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In this issue: a former cop has his revenge, the world’s greatest alchemist joins forces with a charlatan to bring down a bunko artist, and scientists and authors map the path to the stars! All that, plus this year’s Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest award winner!
    June 2021


Daniel Carter was a London cop who just wanted to do the right thing. But during a raid on an organ-selling chop shop, he is almost torn to pieces by monsters. And no one believes him. Hurt and crippled, his career over and his life in ruins, Daniel is suddenly presented with a chance at redemption. And revenge. It seems that more than two centuries ago, the monsters of the world disappeared—into the underworld of crime. Guildlike Clans now have control over all the dark and illegal trades. Only one force stands opposed to the monster Clans: the superstrong, extremely sexy, quick-witted Hydes! Now Daniel is just one sip of Dr. Jekyll’s Elixir away from joining their company. At Jekyll & Hyde Inc.

Get Jekyll & Hyde Inc. eARC here.


Thomas “the Great Stoner” Stone once performed miraculous surgery upon Phillip Theophrastus Gribbleflotz, the World’s Greatest Alchemist, using his bare hands, no anesthesia, producing no pain, and leaving no scar. It would have been wonderful if it was real. But Dr. Tom Stone, the face of modern medicine, has been engaging in fake treatments—bringing all modern medicine into question. Gribbleflotz, who has learned a thing or two about actual science from those up-time elopers from Grantville, West Virginia, decides to go to Padua and turn his problems into Tom Stone's problems.

Get 1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of the Stoner eARC here.

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New Fiction at

story graphic 2021 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest Winner

For over a decade Baen Books and The National Space Society have honored positive fictional takes on space exploration with The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest. This year’s winner was G. Scott Huggins, and Baen is pleased to bring you his award-winning story, “Salvage Judgment” as our free fiction this month.

Read “Salvage Judgment,” by G. Scott Huggins here.

June Ebook Sale

Hard SF Ebooks Sale

Inspired by real science. Gritty. Realistic. That’s hard science fiction. To celebrate the awe-inspiring, wonder-producing hard science fiction of great Baen authors such as Patrick Chiles, Travis S. Taylor, and—of course—Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes, here are amazing Ebook discount selections for June!

Discounts apply wherever Baen Ebooks are sold! Sale ends July 1, 2021.

Find out more here.

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Don’t Touch That Dial: It’s the Baen Free Radio Hour

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Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: John Ringo, Gary Poole, Mike Massa, Jason Cordova, and Lydia Sherrer discuss Black Tide Rising anthology We Shall Rise. And Eric Flint and authors on Ring of Fire alternate history collection Grantville Gazette IX.

Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure. All previous episodes are also archived at Baen’s YouTube Channel, here. And check out the new optional video podcast format!

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Baen Books


Jekyll & Hyde Inc. - HALF
Simon R. Green

A former London cop is offered a chance at redemption and revenge when he joins Jekyll & Hyde, Inc. Now he’ll stand up to the guildlike monster clans that control the world’s dark and illegal trades.
1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner - HALF
Kerryn Offord & Rich Boatright

Down-time’s greatest alchemist and a flim-flam artist up-timer must put aside their differences and join forces to debunk one of history’s greatest bunko artists, and save the reputation of modern science and medicine from ruin!
Going Interstellar
ed. by Les Johnson & Jack McDevitt

A gathering of tales by an all-star assortment of award-winning authors together with insightful essays on high technology by space scientists and engineers—all turning on interstellar travel using the technology we have, or can rapidly develop, right now.
The Valkyrie Protocol
David Weber & Jacob Holo

The crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio must travel to the past to prevent the collapse of the universe. To do so, they’ll need help from throughout time and the multiverse. Time is running out for Raibert and his team. But the crew of the Kleio won't go down without a fight, no matter where—or when—the threat to their home comes from.
Knight Watch
Tim Akers

John Rast went to the Ren Faire looking for a fight. Well, a simulated fight, with blunt swords and safety equipment. But when his final opponent turns into a living, fire-breathing dragon, John finds himself in the fight of his life. And that's when destiny comes to call.
A Dirge for Sabis - HALF
C.J. Cherryh & Leslie Fish

Born of brute force, the Sabirn Empire falls now to an even greater force, a force that only a weapon born half a millennium before its time could withstand. The Sabirn have such a super-weapon—but what if the rulers are too short-sighted to recognize it, or too tight-fisted to pay the price? Then truly it will be time for A Dirge for Sabis!
Edited by Gardner Dozois & Jack Dann

Their future depends on ours . . . Here, some of the most advanced carbon-based minds in science fiction offer their own unique perspectives on the complex and conflicted future relationships between mankind and his most brilliant creations—some funny, some sad, some bizarre, some terrifying, and all beyond anything ever imagined.

Get the September 2021 Ebooks bundle here

*This Baen Ebooks subscription bundle will dissolve on September 7, 2021. After that date, these books will be available for individual sale only.*

Wordfire Press

Kevin O'Donnell, Jr.

Transient. Ethereal. Delicate. Insignificant. Mere insects . . . Like all the human beings trapped aboard a vast starship on a generations-long journey to a new home. The Mayflower is run by an immortal captain who views himself as a god.

Exiles of Tabat
Cat Rambo

Return to a beautifully wrought and immersive world where intelligent magical creatures fight for their right to be free in a system that makes use of their work—and sometimes their very bodies—in a city full of revolution and riot, ready for the return of its lost champion: the reluctant Bella Kanto.

Yevgeny Zamyatin

We is the groundbreaking novel that inspired 1984 and Brave New World, the two towering dystopian works of the twentieth century. Bonus: includes Zamyatin’s famous “Death Sentence Appeal” letter to Stalin, and “Love Is the Function of Death” a bold new essay by noted science fiction author, reviewer, and scholar Paul Di Filippo.

From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon
Jules Verne

Jules Verne’s classic science fiction adventure of mankind’s first trip to the Moon! From the Father of Science Fiction who inspired you with Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. You’ll love this classic because of the humor, breath-taking adventure, and ingenuity a hundred years ahead of its time. Includes an original foreword by Russell Davis.

One Stormy Night
Mary Shelley, John William Polidori, and Lord Byron

What happens when writers vacation together . . . and challenge each other to write ghost stories? On a stormy night in 1816, the writers Mary Shelley, John William Polidori, and Lord Byron undertook a challenge that would change history and create the gothic genre. The result is three chilling tales of monsters, vampires, and murder. With an original foreword by Kevin J. Anderson.

Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires
Steven-Elliot Altman

The 25th Anniversary Revised Author Edition of LA Times bestselling author Steven-Elliot Altman’s controversial Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires. Foreword by New York Times bestseller Nancy Holder, author of Angel, Smallville, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels.

Don’t forget to check out the Baen new book releases here. Enter the June Contest here. And for upcoming appearances by Baen authors and editors, check here.

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