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The Crossing

The Crossing

A squad of modern-day ROTC cadets find themselves transported to December 1776 in the days before the Battle of Trenton. Without ammunition or their own meager supplies, can Cadet Sergeant Jameel Mason and his friends steel General George Washington’s courage and set the infancy of the United States of America back on track?

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Ballistic

Ballistic

A Russian ICBM site is attacked just north of the Ukraine border. The nuclear warheads are missing! A fire ravages a cosmonaut training facility in which five spacesuits disappear. A cache of detailed schematics of highly complex rocketry systems is discovered. It all points to the unthinkable: someone—someone extremely well-funded—is taking aim at the International Space Station.

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Trouble Walked In

Trouble Walked In

Cassandra Blake, an employee for the Ascension Planetary Holdings Group—the largest and most powerful corporation in Nova Columbia—has gone missing. It falls to Detective Ezekiel “Easy” Novak to find out why. Soon, Easy finds himself trying to unravel a conspiracy that could bring an entire planet to its knees.

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Monster Hunter Bloodlines

Monster Hunter Bloodlines

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.

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Saving Proxima

Saving Proxima

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?

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World Breakers

World Breakers

AI tanks: 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?

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

The Janus File - eARC

The Janus File - eARC

An unlikely pair must work together to unravel this mystery, and soon they discover their unique combination of skills might just provide the edge they need. But nothing is ever simple where the Gordian Division is involved. Not even time itself.

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Deathless Gods - eARC

Deathless Gods - eARC

Jamethiel Knorth, Priest’s Bane and Dream-Weaver, has returned victorious from Tai-tastigon, but trouble dogs the Kencyrath. Now, Jame rides south to Bashti. Her formal errand, meanwhile, is to compete in martial games with secret stakes, which she fears are a cloak for a massacre—or worse.

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No Game for Knights - eARC

No Game for Knights - eARC

In a world of criminals, thugs, con artists, cheats, and swindlers, there must be a man to stand against the powers of darkness and corruption. A man not afraid to walk the mean streets—whether they be those of 1930s Los Angeles, an ancient fantasy realm, or some far-flung planet of a future star empire. New SF/F stories with a noir-bent.

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The Blood Is the Life - eARC

The Blood Is the Life - eARC

Chaim Caan was just out for a night of fun, but the young woman he encountered that night left him with something to remember her by: she turned Chaim into a vampire. Chaim must navigate life as the newly undead, trying to reconcile his beliefs as a Jew with the new reality that has been thrust upon him.

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Deploying Dragons - eARC

Deploying Dragons - eARC

The ethical future of domesticated dragons hangs in the balance as Genetic engineer Noah Parker and his design team at the Build-A-Dragon Company develop dragons for the U.S. military.

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Did you know that Baen Books offers free teaching guides for many of our books? These guides can be used by teachers, homeschoolers, and more to dive deep into learning with Baen! Kevin Ikenberry’s The Crossing, which comes out this month, will be getting the teaching guide treatment, and to celebrate, we thought we’d offer discounts on all our backlist of novels with teaching guides.


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It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Eric Flint has passed away. We were proud to publish Eric’s first novel, Mother of Demons, in 1997, and to continue publishing his many worlds, including the best-selling Ring of Fire series that started with 1632.

There are several of Eric’s works already delivered and on the schedule. Eric was a tireless collaborator, and readers can also expect more of his works to be released with Eric’s designated collaborators in the future.

We will be celebrating Eric and his works on the Baen Free Radio Hour this week and the following week and encourage all to tune in.

—Toni Weisskopf
Publisher, Baen Books

Baen Books formally announced this year’s finalists for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award earlier this month.

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Lakewood, Colorado author Wil McCarthy has been named the winner of the 2022 Prometheus Award for Best Novel, for his novel Rich Man’s Sky.

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Mike Kupari is the author of four science fiction novels, from Baen Books, as well as the coauthor, with Larry Correia, of the best-selling Dead Six military adventure series. He grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and enlisted at the age of seventeen. Kupari has worked as a security contractor with several firms, did a tour in Southwest Asia with a private military company, and is an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

“Trouble Is My Business” is set in the world of his upcoming hardboiled detective science fiction novel,
Trouble Walked In, featuring detective Ezekiel “Easy” Novak.


Delta City is one hell of a town. You ever been there? Let me tell you about it. The Big D is the second-largest city on Nova Columbia and the largest in the planet’s northern hemisphere. Situated in a crater some forty miles across, it’s a sprawling megalopolis of thirty million people that never sleeps. It’s constantly churning, constantly busy, twenty-six hours a day, four hundred and one days per local year. The Chamber of Commerce likes to call it The Economic Engine of the Northern Hemisphere, and that’s probably a fair assessment.

You might be asking yourself why we all live in a handful of huge, densely populated cities when we have a whole planet with only ninety million inhabitants. Believe me, it’s not because we enjoy each other’s company that much. Nova Columbia is the only habitable planet in the 18 Scorpii system, and they say it was a perfect candidate for colonization. It has gravity close enough to Earth’s so as to not make any difference, fifty percent of the surface is covered in oceans, and it has an oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere that you can breathe. The native life is primitive and mostly benign.

But while there’s a lot open land on Nova Columbia, most of it is pretty bleak, even barren. The vast continental interiors are rocky, dry, and volcanically active. In many places you have to drill down eight, ten, even twelve thousand feet to hit the water table. There’s no vegetation and the soil lacks many of the basic nutrients needed for agriculture. Land is cheap; useful land is precious. Every year, the terraformed zones get a little bigger, but the process takes a long time.

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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).


Borders are all around us, some made by nature, some by man. Below is possibly the most recognizable manmade border of them all, The Great Wall of China.

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
Image Credit: Severin.stalder, Wikimedia Commons

But what is a border, when did they begin, and why do we have them?

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Elaine Midcoh of Pembroke Pines, Florida, has won the grand prize in the 2022 Jim Baen Memorial Award competition for her short story, “Man on the Moon.”

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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).

—Toni Weisskopf for SFF Forums

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

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

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

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