Jim Baen’s Universe Becomes Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Magazine

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New online magazine, Jim Baen's Universe, boasts the best stable of authors in the science fiction and fantasy genre Over 30 award winning writers are included in the first three issues, with more coming in daily.

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) February 23, 2006 -- Three months before the first issue is published, Jim Baen’s Universe can already lay claim to being the best and biggest science fiction and fantasy magazine in the world.

Edited by best-selling author Eric Flint, and published by genre legend, Jim Baen, Jim Baen’s Universe has attracted a very large stable of well known authors, filling the magazine for the first three issues already.

Authors already contracted (most of whom have already turned in stories) include:

•Christopher Anvil (great from the “Golden Age” of science fiction)

•Catherine Asaro, best selling Nebula Award winner, (a new Skolian Empire story)

•John Barnes, three time Nebula-nominated novelist

•Elizabeth Bear, winner of the 2005 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

•Gregory Benford, Nebula and John W. Campbell Award-winning author

•David Brin (author of the novel made into the Kevin Costner film, The Postman)

•Julie Czerneda, 2002 Prix Aurora winner, and current Nebula Award nominee

•Cory Doctorow (author and pioneer blogger of boingboing.com fame)

•David Drake, best-selling author (a new Hammer’s Slammers story)

•Eric Flint (author of 1632 and other best selling novels)

•Alan Dean Foster (a new Tran-Ky-Ky story — the first in 28 years!)

•Dave Freer, best-selling co-author of Shadow of the Lion

•Esther Friesner, author and editor of the Chicks in Chainmail farces

•Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson (a new Dune story)

•Joe R Lansdale, award-winning Mojo Storyteller and martial artist

•Barry Malzberg, novelist, editor, essayist and winner of the Locus award

•Louise Marley, singer, novelist and winner of the 2001 Endeavor award

•LE Modesitt Jr, best selling author (a new Recluce story)

•Garth Nix, Australia’s best selling young adult fantasy author

•Mike Resnick -- Hugo and Nebula award winner

•John Ringo, NY Times best selling author of the Posleen stories

•Kristine Smith, Winner of the 2001 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

•Wen Spencer, best selling John W. Campbell Award winner (a new Tinker story)

•Charlie Stross, Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee (a new Bob Howard story)

•S Andrew Swann, Prometheus Award nominee

•Jo Walton -- novelist, Campbell and World Fantasy Award winner

•David Weber, NY Times best selling author (a new Honor Harrington story)

•KD (Kathy) Wentworth, winner and Coordinating Judge, “Writers of the Future”

•Gene Wolfe, Nebula Award winning author of The Claw of the Conciliator

•Sarah Zettel, author, mother, tai chi chu’an practitioner, tea drinker, cat owner

About Jim Baen's Universe

Jim Baen’s Universe is published as a bimonthly online magazine, beginning June 2006, with over 150,000 words per issue, making it far larger than a typical magazine. The magazine can be read online, or in a variety of downloadable formats, including Acrobat PDF, Mobipocket, Microsoft Reader, RTF, and others.

As with all of Baen Publishing’s electronic offerings, Jim Baen’s Universe is published completely unencrypted and without any Digital Rights Management schemes or copy protection.

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