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In this issue: shadow of freedom, tail of tiger, elves in love, dark matter in an expanding universe—and a Monster Hunter contest at Planet Baen!
   October 2012

Shadow of Freedom Fight for Freedom in a Crumbling Star Empire

As the Solarian League collapses, rebellion brews. Success for Honor Harrington’s Star Kingdom against the League has bred dangerous times indeed. But fortune favors the brave, and now the time has arrived to turn the tables on the nefarious plots against Manticore once and for all.

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The Kildar Returns

After saving America from Middle Eastern terrorists, Mike Harmon and his Keldara mercenaries could use a vacation. Of course, Harmon’s idea of a vacation includes taking down pirates in the Singapore Straits. And when he does, Harmon is thrust into a battle to prevent the overthrow of a nation’s capital by totalitarian tyrants. A new addition to the Ghost/Paladin of Shadows military adventure series arrives!

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Tiger by the Tail
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Elf Seduction in a Cold City

Pittsburgh: a city transported to a magical pocket universe where elves rule, and supplies of food and basic material for civilization dwindle. In a fight for survival, a human woman makes plans to acquire an elvish protector—even if he does turn out to be entirely insane. In fact, elvish insanity may prove to be her only hope. An all-new story set within Wen Spencer’s Sapphire-Award-winning Tinker universe, and a follow up to latest entry, Elfhome.

Read Wen Spencer's “Peace Offering” here

Peace Offering

Rediscovering the Universe
The Expanding Universe of Science—and Science Fiction

Take a journey through the newest and most complete science available today on the state of the universe—and check out where science fiction was when the paradigms shifted. Baen author and anthology coeditor Les Johnson is the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He’s the editor of Going Interstellar, a collection of science and science fiction stories on interstellar travel, and coauthor, with Travis S. Taylor, of Back to the Moon.

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October is Monster Hunter Month at Planet Baen

Planet Baen

Special Larry Correia gifts, whacks, and contests galore. Plus, as always: play the game, get free ebooks.

Now collect six different Monster Hunter gifts within the game, and be entered to win a signed hardcover of latest series entry, Monster Hunter Legion!

Play Planet Baen here

October Fund Raiser

Fire Season—Carolina Tiger Rescue Matching Fund Drive

In celebration of the release this month of Fire Season, the second entry in David Weber’s new young adult series featuring Honor Harrington ancestor, Stephanie Harrington, and her treecat, Climbs Quickly, Baen Books is matching your donation to Carolina Tiger Rescue, the celebrated big cat refuge.

Donate here

January Baen Ebook Releases

Tiger by the Tail
John Ringo
Ryan Sear - HALF

When Mike Harmon and his Keldara mercenaries take on pirates in the Singapore Straits, they are thrust into a battle to prevent the overthrow of a nation’s capital by totalitarian tyrants. Latest entry in the Kildar military adventure series.

Sunset of the Gods
Steve White - HALF

The god Pan is afoot in Greece and time traveler Jason Thanou must thwart a conspiracy that stretches for millennia—and save the birthplace of democracy from the corruption of aliens disguised as gods.

The Iron Breed
Andre Norton - HALF

The Iron Cage: when a star ship arrives, Johnny must choose between the bear-like People who raised him and his lost heritage. Breed to Come: On a distant future Earth, humans return and the catlike People are in no mood to deal once again with those who abandoned them so long ago. Together for the first time: two outstanding entries in Andre Norton’s legendary People saga.

Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles
Larry Correia

From the creator of Monster Hunter International: Jake Sullivan is a hardboiled private eye at war with evil powers in a dark and gritty city of heroes, villains and magic.

Cobra Gamble
Timothy Zahn

A technologically enhanced warrior must overcome generations of prejudice and meet the challenge of an alien invasion of human space.
Future Imperfect
Keith Laumer
Edited by Eric Flint

A full-length novel, and a host of short novels and more fill an action-packed volume by the master of science fiction adventure and creator of the Bolo series.

Crown of Empire
David Drake and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro - HALF

The human galactic empire is crumbling with corruption and hedged by alien enemies. Now the High Secretary is dead, and a successor must be found or chaos will rule the stars.
Clay Reynolds Bundle

Explore a new trail in the west: an outstanding discount bundle of eight Western and contemporary western ebooks by an award winning legend!

Clay Reynolds is the winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award and the creator of tales of grit, daring, mystery, and determination bred by living in an unforgiving, starkly beautiful landscape. These are tales of the settler’s life on the Western frontier, tales of the more recent past full of drive-ins, dusty towns, and mysteries hidden under a wide and all-seeing sky, and stories of contemporary passion, betrayal, and honor.

With an all-new introduction to the Baen Ebook Editions.

Get the Clay Reynolds Eight Book Western Discount Bundle now

October Night Shade Bundle

The Book of Cthulhu II
edited by Ross Lockhart

More tales of tentacles, terror, and madness, sequel to the best-selling Book of Cthulhu, critically acclaimed as the ultimate Cthulhu anthology and "a must read for fans of Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.

The Tainted City
Courtney Schafer

After narrowly surviving a smuggling job, master operative Dev is held hostage by the powerful town council. But in his home city of Ninavel, a child he once swore to protect faces a terrible fate if he can't reach her in time. So when the Council offers Dev freedom in exchange for his assistance in a clandestine mission to Ninavel, he can't refuse, no matter how much he distrusts their motives.

Get the Night Shade Bundle here

Fairwood Press

Strangers and Beggars
James Van Pelt

Sixteen stories, plus an all new tale, by amazing new talent, James Van Pelt, showcasing his explorations in science fiction, fantasy and horror.

The Last of the O-Forms
James Van Pelt

James Van Pelt explores the ever-changing boundaries of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Filled with stories that transport us to far-flung worlds and to the harder-to-find inner worlds that define the human condition

The Radio Magician
James Van Pelt

Mixing straight-forward science fiction ideas and fantasy concepts, the Radio Magician and Other Stories showcases James Van Pelt's wide-ranging talent as a tale spinner of the fantastic.

Get the Fairwood Press James Van Pelt October Discount Bundle here

Contest News

We asked you what you would do if you possessed Lobo, the A.I.-enhanced battle spacecraft from Mark L. Van Name’s popular Jon and Lobo series. The winning entries are here!

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

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