and reading the classics. Which got us thinking: What 21st century work of science fiction or fantasy do you think deserves to be taught in schools? Let us know your pick and why in a short paragraph (<100 words) for a chance to win a copy of The Span of Empire, signed by authors Eric Flint and David Carrico.

Find out more here.


Contest Winners
August Contest Winner

Last month we asked you what SF/F series you would read or re-read to pass the time until the (possible) apocalypse. Congrats to Steven Moynier! He wins a copy of On to the Asteroid, signed by Travis S. Taylor and Les Johnson.

Read his winning entry here.

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

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: Kerryn Offord and Rick Boatright discuss 1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz, a new entry in the Ring of Fire series created by Eric Flint. Wen Spencer on Project Elfhome. And Eric Flint and David Carrico talk about the third novel in the Jao Empire SF series, The Span of Empire. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to The Baen Free Radio Hour now.

September Books

The Span of Empire
Eric Flint & David Carrico

The Ekhat have been terrorizing the galaxy for eons, and if the Jao are going to have a hope of defeating them, they’re going to need some help.

Project Elfhome
Wen Spencer

Short stories that transport the reader to the fascinating realm known as Elfhome, a world where modern day Pittsburgh and the kingdom of the Elves collide.

Women of Futures Past
ed. by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
(trade paperback)

Meet the Women of Futures Past: Grand Masters and best sellers who prove that women have been writing top-notch SF from the beginning—and will on into the future! Short stories from C.L. Moore, Leigh Brackett, Andre Norton, Lois McMaster Bujold, and more.

Things from Outer Space
ed. by Hank Davis
(mass market paperback)

There are THINGS out there—and they’re coming for a visit. Classic tales and new stories of alien encounters, from H.P. Lovecraft, John W. Campbell, Robert Silverberg, Sarah A. Hoyt and many more!

Son of the Black Sword
Larry Correia
(mass market paperback)

Rebellion, war, and destruction rage across the land and Ashok Vadal has been chosen by a powerful ancient weapon to be its bearer. Is he pawn or master of his destiny? The answer to that question will determine the fate of a warrior—and the fate of a world!

Robert Conroy
(mass market paperback)

Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels has retreated to his Alpine stronghold, where he awaits the day when the Third Reich can once again spread like a plague across the globe. But as determined as Goebbels is, there are others just as determined to put a final stake in the Nazi heart.

Multiverse: Exploring the Worlds of Poul Anderson
ed. by Greg Bear & Gardner Dozois
(mass market paperback)

Poul Anderson was a seminal figure of 20th century science fiction and a SFWA Grand Master. Now top writers pay homage to Anderson. Includes stories and essays by Eric Flint, S.M. Stirling, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, Larry Niven, Greg Bear, Nancy Kress and many more.
Baen Appearances
Author Appearance
Larry Correia

September 1-3
Salt Lake City Comic Con
Salt Palace Convention Center

David Afsharirad
Christopher Cifani
David B. Coe
Tony Daniel
Daniel Dos Santos
Larry Dixon
Larry Elmore
Bill Fawcett
Eric Flint
Esther Friesner
Charles E. Gannon
Walter Hunt
Les Johnson
Sam Kennedy
Tom Kidd
Mercedes Lackey
Todd Lockwood
Sonia Orin Lyris
Don Maitz
Jody Lynn Nye (Guest of Honor)
Gary Poole
Mike Resnick
Gray Rinehart
John Ringo
Christopher         Ruocchio
Mark L. Van Name
Toni Weisskopf
Michael Z.         Williamson
Timothy Zahn

September 2-5
Atlanta, GA

Sharon Lee
Steve Miller

September 9-10
Cirque du Geek
Waterville Public Library
Waterville, ME

Les Johnson

September 10
Southern Authors Expo
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
Huntsville, AL

David Afsharirad
Eric Flint
Charles E. Gannon
Esther Friesner (Toastmaster)

September 23-25
Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport
Dallas, TX

Ben Bova
Les Johnson
Mark Van Name
Toni Weisskopf

September 30
Contraflow VI
Hilton New Orleans Airport
Kenner, LA

Don't forget to check out the newest ebook releases here. Plus read our new serialized epic poem Apocalypse by Frederic Turner here. Check out this month’s new nonfiction essay, “A Quantum of Consciousness” by John Lambshead here, and new short story "Bringer of Fire" by David Carrico here. For upcoming appearances by Baen authors and editors, check here.
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