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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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Days of Burning, Days of Wrath

Days of Burning, Days of Wrath

Amidst the chaos of war, a new leader arises. He is Hamilcar, Carrera’s young son. Hamilcar stands poised to obliterate the last enemy base on his planet. Revenge was always going to be his, but now Carrera may finally get what he least expected: renewal!

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In the Palace of Shadow and Joy

In the Palace of Shadow and Joy

Bard Indrajit Twang and mercenary Fix have been hired by a powerful risk-merchant to protect the life of opera star Ilsa without Peer for the duration of a risk contract he’s taken on. Will they her—and save themselves—in the Palace of Shadow and Joy?

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Beowulf's Children

Beowulf's Children

Twenty years after landing on the hostile alien world Avalon, a group of young rebels intends to establish their own colony, sure that they can vanquish any foe that should stand in their way. But they will soon discover that Avalon holds darker secrets still.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

To End in Fire - eARC

To End in Fire - eARC

The huge, authoritarian Solarian League lies in defeat, crushed by the Grand Alliance of Manticore, Haven, and Grayson. But a threat yet looms. The Mesan Alignment is still insidiously working toward the enslavement of humanity. Now is the time to destroy this ancient evil. Now is the time to fight the final battle and see victory through—once and for all!

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The Spacetime War - eARC

The Spacetime War - eARC

Humanity’s colonization of the stars is brought to its knees when matte black ships of an advanced design appear in colonial systems, laying all to waste. Standing against the invasion are British Space Navy Captain Winslow Price and Anika Ahuja of the Indian Space Forces. They are sworn to do whatever it takes to defend Earth. Even if it leads each beyond space and time—and to edge of ultimate possibility!

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Trinity - eARC

Trinity - eARC

Former Rim Confederation spaceship captain Jared Clement is offered the chance of a lifetime: command of humanity’s first truly faster-than-light vessel. The destination: Trinity, a newly discovered star system where strange signs of possible spacefarers may lead to humanity’s first alien encounter. Or to interstellar war.

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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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Save on a claymore spread of ebooks—and experience the legendary “Wrath of Kratman” firsthand! Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and creator of the best-selling, hard-hitting, and militarily astute Carerra science fiction series and more metes out retribution to those who would thwart the ways of vengeance and justice!

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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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With Travis Taylor, Les is the co-author of Saving Proxima (book one of a three-part series), a new Baen universe in which this story is set. If you enjoyed this story, you might want to read Les’s 2018 novel, Mission to Methone, or the forthcoming, The Spacetime War. You can learn more about Les on his website: www.lesjohnsonauthor.com


December 1, 2086

Charlie Shattles looked at himself in the hotel mirror and did not like what he saw. Here he was, a man in his early fifties with more than enough money saved to retire early and recline on a beach somewhere studying heavenly bodies. Yet he was in a run-down hotel near Zvyozdny gorodok, Russia, freezing his butt off because the owners of place refused to turn up the heat beyond what was needed to keep the pipes from bursting. Global warming or not, Russia in the wintertime was cold. Damn cold. But he was on a job and the cold and other inconveniences did not really matter. He liked putting the pieces together and getting to the bottom of a case. In cases like this, if murder were involved, then ninety percent of the time the motive was money, sex, or power. He corrected himself; the ninety percent was for men, who committed the most murders. If the perp was a woman, then he could add jealousy to the list and be within the same ninety percent statistic. For this case, he had not even determined if it was murder. Time would tell.

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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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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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