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About Gray Rinehart
After retiring from active duty, Gray became a Contributing Editor for Baen Books, and also spent several years on the staff of the Industrial Extension Service at North Carolina State University. His fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Asimov's Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, several anthologies, and elsewhere. His first novel is slated to be published by WordFire Press. He is also a singer/songwriter with two albums of mostly science-fiction-and-fantasy-inspired songs--two of which have been featured on The Dr. Demento Show.
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Join David Weber, Larry Correia, David Drake, and twelve other best-selling authors as they pay their respects to some of their devoted fans and to a lost friend. Fifteen stories from the authors' own worlds will showcase some of the names of their greatest fans in original works, written for a charity in honor of Timothy Bolgeo, the founder of LibertyCon.
David B. Coe
Sarah A. Hoyt
Charles E Gannon
Jody Lynn Nye
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Praise for the contributors:
"Weber is the Tom Clancy of science fiction."—Publishers Weekly on David Weber
"Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.”—Booklist on David Drake
"Everything I like in fantasy."—Jim Butcher on Larry Correia
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, a leading publisher of SF and fantasy, in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts, originally published by August House. For Baen she’s edited three original hard SF anthologies: Cosmic Stories: Adventures in Sol System, Cosmic Stories: Adventures in Far Futures and Transhuman, with SF author Mark L. Van Name.
Long active in Southern science fiction fandom, Toni is the first winner of the Triple Crown of Southern awards, having won both the Phoenix and Rebel Awards given by the DeepSouthCon, and been awarded the Rubble, administered by her “friend” Gary Robe.
Weisskopf is a graduate of Oberlin College with a degree in anthropology. The widow of Southern fan and swordmaster Hank Reinhardt, she is the mother of a delightful daughter, and lives in a hundred-year-old house with two cats and too many dogs.
Christopher Woods has been an avid reader his entire life. In addition to This Fallen World, he has written five books in his popular Soulguard series, as well as "Legend" and several short stories in the Four Horsemen Universe. He currently lives in Woodbury, Tennessee, with his stepdaughter and his wife, who often reminds him that he should watch what he says because he tends to fall asleep long before she does.
Grab your weapons and prepare, for the enemy is on the move.
High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand-in-hand. In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections to save the day. These stories include more than just epic landscapes and characters…they also feature epic battles.
Imagine a doctor struggling to identify the spy who has infiltrated his company’s ranks and poisoned his colleagues or a boy suspected of murder by a king yet protected by a princess as he helps her father against his own people. Imagine a butcher discovering that he’s called to lead an uprising, or a First Born knowing that she must betray her own in order to save humanity.
The possibilities are endless, but at the heart they have this in common: soldiers—ordinary and otherwise–struggling against extraordinary odds to survive the day. They must withstand dark magic, dodge enemy blades, and defy the odds to survive SHATTERED SHIELDS.
Sarah A. Hoyt
Wendy N. Wagner
Robin Wayne Bailey
John R. Fultz
James L. Sutter
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About Shattered Shields:
"An inventive and thought-provoking set of tales that capture the bravery and terrors of battle. Carries the banner of military fantasy proudly."--John Marco, author of The Bronze Knight Series
About The Raygun Chronicles edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
"Fans of sf should enjoy this stylistically varied homage to a genre as old as the fiction . . . "--Library Journal
About Beyond the Sun edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
"Beyond the Sun mixes courage, redemption, and stark terror in tales of distant worlds. Buckle in."--Jack McDevitt, author of Firebird
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and editor of adult and children's speculative fiction. His debut science fiction novel was The Worker Prince, followed by sequels The Returning and The Exodus. His childrens' books include 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Jokes For Kids and Abraham Lincoln: Dinosaur Hunter--Land Of Legends. Schmidt has edited edited anthologies Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, Beyond The Sun, Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age and, with Jennifer Brozek, coedited military high fantasy original anthology, Shattered Shields. Schmidt hosts #sffwrtcht (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Chat) Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on Twitter.
Jennifer Brozek is an award winning editor, game designer, and author. Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited ten anthologies. Author of In a Gilded Light, The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, Industry Talk, and the Karen Wilson Chronicles, she has more than fifty published short stories, and is the Creative Director o
Before permanent lunar encampments such as Clarke's Clavius Base (in 2001: A Space Odyssey) or Heinlein's Luna City (in The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress) could be built, there would have to be the first settlers--the first people to set up shop and try to eke out an existence on the Moon.
Walking On the Sea of Clouds is the story of such lunar pioneers: two couples, Stormie and Frank Pastorelli and Van and Barbara Richards, determined to survive and succeed in this near-future technological drama about the risks people will take, the emergencies they'll face, and the sacrifices they'll make as members of the first commercial lunar colony.
In the end, one will decide to leave, one will decide to stay, one will put off deciding ... and one will decide to die so another can live.
