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In this issue: liberty rises, a mystical city falls, plus a dollop of airship espionage, and a scatter of far-flung planets—and Part Three of Tom Kratman's "Lessons of War."
   December 2013

book cover Take a Stand for Liberty!

In 1781, George Washington's attempt to trap the British under Cornwallis at Yorktown ends catastrophically when the French fleet is destroyed in the Battle of the Capes. The revolution collapses, and the British begin a bloody reign of terror. A group of colonial rebels flees westward and sets up a colony near what is now Chicago. They call it Liberty. But the British are looking to finish what they started. Troops are dispatched to destroy the rebels, who are hopelessly outnumbered. Yet even under these dire circumstances, Liberty may still find a way!

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Beauty, Zeppelins, and Foul Play in the Air!

Alternate 1887: Gabrielle Courbiere is a secret agent for the Democratic and Social Republic of France. Her task: trade a document case of landscape drawings for one containing stolen blueprints vital to the British war effort. But Gabrielle finds that espionage is not always as easy when the man she believes to be her contact winds up dead. Now, a thousand feet above the Bavarian countryside, Gabrielle must solve a murder before she’s found out and pitched into the wild blue yonder by the culprit. A prequel to Frank Chadwick’s upcoming alt history novel, The Forever Engine.

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Chadwick Story

Search for Far-flung Worlds!

Most schoolchildren can rattle off the nine—er, eight—planets that orbit out sun. But how many could name the thousand-plus we've discovered outside our solar system? Using range of cutting edge technologies, scientists are finding exoplanets at an astonishing rate. William Ledbetter, author, engineer, and administrator of the annual Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest for Baen Books, takes us on a tour of current and upcoming projects aimed at finding far-flung worlds.

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Lessons of War

Part three of a multipart series on training for war by retired Army colonel Tom Kratman, creator of the popular Carrera military science fiction series, with latest entry Come and Take Them. Kratman’s contention: an army is for winning wars. And to win wars, you have to train men (and some women) to be warriors, not police or social workers.

Read “Training for War, Part Three” by Tom Kratman here

Kratman Training War
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Find interviews with your favorite Baen writers including David Weber, Eric Flint, Larry Correia, David Drake, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Tom Kratman, and much more. Plus the complete audiobook seriealization of David Weber’s Shadow of Freedom.

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March Baen Ebook Releases

Liberty: 1784
Robert Conroy - HALF

When the British win the American Revolutionary War, desperate patriots must make a last stand in the rebel stronghold known as Liberty.

The Fall of Atlantis
Marion Zimmer Bradley

A wounded Atlantean prince, a deadly battle between Dark and Light, and aristocratic sisters trapped in a web of deadly sorcery—the same forbidden sorcery that could bring about The Fall of Atlantis. Brings together Web of Light and Web of Darkness in one volume.

Shadow of Freedom
David Weber

As the Solarian League collapses, rebellion brews. Success for Honor Harrington’s Star Kingdom against the League has bred dangerous times. While freedom for millions hangs in the balance, one false step could lead to a final disastrous conflagration.

Hope Rearmed
S.M. Stirling
David Drake - HALF

Raj Whitehall has come close to reuniting the entire planet of Bellevue and has set the planet back on the road leading to the stars. But the half-mad jealousy and fear of Emperor Clerett is about to give Raj no choice but to revolt or face death and the loss of all he has gained for freedom.

Necessity's Child
Sharon Lee
Steve Miller

The kompani: a culture based in dance and dream. Clan Korval: star traders wealthy in enemies, fortunate in friends. Now the lives of three people intersect—Kezzi, apprentice to the kompani's grandmother; Syl Vor, Clan Korval's youngest warrior; and Rys, a man without a world, or a past. The Liaden Universe® saga continues.

Fire with Fire
Charles E. Gannon

2105: Cryocelled investigative reporter Caine Riordan awakens to a changed world where humanity has achieved faster-than-light travel and is pioneering nearby star systems. Riordan’s mission: travel to a newly settled world and investigate whether a primitive local species was once sentient–enough so to have built a lost civilization.

Delta Pavonis
Eric Kotani
John Maddox Roberts - HALF

Have we got a planet for you. And don't worry: nothing native to Delta Pavonis is likely to hurt you. At least that's what they said during orientation. Dierdre Jamail isn't quite sure she believes them. But Dierdre's always been lucky—and she's about to make the find of the century.

Act of God
Eric Kotani
John Maddox Roberts - HALF

Soviet scientists discover the secret of a mysterious explosion that leveled a remote section of Siberia in 1889 and now intend to use their discovery to destroy the United States by identical, seemingly natural causes.

The Island Worlds
Eric Kotani
John Maddox Roberts - HALF

Life on Planet Earth is not what it used to be. The rich have grown richer, the poor poorer, and the only way to be free and happy is to get off Earth. Space is where it's all happening. But there are those who say the Solar System is too small to be part slave and part free.

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


The Charnas Sorcery Hall Novels in a Discount Bundle

Valentine Marsh: a New York kid faced with an impossible destiny when the gift of sorcery descends to the women of her family. Now she must use her power to face enemies home-grown and far-flung as she and her awed and unlikely fellow-adventurers battle their way to the lofty gates of Sorcery Hall in this exciting series by Suzy McKee Charnas.

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Fairwood Press

The King In Scarlet
Mark Teppo

Leap with utter abandon from the cliff of the real. Journey far north to the frozen top of the world. Rattle along old train tracks. These are stories of liars, heartbreakers, and fabulists; the way they see the world is undoubtedly the way it truly is. The final act of Mark Teppo's first collection, The Court of Lies.

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Wordfire Press

Crystal Doors #1: Island Realm
Rebecca Moesta
Kevin J. Anderson

From the authors of Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights. Modern-day teens Vic and Gwen are transported through a dimensional doorway to an Atlantis-like island where they must learn both magic and science to fight the warlike undersea race, the Merlons.

Crystal Doors #2: Ocean Realm
Rebecca Moesta
Kevin J. Anderson

Still stranded away from Earth, cousins Vic and Gwen and their friends are held prisoner in an underwater Merlon city where a dark wizard is preparing a sea-serpent army to attack Elantya.

Crystal Doors #3: Sky Realm
Rebecca Moesta
Kevin J. Anderson

Vic and Gwen accompany their friend Sharif to his flying city of Irrakesh, a wondrous levitating island, which is under attack by winged monsters.

Ocean Book 1: The Awakening
Brian Herbert
Jan Herbert

From New York Times bestselling author Brian Herbert and Jan Herbert, an epic ecological fantasy. The inhabitants of the sea rise up against the land dwellers who have polluted the Earth.

Ocean Book 2: The Sea Warriors
Brian Herbert
Jan Herbert

Mutant humans who manifest astonishing aquatic powers unite the most powerful creatures of the sea to strike back against corrupt industrial operations.

Ocean Book 3: War of Independence
Brian Herbert
Jan Herbert

In order to save the oceans, the unexpected armies of the sea follow a half-human messiah in titanic battles against the land dwellers.

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E-Reads Bundle

A battle for supremacy over the known worlds of the galaxy, a deal with the devil, classic planetary adventure, and a generation starship with feelings! All this and more in a six-book bundle from Hugo Award winning novelist John Brunner.

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