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Robert Buettner

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Robert Buettner’s best-selling debut novel, Orphanage, 2004 Quill Award nominee for Best SF/Fantasy/Horror novel, was called the Post-9/11 generation’s Starship Troopers and “one of the great works of modern military science fiction.” Orphanage has been adapted for film by Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind) for Davis Entertainment (Predator, I Robot, Eragon). Orphanage and other books in Robert’s Jason Wander series have been translated into Chinese, Czech, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Robert was a 2005 Quill nominee for Best New Writer.

In April, 2014 Baen Books released his eighth novel, Balance Point. A long-time Heinlein Society member, Robert wrote the Afterword for Baen’s recent re-issue of Heinlein’s Green Hills of Earth/
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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…inBalance Point…what the happy reader gets is not the heavy-duty...

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Average rating: 3.89 · 7,047 ratings · 303 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Orphanage (Jason Wander, #1)

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Orphan's Destiny (Jason Wan...

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Orphan's Journey (Jason Wan...

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Orphan's Triumph (Jason Wan...

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Overkill (Orphan's legacy, #1)

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Undercurrents

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Magic and Other Honest Lies

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“The only animal capable of giving man a fair fight is man. Actually, among ourselves, we fight unfairest of all, and the more we practice, the nastier we get.”
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“Since the war, we're the only intelligent species left in the universe, therefore we think everything in this universe has to conform to our paradigm of what makes sense. Do you have any idea how arrogant that view is and on how little of this universe we base it?”
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“One human could simply withhold its feelings and intentions from another human by failing to audibilize or it could audibilize things that were not real. The other human would be aware only of what it heard and would change its behavior in response to a nonexistent stimulus. They called it 'lying.”
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