False Colors eBook Now Available! (April 4, 2017)

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Long Live the Confederation!

Wing Commander: False Colors, the final book in Baen's Wing Commander series, is now available as an ebook! Set just after Heart of the Tiger,
False Colors tells the story of a Kilrathi warlord who aims to rebuild the old Empire and destroy mankind... and the band of familiar heroes who salvage a cripped Kilrathi carrier to stop him. The book was written by Dr. William Forstchen and Andrew Keith and was originally published in 1999. Here's the official description:


A desperate attack on the Kilrathi homeworld had succeeded in destroying the entire planet, including the Emperor and his warlords. The surviving Kilrathi, on warships and on their colony worlds were hopelessly demoralized and had sued for peace. The catlike warrior race was no longer a threat to Earth and its colonies. Thirty-five years of war had finally come to an end, bringing peace in our time. They thought???

The reality was more ominous. There were still plenty of independent Kilrathi warlords surviving, commanding a formidable array of warships and weaponry. Some wanted revenge on the apes who had destroyed the sacred homeworld, some wanted to set up their own new empires, and some were simply content to go pirate, raiding human colonies at will. But back on Earth, the war-weary people and their leaders turned a deaf ear to reports of Kilrathi belligerence, preferring to look forward to a peaceful and prosperous future.

You can find links to purchase False Colors from various ebookstores below. Missing links (currently Barnes and Noble) will be updated when they become available. Meanwhile, the remaining unreleased Baen novel,
End Run, has not been placed on the schedule yet. The next window is August, and we will report when it is announced.

  • End Run
  • Baen Ebook
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Apple iBooks
  • B&N Nook
  • Kobo

Original update published on April 4, 2017
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So any updates for End Run?

Any chance of getting other publishers to allow for the release of the WC Movie novels?
The latest word from Baen is that End Run is in the works but there's no schedule. I'd encourage folks to continue to bug them about it. They update their schedule around the first Tuesday of every month... right now everything is announced through July, so the closest chance for it is August (and we'll know if that's the case in May.)

I don't think there's much chance of HarperCollins putting out their Wing Commander novels as ebooks; I suspect they aren't remembered at all.