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At the edge of Deep Space, a newly awakened artificial intelligence may well have the power to destroy universes. There are those who wish to exploit it, and those that wish to help it. The question is:  Who will get to it first?

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The People's Republic of Haven has finally found an admiral who can win battles, and Honor Harrington’s orders take her straight into an ambush. Outnumbered, outgunned, and unable to run, she has just two options: see the people under her command die in a hopeless, futile battle . . . or surrender.

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The Cobras face an impossible decision: join with the hated Dominion of Man or risk annihilation at the hands of the alien Troft in the conclusion of the Cobra War trilogy.

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Top authors pay tribute and poke fun at the Lovecraft mythos. Contains twenty-three mirthful manifestations within the Cthulhu Mythos from best-selling and award-winning authors Neil Gaiman, Mike Resnick, Esther Friesner, Ken Liu, Jody Lynn Nye, Laura Resnick, Nick Mamatas, and many more!

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Dispatched to the Mughal Empire of India, a group of up-timers and down-timers from the United States of Europe encounters more than bargained for—and gains an unlikely ally in the person of the Emperor’s eldest daughter.

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Alexander Moore has saved humanity in the past. But his encounters with the Chiata were not without cost, and the fight is far from over. The Chiata are still out there, and they will stop at nothing short of complete annihilation.

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David Weber & Timothy Zahn with Thomas Pope Travis Long is back. And this time, the enemies of the Royal Manticoran Navy—both within and without—are going to find out why you don’t mess with the Manticore!

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An exiled leader must return to his homeworld to stave off disaster. But getting there is easier said than done. Enter Privateer Captain Catherine Blackwood and the crew of the Andromeda.

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Big ships blowing things up. In space, size matters as this collection of original fiction proves. All-new tales of massive superweapons and the starships that carry them from David Drake, Jody Lynn Nye, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Michael Z. Williamson, and many more!

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January Contest

It’s a brand-new year and here at Baen Books we’re looking forward to twelve months of top-notch science fiction and fantasy. Check out the 2018 publishing schedule here and let us know in a short paragraph (less than 100 words) what Baen release you’re most looking forward to this year. Winner will get a signed copy of the book they named.

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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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2017 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Finalists Announced

Baen announces the ten finalists for this year’s Baen Fantasy Adventure Award.

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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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Maine-based writers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller teamed up in the late 1980s to bring the world the story of Kinzel, an inept wizard with a love of cats, a thirst for justice, and a staff of true power. Since then, the husband-and-wife have written dozens of short stories and twenty novels, most set in their star-spanning Liaden Universe®. Before settling down to the serene and stable life of a science fiction and fantasy writer, Steve was a traveling poet, a rock-band reviewer, reporter, and editor of a string of community newspapers. Sharon, less adventurous, has been an advertising copywriter, copy editor on night-side news at a small city newspaper, reporter, photographer, and book reviewer. Both credit their newspaper experiences with teaching them the finer points of collaboration. Sharon and Steve passionately believe that reading fiction ought to be fun, and that stories are entertainment. Steve and Sharon maintain a web presence at http://korval.com/.


Block Party
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

The lights were on at the Wayhouse, which was still enough of a novelty that Algaina paused after she'd unlocked the shop door to look at it. Wasn't many got up as early in the day as she did, an' the Wayhouse. . .well, it was a wayhouse, wasn't it? Always had been, back to when the Gilmour Agency ran Surebleak. Wasn't meant but to give a newbie on the street someplace in outta the snow to sleep while they got themselves sorted an' settled.

This new batch of folks'd been in maybe four, five days, an' every morning, when Gaina opened the shop, there was the light. Made her feel a kinda warm pleasureableness, that she wasn't awake alone in the dark.

Well.

She shook herself and turned back to the shop, her thoughts still half on the Wayhouse. According to the neighbors, there were at least four kids living there, but not one of 'em come in to her shop for sweets. Might be they was shy. She wondered if she oughta take a plate o'cookies up, whatever was left over, when the shop closed. Introduce herself. Find out who was awake so early, every day, and what they did in the dark hours.









Andy Presby is an avid space enthusiast and student of naval history. He consults on future technology for science fiction authors and has degrees in spacecraft systems engineering and astronautical engineering. He was a founding member of BuNine, contributed to House of Steel: the Honorverse Companion, and published fictional nonfiction in the anthology In Fire Forged: Worlds of Honor 5. When not working on that he’s an officer in the U.S. Navy. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his alone and are not those of the United States Navy or any component of the United States government. He’s not authorized to represent Starfleet either but he keeps hoping one day their recruiter will return his phone calls.




Nuclear Fission Power in Space
Andy Presby

What do the Starship Enterprise’s impulse drives and the Epstein Drives that permitted human colonization of the Solar System in The Expanse have in common? They both rely on nuclear fusion reactors, and we don’t know how to build either of them yet. What we can (and have) built, tested, and in a few cases flown in space are nuclear fission reactors.

Of course, we already have deployed nuclear power systems that rely on the natural decay of a radioactive element to release energy. The U.S. has a long history (particularly NASA) of successful uses of radioisotope thermal generators (RTGs) in many of its famous missions, most recently the Curiosity rover currently operating on Mars.














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