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No Game for Knights

No Game for Knights

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

The Blood Is the Life

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 an observant Jew with the new reality that has been thrust upon him.

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Deploying Dragons

Deploying Dragons

The ethical future of domesticated dragons hanging 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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The Dark Side of the Road

The Dark Side of the Road

When Ishmael Jones is invited to spend Christmas at his mysterious employer’s home, the result is anything but holiday cheer. Jones arrives at the remote Belancourt Manor in the midst of a blizzard only to discover that his host has gone missing. It soon becomes clear that the guests are harboring dark secrets—and that it will be up to Ishmael Jones to stop a savage killer.

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To End in Fire

To End in Fire

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—onceand for all!

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1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner

1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner

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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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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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

Haunted by the Past - eARC

Haunted by the Past - eARC

When a man goes missing in an old country manor house turned hotel, the world’s foremost supernatural detective and his partner are called in to solve a case that threatens to bring a dark past into the light of the present—with terrifying results.

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Summer's End - eARC

Summer's End - eARC

Fresh out of college Ship Engineer 3rd-Class Dave Walker is forced to take a berth on an old tramp freighter plying the routes that the corporations ignore and visiting the kinds of places that the folks on Earth pretend don’t exist. Between the assassins, the criminals, and the pirates, Dave discovers that there are a lot of things out there that he still needs to learn.

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Worlds Long Lost - eARC

Worlds Long Lost - eARC

We were not alone. The farther we push into the universe, the more obvious it becomes. The signs are everywhere: canals and pyramids on Mars, roads on the moons of Jupiter, ruined cities on worlds about the nearer stars. The galaxy once teemed with life, or so it seems. Which begs the question: What happened to it all?

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1637: The Transylvanian Decision

1637: The Transylvanian Decision

Transylvania is thrown into political, social, and religious turmoil as battle lines are drawn. Whatever happens and whoever wins the fight, one thing is certain: the history of Eastern Europe will change radically. In fact, it already has.

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Penric's Labors

Penric's Labors

Includes “Masquerade in Lodi,” “The Orphans of Raspay,” and “The Physicians of Vilnoc,” plus a new introduction, “outroduction,” and suggested reading order by Lois McMaster Bujold.

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The Dabare Snake Launcher

The Dabare Snake Launcher

Tchami “Chummy” Fabrice’s task: bring together a nouveau riche family, a megacorp executive, a tribal chieftain’s nephew, and others to construct the world’s first space elevator in Africa. They have the carbon nanofiber, prime land around Kilimanjaro, and a captured rock in orbit for the tether. The hard part will be getting all these different people working together long enough to see it built.

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Trinity's Children

Trinity's Children

Admiral Jared Clement has returned to Trinity. There, he is responsible for the lives of his people and the lives of the natives, Trinity’s children. But when his migrant fleet arrives in the Trinity system, it is faced with enemies both old and new.

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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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Christopher Baxter got in trouble for reading books in class from kindergarten through high school. To stop his teachers from getting upset, he began writing stories instead (it looked like he was taking notes). He works as an editor and writer (writerinthehat.com). His short stories have appeared in the October 2016 and Spring 2018 volumes of Deep Magic E-zine, the Best of Deep Magic and Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel anthologies, and Immortal Works’ Flash Fiction Friday podcast. He is blessed with the best wife and two adorable little boys.


The bag over Professor Belik’s head reeked of moldy onions. The tunnels he was stumbling through, meanwhile, carried a musty odor of distant shit. The assault on his nostrils was enough to make him dizzy. Maybe that was the point—he’d long since lost track of their course through the darkness. He clutched his satchel to his chest and went where he was led.

He could hear water flowing nearby; he suspected they were in the sewers, or at least nearby. And every now and then, echoing distantly from up above—screams. Probably sacrifices to the Night King, on the altars far above. Belik shivered. He should never have come back to the city. This was too close, too dangerous.

He clenched his teeth and shoved those pitiful fears aside. This was greater, far more important, than his own life. And at his age, how much longer did he have, anyway?

“We’re here, professor,” his guide whispered, slowing her pace.

“Thank you for arranging this, Karesh,” he replied.

“How could I pass up the chance to hear you lecture again?”

Belik heard the creak of old hinges, felt the hand on his arm tug him in a new direction. He heard a scrape, felt a chair touch the back of his legs. Karesh patted his shoulder, and he sat. The door creaked shut. The room remained dark.

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Lucille Robbins, Eric Flint’s widow and heir, in conjunction with Baen Books would like to announce the forthcoming titles from Eric Flint.

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Baen to publish sword and sorcery series The Chronicles of Hanuvar, with first book in August 2023

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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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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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