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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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For eight bloody years, the Star Kingdom of Manticore have taken the war to the vastly more powerful People's Republic of Haven, and Commodore Honor Harrington has been in the forefront of that war. But now Honor has fallen, captured by the Peep Navy, turned over to the forces of State Security . . . and executed on the interstellar network's nightly news. But all is not lost, for what no one knows is that Honor Harrington is not dead.

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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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With the Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the peaceful and friendly races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources to help the backward Terrans—for a price. Humanity now has three worlds to defend. As Earth's armies rush into battle, the humans begin to learn a valuable lesson: You can protect yourself from your enemies, but may the Lord save you from your allies. First time in trade paperback.

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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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Alternate 1635: When King Charles demands Cromwell’s head, it falls to up-time sharpshooter Julie Sims to teach the Brits a lesson that has already been learned on the Continent: A safe distance isn’t what you think it is.

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Something weird is happening on the Los Angeles freeways—phantom cars materialize, lanes from nowhere appear, and sometimes unmarked off-ramps show up that give glimpses of a desolate desert highway in an unknown world. Ex-Secret Service agent Sebastian Vickery is a driver for a covert supernatural-evasion car service. But a government agency is using the freeway anomalies for disturbing purposes, and its chief is determined to have Vickery killed because of a supernatural secret he learned years ago at a halted presidential motorcade.

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Ultima Thule has been destroyed—but somehow the Thulians mounted an even bigger force to destroy Metis.  The Metisians that escaped the carnage and destruction of their secret city now must somehow find somewhere safe to go—without getting snapped up by various world governments.  And now the Thulians have changed their tactics, sending wave after wave of their ships and troops to attack vulnerable targets all over Earth.  John Murdock and The Seraphym have become a force of nature, but they can’t be everywhere at once, and if they were regarded with suspicion before, now they are regarded by ECHO’s allies with fear as well. The heroes of ECHO and CCCP have to save the world.  But first, they have to save each other.  And the avalanche has begun.

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A new collection of short fiction from Eric Flint. Includes a huge range of storytelling mastery: short stories and a short novel set in Flint’s celebrated Ring of Fire alternate history series. A commemorative novelette set in Poul Anderson’s Operation Chaos universe. A story with Dave Freer, set in his and Flint’s popular Rats, Bats and Vats series. A group of humorous short stories addressing Biblical literalism. A long novella in a Martian steampunk setting. And another long novella set in David Weber’s best-selling Honor Harrington universe.

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In Uncharted, Lewis and Clark set off to explore the western territories belonging to the United States of America. But in this timeline, they’re going to encounter monster, magic, and mayhem! Which got us thinking, what other explorers from world history would you like to see reimagined in a fantasy setting and how might things play out? Would Christopher Columbus discover that the world really was flat? Would Marco Polo encounter serpentine dragons on his way to China? Let us know in a short paragraph (100 words or fewer) for a chance to win a signed copy of Uncharted.

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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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Susan R. Matthews is the creator of the Under Jurisdiction series of science fiction novels featuring protagonist former Fleet Inquisitor Andrej Koscuisko. The latest entry in the series is Blood Enemies, with series omnibuses Fleet Inquisitor, Fleet Renegade, and Fleet Insurgent also available. Matthews lives in Seattle with her wife, Maggie. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army, where she served as operations and security officer of a combat support hospital. She is also an avid HAM radio operator. “Ghost Flotilla: Embarkation” is the first in a projected series by Matthews featuring German U-boats wandering unmoored in time and space.


Ghost Flotilla U-boats: Embarkation
Susan R. Matthews

Goond—for “Gunther,” Oberleutnant zur See Gunther Hols, First Officer on board the “Smoking Salmon”—leaned up against the railing of the gun platform aft of U-818’s bridge, enjoying the warm breeze in his face and smoking a rare cigarette. It was a beautiful day.

The watch on the bridge had their jackets open to air out whatever they wore next to their skins. Two men of the crew were re-painting the boat’s maeling on the sides of the conning tower, the Smoking Salmon itself, shown curved into a relaxed arc—as if sitting in an arm-chair—and smoking a pipe whose rising smoke was meant to indicate the plume of oily black plume a tanker sent up as it sank.

They’d sunk one off the Cape this cruise, but otherwise the pickings had been slim. They’d missed the latest Allied convoy from Freetown but Headquarters wanted them in place for the next one, so here they were, idling along, burning fuel if not at a very great rate and catching up on boat maintenance. They could afford it. U-818 was an IX-C/40, one of the longer-range boats, and they’d successfully refueled from U-459 south of St. Helena, and taken on torpedoes.









Captain Kacey Ezell is an active duty USAF instructor pilot with 2000+ hours in the UH-1N Huey and Mi-171 helicopters. When not teaching young pilots to beat the air into submission, she writes sci-fi/fantasy/horror fiction. She’s contributed to multiple Baen anthologies, including the story “Family Over Blood” which was featured in the Freehold universe anthology Forged in Blood and selected for inclusion in the Year’s Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction Volume 4. In addition to writing for Baen, she has published several novels and short stories with independent publisher Chris Kennedy Publishing. She is married with two daughters.

Lieutenant Colonel Jen Whetstone is a United States Air Force pilot presently stationed at Joint Base Andrews, MD. She has accumulated more than 1800 hours in both rotary and fixed wing aircraft. In addition to her aviation background, she has extensive international experience and has served abroad as a military attaché. Jen and her husband, Zane, enjoy a blissful life with their two sons Aidan and Dalton and their kooky Weimaraner, Shadow.





Character of the Female Warrior: an FAQ
Kacey Ezell and Jennifer Whetstone

The concept of the female warrior has long been fascinating in fiction. Lately, it’s become trendy for authors and directors to make a point of including a Strong Female Character™ in their work sometimes regardless of need. But how realistic are these characters compared to the real thing?

I get asked this question a lot. I’ve spent my entire adult life serving my country in uniform, like my mother did for twenty-four years before me. My military and combat experiences have given me a certain perspective on what it’s like to be a woman in the military, but it’s just that: my perspective. I was talking to a friend of mine and another truly badass military chick, and she said that she gets asked a lot of the same questions, which got me thinking that it might be fun to put together a bit of an FAQ regarding Strong Female Characters™ in the military.

First, let me introduce you to Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Whetstone. Lieutenant Colonel Whetstone is a USAF pilot and Regional Affairs Strategist for Latin America. Like me, she flies the mighty UH-1N Twin Huey in the Washington DC area. She earned her wings in 2003 and has over 1800 hours in the UH-1N and C-12 aircraft.

So, without further ado, I give you a few of the most Frequently Asked Questions of Military Servicewomen as Relates to Science Fiction and Fantasy (FAQOMSARTSFF, because you know we military chicks like to abbreviate stuff).














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