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In this issue: a man of the cloth behind enemy lines, a young recruit’s call to duty, and a multitude of massive monsters. Plus your chance to save humanity from the jaws of slavering insectoid aliens in this month’s contest!
   Books on Sale in Bookstores October 2014
The Royal Manticoran Navy Wants You!

Travis Long picked a tough time to join the Royal Manticoran Navy. The Star Kingdom is isolated and strategically unimportant. With resources in doubt, the RMN itself is on the brink of extinction. But a deadly enemy lurks, and game-changing events are in motion. Now Travis is about to discover that it's in the worst of times that heroes are born!

Get A Call to Duty here.

Faith to Turn the Tide of War!

The Manties: insectoid cyborgs threatening to wipe human life from the galaxy. Now, when push comes to genocidal shove, our species' survival may depend on one lowly Chaplain's Assistant named Harrison Barlow. Stranded behind enemy lines, Harrison must do whatever it takes to survive—not only for himself, but for all of humankind.

Get The Chaplain’s War here.

October Contest

Exterminate the Alien Menace!

Insectoid creatures—think giant man-crushing pincers and hive-mind unity—have invaded. Our weapons barely have an effect and Earth's defenses are crumbling. We need your mad science genius! In a short paragraph, come up with the most original way to beat a massive horde of implacable insectoid/arachnid alien invaders. Giant roach hotels don't work. The aliens only move in and engorge themselves on room service. The delivery guys, not the food. All other methods are up for grabs. Save us! And win a signed edition of The Chaplain's War by Brad R. Torgersen as your thanks from a grateful humankind.

Find out more here.

Tales of Honor: The Game & Comic

Tales of Honor, based on David Weber’s best-selling Honor Harrington series, launched earlier this year as a mobile game and comic series. Join other Honor fans to engage in online live community challenges and share gameplay footage. Watch trailer and download game for free here.

Check out the stellar comic series based on “On Basilisk Station” that Unleash the Fanboy gives 8.5/10 stars and says “A brilliant introduction to the Honorverse.” Issue #4 just released July 30th so get it while it’s hot! Click here to watch the new trailer, download a free preview of the first issue, & purchase issues #1 - #4 to catch up.


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

Now playing on the podcast: The all-new radio drama based on Eric Flint’s Belisarius novella, “Islands.” The production features a full cast of professional actors, original music and theater-quality sound effects. This is one you won’t want to miss! And on tap: Part Two of our interview with Lois McMaster Bujold; David Weber and Timothy Zahn discuss their latest novel set in the Honor Harrington universe, A Call to Duty; and David Drake and Tony Daniel tell us about their new novel The Savior, set in the General Series. Plus Brad Torgersen, and The Baen Big Book of Monsters coming up!

Listen to The Baen Free Radio Hour now

Contest Winners

Congratulations to Jeremy Range, the winner of our September contest featuring the new General series entry The Savior, by Tony Daniel and David Drake. Jeremy will receive signed copies of both The Heretic and its sequel, The Savior.

And in August, we asked you to tell us what modern culture you would import onto an isolated compartment on a generation starship. Rick LaCroix convinced us he had the right idea. He wins a signed copy of Eric Flint and Dave Freer’s Slow Train to Arcturus. You can read Rick’s entry here.

October Books

A Call to Duty
David Weber
Timothy Zahn


With all resources in doubt, the Royal Manticoran Navy is on the brink of extinction. But there is still threat without, and Travis Long is about to discover that it's in the worst of time that heroes are born!

Beyond this Horizon
Robert A. Heinlein

The classic novel about a bored superman in a future utopia from Science Fiction Grand Master Robert A. Heinlein.

The Chaplain’s War
Brad Torgersen
(trade paperback)

When push comes to genocidal shove, our species' survival may depend on one lowly Chaplain's Assistant named Harrison Barlow. Stranded behind alien enemy lines, Harrison must fight for the human race itself.

The Baen Big Book of Monsters
Hank Davis, ed.
(trade paperback)

Tales of giant-sized monsters by authors with reputations just as big, including David Drake, Sarah A. Hoyt, Wen Spencer, and Arthur C. Clarke.

1636: The Devil’s Opera
Eric Flint
David Carrico

(mass market paperback)

1636: the United States of Europe struggle to survive in the growing up-timer/down-time city of Magdeburg. There’s murder afoot, and the battle for freedom in war-torn Europe won’t be over until the fat lady sings.

Burdens of the Dead
Mercedes Lackey
Eric Flint
Dave Freer

(mass market paperback)

In an alternate Renaissance, roguish and resourceful captain Benito Valdosta of Italy must deal with gods, goddesses and warfare in order to save his daughter at the siege of Constantinople.

Tour of Duty
Michael Z. Williamson
(mass market paperback)

These are stories of the warriors and civilians who get things done in extreme situations. A hard-hitting collection of the best fiction and nonfiction of Michael Z. Williamson.
Baen Appearances
Author Appearance
David Weber

October 3
Vancouver BC, Canada

Eric Flint
Timothy Zahn

October 3
Tampa, FL

Les Johnson

October 3
Kenner, LA

Les Johnson

October 9
Sierra Club of Middle Tennessee
Nashville, TN

Charles E. Gannon

October 10
Washington, DC

Michael Z. Williamson

October 17
Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show
Indianapolis, IN

Timothy Zahn

October 25
Tyler Rose City Comic Con
Tyler, TX

David Weber
Timothy Zahn
Joelle Presby

October 31
Raleigh, NC

Don't forget to check out the newest ebook releases here, plus free fiction from Brad R. Togersen here. don’t miss “Living without Satellites,” new non-fiction from Les Johnson here.
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