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1637: The Peacock Throne

1637: The Peacock Throne

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 greatest civil war of India’s magnificent past—and the fight for a new, brighter future!

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Freehold: Defiance

Freehold: Defiance

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

The Godel Operation

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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Mamelukes

Mamelukes

It’s been thirteen long years since Rick Galloway was shanghaied and carted away by a flying saucer to the planet Tran, where humans were both administrators and slaves. Now, things are about to change yet again. New Starmen have arrived on Tran, with dangerous gifts and star weapons none have faced before. Rick Galloway’s mission on Tran is about to be turned on its head.

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Penric's Travels

Penric's Travels

Footloose nobleman Penric grows wiser and even more wily as he journeys from young lord to sorcerer and scholar in the Bastard's Order. Oh, and he deals with intrigue and solves mysteries along the way! Three stories of epic fantasy from SFWA Grandmaster Lois McMaster Bujold. Includes Penric’s Mission, Mira’s Last Dance, and The Prisoner of Limnos.

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The Vanished Seas

The Vanished Seas

The powerful elite of the City of Cries are disappearing, and only Bhaajan, who grew up in the Undercity, can find them—if she isn’t murdered first. But if she survives, waiting for Bhaajan is a revelation that may transform Cries—and the Empire itself—forever.

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Monster Hunter Bloodlines - eARC

Monster Hunter Bloodlines - eARC

The chaos god Asag has been seemingly quiet since the destruction of the City of Monsters, but everybody at Monster Hunter International knows that he—or it or whatever—is still out there spoiling for another chance to unravel reality. And when Owen Pitt and the MHI team discover that one of Isaac Newton's Ward Stones is being auctioned off, they attempt to lay hands on the magical super weapon. But before MHI can get it, the Stone is nicked by a mysterious thief with ties to both MHI and the Vatican's Secret Guard. Now Owen and MHI find themselves in a race against time and monsters to acquire Newton’s Stone and destroy Asag once and for all.

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Saving Proxima - eARC

Saving Proxima - eARC

2072. At the lunar farside radio observatory, an old-school radio broadcast is detected, in an unknown language, coming from an impossible source—Proxima Centauri. While the nations of Earth debate making first contact, they learn that the Proximans are facing an extinction-level disaster, forcing a decision: will Earth send a ship on a multiyear trip to render aid? Interstellar travel is not easy, and by traveling at the speeds required to arrive before disaster strikes at Proxima, humans will learn firsthand the time-dilating effects of Einstein’s Special Relativity and be forced to ponder ultimate questions: “What does it mean to be human?” "What will it take to share the stars with another form of life?“ "What if I return younger than my own children?” The answers are far from academic, for they may determine the fate of not one, but two, civilizations.

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World Breakers - eARC

World Breakers - eARC

These are the hallmarks of the AI tank. Formed from cold steel and superpowered computing brains, these gigantic tanks with the firepower of an entire army have been the decisive factors in interplanetary battle. But are humans worthy of the extraordinary instruments of war that they have created? Are the Worldbreakers the greatest protector of human liberty, or its worst threat? For while these Worldbreakers very definitely have minds of their own, the question remains: within their iron and superluminal quantum breasts, does there lie a faithful heart? Stories of world breakers and world-makers in the great tradition of Keith Laumer’s Bolos from David Weber, Larry Correia, Wen Spencer, and more!

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The Serpent - eARC

The Serpent - eARC

Young knight Pal is one of the most respected members of Lord Jon’s Hall of Champions. Now, Pal will need all his talent to deal with the monsters the Waste throws at him, to unify the growing realm, and to rescue a damsel in distress who has been locked in a forcefield for decades.

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Grantville Gazette IX - eARC

Grantville Gazette IX - eARC

Here’s a generous helping of stories of Grantville, the American town lost in time, and its impact on the people and societies of a tumultuous age. Featuring stories by Eric Flint, Griffin Barber, Robert Waters, Iver P. Cooper, Kerryn Offord, Rick Boatright, David Carrico, and more!

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The Family Business -eARC

The Family Business -eARC

A Federal Recovery Agent must hunt down a young woman implanted with an alien device and her mentally unstable, former commando boyfriend. The job sounds easy, but the young woman may have been implanted with something else, something much more important to the Visitors, and to the free people of Earth!

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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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Editor and author Michael Z. Williamson and authors Kevin Ikenberry, Jaime and Christopher DiNote, and Phillip Wohlrab discuss military science fiction anthology Freehold Defiance, a collection of stories set in the world of Williamson’s Freehold series during the time of the war between the libertarian-leaning planet of Graine and a oligarchical and venal Earth run by the United Nations. Part 1 of a 2-part roundtable; And David Weber's Uncompromising Honor Part 66.

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To celebrate the mass market paperback publication of Catherine Asaro’s latest Major Bhaajan novel The Vanished Seas, Baen Ebooks has major discounts on all ebooks by Catherine Asaro, including $2 off The Vanished Seas!

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This story is set within the world of June hardcover Governor, by David Weber and Richard Fox. Governor, is a new novel in the Ascent to Empire series which includes the Weber novel Path of the Fury.

Best-selling author David Weber is the creator of the Honor Harrington series. Additional Honorverse collaborations include the spin-off miniseries Manticore Ascendant with Timothy Zahn; and with Eric Flint, Crown of Slaves and Cauldron of Ghosts contribute to his illustrious list of New York Times and international bestseller lists. Weber is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series. Weber’s collaborations include the Starfire Series with Steve White, the Empire of Man Series with John Ringo, the Multiverse Series with Linda Evans and Joelle Presby, The Gordian Division series with Jacob Holo.  He lives in South Carolina.

Richard Fox is the winner of the 2017 Dragon Award for Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy novel. He is the author of The Ember War Saga, a military science fiction and space opera series, and other novels in the military history, thriller, and space opera genres. Fox graduated from the United States Military Academy and spent ten years on active duty in the United States Army. He deployed on two combat tours to Iraq and received the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star, and Presidential Unit Citation. He now lives in fabulous Las Vegas with his incredible family.


Visitors to Port Montclair had to remember three things: Head down, mouth shut, and no questions asked.

The planet Montclair had an appealing enough name, but the world was not a “clear mountain,” but a desert with hurricane force winds and blown sand that would scour anyone down to the bone within minutes. Being aboard the orbiting station was a bit safer, but not by much.

A dark-skinned spacer in a longshoreman’s cheap vac suit and worn equipment harness sat on a barstool overlooking the station’s "walking street." This part of the promenade was one of the first stops for spacers after months in vacuum. The many bars and clubs promised to exchange pay for all manner of pleasure—human, alien, and robotic.

Silas took a sip of his beer, which was awful but at least cold. The street was busy with scruffy spacers. The foot traffic had doubled in the past ten minutes, which lined up with the expected arrival of passengers and crew from the Arizona Bay.

The pedestrians and customers of the walking street were almost all human. A few Quarn lumbered past in their heavy atmosphere suits, though, and a single Rishathan matriarch—three meters tall, with a saurian-looking head and jaws that could effortlessly amputate a human arm—stalked down the middle of the street with all the arrogance of her kind, accompanied by three of her harem. The three males were barely a third her height, with froglike eyes, pale green skin with flat scales, and body language that was decidedly timid.

Rishathan males wouldn’t last long in a fight with the rough and tumble types aboard Port Montclair, but bothering the males would surely bring the matriarch's wrath, and no one wanted that kind of trouble.

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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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Contest Jointly Sponsored by Baen Books and The National Space Society Honors Positive Fictional Takes on Space Exploration

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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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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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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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