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In this issue: Young trader in the midst of a maelstrom, a man at the end of his rope, and a classic of sf back in print. All that plus a new contest!
   Books on Sale in Bookstores May 2022

Jethri Gobelyn has risen far: from despised youngest on a Terran family Loop ship to second trader on premier Liaden tradeship Elthoria. Jethri has inherited a mission from his father, a plan that will allow family Loop ships like the one he grew up on to survive the encroachment of Rostov’s Dust. In this, he’s backed by several prominent Looper families who are scheduled to meet and plan at the South Axis Trade Fair. But the mission will be a test of his loyalties, as he’s thrust into a tangle of gray-trading, mistaken identity, misinformation, and galactic politics.

Get Fair Trade here.


He's up to his eyeballs in debt to pay for school, and he's just moved his small family forty light-years from Earth for a plum job with the wealthy interstellar corporation, The Sarovar Company. John's first assignment is to discreetly investigate possible corruption at the remote Arrowhawk Station, where Company traders buy the famous Sarovari Weave from the three-sided, crablike Weavers. He soon finds evidence of theft and worse, but when the guilty parties realize he's getting close, they come after him and his family. With no way back to Earth, the only direction for John Abbott and his family to go is forward—into danger.

Get Abbott in Darkness here.


McCaffrey May Ebook Sale

To celebrate bringing The City Who Fought back into print this month, we’re offering discounts on ALL Anne McCaffrey backlist ebooks. From now until May 31, get $1 off all Anne McCaffrey Baen titles.

Find out more here.

May Contest

Go All in with John Abbott

In D.J. Butler’s latest novel, Abbott in Darkness, family man John Abbott decides to go all in on a risky job on a far-flung colony world, where things are not what they first seem. To celebrate, we’re giving away a signed copy of the novel, and it couldn’t be easier to throw your lot in with John Abbott. Just send us an email with your name and you’ll be entered into our random drawing! One entry per person, please.

Find out more here.


Contest Winner

April Contest Winner

Last month we asked you what video game would you most like to enter and play for a chance to win a signed copy of Into the Real by John Ringo and Lydia Sherrer. Congrats to Nathan Glasser!

Read the winning entry here.

Don't Touch That Dial: Listen to or Watch
the Baen Free Radio Hour

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: Butler on Abbott in Darkness; Sharon Lee and Steve Miller discuss Fair Trade; and Josh Hayes talks to an all-star panel about Anne McCaffrey and S.M. Stirling’s The City Who Fought. Plus our ongoing audiobook serialization of Timothy Zahn’s Cobra.

Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure. All previous episodes are also archived at Baen’s YouTube Channel, here. And check out the new optional video podcast format!

Listen to the Baen Free Radio Hour now.

May Books

Fair Trade
Sharon Lee &
Steve Miller


Jethri Gobelyn has inherited a mission from his father. But the mission will be a test of his loyalties, as he’s thrust into a tangle of gray-trading, mistaken identity, misinformation, and galactic politics.

Abbott in Darkness
D.J. Butler
(trade paperback)

A job for a wealthy interstellar corporation turns deadly for a man at the end of his rope. With no way back to Earth, the only direction for John Abbott and his family to go is forward—into danger.

The City Who Fought
Anne McCaffrey &
S.M. Stirling

(trade paperback)

SSS-900, a huge space station controlled by the brain of Simeon—a shellperson who relieves his daily monotony by replaying computer simulations of great battles—becomes the only thing standing between ruthless alien pirates and total destruction.

David Weber &
Richard Fox

(mass market paperback)

There is no end to how high Rear Admiral Terrence Murphy can climb within the ranks of the Five Hundred, the social elite of the Heart Worlds. But Terrence Murphy is a man of honor. He intends to stop the genocide perpetrated by the Five Hundred, no matter the cost. Terrence will end fifty-six years of bloodshed and slaughter—and Hell itself rides with him.

Freehold: Defiance
edited by
Michael Z. Williamson

(mass market paperback)

The UN has invaded the Freehold of Grainne, a bastion of libertarian government in a galaxy of authoritarianism. Grainne must form an organized force from the shattered remnants of their military and from grimly determined insurgents. Their war is for their very way of life.

The Godel Operation
James L. Cambias
(mass market paperback)

An AI must help his favorite human navigate his complex love life while aiding in the search for an ancient, legendary weapon that could spell doom for men, machines, and the Solar System itself!
Baen Appearances
Author Appearance
Joelle Presby

May 6 - 8
Marcon 57
Columbia, OH

Mercedes Lackey (SFWA Grandmaster)

May 19 - 22
SFWA Nebula Conference
Virtual Convention

Jim Beall
Sean CW Korsgaard
Wen Spencer
Mark L. Van Name
Robert Waters

May 27 - 30
Balticon 56
Baltimore, MD

Toni Weisskopf
William Ledbetter

May 27 - 29
International Space Development Conference
Arlington, VA

Don’t forget to check out the newest Ebook releases here. Plus, read this month’s free short story, “A Window on Samovar” by DJ Butler here.
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