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Destroyer of Worlds

Destroyer of Worlds

Ashok Vadal, once a remorseless and highly effective Protector of the Law, is now the reluctant military commander of a throng of rebels and misfits, and turncoat to a treacherous empire bent on the mass murder of an entire caste of people. If it is war the Capital wants, then it is war they will have. Vadal has faced down gods and demons before and overcome them.

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Knight Watch

Knight Watch

John Rast went to the Ren Faire looking for a fight. Well, a simulated fight, with blunt swords and safety equipment. But when his final opponent turns into a living, fire-breathing dragon, John finds himself in the fight of his life. And that's when destiny comes to call.

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There Will be Dragons

There Will be Dragons

After a period of world-wide peace, the Earth descends into chaos and war. Edmund Talbot, master smith and unassuming historian, finds that all the problems of the world are falling in his lap. Enemies, new and old, gather like jackals around a wounded lion. But what the jackals do not know is that while old he may be, this lion is far from death. And hidden in the past is a mystery that has waited until this time to be revealed.

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The Waters and the Wild

The Waters and the Wild

When Olivia accepts swimming star Blake’s invitation to the Adirondack resort camp of Lake Endor it quickly becomes clear that all is not as it seems at the hundred year old resort. Not only is Blake not the guy she thought he was, there is something far more sinister afoot. There is something lying beneath the waters of Lake Endor—something not of this world.

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Straight Outta Deadwood

Straight Outta Deadwood

Saddle up and venture to the wild frontier town of Deadwood and its creepy environs. The west that once was rides again—but this time with the west that could have been chasing after like a spitting hellcat on its tail! Stories by Charlaine Harris, Mike Resnick, and many more!

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Stellaris: People of the Stars

Stellaris: People of the Stars

In order to reach the stars, humanity may have to undergo fundamental transformation. We may find that Homo sapiens is on its way to becoming a new and unique species: Homo stellaris: the People of the Stars. Original science fiction stories and accessible speculative pieces by top scientists that will take you to that future!

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Trader's Leap - eARC

Trader's Leap - eARC

NEW ENTRY IN THE LANDMARK LIADEN UNIVERSE® SERIES

The only bridge between past and future is a leap of faith.

Pursued by enemies, exiled Liaden clan Korval is settling into a new base on backworld Surebleak. Moving is expensive, as is war, and Korval is strapped for cash. Delm Korval has therefore instructed Master Trader Shan yos'Galan to design and implement new trade routes, quickly.

But this is no easy task. Dutiful Passage is targeted by Korval's enemies, denied docking at respectable ports, and cheated at those less respectable. Struggling to recuperate from an attack on his life, while managing daughter Padi’s emerging psychic talents, Shan is running out of options—and time. His quest to establish the all-important trade route puts him at odds with his lifemate, while doubting crew desert the ship. Facing the prospect of failure, Shan accepts the assistance of chancy allies and turns the Passage toward a port only just emerging from Rostov's Dust and awash with strange energies.

Without trade, Clan Korval will starve. Will a trader's leap of faith save everything—or doom all?

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Lost in Transmission - eARC

Lost in Transmission - eARC

EXILED FROM IMMORTALITY! The third entry in McCarthy's groundbreaking, mind-bending Queendom of Sol series back in print.

Brash and idealistic, they were rebels without a cause in a world governed by science, reason . . . and immortality. Banished for their troubles to the starship Newhope, they now face a bold future: to settle the worlds of Barnard’s Star. Now King Bascal Edward de Towaji Lutui, former prince of the Queendom of Sol, together with Captain Xiomara “Xmary” Li Weng and her lover, first mate Conrad Mursk, face a perilous voyage with thousands of their fellow exiles. The journey will last a century, but with Queendom technology it’s no problem to step into a fax machine and “print” a fresh, youthful version of yourself. But what this crew of rebels will find is far from the paradise they seek. Before long, their optimistic young colony has started to show signs of strain. And worst of all, death itself has returned with a vengeance.
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The Founder Effect - eARC

The Founder Effect - eARC

AWARD-WINNING AND BEST-SELLING AUTHORS CONTRIBUTE NEW STORIES: All-new fiction from Dragon Award winner and New York Times best-selling author David Weber, Dragon Award nominee D.J. Butler, best seller Jody Lynn Nye, indie best sellers Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey, and more. Also featuring an introduction by multi-award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Larry Correia.

