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23 contemporary stories capturing the classic golden age feel of space opera past.
23 contemporary stories capturing the classic golden age feel of space opera past.
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Brief Announcement - Bryan Thomas Schmidt editing for Baen Books

So it's official. On Jennifer Brozek's birthday, we sold Shattered Shields, a military fantasy anthology we will co-edit to Toni Weisskopf at Baen Books. On my birthday, signed contracts are in the mail. Headliners: Glen Cook (Black Company), Larry Correia, John Marco, Elizabeth Moon (new Paksenarrion), David Farland (new Runelords), Catherine Asaro, Sarah A. Hoyt, Robin Wayne Bailey. Coming in 2014, date to be determined.

So, in addition to wrapping Beyond The Sun, which I kickstarted last fall and landed at Fairwood Press, I am now editing an anthology for one of the big six. I put the same effort and focus into Raygun Chronicles as either of those, but we need help to make it happen.

This project is not just a dream of mine, it's creating opportunities for Jordan and Camille, who want to take their publishing to the next level. For the Ray Gun Revival authors, whose work deserves a larger audience. For Seanan McGuire, who loves Firefly, and always wanted to write a story in that vein. For A.C. Crispin, who wants a wider audience for her great Starbridge series as she struggles with cancer. Those are just a few examples.

Folks, this is going to be top notch. Please spread the word. Let's make this happen!

Bryan

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