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Rich Man's Sky

Rich Man's Sky

An international team of elite military women, masquerading as space colonists, are set to infiltrate and neutralize the largest and most dangerous project in human history. But nothing is that simple when rich men control the sky, as everyone involved is about to discover.

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1636: Calabar's War

1636: Calabar's War

Domingos Fernandes Calabar started out as a military advisor for the Portuguese in Brazil, but these days the Portuguese have a new label for Calabar: “traitorous dog.” Now Calabar helps the Dutch fleet strike at Portuguese and Spanish interests on land and sea.

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Starborn & Godsons

Starborn & Godsons

Avalon was finally thriving. The cold sleep colonists from Earth had settled on a verdant, livable world. But unbeknownst to the planet-bound humans, something was moving out there in the stars. Its destination: Avalon. Its probable origin: Earth’s Solar System.

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Castaway Resolution

Castaway Resolution

The Kimei family and the second group of castaways, led by the redoubtable Sergeant Campbell, have finally joined forces landing on the bizarre planet Lincoln. But the resourcefulness of the castaways may not be enough. Because the planet Lincoln is far from done with them yet.

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The Initiate

The Initiate

The Apkallu are masters of magic. They rule the world from the shadows, using mind control and deadly monsters to eliminate any threat to their power. Sam Arquero lost his family to a demon sent by an Apkallu. He knew that nobody would believe the truth, but now an old man offers Sam the chance to find out who is responsible, and bring down the Apkallu forever.

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Governor - eARC

Governor - eARC

There is no end to how high Rear Admiral Terrence Murphy can climb within the ranks of the Five Hundred, the social elite of the Heart Worlds. But Terrence Murphy is a man of honor. He intends to stop the genocide perpetrated by the Five Hundred, no matter the cost. Terrence will end fifty-six years of bloodshed and slaughter—and Hell itself rides with him.

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We Shall Rise - eARC

We Shall Rise - eARC

All new stories set in the world of New York Times best-selling author John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series. Stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Brendon DuBois, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezell, Mike Massa, Christopher L. Smith, Lydia Sherrer, Jason Cordova, Brian Trent, Patrick Vanner, and Jamie Ibson.

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Frontier - eARC

Frontier - eARC

While on a routine search and rescue mission, Marshall Hunter and the crew of the Borman encounter deception and peril. The Borman itself becomes hopelessly disabled, while back in near-Earth Orbit, cislunar space falls into chaos as critical satellites fail and valuable lunar mineral shipments disappear in transit. Facing an impossible choice between salvation and sacrifice, Marshall Hunter has to find a way to save both his crewmates and Space Age civilization itself from an insidious foe!

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1637: The Peacock Throne - eARC

1637: The Peacock Throne - eARC

The diplomatic and trade mission from the United States of Europe came to the Mughal Empire to trade for goods and medicine, but now they are enmeshed in the great civil war of India’s magnificent past—and the fight for a new, brighter future!

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Freehold: Defiance - eARC

Freehold: Defiance - eARC

The UN has invaded the Freehold of Grainne, a bastion of libertarian government in a galaxy of authoritarianism. Grainne must form an organized force from the shattered remnants of their military and from grimly determined insurgents. Their war is for their very way of life.

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The Godel Operation - eARC

The Godel Operation - eARC

An AI must help his favorite human navigate his complex love life while aiding in the search for an ancient, legendary weapon that could spell doom for men, machines, and the Solar System itself!

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Joelle Presby was born in France, raised in Cameroon, and now lives in the United States. She writes science fiction and fantasy. Here web site can be found here.


Note: This short story is set after the events of The Road to Hell (Multiverse #3) by David Weber and Joelle Presby. In the Multiverse of those series novels, two worlds spanning human civilizations occupy their own chains of Earths connected through naturally occurring portals. They have been at war since first contact on Hell’s Gate when a powerful telepath, the daughter of the Sharonan Cetacean Ambassador Shalassar, broadcast the defeat of her Sharonan unit of explorers by an Arcanan military exploration force. The Arcanans have magic, often placed in crystals and used to control magically created animals from dragons and griffins to three-headed hydras. The Sharonans have telepaths and steam power level technology. While the Arcanan magic beasts have been an aerial force and a logistical powerhouse, the intelligent whales, dolphins, and orca back on the Sharonan home world have not previously involved themselves in the humans’ conflict.


Sharona

A seal-sized shadow flippered along the surface. It looked so delicious. The orca Teeth Cleaver wanted it. He powered up from the blue-black deep ready to feast on marbled fat and mouthwatering seal steak. Tired down to his very cartilage, a warm-blooded meal would do very nicely.

But an overly spiny reef creature darted past his jaws, and he snapped at it in pure reflex. The shell’s taste was vile, but his belly felt ready to eat itself, he was so hungry.

The shadow above resolved into a narrow hull and oars.

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Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over forty years, a war gamer for over fifty, and an avid reader of science fiction for even longer. His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer. Experience after the USN includes design, construction, inspection, enforcement, and assessment with a nuclear utility, an architect engineering firm, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC).


Stars recycle and so must we if we are to travel between them.

Stars have practiced recycling from near the beginning

The ordinary matter of the early universe was mostly hydrogen with some helium. Population III stars formed out of that primordial mix (with trace amounts of lithium and beryllium) and fused more hydrogen into helium. Those stars had comparatively short lifespans ending in supernovas (or other stellar events such as becoming black holes) and spreading heavier elements into space where they—along with hydrogen—became part of Population II stars.

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Baen Books 2020 Awards Eligible List

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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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