It is 2185 CE. Humans now live throughout the Solar System, but their most ambitious adventure is about to begin. The starship Victoria will carry over 10,000 colonists to a new world outside the solar system. The larger-than-life exploits of those colonists will become legendary. The colonists will build a new civilization, and the actions of a few individuals will become famous—and infamous—forever marking their new colony with the Founder Effect.

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1637: No Peace Beyond the Line - eARC

1637: No Peace Beyond the Line - eARC

It’s 1637 in the Caribbean. Up-timer from 20th century America, Commander Eddie Cantrell and his ally and friend Admiral Martin Tromp start the year with some nasty surprises for Spain, whose centuries-long exploitation and rapine of the New World has run unchecked. But Imperial Spain is determined to possess the new black gold of the Americas—in the form of crude oil pouring out of the Allies’ pumps on Trinidad. Now the battle for the New World has begun, and it is a fight to the finish!

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Serpent Daughter - eARC

Serpent Daughter - eARC

Sarah Calhoun has taken her father’s throne and ascended into her goddess’s presence in Unfallen Eden as her father never did. But the queen may be dying. Forces are allied against her, from without as well as from within. To survive, Sarah must enact an ancient rite that will propel her beyond mortality, and lend her strength to fight. The Queen may be dying, true. But if she is, she will go down fighting for the only thing that matters.

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Agent of the Imperium - eARC

Agent of the Imperium - eARC

Jonathan Bland is a Decider. In the service of the Empire, he has killed more people than anyone in the history of humanity—but to save a hundred times as many. He died centuries ago, but the Imperium reactivates his recorded personality whenever a new threat appears. We follow Bland through places of legendary glory and massive conflict. For him, it is the battle for personal meaning in a life engineered for perpetual war and conflict!

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The Valkyrie Protocol - eARC

The Valkyrie Protocol - eARC

Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio have stumbled across a temporal implosion that has claimed two whole universes, and neither Raibert nor his crew can figure out what caused this calamity, or how to stop its spread. Navigating the paradoxes of time can be a killer task—especially when dogged by those who seek your destruction at every turn. The crew of the Kleio won't go down without a fight—no matter where—or when—the threat to the multiverse arises!

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Weird World War III - eARC

Weird World War III - eARC

What if the United States had gone to war with the Soviet Union? What if these rival superpowers had fought on land, sea, air, and the astral plane? What if the Soviets and Americans had struggled for dominion across parallel dimensions or on the surface of the moon? How would the world have changed? What wonders would have been unveiled? What terrors would have haunted mankind from those dark and dismal dimensions? Come closer, peer through a glass darkly, and discover the horrifying alternative visions of World War III from some of today’s greatest minds in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

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The best-selling science fiction/fantasy writers slated for livestreams with the magazine in September and October.

Riverdale, New York, August 2020—Baen Books is pleased to announce two livestreaming appearances by our authors on Publishers Weekly’s "Books on Tap LIVE" series in the coming months. The authors will be interviewed with the opportunity to answer questions at the end of the segment.

The first, featuring Larry Correia, will air on Wednesday, September 23rd at 4:00 PM EDT. Larry Correia is the best-selling author of the Monster Hunter International urban fantasy series, the Grimnoir trilogy, and the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior military epic fantasy series with the latest novel Destroyer of Worlds, on sale September 1st.

David Weber & Jacob Holo will be teaming up for an event on Wednesday, October 7th at 4:00 PM EDT to celebrate the release of The Valkyrie Protocol, the second book in their Gordian Division time travel adventure series. David Weber is a multiple New York Times best-selling author, the creator of the Honor Harrington military science fiction series, as well as Path of the Fury, the Hell’s Gate multiverse series, the Dahak Saga, and many more. The Valkyrie Protocol is on sale October 6th.

