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When Monster Hunter International’s top hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, receives a tip about some hunters who have gone missing in action, he doesn’t realize their rescue mission will snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI history. The odds are stacked against them, but the fiercest hunters the world has ever known won’t be easily defeated.

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Jame Knorth, noblewoman and avatar of a divine being known as That-Which-Destroys, must travel to the abandoned castle keep of Tagmeth. There she will face down an ancient darkness that threatens the land.

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Spanning more than five decades of a legendary career, here are tales of star-faring adventure, peril, and drama. Here are journeys into the mind-bending landscapes of virtual worlds and alternate realities. Here are stories of humanity’s astounding future on Earth, on Mars, in the Solar System—and beyond.

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Jason Thanou and his team of time travelers must once again make the world safe from the Transhumanists and their alien allies, the Teloi. To do so, they’ll have to journey into Earth’s past to investigate the assassination of a Pope—and witness the early beginnings of human civilization.

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A war is brewing between the Republic of Cinnabar and the Alliance of Free Stars, and Daniel Leary and Adele Mundy are once again called to serve. But their efforts may be no match for an enemy battleship.

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For generations the great land-dragon has called to the rulers of Shenandoah. But now the dragon calls to sixteen-year-old Wulfgang von Dustig, third in line to the throne. Now, Wulf must free his family and his land from an ancient, vampiric evil. To do so, he’ll have to wield . . . The Dragon Hammer.

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In the time of the ancients the universe was united—but that was far in the past. Now only broken artifacts remain. A few humans known as Makers can reshape these into their original uses. But chaos rules. Now Pal, a youth from the sticks, has come to become a Champion. In his rural home Pal has been able to think of himself as a warrior because he can wield the weapons of the ancients. He’s about to learn how far he has to go, and what he must sacrifice to become a true Champion.

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Twenty pulse-pounding, mind-bending tales of science fiction, twisted metaphysics, and supernatural wonder from the two-time World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Award winning author of The Anubis Gates and On Stranger Tides.

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All-new stories from the files of Monster Hunter International, based on Larry Correia's best-selling series, from New York Times best-selling authors Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jessica Day George, Jonathan Maberry, Faith Hunter, and many more.

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August Contest

In Larry Correia’s new Monster Hunter novel, Monster Hunter Siege, it’s all hands on deck as the MHI team go to war. Now we’re asking you to do the monster mash. What character or characters from another fantasy, science fiction, or horror series would you like to see team up with Owen Pitt and the MHI crew? Let us know in a short (100 words or fewer) paragraph for a chance to win a signed copy of Monster Hunter Siege.

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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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Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award 2017 Goes to Philip A. Kramer

Announcing the three winners of the 2017 Annual Jim Baen Memorial Award Short Story Contest!

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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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Tony Daniel is the creator of the teen fantasy series Wulf’s Saga, which includes The Dragon Hammer and its sequel, The Amber Arrow. This story is set in that universe, just prior to the events of The Amber Arrow. He’s also written several science fiction novels for adults, including a couple of Star Trek Original Series novelizations, and coauthored three monster movie scripts for the SyFy and Chiller channels. Tony lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina with his wife, two kids, two dogs, two cats, two frogs, a turtle, and a dragon under the kitchen crawlspace. Or something very, very large and grumbly. He hasn’t actually been down to check yet.


The Powhatan
Tony Daniel

Wannas Kittamaquand placed nine arrows into his quiver. How many to carry was a toss of the bones. He needed to be able to run as fast as he possibly could, but he also needed protection from the Romans and Sandhaveners who would be trying to kill him. He considered for a moment, then took one arrow, an armor piercing bodkin, out.

Eight.

Okay, eight it was. Four bodkins. Four barbed.

That was about the right balance. Had to be.

He knew himself, and if he had more it would be hard to keep from using them instead of doing what he must: running away.

It would be really satisfying to have a straight shot at one of the soldiers who had been starving the people of his city for the past month. Really satisfying and deadly where he was about to go.

It would be a mistake unworthy of the task he had before him.

He almost ordered the others who would be with him on the breakout to pare down the number of arrows they were carrying. But no. He had chosen them, almost in the same way he’d picked his arrows. He had chosen the best from the warriors he knew. Some were friends. Some competitors in the city games he’d faced time and again.









Les Johnson is a Baen science fiction author, popular science writer, and NASA technologist. Mission to Methone, Les’s debut “big science” science fiction novel will be available in February 2018. He is the author of On to the Asteroid and Back to the Moon with Travis S. Taylor, and Rescue Mode with Ben Bova, and numerous general science publications. To learn even more about graphene, watch for the release of Graphene: The Superstrong, Superthin, and Superversatile Material That Will Revolutionize the World by Les Johnson and Joseph Meany (to be released by Prometheus in February 2018). To learn more about Les, please visit his website at www.lesjohnsonauthor.com.

Joseph Meany, originally from Keene, NH, is a chemist whose research focuses on the design of molecules for nanomaterials in tiny electronic circuits. Space exploration and science fiction were Joseph's inspiration to become a scientist. In his spare time, he enjoys beer brewing and attending SF conventions.






Graphene—Not Just Another Miracle Material
Les Johnson and Joseph Meany

Carbon composites, carbon nanotubes, buckyballs—if you follow science news, you are bound to have read about these “wonder materials” and the promise they hold for finally enabling the science-fictional devices we fans have been reading about for decades. From space elevators to impenetrable body armor, there are abundant speculations that these dream devices will transition from science-fiction to science-fact within the foreseeable future. The announcement of each new wonder material brings with it abundant opportunities to realize far-flung hopes and fantasies. The 19th and 20th centuries gave us many wonder materials to transform our world. Many elements were found in the 19th century for the first time; aluminum began as a wonder material before eventually evolving into the abundant commodity it is today. Around the turn of the 20th century, plastics were invented for the first time and have come to irreversibly change the face of this planet. Liquid crystals shook up chemists by establishing that molecules can be liquid but still have order like normal solid crystals. High explosives and nuclear weapons changed politics forever. Now, there is another material that needs to be added to the list. One that has been all around us since our discovery of graphite (though we didn’t realize it), and is rapidly advancing from a topic within fundamental research to a material used in commercial products: graphene.

What would you think if I told you that hidden in ordinary graphite, the “lead” used to make pencils, is a material more than three hundred times stronger than steel and capable of carrying current nearly as efficiently as a superconductor? What if I told you that its discoverers initially isolated it using not much more than Scotch™ Tape and a tenacious graduate student? The flaky structure of graphene and graphite allowed them to be pulled gently apart, like pancakes off a stack.














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