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Governor

Governor

There is no end to how high Rear Admiral Terrence Murphy can climb within the ranks of the Five Hundred, the social elite of the Heart Worlds. But Terrence Murphy is a man of honor. He intends to stop the genocide perpetrated by the Five Hundred, no matter the cost. Terrence will end fifty-six years of bloodshed and slaughter—and Hell itself rides with him.

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We Shall Rise

We Shall Rise

All new stories set in the world of New York Times best-selling author John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series. Stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Brendon DuBois, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezell, Mike Massa, Christopher L. Smith, Lydia Sherrer, Jason Cordova, Brian Trent, Patrick Vanner, and Jamie Ibson.

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Frontier

Frontier

While on a routine search and rescue mission, Marshall Hunter and the crew of the Borman encounter deception and peril. The Borman itself becomes hopelessly disabled, while back in near-Earth Orbit, cislunar space falls into chaos as critical satellites fail and valuable lunar mineral shipments disappear in transit. Facing an impossible choice between salvation and sacrifice, Marshall Hunter has to find a way to save both his crewmates and Space Age civilization itself from an insidious foe!

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1636: The Atlantic Encounter

1636: The Atlantic Encounter

With the colonization of the North American continent came chattel slavery and the extermination of native populations. But now, in a changed 1636, the newly formed United States of Europe have a chance to make right history’s misdeeds. Can a new course can be taken? If anybody can make it so, it will be the can-do folks from Grantville!

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Battle Luna

Battle Luna

The Lunar colony is a mining colony with only internal security capabilities. But now something has been uncovered on the Moon. Something important. The Lunar colonists perceive this great discovery as their own, but so do the governments of Earth. There is only one solution: Battle Luna!

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The Legacy of Heorot

The Legacy of Heorot

The powerful elite of the City of Cries are disappearing, and only Bhaajan, who grew up in the Undercity, can find them—if she isn’t murdered first. But if she survives, waiting for Bhaajan is a revelation that may transform Cries—and the Empire itself—forever.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

Jekyll & Hyde Inc. - eARC

Jekyll & Hyde Inc. - eARC

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.

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1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner - eARC

1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner - eARC

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!

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Monster Hunter Bloodlines - eARC

Monster Hunter Bloodlines - eARC

The chaos god Asag has been seemingly quiet since the destruction of the City of Monsters, but everybody at Monster Hunter International knows that he—or it or whatever—is still out there spoiling for another chance to unravel reality. And when Owen Pitt and the MHI team discover that one of Isaac Newton's Ward Stones is being auctioned off, they attempt to lay hands on the magical super weapon. But before MHI can get it, the Stone is nicked by a mysterious thief with ties to both MHI and the Vatican's Secret Guard. Now Owen and MHI find themselves in a race against time and monsters to acquire Newton’s Stone and destroy Asag once and for all.

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Saving Proxima - eARC

Saving Proxima - eARC

2072. At the lunar farside radio observatory, an old-school radio broadcast is detected, in an unknown language, coming from an impossible source—Proxima Centauri. While the nations of Earth debate making first contact, they learn that the Proximans are facing an extinction-level disaster, forcing a decision: will Earth send a ship on a multiyear trip to render aid? Interstellar travel is not easy, and by traveling at the speeds required to arrive before disaster strikes at Proxima, humans will learn firsthand the time-dilating effects of Einstein’s Special Relativity and be forced to ponder ultimate questions: “What does it mean to be human?” "What will it take to share the stars with another form of life?“ "What if I return younger than my own children?” The answers are far from academic, for they may determine the fate of not one, but two, civilizations.

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World Breakers - eARC

World Breakers - eARC

These are the hallmarks of the AI tank. Formed from cold steel and superpowered computing brains, these gigantic tanks with the firepower of an entire army have been the decisive factors in interplanetary battle. But are humans worthy of the extraordinary instruments of war that they have created? Are the Worldbreakers the greatest protector of human liberty, or its worst threat? For while these Worldbreakers very definitely have minds of their own, the question remains: within their iron and superluminal quantum breasts, does there lie a faithful heart? Stories of world breakers and world-makers in the great tradition of Keith Laumer’s Bolos from David Weber, Larry Correia, Wen Spencer, and more!

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The Serpent - eARC

The Serpent - eARC

Young knight Pal is one of the most respected members of Lord Jon’s Hall of Champions. Now, Pal will need all his talent to deal with the monsters the Waste throws at him, to unify the growing realm, and to rescue a damsel in distress who has been locked in a forcefield for decades.

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Grantville Gazette IX - eARC

Grantville Gazette IX - eARC

Here’s a generous helping of stories of Grantville, the American town lost in time, and its impact on the people and societies of a tumultuous age. Featuring stories by Eric Flint, Griffin Barber, Robert Waters, Iver P. Cooper, Kerryn Offord, Rick Boatright, David Carrico, and more!

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The Family Business -eARC

The Family Business -eARC

A Federal Recovery Agent must hunt down a young woman implanted with an alien device and her mentally unstable, former commando boyfriend. The job sounds easy, but the young woman may have been implanted with something else, something much more important to the Visitors, and to the free people of Earth!

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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!

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Since 2007, The National Space Society and Baen Books have honored the role that science fiction plays in advancing real science by teaming up to sponsor the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award. The prize is given out at the annual International Space Development Conference banquet. “Salvage Judgment” is the winner of this year’s Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award. And, for the first time in over a decade, we have a double winner of both the JBM and the Baen Fantasy Adventure awards. “Humanslayer,” by G. Scott Huggins was the 2020 grand prize winner of the sixth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. As a testament to the author’s ability, we would like to stress that both contests are judged blind, and the judges had no idea who the authors were while adjudicating both contests! G. Scott Huggins the author of new novel Responsibility of the Crown, and can be found blogging at his web site, here.


“Theo!”

Theo’s Ectoderm tightened, darkening reflexively. It was the eighth day on the Honeymoonlet, and that tone was dangerous. He turned.

Molly drifted into the flight deck like a descending angel of death.

“What have you been doing in the shop?” She was a beautiful sight, mostly, clad in her bridal Layer, an intricate lace-pattern of black and white that wrapped her long form in shifting, tantalizingly curved shadows and turned her eyes into deep pools of night. In the center of the ice-cave that served as their flight deck, she looked like a fairy queen.

Not one of the good ones.

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Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over forty years, a war gamer for over fifty, and an avid reader of science fiction for even longer. His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer. Experience after the USN includes design, construction, inspection, enforcement, and assessment with a nuclear utility, an architect engineering firm, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC).


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

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

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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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