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In this issue: A world in the balance, the future of defense, and final showdown for the fate of history as we know it. All that, plus a new short story by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller set in the Liaden Universe ®.
   May 2015

book cover Reclaim the Past to Save the Future

When the fate of the world hangs in the balance, a man robbed of his memories must rise up and confront a dark power that has been kept at bay for a millennium, but which now threatens to break free. He’ll find it’s not easy to face the future when you can’t remember your own past—but if saving the world from evil sorcerers, devils, and dark gods was easy, anyone could do it. A new epic fantasy series from David Weber, set in the Bahzell/War God universe.

Get The Sword of the South eARC now.

From the Case Files of Justis Fearsson

A vicious drug kingpin, an attempted terrorist attack, and a spate of ritual killings. Magic-wielding private eye Justis Fearsson must find the hidden connections between these elements before it’s too late. For a legion of dark sorcerers has descended on his hometown—and Jay is in their crosshairs. But Jay has other plans—and no intention of turning his city over to the enemy.

Get His Father’s Eyes eARC now.

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New Fiction and Nonfiction at

story graphic The Power Within

Darby Bajek always had a kind heart. That’s why when he hears the sound of someone being assaulted, he runs toward the fight instead of away from it, as would be sensible. Darby is about to find out that good deeds are sometimes more than their own reward. And he’ll discover something a secret buried deep within himself, the like of which will turn his world upside down. A new story by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, set in the wildly popular Liaden Universe ®.

Read “Chimera” here. And for more Liaden Universe ® stories, check out A Liaden Universe ® Constellation, Vol. 3 here.

The Future of Defense

When we think about the future of military weaponry, we often focus on the offensive side of battle—ray guns and disintegrating pistols and the like. But in order to win a modern war, defense can be just as important. In this month’s free non-fiction essay, structural engineer and National Guardsman Alan Isom looks at Israel’s game-changing Iron Dome and the future of defense.

Read “Using Missile Defense Against Terrorist Attacks: Israel’s Iron Dome and the Future of Rocket Shields” here.

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New Novel Acquisitions

New Novels Coming Your Way

Baen Books is pleased to announce that we have acquired eleven new science fiction and fantasy novels. Works include Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, a new Vorkosigan Saga novel by award winning New York Times best-selling science fiction author Lois McMaster Bujold; two new entries in the best-selling Liaden Universe® science fiction series by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller; and a new novel by Hugo finalist, Audie Award Winner, and New York Times best-selling author, Larry Correia.

Find out more here.

Baen Free Library

New Books Added to the Baen Free Library

We are pleased to announce THREE fantastic new additions to the Baen Free Library: Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia, Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon, and Cobra by Timothy Zahn. All are available immediately, and ebooks of the second editions of Monster Hunter International and Fire with Fire containing more original material from the authors have also been made available for sale (Cobra is available as an ebook as part of The Cobra Trilogy). Please help spread the word!

Read these and many more great Baen titles at no cost here.

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

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: The contributors of Chicks and Balances talk no-nonsense female warriors; a roundtable discussion of SF master Poul Anderson; and legendary filk musicians! Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to the Baen Free Radio Hour now.

June Baen Ebook Releases

The Sword of the South
David Weber

When the fate of the world hangs in the balance, a man robbed of his memories must rise up and confront a dark power that has been kept at bay for a millennium.

Soldiers out of Time
Steve White

Jason Thanou of the Temporal Regulatory is back for a final showdown with the Transhumanist menace. Their mad scheme: to transform humanity into a race of gods and monsters.

The Hunter Returns
David Drake & Jim Kjelgaard

Cast out from his tribe, young Hawk must fend for himself in a prehistoric world full of fearsome predators. His crime: breaking tribal law by daring to create a powerful new tool: the bow and arrow.

A Liaden Universe ® Constellation, Vol. 3
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

Twelve tales of scouts, artists, traders, priestesses, magicians, and pilots, set in one of the most epic SF worlds ever created. Sure to delight long-time fans and newcomers alike.

His Father’s Eyes
David B. Coe

A vicious drug kingpin, an attempted terrorist attack, and a spate of ritual killings. Magic-wielding private eye Justis Fearsson must find the hidden connections between these elements before it’s too late.

Liberty: 1784
Robert Conroy

1781: George Washington captured and executed. Their leader gone, a group of rebels flee westward and form a colony in the hope of keeping freedom alive.

Treasure Planet
Hal Colebach & Jessica Q. Fox

When young Peter Cartwright and his kzinrett friend Marthar receive information about a lost pirate treasure, they soon find themselves fighting ruthless pirates for the unimaginable prize.

Get the August ebooks bundle here

*This Baen Ebooks subscription bundle will dissolve on July 15, 2015. After that date, these books will be available for individual sale only.*

Event Horizon Press

The War Years
Created by David Drake & Bill Fawcett

The Far Stars War
Isolated by the light years that lie between them and Earth’s established colonies, the pioneers on the outskirts of the galaxy suddenly face a merciless enemy: an alien warrior race bent on the total destruction of every other space-faring race that might challenge them.

The Siege of Arista
For almost a hundred years, the Hothri waged a war of conquest against humanity’s strongholds in deep space. Now, forced back to their homeworld by vast fleets of Hothri warships, the leaders of the Aristan financial empires realize that they must achieve victory in a desperate defense against a foe that had never been defeated.

The Jupiter War
Earth is divided into two enemy camps: the United Nations and the Confederation of States. They have taken their animosity into space, each claiming territories farther and farther out in the solar system, until both reach and lay claim to the wealth to be found in Jupiter’s moons.

Get the Event Horizon ebooks here

Wordfire Press

Clockwork Lives: The Bookseller's Tale
Kevin J. Anderson & Neil Peart

The first standalone tale from the forthcoming steampunk fantasy epic written by Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart. Set in the same universe as their New York Times bestselling Clockwork Angels.

Chemical Burn
Quincy J. Allen

An alien, ex-government assassin takes on the L.A. mafia to settle a score. Justin Case is a high-tech, smart-ass killing machine from another world, just looking for a little redemption. Los Angeles doesn’t know what’s coming...

Dark Carbuncle
Kevin J. Anderson & Janis Ian

A hilarious spoof about a one-hit-wonder rock star and a group of obsessive fans who won’t let him rest in peace without demanding an encore. Written by #1 bestseller Anderson and multiple Grammy Award winner Janis Ian.

Frog Kiss
Kevin J. Anderson

A humorous romantic fantasy about kissing frogs, evil spells, true romance in the swamps. And a giant alligator or two.

Running from the Night
R.J. Terrell

During a late-night jog around Stanley Park, Jelani stumbles upon a vampire feeding—and his life becomes one escape from death after another. Caught in a war between Hunters and vampires with no safe place to hide, Jelani has to take refuge in the sun’s light, while using his wits to survive the night.

Direct Descent
Frank Herbert

Earth has become a library planet for thousands of years, a bastion of both useful and useless knowledge, gathered by teams of “pack rats” who scour the galaxy for any scrap of information. Knowledge is power, knowledge is wealth, and knowledge can be a weapon.

Get the Wordfire Press Bundle here

Don’t forget to check out the Baen new book releases here. Enter the May Contest here. And for upcoming appearances by Baen authors and editors, check here.

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