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In this issue: an emperor’s new racetrack, a high-stakes, high-tech game of fox and hounds, and a fandom family feud on the mend.
   August 2014

book cover Race to Make Peace!

The United States of Europe: a modern day West Virginia town transported to the 1600s now become a nation. It’s a nation beset by enemies on all sides. Luckily, a new Hapsburg emperor has come to the throne and it looks like there finally might be a chance for peace. With the Austro-Hungarian Empire teetering on the brink, the USE sends auto mechanics and financiers to the rescue. What better way to bridge the gap than to create a racetrack for the emperor’s new muscle car? And so the dance begins.

Get 1636: The Viennese Waltz eARC now.

To the Depths of Hell—and Back!

A modern day world of grit, adventure, and gunplay—transformed by shamanistic magic! Targeted by a powerful sorcerer and caught up in a battle for the souls of his friends, Marius Winter must leave ordinary reality behind. He must storm the gates of the underworld and, together with his unconventional spirit guides (one is the ghost of a New York bookie) descend to the darkest dungeons of the underworld and confront Belial himself.

Get The Sword of Michael eARC now.

The Sword of Michael

Shattered Shields
Grab Your Sword and Prepare for Battle!

High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand-in-hand. In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections to save the day. Here are stories of dark magic, enemy blades, epic landscapes, and epic battles. Hard-hitting tales of sword and sorcery with a military flavor, featuring all new stories by New York Times best-selling author Larry Correia, best seller Sarah A. Hoyt, and many more. Plus, new Deed of Paksenarrion tale by Elizabeth Moon.

Get Shattered Shields eARC now.

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The Fox and the Hound in the Imperium

For the ruling nobility of the Imperium, the Milky Way Galaxy is a playground. So, when Lord Thomas Kinago and a few of his closest relatives want to relax with a game of fox and hound, they find themselves tearing around the busy cityscape of Nikplig, chasing after their cousin in a high-tech game of tag. But a fugitive from justice is on the loose, and Lord Thomas’ game is about to become deadly. Will the hunter become the hunted? New fiction set in the world of Jody Lynn Nye’s Fortunes of the Imperium.

Read “An Imperium Pursuit” by Jody Lynn Nye here.

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Science Never Settled
Fandom’s Great Divide

It’s the biggest divide in fandom. We're not talking Kirk or Picard. Nope, we’re talking SF vs. Fantasy. Neuroscience researcher and science educator Dr. Tedd Roberts examines every angle of the divide and explains why maybe SF and fantasy aren’t so different after all in this month’s free non-fiction article.

Read “Even Fantasy Needs a Little Science (Even Magic Needs Rules)” here.

Baen Books at DragonCon 2014!

Baeniacs Assemble! A Call to Arms!

Going to DragonCon this year? So is Baen! And we’ve got a lot of great stuff planned. We’ll be hosting a Worlds of Baen entrant in the DragonCon Parade and we need you to help make it a success. To learn more, check out the Baen DragonCon Parade Group on facebook here.

But that’s not all! We’re also hosting a book release party—and you’re invited. We’re celebrating the release of Islands of Rage and Hope and A Call to Duty with a party on Thursday August 28th from 7:00 p.m.—midnight, in the Peachtree Ballroom on the 8th floor of the downtown Atlanta Weston. John Ringo, Timothy Zahn, and David Weber will be attending. We’ll have books for sale, readings, autographings, and a costume contest (including your chance to win some cold hard cash). We’ve also got a few more surprises up our sleeve that you’ll have to attend to find out about.

To learn more about the parade and other Baen goings-on at DragonCon, click here or here.

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

Fascinating conversations with your favorite Baen writers about the books you love. Coming up: Eric Flint and Dave Freer, Charles E. Gannon, Jody Lynn Nye—and a Baen Authors' Spouses Roundtable with Sharon Weber, Miriam Ringo, Dan Hoyt, Lucille Flint, and Bridget Correia!

Listen to The Baen Free Radio Hour now

Get the Baen Mobile App and Own the Entire Baen Free Library Instantly

The moment you download the Baen Mobile app and either create a new account or link to your Baen Ebooks account, the Baen Free Library of over fifty top-of-the-line ebooks becomes yours. Plus you get the Baen Ebooks catalog (and purchasing ability in Android), the legendary Baen Bar, Baen podcasts, news, a dedicated e-reader, and loads of great Baen content! The app is available in both Android and iOS flavors, as well as on a mobile browser site.

Get the Baen app at Google Play here. Get the Baen app at Google Play here. And point your mobile device bowser to the Baen Ebooks mobile site here.

The Honor Harrington Comic is Now Available!

David Weber’s best-selling Honor Harrington can now be found in a gaming app for Apple and Android devices! Find out more here.

And don’t forget to check out the latest issue of Tales of Honor, a five-part comic based on Weber’s On Basilisk Station. Click here to download a free preview of the first issue, purchase issues #1 and #2, and watch a video on the adaptation process.


