Bibliography of Robert’s Books

 

Nutshell

Novels:  As of May, 2014, eight Robert Buettner novels have been published.  Each book is a stand-alone story, but all share a common, ongoing storyline and some throughline characters.

All eight are currently readily available from online and brick-and-mortar booksellers.  Robert’s first two books may still be found in hardcover, mostly from resellers, and others among the first five books are available in various physical formats in Chinese, Czech, French, Japanese, Spanish and Russian from various publishers in those respective nations.  The first five novels are also available in separate Hachette Orbit paperback editions tailored for the United Kingdom marketplace.  All eight are also instantly available as ebooks for Kindle, Nook and other e-readers, and as audiobooks from Audible.com., read by Adam Epstein (1-5) and Macleod Andrews (6-8).

Novels six and seven, the first books in the follow-on Orphan’s Legacy series,  are currently readily available from online and brick-and-mortar booksellers in trade paperback and mass market paperback.  Book eight is currently available online and from brick-and-mortar booksellers in trade paperback and will eventually be released in mass market paperback.  Books six through eight are also available as ebooks for Kindle, Nook, and other formats.  Ebooks six through eight can also be purchased as part of ebook “bundles” from their publisher, Baen books.

Short Fiction:  Robert’s short story, Mole Hunt, which fits chronologically between Robert’s seventh book, Undercurrents, and his eighth book, Balance Point,  is available free online from the Baen Books free library, here: http://www.baen.com/MoleHunt.asp .  and also is reprinted as bonus content in Balance Point.  Robert’s short story Magic and other Honest Lies, which fits chronologically after  Balance Point, is available  free online from Baen books, both electronically and in audiobook form read by PJ Maske.  Robert’s short story Sticks and Stones, an unrelated storyline set in the Orphanage/Orphan’s Legacy universe, was published in 2012 in Armored, an anthology edited by John Joseph Adams, available in trade and mass market paperback and as an ebookfor Kindle, Nook, and other formats..

Non-Fiction:  Robert wrote the afterword for the recent re-release of the classic Robert A. Heinlein short story collections The Green Hills of Earth/The Menace From Earth, currently available in trade paperback, mass market paperback, and ebook from Baen Books.

Details follow:

The Jason Wander Series (5 volumes, in order below)

1.  Orphanage:  2004; Quill Nominee, Best SF/F/H Novel of 2004, paperback from Time Warner Aspect, in hardcover from Science Fiction Book Club. Reissued 2008 with new cover art and an added author interview, under the same publisher’s new name, Little Brown Orbit.  Also in Chinese, Czech, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish from various publishers, in various popular electronic formats, and as an audiobook from Audible.com.

2.  Orphan’s Destiny:  2005, paperback from Time Warner Aspect; in hardcover from Science Fiction Book Club; Reissued 2008 with new cover art under same publisher’s new name, Little Brown Orbit.  Also in Chinese, Czech, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish from various publishers, in various popular electronic formats, and as an audiobook from Audible.com)

3.  Orphan’s Journey:  2008,  paperback, Little Brown Orbit; also in Czech from Fantom Print, forthcoming in French from Eclipse/Bibliotheque Interdite, Japanese from Hayakawa Shobo, in various electronic formats, and as an audiobook from Audible.com.

4.  Orphan’s Alliance:  2008, paperback, Little Brown Orbit; also in Czech from Fantom Print, in various electronic formats, and as an audiobook from audible.com)

5.  Orphan’s Triumph:  2009, paperback, Little Brown Orbit; also in Czech from Fantom Print, in various electronic formats, and as an audiobook from Audible.com.  Chosen as a Fandomania Top 15 of 2009.

 The Orphan’s Legacy Series (3 Volumes in order below)

 1. Overkill: 2011, trade and mass market paperback, Baen Books distributed by Simon & Schuster; as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, and other formats, and as an audio book from Audible.com.

2. Undercurrents:  2011, trade and mass market paperback, Baen Books distributed by Simon & Schuster; as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, and other formats, and as an audio book from Audible.com.

3.  Balance Point: 2014, trade paperback, Baen Books distributed by Simon & Schuster, as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, and other formats, and as an audio book from Audible.com.

Short fiction and other works:

1. Afterword to The Green Hills of Earth/The Menace From Earth by Robert A. Heinlein, 2010, trade and mass market paperback, Baen Books distributed by Simon & Schuster; as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, and other formats.

2. Mole Hunt, 2011, short story available online free from the Baen Free Library ( http://www.baen.com/MoleHunt.asp ).  and included as bonus content in Balance Point.  Mole Hunt does not involve the characters, but relates indirectly to and expands on the story line of both prior series.

3. Magic and Other Honest Lies, 2014, short story available online free from the Baen Free Library and also as a free audio book read by PJ Maske, on the Baen free radio podcast.  Magic and Other Honest Liesdoes not involve the characters, but relates indirectly to and expands on the story line of, both prior series.

4. Sticks and Stones, 2012, short story in Armored, anthology edited by John Joseph Adams, trade and mass market paperback, Baen Books distributed by Simon & Schuster; and as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, and other formats. Sticks and Stones is set in the universe of the Orphanage/Orphan’s Legacy series, but is unrelated to the story line of those series.

23 Responses to “Bibliography of Robert’s Books”

  1. James Gibbens Says:

    Hi I looked at the list of book in the orpahn’s seires and it has alliance in the list and that usually means it is in print but I can not seem to find it and I hate to read a series out of sequence and now I see that alliance is coming soon so what gives?

  2. Dawn Says:

    I too am curious about “Orphan’s Alliance” and “Orphan’s Triumph”. I devoured the first three books in three days and have been frantically trying to find these books since they were listed. I see here that they are coming soon but I can’t find any information on an expected release date.

    This is a fantastic series and now my husband is hooked. I just want more Jason Wander!

  3. Dawn Says:

    Er…please disregard the bit on when will they be released. I just dug through the April archives and saw the tentative release dates. I should have looked harder 🙂

  4. Michael Says:

    Wow! – I was hooked on Orphanage with the first page and waited on pins and needles for the next two arrive in the mail.
    I was instantly transported into Jason’s universe and could not wait to get to the next page. The style and tone of the book reminds me of Starship Troopers, with a terse prose that frames the story much like that of Barnes’ Kaleidoscope Century or Mother of All Storms.
    Bravo Mr. Buettner, I cannot wait to tear into whatever you read!

  5. Lon Widdicombe Says:

    Robert Buettner now has a Wikipedia page. The link to view it is below. If you want to add more information let me know and I’ll post it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Buettner

  6. glen crawford Says:

    I’m eagerly awaiting your next two books orphans alliance and and Orphans triumph. Excuse spelling and punctuation but I’ve been sick and picked up Orphans journey last night to read a few pages and couldn’t put it down til i finished it and cant barely see atm.. well done.

  7. Rees Barr Says:

    When will Orphans Triumph be published, in the mass market edition?

  8. John A. Roskosky Says:

    Is the correct order of the books – Orphange, Orphan’s Destiny, Orphan’s journey, Orphan’s Alliance, and Orphan’s Triumph?

  9. Jeff Says:

    Are there any movie plans in the works for the Jason Wander series?

    • robertbuettner Says:

      Sorry for the delay on this. I just figured out how to reply to ‘blog posts. The Facebook generation and I are miles apart.
      There have been a number of expressions of interest in bringing Orphanage to the screen that are active at this writing. But nothing firm enough to discuss.

  10. Aaron Says:

    Robert,

    I am almost done with Orphange and I have a question that I can’t recall being answered in previous chapters. If the slug base had been established on Earth’s moon I would understand the need for a land-based assault in order to maintain the moon’s integrity, not effect the ocean’s tides etc. But, since the base is located on Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede I do not understand the necessity for a land-based assault.

    Why was the Hope sent with 10,000 troops instead of the Destroyer with 2,500 moon destroying interplanetary rockets? As I am writing this I vaguely remember that nuclear devices had no effect on the projectiles launched at earth, the slugs having technology to slow the chain reaction of atomic destabalization but I feel like more information could’ve been provided to reinforce the fact that a ground attack is the only way to overthrow the slug foothold of Jupiter’s moon.

    Sending the troops in first and bombing them later does not fit the army’s standard operating procedure at all. I think Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Vietnam, Cambodia and Baghdad all serve as historical reference to that.

    • robertbuettner Says:

      Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I suppose I could have made up a story about planet busting rockets. I chose to make up a story about infantry, because it would be more relevant to what our troops have endured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  11. Chris H Says:

    Hi,
    I really liked Overkill which I bought from webscriptions (best eBook seller of sci-fi in the world!). So I decided to buy Orphanage as an eBook, but I can’t seem to get anyone to sell it to me 😦

    Dose any eBook seller have the rights to sell this book to people in the UK?

    Cheers,
    Chris

  12. robertbuettner Says:

    Thanks for your interest, Chris, and for your kind words about Overkill, and about Baen.

    The Orphanage, or Jason Wander, series is published by Orbit, not Baen, and the US edition is readily available in the US for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook, as well as, I believe, a number of the older ebook platforms. I’m surprised that electronic editons are hard to come by in the UK, because the Orbit imprint name originated in the UK. There is a distinct UK edition of the physical Orphanage books (slightly different metric dimensions, a few changes in cover copy and texture). Perhaps that is making it harder for you to hook up with a corresponding ebook. I’ll pass on the inquiry to Orbit, and let you know if I hear of a solution.

  13. MsPeejay Says:

    When will Orphan’s Legacy 3 be printed. I have all of the first five-part Orphan Series with Jason Wander and both Orphan’s Legacy books about Jazen Parker. I really do love the series and I am in need of my next fix.

    • robertbuettner Says:

      Thanks for the kind words, MsPeejay.
      Orphan’s Legacy 3 should be released sometime in 2012. Meanwhile, you can read Mole Hunt (a short story that fits into the overall series as Orphan’s Legacy 2.01) now available free online at the Baen Free Library. The easiest way to find the story is simply to Google “Mole Hunt Robert Buettner,” click on the result, and start reading.

      • Colin Says:

        Hello Mr. Buettner I have been looking for orphan’s Legacy 3 but can’t seem to find it. Has the release date been pushed out?

      • robertbuettner Says:

        Sorry for the delay in responding, Colin. Legacy 3, Balance Point, should be out later in 2013. The delay isn’t on the publisher, but squarely on me. I haven’t yet turned the manuscript in. Just too many story lines to tie up from seven volumes (the original Orpahange books, as well) of this story.

  14. mallwitt Says:

    Are there any plans for Baen ebooks to offer the Orphanage series? I detest DRM, and if that’s all I can find (so far), I’ll buy the paperbacks.

    • robertbuettner Says:

      mallwitt, Thanks for your interest. Short answer, no, there are no plans to issue the five Orphanage books as ebooks without DRM software.

      Long answer: The five Orphanage books are published by Little Brown Orbit, not by Baen. Baen publishes only the two (so far) Orphan’s Legacy books. Orbit, like all the major publishers’ imprints, incorporates DRM. Baen, unique among the large publishers of SF, does not.
      Why not? Back in the day, Baen was the SF imprint of the major publisher, Simon & Schuster. Its legendary editor, Jim Baen, “took it private” back when rocket ships had fins. Baen has functioned ever since as an independent distributed with the huge resources of its “birth parent,” Simon & Schuster. Baen pioneered ebooks back when only geeks were smart enough to read ebooks, and piracy was no issue, so DRM wasn’t part of Baen’s culture. The system continues to work for Baen. Elsewhere, not so much.

  15. mallwitt Says:

    Thanks for the reply and explanation. The paperbacks are fine. I understand that DRM gives publishers the warm fuzzies over protecting ‘their’ content, but I’ve been burned twice after buying media that was DRM protected only to have the DRM fall out of use and the media become useless. Apple and Amazon are huge, now, but things change, and I’d rather not see a huge investment go up in smoke again. Thanks for choosing Baen for the rest, and I hope you stick with them.

  16. MsPeeJay Says:

    I ran a search, for “Orphan’s Legacy” latest book, which I do every so often. I found information on Simon&Schuster that says “Balance Point” will be out on 8 April 2014. I guess I can wait, will start the first two book in March 2014 to refresh my memory and be prepared for the new book. Have ordered my copy on Amazon. I like the monster on the cover. Thanks for continuing the series. MsPeeJay

    • robertbuettner Says:

      Dear mspeejay,

      Thanks for your interest. Actually, I just found out the pub date from Baen myself earlier this week.

      The cover is by Kurt Miller and I like it, too. FYI, I’ve attached the alternate version of Kurt’s illustration, which includes the protagonist, Jazen Parker. After much hand-wringing, Jazen was erased because he made the story the cover tells too complicated. What do you think?

      – Robert Buettner

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