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Inspired by the American up-timers, Russian serfs are rebelling. Meanwhile, Czar Mikhail has escaped house arrest and is making his way by dirigible to the village of Ufa, where he intends to set up a government-in-exile. The path is dangerous—for the serfs as well as the czar. But it could be that a new wind of liberty is about to blow three centuries early—and change Mother Russia forever.

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Despite unprecedented victories on the part of humanity, the war with the alien Chiata Horde drags on. Meanwhile, Alexander Moore’s daughter, Deanna Moore, now known by the callsign “Phoenix,” wages a personal war on the alien menace.

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Turns out, humanity is far from alone in the galaxy—and our future may depend on one man discovering a strange secret on the tiny, egg-shaped moon of Methone. The only question is, will he get there in time?

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Volume two of three collecting the complete Psychotechnic League stories by science fiction legend Poul Anderson. Includes The Snows of Ganymede, a full-length novel never before collected in a Psychotechnic League volume.

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With New Orleans out of control, Chad Oliver Gardenier, one of Monster Hunter International’s premier hunters, has been dispatched from Seattle to reinforce the beleaguered members of MHI’s Hoodoo Squad in their fight against the darkness.

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Short stories that transport the reader to the fascinating realm known as Elfhome, a world where modern day Pittsburgh and the kingdom of the Elves collide.

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It is 1803—a new 1803. When a lecture by the venerated wizard Benjamin Franklin is disrupted by the attack of a winged fire-breathing beast, Franklin commissions a young Meriwether Lewis and his partner William Clark to investigate a growing evil that lurks in the uncharted Arcane Territories west of the Mississippi.

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The war with the Arduans has ended, but the Arduan warrior caste refuses to accept defeat. They are waging a war of extermination against all members of the pan-Sentient Union. But Admiral Ian Trevayne and Commodore Ossian Wethermere have faced down long odds in the past.

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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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In Les Johnson’s debut solo novel Mission to Methone, a group of aliens debates whether humanity should be allowed to travel the stars or suffer a far bleaker fate. Which got us thinking, if you were brought before an alien council to make the case for humanity, what would you tell them to convince them to let us Earthlings take to the stars? Let us know in a short paragraph (100 words or fewer) for a chance to win a signed copy of Mission to Methone.

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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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Baen Books and Gen Con Writer’s Symposium Announce Winner of the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

Fantasy writing awards given out at the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium.

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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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Brendan DuBois is the award-winning author of twenty novels and more than 160 short stories. His short stories have thrice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Award nominations. He has recently collaborated with New York Times best-selling author James Patterson on three novellas for Patterson's Bookshots, and is currently working on his third full-length novel with Patterson. Brendan lives in New Hampshire. A former Jeopardy! champion, he also appeared on—and won—the game show The Chase. For Baen Books, he writes the Dark Victory alien invasion resistance novels, including Dark Victory, Red Vengeance, and series finale Black Triumph, coming in the fall.


An Eagle’s Flight
Brendan DuBois

In the small windowless room, the only sound was the hiss of static coming from a nearby speaker. It was late July and although the air conditioning at the Center was working heroically to fight off the heat, Walt Sinclair’s sweat-soaked shirt was sticking against his back as he listened to the scratchy words coming out of the gray metal speaker box—complete with NASA meatball logo—near the desk’s edge. He was trying to sit still in an old government-issued metal chair next to the desk, but it was hard to do. His legs had fallen into a nervous jerking game of their own accord, rising up and down, up and down, as the mission proceeded, as procedures were followed, as items on the checklist got ticked off.









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 and fellow Baen author and space scientist Les Johnson are the editors of 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.




Every Seven Minutes
Dr. Robert E. Hampson

The dream sequence, an all-too-clichéd way to begin a scene or impart background information the author wants the reader to have. But dreams are real, and they do have a purpose. How can an author use them with more scientific accuracy rather than as an info-dump shortcut?

Anyone who has the tendency to repeatedly hit the snooze button on your alarm clock has probably experienced the seven-minute dream.  The alarm goes off, you barely rouse yourself—just enough to reach out and hit the snooze button, then settle back into the pillows.  You have a vivid dream, from which you are awakened by the alarm clock . . . again . . . your seven-minute snooze is over.

How can you have such a vivid dream in just seven minutes?  And what is a dream, really?














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