November Baen Ebook Releases

1636: The Viennese Waltz
Eric Flint
Paula Goodlett
Gorg Huff

With the Austro-Hungarian Empire teetering on the brink, the United States of Europe sends auto mechanics and financiers to the rescue. What better way to bridge the gap than to create a racetrack for the emperor’s new muscle car?

The Short Victorious War
David Weber

The ruling families of the People’s Republic of Haven wasnt a short victorious war, but Captain Honor Harrington is going to give them a war that's anything but.

The Sword of Michael
Marcus Wynne

Marius Winter, shaman-warrior, and his spirit guides embark on a battle through Hell to save the souls of everyone Marius loves from the demon Belial!

Shattered Shields
edited by
Jennifer Brozek
Thomas Schmidt

High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand-in-hand. In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections to save the day. Here are stories of dark magic, enemy blades, epic landscapes, and epic battles.

Hope Reformed
David Drake
Eric Flint
S.M. Stirling

The Empire has fallen and a time of technological ruin is upon the stars. But one battle computer has survived the Collapse, and he is determined to aid those who would restore a star-faring civilization. Enter Raj Whitehall, the general who will retake humanity from the jaws of barbarism.

The Undead Hordes of Kan-Gul
Jon F. Merz

A Shadow Warrior and his unlikely traveling companions face off against a malevolent sorcerer and an army of the dead.

Revolution: The Secret World Chronicle III
Mercedes Lackey
Cody Martin
Dennis Lee
Veronica Giguere

It’s go time once again for the meta-heroes and their ghostly ally, Seraphym, the spirit of the world. Financier villain Verdegris knows he must trap and destroy her if he is to take down the metas.

The Virgin of Zesh and the Tower of Zanid
L. Sprague de Camp

Two tales from L. Sprague de Camp's Krishna series. Classic space adventure from a man who invented the field!

Get the November ebooks bundle here

*This Baen Ebooks subscription bundle will dissolve on October 15, 2014. After that date, these books will be available for individual sale only.*

Contest Winners!

Back in April we asked you how aliens could best hide among us and try to take over the world, and what humanity’s countermeasure might be. Congratulations to James Hadley! He’ll receive a signed copy of Cauldron of Ghosts by David Weber and Eric Flint. You can read his winning entry here.

And congratulations are also in order for João Hermínio Aguiar, for winning our May contest. He’ll receive a signed copy of David Drake’s latest RCN novel, The Sea without a Shore.

Fairwood Press

The Stories that Made Michael Bishop An SF Legend

Brittle Innings
Michael Bishop

Hailed by critics as a contender for the Great American Novel, Brittle Innings evokes a bygone era of worldwide conflict and homeland unity. It also convincingly links wartime history with the immemorial mythology of the superhero and the legendary status of baseball as the great American pastime.

Ancient of Days
Michael Bishop

What if a living specimen of Homo habilis appeared in the pecan grove of a female artist living in Georgia? A rare combination of science fiction, noir mystery, and comedy of manners, Ancient of Days will involve and challenge you as have few other novels.

Who Made Stevie Cry?
Michael Bishop

Mary Stevenson Crye, known as Stevie to friends and family, makes her living at her typewriter. So when the machine goes on the fritz, she takes it to a strange young repairman. But Stevie’s newly “repaired” machine is acting strangely, and soon she find she’s doubting her own sanity as she descends into Southern Gothic darkness in this genre-bending classic from Michael Bishop.

Get the Fairwood Press Bundle here

Wordfire Press

On My Way to Paradise
David Farland

A gritty future-war thriller. A man who must pit himself against treacherous humans and godlike AIs to win a war and save his own humanity. Award-winning first novel by New York Times bestseller David Farland.

Strike Eagle
Col. Doug Beason

A near-future cutting-edge military thriller by Nebula nominee and retired USAF colonel. The Vice President’s plane vanishes over the Philippine jungles, and a high-tech hunt is under way by the best, well-equipped soldiers in the US military.

The Festival of Bones
James A. Owen

It begins with a manuscript and ends with a murder. A mysterious prodigy teams up with a professor of ancient literature and a former singer on a quest across the Himalayas, across alternate histories, to a confrontation that could lead to Ragnarok, the winter that will end the world.

Escape Plans
David Sakmyster

Nineteen edgy tales of dark fantasy and suspense by award-winning author David Sakmyster.

Alien Landscapes 1
Kevin J. Anderson

Four hard SF stories by #1 bestseller Kevin J. Anderson: "Landscapes," "Fondest of Memories," “Controlled Experiments,” and “Human, Martian—One, Two, Three.”

Alien Landscapes 2
Kevin J. Anderson

Four hard SF stories by #1 bestseller Kevin J. Anderson: “Collaborators” (written with Rebecca Moesta), “Good Old Days,” “Job Qualifications,” and “Prisoner of War.

Get the Wordfire Press Bundle here

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

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