• Contains "The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me" by Rachael K. Jones, 2017 World Fantasy Award finalist for Best Short Fiction
• Contains "Sabbath Wine" by Barbara Krasnoff, 2016 Nebula Award finalist for Best Short Story
• 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List, Best Anthology
“Allen’s strange and lovely fifth genre-melding fantasy anthology selects 20 new short stories of unusual variety, texture, compassion, and perception. . . . All the stories afford thought-provoking glimpses into alternative realities that linger, sparking unconventional thoughts, long after they are first encountered.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
The Clockwork Phoenix anthologies offer homes to “well-written stories occupying multiple subgenres, usually in the same story, often ambiguously,” as Locus Magazine once put it.
In April, the ground-breaking, boundary-pushing, award-nominated series returns for a fifth incarnation, triumphantly risen from the ashes after another successful Kickstarter campaign. This is the largest installment yet, holding twenty new tales of beauty and strangeness.
With original fiction from Jason Kimble, Rachael K. Jones, Patricia Russo, Marie Brennan, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Rob Cameron, A. C. Wise, Gray Rinehart, Sam Fleming, Sunil Patel, C. S. E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez, Holly Heisey, Barbara Krasnoff, Sonya Taaffe, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Shveta Thakrar, Cassandra Khaw, Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Rich Larson, and Beth Cato. Cover art by Paula Arwen Owen.
Table of contents:
The Olympic Games—pushing skills, minds, brains and bodies to their limits in the ultimate competition on Earth. But once mankind has reached the stars, playing sports will travel with us. Yet galactic sports come with new challenges and possibilities. And new dangers.
From downhill figure skating to horse racing with alien life forms; from baseball played with speedboats to basketball on Mars and golf on the Moon; from alien opponents to literally death defying stakes, Galactic Games takes the competition to a whole new level. Includes stories by top selling authors George R.R. Martin, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Correia, Todd McCaffrey, David Farland, and Seanan McGuire as well as legends Robert Silverberg, Randall Garrett, Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Jack C. Haldeman, and more.
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About Mission: Tomorrow, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
“This themed anthology . . . will appeal to a wide range of readers, who will appreciate the diversity of stories . . . a solid introduction to a classic genre.”—Kirkus
“Editor Schmidt adds grandmasters to a mix of newer established names and balances the tragic with the humorous.”—Publishers Weekly
About Shattered Shields, edited by Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
“In this well-built anthology, seventeen original stories cut to the heart of military fantasy, diving directly into the most exciting moments of dramatic bravery, grand battles, and life-changing heroism. . . . Readers who prefer to cut straight to the action, but want more depth than pure hack-and-slash, will find these offerings appealing.”—Publishers Weekly
“An inventive and thought-provoking set of tales that capture the bravery and terrors of battle. Carries the banner of military fantasy proudly.”—John Marco, author of The Bronze Knight Series
About The Raygun Chronicles, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
“Fans of sf should enjoy this stylistically varied homage to a genre as old as the fiction . . . ”—Library Journal
About Beyond the Sun, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
“Beyond the Sun mixes courage, redemption, and stark terror in tales of distant worlds. Buckle in.”—Jack McDevitt, author of Firebird
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and a Hugo-nominated editor of adult and children's speculative fiction. His debut science fiction novel was The Worker Prince, which received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble’s Year’s Best SF of 2011, and was followed followed by sequels The Returning and The Exodus. His children's books include 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Jokes For Kids and Abraham Lincoln: Dinosaur Hunter—Land Of Legends.
GO BIG OR GO HOME!
Boomers. Ships of the Line. Star Destroyers. The bigger the ship, the better the bang. From the dawn of history onward, commanding the most powerful ship around has been a dream of admirals, sultans, emperors, kings, generalissimos, and sea captains everywhere. For what the intimidation factor alone doesn’t achieve, a massive barrage from super-weapons probably will.
Thus it was, and ever shall be, even into the distant future. From the oceans of Earth, to beneath the ice of Europa, to the distant reaches of galactic empires, it is the great warships and their crews that sometimes keep civilization safe for the rest of us—but sometimes become an extinction-level event in and of themselves.
In “Superweapon” by David Drake, a fight for possession of an ancient alien warship will determine the fate of two vast interstellar powers. Then in “Hate in the Darkness” by Michael Z. Williamson, a team of libertarian Freeholders must think outside the box to do battle with the might of the United Nations and its powerful navy. And in “A Helping Hand,” Jody Lynn Nye posits an interstellar submarine on a rescue mission behind enemy lines—with the fate of an entire species hanging in the balance.
Big, bold, and edge-of-your-seat space opera and military science fiction from David Drake, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Michael Z. Williamson, Steve White, Robert Buettner, Susan R. Matthews, Dave Bara, and many more!
Michael Z. Williamson
Mark L. Van Name
Jody Lynn Nye
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Susan R. Matthews
Presents education as a transformative process and covers expectations, roles, and inhibiting factors for parents, students, teachers, and administrators. Examines education's customers, differing definitions of quality with respect to education, and the failure of well-intentioned reform efforts such as the "National Education Goals" (also known as "Goals 2000") of the late 1980s. Includes chapters on programs for gifted and talented students, values education, and curriculum and other standards. Presents strategy ideas and discusses leadership required to develop and sustain quality education.