Archive for April, 2014

Balance Point: Acclaimed National Bestseller

April 23, 2014

In its first days of release Balance Point is already a national SF bestseller and acclaimed by respected reviewers: 

“Back in 2004, Buettner’s maiden offering [Orphanage was] a compelling slice of military SF, with a lot of humanism about it, full of realistic warfare and politics, nice characterizations, pathos, heroics and thrills…in Balance Point… what the happy reader gets is not the heavy-duty combat of the first series, but  more of a spy-type adventure, mixed with a personal and emotional odyssey…Buettner builds an agreeable and believable relationship… reminiscent of the husband and wife spies in Heinlein’s “Gulf”… fashions attractively gritty… venues … conducts his thriller action with suspense and plausibility…and all the separate threads balance neatly [as] Buettner carries forward nobly a kind of core SF tale…offering entertainment aplenty with thoughtful meditations on how humanity can get along with itself—or not!” – Locus

“Fans of classic military SF will enjoy the twists and quips” — PublishersWeekly



Series Finale Debuts; Win Free Books and Other Stuff

April 8, 2014

Balance Point (3) The wait for the finale is over, if you’ve been reading the trilogy begun with Overkill and Undercurrents. Orphan’s Legacy Book 3, Balance Point, is now on sale as a trade paperback from brick and mortar and online booksellers everywhere, also for Kindle, and as an ebook from Baen webscriptions, and as an audiobook from Amazon ‘s, narrated by Macleod Andrews.  Here’s a link:

If you like it, (or if you don’t, but then you probably wouldn’t be here in the first place) you can win free a signed copy of the Robert Buettner book of your choice, or choose various other promotional swag like stainless thermal mugs, pens, luggage tags, or autographed cover art prints.  Just post a review of Balance Point on Amazon or Goodreads, then send the link to and we’ll contact you for your choice and mailing info.

If you can’t wait, you can read Robert’s Balance Point-related short story, Magic and Other Honest Lies, online at the Baen Free Library , or you can listen to Magic and Other Honest Lies, narrated by actress PJ Maske, on the Baen Free Radio Hour. Also on the Baen Free Radio Hour you can listen to Robert’s interview about Balance Point, and its relevance to recent developments in Ukraine and in electronic surveillance: