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#5 in multiple New York Times bestseller Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter series.

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Book #6 in the popular Carrera military science fiction series.

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Book #4 of the Jason Thanou Time Travel series. Sequel to Pirates of the Timestream.

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Beauty Meets Beast in San Francisco

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Contains Books #5 and #6 The Sword and The Chosen, in the best selling General series.

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Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines.

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Book One of the Cobra Rebellion Saga, and a new entry in New York Times #1 best seller Timothy Zahn's legendary Cobra series.

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The mantis cyborgs: insectlike, cruel, and determined to wipe humanity from the face of the galaxy.

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Sequel to The Heretic, Book 10 in the nationally best‑selling General series.

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Sequel to A View from the Imperium. Jeeves in space! Rollicking adventure featuring a seemingly dense, lovable nobleman and his indespensible, droll aide, Parsons.

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During the Civil War, freed slave Mary Elizabeth Bowser worked as a Union spy in the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. After a failed attempt to burn down the Confedreate White House, she disappeared from history. Bestselling author Steve White picks up Bowser’s story where history left off. Mary Bowser is about to find out that there are enemies much worse than her Confederate employer—enemies that want to destroy the human race by manipulating the timeline. All new fiction set in the Jason Thanou universe.



The Last Secret of Mary Bowser

by Steve White

After the Civil War, the United States government destroyed
all records of the espionage activities of Mary Elizabeth Bowser,
who had spied for the Union while a servant in the household
of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Thus there is very
little hard evidence of the details of her story.


But it is generally believed that in January, 1865, facing
imminent discovery, she fled from Richmond after an
unsuccessful attempt to burn down the Confederate White
House. Afterwards, she disappears from history. It is not
even known when or where she died...

**********

The commotion grew fainter behind her as she hurried along Clay Street through the chill night. They must, she thought, have put out the fire. Her upbringing at the Quaker School for Negroes in Philadelphia did not permit her to curse.


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Colin Bertelli thought that he’d left the dangerous work behind him when he quit his job as an ice miner at the Lunar South Pole and joined NASA. But Bertelli is about to discover that, on the moon, even the most routine work can be perilous and life on the lunar surface demands heroes. The pulse-pounding winner of the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest.



Low Arc

by Sean Monaghan

When Colin Bertelli heard Johnston's scream over the comms he dropped the pyroprobe and headed back up the small gray scarp.

"Randy?" Bertelli said. "Status?"

Silence.

Schröedinger was vast. Now he was going to be in trouble for straying too far. He was a hundred and eighty meters from the ridge.

Four minutes walk.

"Randy? Come in."

Bertelli far preferred the science secondment over his old job. But the suits were flimsier. You couldn't afford to fall down. Not at a full run.


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When eight-year-old Jamal learns that he is going to get a new baby sister, he’s not excited. A new life means change—more change than Jamal is ready to deal with. For on board the ships of the vast interstellar Convoy, balance must be maintained. Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest runner-up.



Balance

by Marina J. Lostetter

“Hellooooo,” said Jamal in his small, sing-song voice. “Convoy computer, helloooo.” The eight-year-old bounced a soccer ball on his knee in front of the access panel. He was supposed to be in class.

“Hello, Jamal,” said the ship’s AI.

“Do I get a new baby brother today?”

“My records indicate that your parents will jointly travel to Hippocrates during their lunch hour to retrieve the next available, fully-gestated clone.”

The boy tossed his ball at the panel and deftly caught it on the rebound. “But is it a brother?” Computers could be so dumb. He’d make them smarter when he grew up.

“The next available clone is that of Nakamura Akane. Her original earned a doctorate in engineering and ship design from the university of--”


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Neuroscience researcher and science educator Tedd Roberts explains what science is and isn’t, why the personality cult of the Scientist is often misguided, and “Why Science is Never Settled” in this month’s free non-fiction article.



Why Science is Never Settled – Part One

by Tedd Roberts

There is a tendency for members of Western Societies to consider science as an accomplishment – a set of settled, known facts and values. Accompanying this attitude is one which considers Scientists (with a capital "S") to be authoritative and wise, knowledgeable in many things other than their specialty. It is a stereotype established by some of the notable scientific figures (and communicators) of the past and present: Einstein, Sagan, Hawking... and perpetuated by a media which treats the notion of scientific expertise as knowledge itself. The very presence of three little letters after a name –- P-h-D – is taken by many to be a mark of authority, and the "Scientist" is accorded credibility and wisdom well beyond their due.

This is curiously at odds with a society that simultaneously praises and distrusts science. We live in an age filled with the wonders of scientific advancement –- from medical/health care, to computers, to self-driving cars –- yet we also have groups that loudly proclaim their distrust of anything "technological" or "scientific" and turn toward mystical and superstitious explanations instead. But this is not intended as a political rant, and I am not necessarily referring to the groups and actions that you might infer from the title or previous statements. Read on, and let's look at what science is, who scientists are, and examine the ways in which Science, as a field, makes mistakes, changes its mind, and arrives at its findings. We will then compare and contrast those observations with the quasi-religious approach which declares that the scientific evidence for or against a particular subject is "settled", that there is "consensus" among all right-thinking scientists who support that view, and that the opposition are "not real scientists" at all.


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