Robert Buettner
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Robert Buettner

Robert Buettner has been General Counsel of a unit of one of the United States' largest private multinational companies, served as a US Army intelligence officer, prospected for minerals in Alaska and the Sonoran desert, and was a National Science Foundation Fellow in paleontology.

A Quill Award nominee for Best New Writer of 2005, his best-selling debut novel, Orphanage, was a Quill nominee for Best SF/Fantasy/Horror novel of 2004 and has been called a classic of modern military science fiction.

The Golden Gate is his ninth novel, and his first set in the near-present.

He lives in Georgia with his family and more bicycles than a grownup needs.

Extended Biographical information:

Orphanage and other books in his Orphanage/Jason Wander series have been translated into Chinese, Czech, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Robert's fifth novel, Orphan's Triumph, was a Fandomania Top 15 Selection for 2009. The national bestselling Orphan's Legacy series (Overkill, Undercurrents, Balance Point) follows on to the Orphanage series.

In January, 2017 Baen books will release his ninth novel, SF techno thriller The Golden Gate.

A long-time Heinlein Society member, Robert wrote the Afterword for Baen's recent re-issue of Heinlein's Green Hills of Earth/Menace From Earth short story collection. Robert's own original short story, Sticks and Stones, appears in the anthology, Armored, edited by John Joseph Adams. His short stories Mole Hunt and Magic and Other Honest Lies, as well as his July, 2015 novelette, The 100 MPG Carburetor and Other Self-Evident Truths, are available free online at Baen.com. His short story The Trouble With Millennials also appears in December, 2016 free online at Baen.com.

Robert served as the author judge for the 2011 National Space Society Jim Baen Memorial short story writing contest. In 2016 he addressed the University of Chicago's Annual Conference "Space: Speculation and Exploration" on the topic "Did Science Fiction Murder It's Child," an examination of pre and post Apollo space science fiction's past and future contributions to space exploration and to literature.

As attorney of record in more than three thousand cases, he practiced in the U.S. federal courts, before courts and administrative tribunals in no fewer than thirteen states, and in five foreign countries. Six, if you count Louisiana.

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Best Sellers

    • Orphanage

    • Jason Wander, Book 1
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 171

    Mankind's first alien contact tears into Earth: Projectiles launched from Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, vaporize whole cities....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good standard Military SF, Terrible Reader

    • By Augustus T. White on 01-25-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Undercurrents

    • Orphan's Legacy, Book 2
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Ace intelligence operative Lt. Jazen Parker parachutes into Tressel on a mission to bring down the local politicos. He quickly realizes he’s been handed a near-impossible task....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Military Sci-fi

    • By G. Parish on 04-10-19

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Orphan's Alliance

    • Jason Wander, Book 4
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Humans have been discovered on the Outworlds. And the Army decides to send emissaries. Emissaries like Jason Wander....

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Orphan's Triumph

    • Jason Wander, Book 5
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Jason Wander is ready to lead the final charge into battle....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • After 5 Books.....

    • By Allan on 01-12-13

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Orphan's Journey

    • Jason Wander, Book 3
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    In the years since the last Slug War, Jason's command style hasn't made him any friends in the Army....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story, mediocre narration. <br />

    • By Doug on 03-31-19

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Balance Point

    • Orphan's Legacy, Book 3
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Number three in the science fiction adventure Orphan’s Legacy series, a saga of spy games and military action on an interplanetary scale....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining Military SciFi Series

    • By Sailfish on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Orphan's Destiny

    • Jason Wander, Book 2
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    At 25, General Jason Wander has fought and won man's only alien conflict. Now, after long years in space, he's coming home....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice easy listen

    • By Ed G on 03-05-14

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Overkill

    • Orphan's Legacy, Book 1
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 253

    At 23, Jazen Parker has completed his Legion hitch a hero. But in four months, hell have a price on his head. Worse, hes lost his past, and he cant find his future....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thecallihans

    • By Harmon on 03-03-11

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Golden Gate

    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When the world's richest man is the victim of a car bomb and literally blown off the Golden Gate Bridge the attack is attributed to terrorists and the world moves on....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Uninteresting generic characters

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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