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For immediate release July 20, 2006.
Baen Books Announces Cornerstone Acquisitions for Coming Year Key Deals Completed with Best-sellers Weber, Ringo, Flint, and Bujold

Baen Books Acting Publisher Toni Weisskopf has reached agreements for major new projects and series continuations with authors David Weber, John Ringo, Eric Flint, and Lois McMaster Bujold, four of Baen’s “brand name” authors and series anchors.

Included is a new Honor Harrington novel by David Weber, whose “Honorverse” books total nearly five million in print and regularly hit the New York Times best-seller list. John Ringo has agreed to write three more “Mike O’Neal” books in his extremely popular New York Times best-selling “Posleen War” series. In addition, alternate history master and New York Times best-seller Eric Flint has signed on for three solo novels in his groundbreaking and highly popular “1632” -- another New York Times best-selling series created by Baen Books. Finally, five-time Hugo Award winner Lois McMaster Bujold will deliver a new “Miles Vorkosigan” novel in her mega-hit best-selling science fiction adventure series.

“These are Baen’s ‘tentpole’ writers,” says Weisskopf. “Baen is set to maintain its rock-solid position in the marketplace. Having all of these wonderful writers aboard with new agreements is intensely satisfying and very exciting.”

Founded by Jim Baen in 1983, and known for its story-oriented approach, Baen Books is a dominant presence in the military science fiction and adventure genres, with over fifty million copies in print and over 35 New York Times best-sellers.

Miles. OMG. Miles.

I know what Darkside's getting for $HOLIDAY, either early or belated depending on timing.
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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