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That was Now, This is Then

That was Now, This is Then

Recruited to return back in time to the Paleolithic, First Lieutenant Sean Elliott and his team know that only inventiveness, grit, and a thirst for freedom from the fickle tides of time can keep the team alive and fighting to save their displaced brothers—and sisters-in-arms—and to find a way back to the place, and time, they call home.

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1637: The Coast of Chaos

1637: The Coast of Chaos

In an altered timeline, the American Coast of Chaos is set for explosion that may change the future forever—and liberty and justice for all hang in the balance!

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Sword & Planet

Sword & Planet

The distant future—like the distant past—is a place of myths, of legends, and of great heroes. Here are stories where magic and science exist together. Knights and starships. Wizards and ray guns. Swords and planets.

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Local Custom

Local Custom

Master trader Er Thom knows the local custom of Liaden is to be matched with a proper bride and provide his prominent clan Korval with an heir. Yet his heart is immersed in another universe, influenced by another culture, and lost to a woman not of his world. . . .

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Agent of the Imperium

Agent of the Imperium

Jonathan Bland is a Decider. In the service of the Empire, he has killed more people than anyone in the history of humanity—but to save a hundred times as many.

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The Founder Effect

The Founder Effect

2185 CE: Humans have conquered our Solar System, and now the starship Victoria carries 10,000 colonists to a world beyond. There, the original actors upon the stage of a new world will become the stuff of legend. For on any frontier, it is the pioneers who establish the resonances that echo into the halls of the future they hope to build. Call it destiny. Call it the Founder Effect.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

A Call to Insurrection - eARC

A Call to Insurrection - eARC

Not long ago, the Star Kingdom of Manticore was a small, unimportant interstellar backwater. Now, Manticore has become a target. The Star Kingdom isn't certain who is attacking it, or why, but one thing is certain: Manticore needs a capable space navy.

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A Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 5 - eARC

A Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 5 - eARC

Sure to delight longtime fans and newcomers alike, these ten tales highlight why the nationally best-selling Liaden Universe® novels are treasured by space opera aficionados.

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Library of the Sapphire Wind - eARC

Library of the Sapphire Wind - eARC

Six unlikely heroes must join forces to solve a mysterious riddle—and save Over Where. Their first task: find the Library of the Sapphire Wind.

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Stolen Skies - eARC

Stolen Skies - eARC

Aliens seem to be invading Los Angeles—but to what purpose? Former federal agent Sebastian Vickery has learned something about UFOs that he shouldn’t have—and Naval Intelligence orders his old partner, Agent Ingrid Castine, to trap him. But Castine risks her life to warn Vickery—and now they’re both fugitives, on the run from both the U.S. government.

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The Deep Man - eARC

The Deep Man - eARC

The Galactic Imperium of the Myriad Worlds slumps into centuries of decadent peace enabled by a flood of advanced technology from the mysterious nonhuman “Shapers.” Now, one man must complete his mission to restore the greatness of his Family and uncover the chilling plot to extinguish humanity’s light from the galaxy.

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Tis the season—to binge read! This month we’re celebrating the galaxy-spanning tales in Sharon Lee & Steve Miller’s nationally best-selling Liaden Universe® series with discounts on all of the books in this landmark series. For the entire month of December, take $1 off all Baen Liaden Universe® novels and story collections


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Jane Lindskold is the award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty-five novels, including the six-volume Firekeeper Saga (aka “The Wolf Books”), the two athanor novels (Changer and Changer’s Daughter), the three volumes of the Breaking the Wall series, the Artemis Awakening series, and many more. Lindskold has also written in collaboration with David Weber (Fire Season and Treecat Wars) and Roger Zelazny (Donnerjack and Lord Demon). When she’s not writing or reading, she’s likely being ordered around by a variety of small animals. Lindskold lives in New Mexico.

“Fire-Bright Rain” serves as a prequel story to her upcoming novel
Library of the Sapphire Wind, which, along with Aurora Borealis Bridge, makes up the Other Where series.


“Leeya-toh, should the egg whites keep shaking after I stop beating them?” asked Pippea. Whisk suspended in her upraised right hand, the young apprentice turned her elegant antilopine head toward the senior cook. Pippea’s enormous, long-lashed brown eyes—set within snow white hair accented by a dark stripe that ran from eyes to mouth—were creased with worry as she stared into her mixing bowl. She ran her free hand over the tips of her newly budding horns in a habitual nervous gesture.

Leeya slowed her own steady assault on the bowl of egg whites she was frothing into meringue. As she did, she became aware that the floor was trembling under her feet. Her rounded ursine ears twitched, catching the groan of the cottage’s beams as they complained beneath some uncommon stress.

And I was just getting the first peaks, Leeya thought, dropping bowl and whisk on the counter, grabbing Pippea around her trim waist, then swinging them both out the kitchen door into the early evening grey-light. Once out on the gravel walkway, Leeya dragged Pippea around the cottage as fast as she could, not stopping until they both were clear of anything that could fall on them from overhead.

Earthquakes weren’t precisely common in the vicinity of the Library of the Sapphire Wind, but when one worked for a library dedicated to the magical arts, one learned to take precautions first, ask questions later. Thankfully, when Meadow Village had been designed, the buildings had been spaced comfortably apart, oriented on a rounded green from which radiated six streets, each of which were crossed at intervals by another street, so that the village was designed around a series of concentric circles.

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Each year, Baen Books and The National Space Society present the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, which honors short fiction that looks to the near future to ask what might be when humankind uses technology to create a brighter world. Now in its sixteenth year, the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award conest is open to submissions until February 1, 2022. So send us your stories of a better tomorrow!

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To all of those who expressed interest and support for Baen's Bar in recent weeks, we are happy to announce it is back on-line, though with some changes. Baen is handing the Bar over to its users, and will henceforth be run by SFF Forums, LLC, and may be found at https://www.baensbar.net. Returning users will be able to use the Bar as usual, but new members will have to make a purchase at baen.com before they can log in. (Note: New users will not have to buy a book; there is a Bar tipjar option so they may contribute to the maintenance of the forum).

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Stars recycle and so must we if we are to travel between them.

Stars have practiced recycling from near the beginning

The ordinary matter of the early universe was mostly hydrogen with some helium. Population III stars formed out of that primordial mix (with trace amounts of lithium and beryllium) and fused more hydrogen into helium. Those stars had comparatively short lifespans ending in supernovas (or other stellar events such as becoming black holes) and spreading heavier elements into space where they—along with hydrogen—became part of Population II stars.

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Baen Books announces the top ten finalists for the 2021 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for best original fantasy short story.

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Contest Jointly Sponsored by Baen Books and The National Space Society Honors Positive Fictional Takes on Space Exploration

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Baen Books 2020 Awards Eligible List

Here’s a list of all the works published in 2020 which are eligible for awards.

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Join David Weber, Eric Flint and More in Livestream Showcasing New and Upcoming Books

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Baen Books announces the top ten finalists for the 2020 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for best original fantasy short story.

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M.T. Reiten of Los Alamos, New Mexico, has won the grand prize in the 2020 Jim Baen Memorial Award competition for his short story “Bagala Devi Objective.”

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Innovative Independent Publisher to Bring Author Readings, Q&As, and Convention-Style Programming to Facebook LIVE

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A list of all novels, short stories, and nonfiction pieces published by Baen Books in 2019, which are thereby eligible for most major awards

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Over 170 titles from Baen Books to be published as audiobooks over the next three years

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Seventh Annual Contest for Best Original Fantasy Adventure Story To be Presented at NASFIC 2020 in Columbus, Ohio

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