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1636: The China Venture

1636: The China Venture

The newly formed United States of Europe sends an embassy to the Chinese empire for all important critical resources nobody has ever needed before—at least not before an entire town showed up from 300 years in the future! But convincing the mandarins to establish trade with the newly formed USE won't be easy.

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Mission of Honor

Mission of Honor

The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington's entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she's achieved in that conflict. Now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. But Manticore's enemies may not have thought of everything after all. Because if everything Honor Harrington loves is going down to destruction, it won't be going alone.

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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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The Chronicles of Davids

The Chronicles of Davids

The history of science fiction and fantasy is filled with stories by what we like to call Davids of Distinction. Now, for the first time, an anthology by people named David, for everyone. Fifteen tales by David Weber, David Drake, Gregory Benford & David Brin, David B. Coe, D.J. Butler, Avram Davidson, David H. Keller, and many more. Many more Davids, that is.

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Alternate Routes

Alternate Routes

Something weird is happening on the Los Angeles freeways. A government agency is using the freeway anomalies for disturbing purposes, and its chief is determined to have ex-Secret Service agent Sebastian Vickery killed because of a secret he learned years ago at a halted presidential motorcade.

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Target Rich Environment

Target Rich Environment

Together for the first time, fourteen action-packed tales of demons, monsters, vampires, and cosmic horrors too terrible to name—and the men and women who take them all down. Oh, and toss in an interdimensional insurance salesman for good measure. The first-ever collection of short fiction from New York Times best-selling author Larry Correia.

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Her Majesty's American

Her Majesty's American

In an alternate future where the British empire never crumbled, the space ships of Her Majesty’s Navy work to keep the spaceways safe. But there are those among the stars who are not so happy being subjects of the British Empire, and they will do their worse to destroy the hated empire head on. Yet standing against the coming anarchy and tyranny is one intrepid spy prepared to risk all for queen and empire.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

Accepting the Lance - eARC

Accepting the Lance - eARC

Exiled from Liad after bombing a city to save it from The Department of the Interior’s infernal weapons and plans, Clan Korval has gone to ground on the back-water planet Surebleak, whose people are as untamed as its weather. But the Department of the Interior is not done with Clan Korval yet and Surebleak and Korval’s ships and people everywhere are in the crosshairs.

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Target Rich Environment, Volume 2 - eARC

Target Rich Environment, Volume 2 - eARC

More stories from the creator of Monster Hunter International, The Grimnoir Chronicles, and the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior. The second volume collecting all of best-selling author Larry Correia's short stories, novelettes, and novellas. Correia delivers short stories that pull no punches and take no prisoner.

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Freehold: Resistance - eARC

Freehold: Resistance - eARC

When the UN invaded the Freehold of Grainne, the intent was simple: Force a noncompliant star nation back into the collective. What the politicians hadn't accounted for was that the Freehold had spent 200 years as the haven for every independent, rebellious, self-reliant adventurer in human space. Grainne’s inhabitants have only one goal in mind: Make the invaders suffer for their presumption.

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Council of Fire - eARC

Council of Fire - eARC

Halley’s Comet, 1759. The comet veers and strikes the Earth with nature-altering force. The New World splits from the Old. In this changed New World, it is the dawn of real magic—and very real monsters. Now, a young English prince must wield his newfound powers to unify the continent—or the New World may well slip into oblivion.

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The Cunning Man - eARC

The Cunning Man - eARC

It’s the depths of the Depression, and a mining town in Utah is shut down. Something has awakened underground, and now a monster roams the tunnels. Along comes Hiram Woolley, a man with mystical abilities derived from the commonsense application of Scot-Irish folk wisdom and German Braucher magic. Hiram must confront the monster below, as well as the family of mine owners who would rather watch children starve than compromise with each other. The job will take a man of wisdom. A man of magic. A Cunning Man.

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The Best of Jerry Pournelle - eARC

The Best of Jerry Pournelle - eARC

For half a century, Jerry Pournelle's name has been synonymous with hard-hitting, idea-driven, wonder-inducing science fiction. Now, for the first time, Pournelle's best short work is collected together in a single volume. Here are over a dozen short stories, each with a new introduction by editor and long-time Pournelle assistant John F. Carr.

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1636: The Flight of the Nightingale - eARC

1636: The Flight of the Nightingale - eARC

Two novels set in Eric Flint's best-selling Ring of Fire series shine a light on the overlooked corners of the Ring of Fire universe, where small actions can have life-altering consequences. Includes two complete novels: The Flight of the Nightingale and Bach to the Future.

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The Waters and the Wild - eARC

The Waters and the Wild - eARC

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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Antediluvian - eARC

Antediluvian - eARC

In a brilliant and dangerous brain hacking experiment, Harv Leonel and Tara Mukherjee are about to discover entire lifetimes of human memory coded in our genes, and reveal ancient legends—from knights and trolls, to flood myths, to the birth of humanity itself—that are very real. And very deadly . . .

