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A PRICELESS ALIEN ARTIFACT FOR THE TAKING
Gregory Roarke and his Kadolian partner Selene work for the Icarus Group, a top-secret government organization hunting for portals created by a long-vanished alien race, portals that can teleport a person hundreds or thousands of light-years in the blink of an eye.
Usually, those hunts are long and tedious. But Roarke has now been handed an intriguing offer. A criminal boss will hand over a hitherto unknown portal to the Icarus Group in exchange for Roarke and Selene agreeing to transport a passenger named Nikki across the Spiral. There’s only one catch. Nikki is a professional, high-priced, highly feared assassin. And she’s on the job.
Praise for Dragon-Award Winner The Icarus Plot:
“This is Zahn at his best—great characters and settings, great worldbuilding, great suspense, and just a ton of action and space opera fun.”
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A FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY
The world was brought to its knees by the zombie virus. But humanity has risen from the ashes and has begun to rebuild. Courageous men and women have kindled a fire of hope in the darkness. But mere survival is not enough. The real challenge is how to keep that future alive and to stand united.
Stories by John Birmingham, Jody Lynn Nye, Brian Trent, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jamie Ibson, Dave Freer, Griffin Barber, Lydia Sherrer, Mel Todd, Christopher L. Smith, and Mike Massa.
Praise for Black Tide Rising:
“ . . . an entertaining batch of . . . action-packed tales. Certainly, fans of Ringo’s particular brand of action-adventure will be pleased.”
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A FIRST RESPONDER MAKES FIRST CONTACT
Melanie Mooney was just doing her job when she came upon an unusual accident in the deep woods late one night. But she soon finds herself recruited by emissaries of a galaxy-spanning civilization and is thrust into a world she thought only existed in supermarket tabloids. As the first human in the Galactic Union Medical Corps, she cares for extraterrestrials in desperate need of a medic. It will take all of Melanie’s experience, instinct, and grit to prove herself—and the rest of humanity—to be worthy of the Union. That’s a lot to put on a woman who’d just like to end the day with a cheeseburger and a cold beer.
Praise for Patrick Chiles' Frontier:
“Reading through the book, it is very clear just how ripped-from-the-headlines this book really is . . . Frontier is an enjoyable near-future science fiction thriller, a lightning-fast plot that feels like something that could be seen within the next hundred years.”
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HEROES FOR HIRE
Indrajit and Fix make a living solving problems—other people’s problems. Ideally, they’d like to come across as the good guys in these situations. So when a very sketchy looking character asks for their help rescuing some kidnapped children, they’re skeptical, but can’t help but say yes . . . with unexpected results.
Read “One Man's Rescue,” by D.J. Butler.
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Talia Merritt, protagonist of Monalisa Foster’s Threading the Needle, is a badass woman by any standard. As such, she joins a long line of Baen female characters who kick butt and take names. To welcome Talia (and her creator Monalisa Foster) to the Baen family, we’re offering discounts on Baen back catalog titles featuring strong women.
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