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Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, but when his father is unmasked as a white-collar criminal, Roy has to take whatever he can get and take it fast. Under the command of Captain Daniel Leary, Roy will make the most of the opportunity fate has dealt him—though hell should bar the way!

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Sarah Calhoun has paid a hard price for her entry onto the stage of the Empire’s politics. But she has survived. Now, to win the Serpent Throne, she’ll have to defeat seven other candidates, win over the kingdom’s regent, and learn the will of a hidden goddess—all while mastering her people’s inscrutable ways and watching her own back.

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When war erupts, the fate of a kingdom rests in the hands of a bounty hunting gnome. If only he could decide what side to take!

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The Sleeper Wakes. The Core Taps may have solved the energy crisis, but when activated they disrupt brain waves, sending everyone nearby into a deep, forced sleep. Rafe Harald is one of the few humans not affected by the Core Taps. He’s looking for a missing colleague. What he finds is a conspiracy so devious in its design, he’ll wish it was a nightmare.

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The Ekhat have been terrorizing the galaxy for eons, and if the Jao are going to have a hope of defeating them, they’re going to need some help.

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Caine Riordan is forced to choose between honoring a promise to friends or following orders—a choice that could ultimately put him in front of a board of inquiry. Or a firing squad.

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This is it, the climax of the internationally best-selling Honor Harrington series—and Honor is in top form. The time has come: the Manticoran Star Kingdom and its allies go to war against the massive and corrupt Solarian Empire. After a tragic loss, Honor Harrington enters the fray once again. This time, she’ll take the fight to the enemy and end its menace forever—or die trying.

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Everything was different in New Orleans. The food. The climate. The monsters. But that's just the beginning. The real reason New Orleans is so different is a larval Great Old One growing day by day in power and just about ready to pop. If Chad Gardenier can't convince "the powers that be" to get involved, the entire world is going to fall under the power of the nastiest of nasties.

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Collected short fiction from multiple bestseller Michael Z. Williamson. With cutting satire on classic poetry and modern movies, a no-holds-barred lambast of several beloved firearms and their fan clubs, Williamson concludes with more of his Inappropriate Cocktail recipes, frequently both delicious and outrageously snarky, commemorating celebrities, events and cultural memes.

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In the new novel Witchy Winter, D.J. Butler reimagines American history with a touch of the fantastic. Butler is also an accomplished singer-songwriter who has released an album of songs inspired with the world of Witchy Winter and its prequel Witchy Eye. Which got us thinking: how might some of America’s beloved patriotic songs sound with a fantasy twist? So we’re asking you to rewrite a classic patriotic tune with fantasy-inspired lyrics. Would Yankee Doodle Dandy be a wizard? Could those purple mountains hide a dragon’s horde? Give us your take for a chance to win a signed copy of both Witchy Eye and Witchy Winter.

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Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award winner for 2018 announced.

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2018 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Announced

Fifth annual contest for Best Original Fantasy Adventure Story to be presented at premier gaming convention Gen Con.

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A new reader guide filled with interesting and provocative questions and notes is now available for Lois McMaster Bujold’s latest entry in her legendary Vorkosigan saga, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. It’s a great way to get discussion started for your book club or online reading group. And it’s also wonderful way to deepen the pleasure of . . . did we say there’s a new entry in the Vorkosigan saga!

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Kevin J. Anderson has published more than 140 books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as unique steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.

Sarah A. Hoyt is the author of a dozen novels in various genres, such as the award-winning Darkship science fiction adventure series, including Darkship Thieves, Darkship Renegades, A Few Good Men, and Through Fire, as well as the Shifter saga, including previous entries Draw One in the Dark, Gentleman Takes a Chance, and Noah's Boy. She is also the author of the acclaimed Shakespearean fantasy series, starting with the Mythopoeic award finalist Ill Met by Moonlight. An avid history buff and longtime reader of sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery, Hoyt has published over three dozen short stories in esteemed magazines such as Asimov'sAnalog, Amazing, and Weird Tales, as well as many anthologies. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two sons, and a pride of cats.


Father Avenir and the Fire Demons of Yellowstone
Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah A. Hoyt

The tall spare man walked across the wild, breathtaking landscape as though pursued, although the pursuit came mostly from within.

His name, given to him by water and the holy chrism in the rites of his father’s people, the name by which he would be called by the last rising, was Pierre de Toussaint D’Avenir. His other name, the one his long-dead mother had given him in the secret of the tent late at night, in the rites of the tribe from which she’d been stolen as a child, was Tatanka, which meant Bull. His mother had told him that meant he wouldn’t retreat from anything.

Born between worlds, sometimes he wondered if he’d ever done anything but retreat. Or advance. When you walked alone, it was difficult to know the direction you were going.









Dr. Robert Hampson is a neuroscientist with a keen interest in neural prosthetics and human health in space. He is also known to Baen readers and SF convention audiences by his penname "Tedd Roberts," with website here. Dr. Hampson, together with fellow Baen author and space scientist Les Johnson, are the editors of the upcoming Baen anthology Homo Stellaris, a look at the changes both physical and technological that will be wrought on human beings as we head for the stars.




Fixing Broken Memory
Dr. Robert E. Hampson


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Memory loss: there can be no more tragic condition for humans, particularly in Alzheimer's Disease where memory loss is progressive and debilitating. AD patients initially show problems with “working memory” (new, temporary memories for a specific purpose, such as remembering where you parked your car), then more serious memory deficits set in resulting in loss of “reference memory” (established information such as personal history and facts learned in school). Eventually, the memory loss is so severe, the patient loses all sense of self, and becomes like a stranger to family members, having already forgotten the names and faces of their loved ones.














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