The authors are known for lively dialogue, interesting backstories, and enjoying interaction with guests. These events are free to the public. To sign up for these special events go to: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/event/item/111-larry-correia.html September 23rd at 4:00 for Larry Correia; and a link will be forthcoming for the event on October 7th at 4:00 for David Weber and Jacob Holo.

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This story is set in the multiverse of the Gordian Division series by David Weber and Jacob Holo, which includes novels The Gordian Protocol and The Valkyrie Protocol, available in October 2020. Jacob Holo is a former Ohioan/former Michigander now living in sunny South Carolina. He is a writer, gamer, hobbyist, and engineer who started writing after his parents bought him an IBM 286 desktop back in the '80s. He’s been writing ever since.


"Another week. Another successful test flight." Sarah Schoeffel raised her beer bottle in a toast.

"I'll drink to that." Her father, Kim Schoeffel, clinked his bottle against hers.

Sarah took a swig and lounged back in the patio chair. A cool breeze blew across her father's spacious back yard and rustled the leaves of the trees at its edge. The mighty crowns of old-growth oaks and beeches formed a green horizon with only the blocky white silhouette of the Chronoton Research Center marring its natural beauty. Stars had begun to dapple the clear, darkening sky.

"This is nice." Sarah sighed, a contented smile on her face.

"Yes," her father echoed, his tone possessing a far-off dreaminess.

"You remember when we used to sit on the porch at the old house and watch the storms?"

"I remember your mother yelling at me for it."

"Yeah." She chuckled and took another sip. "Good times."

"Oh?" He turned in his seat. "That's only because she'd send you to bed with nothing worse than a scolding. Whereas I had to listen to her pontificate all blasted night!"

"Like I said, good times." Her eyes sparkled with laughter.

Kim shook his head, smiling back, and drank from his bottle.

"You have no idea." He cleared his throat and raised the pitch of his voice. "'Did you know there's a five-point-three percent uptick in nano-smog density today?' she would say. 'The back porch isn't screened! Do you want our daughter to have lung cancer when she grows up? At least put on your damn respirators when you go out! People who wear them religiously have a sixteen-point-six percent longer life expectancy, even in this climate.' And on and on it would go. I swear, the woman was a walking encyclopedia."

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This is a three-part series on the world-building behind the Tom Kratman’s Carreraverse, presented with Kratman’s inimitable, deadpan style. Days of Burning, Days of Wrath is now out from Baen Books and chronicles a climactic storyline finale within Kratman’s best-selling Carrera military science fiction series.


1. The Condors.

The idea for these occurred to me after reading a good deal about stealth and doing a good deal of research into the phenom. What occurred to me was a) that stealth is an exercise in energy management, and b) that what we were doing with precision and very careful construction could also be done randomly, via the foam and the convex-concave chips. It took a while, but I eventually tracked down one of the foremost radar gurus in the world, a Dr. Jakob van Zyl, to JPL-Pasadena, and asked him if it would work for low performance aircraft. He was kind enough to indulge me. “Yes,” he said, “It will work in a low performance aircraft.” Dr. van Zyl was then kind enough to give me a short lesson in radar so I could talk the talk.

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Baen Books announces the top ten finalists for the 2020 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for best original fantasy short story.

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Join David Weber, Eric Flint and More in Livestream Showcasing New and Upcoming Books

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M.T. Reiten of Los Alamos, New Mexico, has won the grand prize in the 2020 Jim Baen Memorial Award competition for his short story “Bagala Devi Objective.”

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Innovative Independent Publisher to Bring Author Readings, Q&As, and Convention-Style Programming to Facebook LIVE

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A list of all novels, short stories, and nonfiction pieces published by Baen Books in 2019, which are thereby eligible for most major awards

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Over 170 titles from Baen Books to be published as audiobooks over the next three years

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Seventh Annual Contest for Best Original Fantasy Adventure Story To be Presented at NASFIC 2020 in Columbus, Ohio

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