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Straight Outta Deadwood - eARC

Straight Outta Deadwood - eARC

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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Baen Free Radio Hour

Charles E. Gannon discusses Marque of Caine, the fifth entry in his hard science fiction adventure Caine Riordan series. This is part two of two; and Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia, Part 62.

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"Talk Girl" is set within the world of Wil McCarthy’s novel Antediluvian, out in October 2019 from Baen Books. McCarthy is a former contributing editor for WIRED magazine and science columnist for the SyFy channel, where his "Lab Notes" column ran for ten years. His short fiction has graced the pages of magazines like Analog, Asimov's, WIRED, and SF Age, and his novels include Bloom, The Collapsium (a national bestseller), and To Crush the Moon. He has also written for TV, and appeared on the History Channel and the Science Channel. In addition to fiction and journalism, McCarthy also writes patents for a top law firm in Dallas.


My machine was different than Harv Leonel's. Extracting the quantum memories that cling to highly conserved biological structures . . . well, it's a dicey business under the best of circumstances, and Leonel was plucking the very lowest-hanging fruit from that tree. For the rest of us, he left either scraps beneath the table or luscious morsels far out of reach. Not that his journey was an easy one, or free of costs. Certainly not. And yet, in being first he was, in many ways, the mnemochronnaut with the least to prove. Which is a funny thing, if you think about what happened afterward.

The Ice Age he claims to have traveled back to is corroborated here and there by archeological or linguistic or genetic evidence, and our very cultural notions of those time periods are increasingly shaped by his experience. Who hasn't seen the CGI landscape reconstructions from National Geographic? Heard the lilt and jabber of the ancient languages he claims to have spoken? Who hasn't watched the movie, with Sidney Smith playing all five title roles?

And yet, nearly half of Real Scientists consider Leonel a crank, and his staff a team of either world-class chumps or third-rate charlatans.

"Are you ready, Beth?" Shirley asked me as I leaned back in the seizure chair. We were in my garage, heaped high with second-hand and scratch-built equipment. Was I ready?

What a question.

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Kerry Hensley is a native of West Virginia and currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is a Ph.D. candidate in astronomy at Boston University. She is a writer for the award-winning research news website AAS Nova as well as Astrobites, a graduate-student-run research blog. Her essay recounting her time at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, "Quiet Zone," received awards for both Nonfiction and Emerging Writers Prose in the West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contest. After graduating from Williams College in 2014 with a BA in Astrophysics and Chinese, she was a planetary science intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Nan’ao, Taiwan, where she attempted to convince 200 indignant elementary schoolers that Pluto is not a planet.


After centuries of watching the night sky with increasingly sophisticated tools, there’s still plenty we don’t know about the universe. Part of the challenge is that we’re stuck on a planet that’s surrounded by an atmosphere that blocks certain types of radiation from reaching the ground. It’s hard to complain too much, since if X-rays could make it to Earth’s surface humans would either be dead or a very different kind of organism, but it has certainly slowed our progress. We’ve managed to launch telescopes into orbit around Earth to observe most wavelengths of light, but there’s a huge chunk of extraterrestrial radiation that we currently have no means to observe. The culprit? A layer of plasma in Earth’s atmosphere called the ionosphere.

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

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Baen Ebooks is proud to announce an agreement to distribute the English translation of Judgment in Moscow by Vladimir Bukovsky on its retail ebook site, as well as offering a selection of other ebooks from Judgment in Moscow publisher, Ninth of November Press.

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J. J. Cragun takes home the top prize for his short story “Treason Properly.”

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Matt McHugh of New Jersey has won the grand prize in the 2019 Jim Baen Memorial Award competition for his short story "Burners."

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Baen Begins Selling Challenge Coins Through Baen.com

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When in the course of human events, in this case the passage of twelve years, it becomes necessary to change the look and feel of the company website . . . well, we do. We’ve tried to keep things Baenish and familiar to frequent users, and even more intuitive and helpful to new ones.

We’ve combined the ebooks and print books pages, so everyone can find everything they want in one place. (We will still be selling mostly ebooks here, our own Baen Books and those of other distinguished science fiction publishers, but we are also starting to dip our toe into swag merchandising as well! About which more later.) We added several filtering tools to make sorting through and searching for books more slick, and we’ve kept the ever popular “My Books” and “Not My Books” function.

We hope you’ll find the account interface more user friendly, and we’ve added a sidebar to the homepage we also hope you’ll find helpful in accessing the rest of the site.

Of course we’ve kept all the free stuff—the monthly stories and nonfiction, the extensive Teacher’s Guides, and the Baen Free Library. We hope you enjoy it, and we always welcome feedback. Feel free to stop by Toni’s Table at Baen’s Bar or for technical problems Administrivia or simply email us directly at baensupport@principledtechnologies.com.

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