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In this issue: justice on a cosmic scale and a face-to-face meeting with the enemy. Plus, a new contest!
   Books on Sale in Bookstores April 2020
We Have Met the Aliens—and They Are Us

Avalon was finally thriving. The cold sleep colonists from Earth had settled on a verdant, livable world. The fast and cunning predators humans named grendels were under control, and mainland outposts had been established. Humans would survive. But unbeknownst to the planet-bound humans, something was moving out there in the stars. Its destination: Avalon. Its probable origin: Earth’s Solar System. The passengers it carried would change this world forever.

The long-awaited conclusion of the Heorot series from science fiction legends Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes.

Get Starborn & Godsons here.

Lawyers, Ray Guns, and Money

Whatever the future may hold, one thing is certain: whenever two people get together, the possibility for disagreement will always be present. And when there are conflicts that need settling, lawyers won’t be far behind. Here then, a collection of science fiction tales of men and women who try to balance the scales of justice on a cosmic scale. Classics by Robert A. Heinlein, Larry Niven, Clifford D. Simak, Robert Silverberg, and more, and newer stories by Christopher Ruocchio, Tony Daniel, Sarah A. Hoyt and Laura Montgomery, Alex Shvartsman, and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, and still other stellar talents bringing down the judge’s gavel with a verdict of excellent entertainment.

Get Overruled here.

The Baen Free Library is Filled with Great, FREE Ebooks!

The Baen Free Library has 73 ebooks available for absolutely free! And remember, ebooks are always free home delivery! Selections include stunning series openers like On Basilisk Station by David Weber, the first Honor Harrington novel, A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo, the first Posleen War novel, 1632 by Eric Flint, the first Ring of Fire novel, With the Lightnings by David Drake, the first RCN novel.

Plus, ebooks like The Honor of the Queen, and Oath of Swords, by David Weber. Redliners by David Drake, A Desert Called Peace by Tom Kratman, and Gust Front, by John Ringo. This list goes on and on, and every one of them is absolutely free. They are available in RTF, and all ereader formats, including Kindle. No DRM. No strings attached.

Visit the Baen Free Library

Supercharge Your Online Reading Group

Baen has absolutely free study and Baen Reader Guides available online and as PDF downloads for a wide range of books and ebooks. These are excellent resources for an online reading group to get discussion going—and maybe to even jumpstart some friendly collusion and revolution, you never know! Social distancing won’t stand a chance!

Want to take a deep dive? We have free Baen Study Guides available for an amazing assortment of Baen books and ebooks, including many in the Baen Free Library. These are in-depth guides written by teachers for readers of all ages, with discussion suggestions, and even a few quizzes for the studious-minded!

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Baen Quarantine Live Readings

Join us on Fridays at 8 PM EST on Facebook LIVE for live readings with Baen Authors. This Friday, April 3rd, join LARRY CORREIA and host Christopher Ruocchio for a live reading from Larry's DESTROYER OF WORLDS, book 3 in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior! Audience Q&A to follow. Stay tuned for next guest's announcement.

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April Contest

Self-Quarantine . . . with a Good Book!

It’s a crazy time right now, and folks are hunkering down to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. But we think “sheltering in place” and “social distancing” are much more bearable with a good book. Which got us wondering: what are your top five “desert island” or, in this case, “self-quarantine” science fiction or fantasy novels? Let us know for a chance to win a future month’s releases in DRM-free ebook format!

Find out more here.

March Contest Winner

Last month we asked you to tell us your favorite science fiction novel, film, or television show in which extraterrestrials threaten the existence of humanity. Congrats to Rob Kelly! He wins a copy of Ship of Destiny, signed by Frank Chadwick!

Read the winning entry here.

Don't Touch that Dial: It's the Baen Free Radio Hour!

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: Science fiction legends Larry Niven and Steven Barnes discuss their lifetime of collaboration with the late, great Dr. Jerry Pournelle, and talk about the book Starborn & Godsons, the finale to their Heorot science fiction series, and the final collaboration by Niven, Pournelle, and Barnes. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to The Baen Free Radio Hour now

April Books

Starborn & Godsons
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, & Steven Barnes

Avalon was finally thriving. The cold sleep colonists from Earth had settled on a verdant, livable world. But unbeknownst to the planet-bound humans, something was moving out there in the stars. Its destination: Avalon. Its probable origin: Earth’s Solar System.

The Collapsium
Wil McCarthy
(trade paperback)

When a ruthless saboteur attacks a device capable of probing the farthest reaches of spacetime, two rival scientists must combine their prodigious intellects to prevent the destruction of the Solar System—and every living thing within it.

Edited by Hank Davis & Christopher Ruocchio
(trade paperback)

New stories and classics that imagine the future of courtroom justice from Robert A. Heinlein, Larry Niven, Clifford D. Simak, Robert Silverberg, Christopher Ruocchio, Tony Daniel, and more. Verdict: excellent entertainment.

Voices of the Fall
Edited by John Ringo & Gary Poole
(mass market paperback)

The zombie apocalypse is here in these all-new stories from John Ringo, Sarah A. Hoyt, Michael Z. Williamson, Jody Lynn Nye, Travis S. Taylor, and many more. Sequel to the best-selling anthology Black Tide Rising.

Today I Am Carey
Martin L. Shoemaker
(mass market paperback)

Mildred has Alzheimer's. As memories fade, she acquires the aid of a full-time android to assist her in everyday life: Carey. After Mildred passes, Carey must find a new purpose. Carey struggles. Carey seeks to understand life’s challenges. Carey makes its own path.

A Star-Wheeled Sky
Brad R. Torgersen
(mass market paperback)

Well over a millennium in the past, men and women fled Earth. What they found was the Waywork: an alien superhighway system between a closed sphere of stars. Now, the five Starstates—which rule all that’s left of humanity—are poised on the brink of another terrible war.

Don't forget to check out the newest ebook releases here. Plus, read this month's free short story “The Policeman’s Daughter” by Wil McCarthy here. And check out the latest free nonfiction essay "Beamed Energy for Space Exploration: Giant Leap or Incremental Steps?" by Les Johnson here.
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