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Some of you know that I write and read science fiction...and in my spare time I act as a "first reader" for several authors, and read "slush piles" for Baen Books. Two months ago, I was asked to join the editorial committee of a new electronic science fiction magazine published by Baen Books. We aim to publish stories with the same greatness as those published by the wonderful science fiction magazines we all loved when we were young, and introduce a whole new set of generations to the wonder of the universe...

Baen's Universe

Jim Baen's UNIVERSE!!!

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We Believe in Stories.

We believe in stories, short and long. For many popular authors, however, the low rates magazines pay for short stories have made writing them a tough economic choice. We’re going to change that situation in the simplest way possible: by paying more.

We promise to publish stories that keep you turning the (electronic) page, stories with characters and feeling similar to those of popular novels. Many of the stories, in fact, are set in universes already popular in novel form.

Some of the well-known authors who’ve already signed on to appear in the first few issues include:


Christopher Anvil

Catherine Asaro

John Barnes

Elizabeth Bear

Gregory Benford

David Brin

Julie Czerneda

Cory Doctorow

David Drake

Eric Flint

Alan Dean Foster

Dave Freer

Esther Friesner

Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson

Joe R. Lansdale

Barry Malzberg

Louise Marley

L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Garth Nix

John Ringo

Kristine Smith

Wen Spencer

Charlie Stross

S. Andrew Swann

David Weber

K.D. Wentworth

Gene Wolfe

Sarah Zettel
We’ll also publish exciting stories from people you haven't heard of yet, but will. In fact, we're setting aside a section of the magazine exclusively for stories from brand-new writers. In addition, we’ll present some interesting factual articles and reissue at least one “classic” story in each volume.

Issues will appear six times a year, with each one available electronically in a variety of formats with no copy protection.

The price is a bargain: $30 for the first six, or you can choose from a wide variety of special offers of even greater value.

Join us and enjoy a universe of great stories!