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1636: The Atlantic Encounter

1636: The Atlantic Encounter

With the colonization of the North American continent came chattel slavery and the extermination of native populations. But now, in a changed 1636, the newly formed United States of Europe have a chance to make right history’s misdeeds. Can a new course can be taken? If anybody can make it so, it will be the can-do folks from Grantville!

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Days of Burning, Days of Wrath

Days of Burning, Days of Wrath

Amidst the chaos of war, a new leader arises. He is Hamilcar, Carrera’s young son. Hamilcar stands poised to obliterate the last enemy base on his planet. Revenge was always going to be his, but now Carrera may finally get what he least expected: renewal!

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The Wellstone

The Wellstone

Humanity has conquered the Solar System and death itself has been vanquished. Wellstone—programmable matter—insures that no one need ever age past adulthood. But for the children of immortal parents, life remains a constant state of arrested development. And a prince shall remain a prince forever, never inheriting the throne. So what is a minor royal to do?

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Cosmic Corsairs

Cosmic Corsairs

Do ye long for adventure in the far reaches, matey? Do ye yearn for space and treasure? Well, come aboard! Your crewmates include Robert Silverberg, Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette, Larry Niven, Fritz Leiber, Sarah A. Hoyt, James H. Schmitz, and more.

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River of Night

River of Night

On the run from the zombie horde that has destroyed NYC, Tom Smith and his team head for safety in the Cumberland Valley of Tennessee. But even if they make it—by no means a certainty—they'll have to find a way to restart civilization. Even so, Tom Smith has a plan.

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Tyger Burning

Tyger Burning

A Burmese "dream warrior" flees to the farthest reaches of the solar system only to find a lost secret weapon system that may help his people redeem themselves—and may just prove the salvation of the human race.

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My Enemy's Enemy

My Enemy's Enemy

The elite terrorist known as the Asp sets his sights on America's heartland. Meanwhile, ambitious aircraft historian Cassandra Gooding and irascible Colorado cowboy Frank Luck unlock an aviation relic's dark secret and discover the terrible truth the Asp may be closing in on—a secret Nazi superweapon thought to be nothing more than myth.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

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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Destroyer of Worlds - eARC

Destroyer of Worlds - eARC

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 - eARC

Knight Watch - eARC

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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Baen Free Radio Hour

Eric Flint and Walter H. Hunt discuss 1636: The Atlantic Encounter, a new entry in Flint’s Ring of Fire series. This is part two of a two-part interview. After the town of Grantville, West Virginia was thrown back to 17th Century Germany, the up-timers have had to adapt to survive. Now an expedition is sent to the New World of North America, where a combined crew of up-timers, down-timers, and one French spy encounter Puritan New England, Dutch New Amsterdam, and the contentious Englishmen of Jamestown; and David Weber’s Uncompromising Honor, Part 25.

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This story is set in the world of July 2020’s In the Palace of Shadow and Joy by D.J. Butler, a far-future planetary adventure novel in the spirit of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser tales and the Jack Vance’s Dying Earth stories. D.J. (“Dave”) Butler grew up in swamps, deserts, and mountains. After messing around for years with the practice of law, he finally got serious and turned to his lifelong passion of storytelling. He now writes adventure stories for readers of all ages, plays guitar, and spends as much time as he can with his family. He is the author of the Witchy War series from Baen Books, including Witchy Eye, Witchy Winter, Witchy Kingdom, and the upcoming Serpent Daughter. With Aaron Michael Ritchey, he is the coauthor of Dust-Bowl-era fantasies The Cunning Man and the upcoming The Jupiter Knife, both from Baen. Visit Butler’s web site at http://davidjohnbutler.com and follow him on Twitter, @davidjohnbutler.


“That’s the shipwreck.” Fix pointed at a mass of timbers lying around a cluster of gray, kelp-veiled rocks. The tide was out, and a gull watched the two men from the highest of the timbers.

“It’s a shipwreck,” Indrajit conceded. “How do you know it’s the wreck of the ship bearing the Pelthite ambassador?”

The two men stood on the track running along the headland above the sandy, rock-spiked beach. No highways ran south from Kish to the Free Cities; most of that traffic went by sea. The land-routes out of Kish ran south and east, toward Ildarion and the King of Thunder Steppes. Toward the bit of coastland where Indrajit’s own people lived.

If they still lived.

The late afternoon sky was overcast, the clouds sinking in iron bands to encircle the headland, the rocks, and the waves themselves, so that the breaking surf was only barely visible. In this weather, there could certainly be more than one recent shipwreck.

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“Jim Baen would have enjoyed this one a lot,” commented Baen Publisher Toni Weisskopf on this essay by Rob Furey. Dr. Rob Furey is a biologist by training whose work was centered around social aspects of spider behavior, but with broad interest in areas of astronomy, physics, geology and forensics. Furey won numerous awards for innovative teaching from both academic and business groups and has worked closely with the Dauphin County Coroner's office as a sworn deputy. He is a professor in Integrative Sciences at Harrisburg University, and serves as assistant provost there. Complimentary activities include director of the environmental education center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, guide and science adviser to a Partridge Films film crew in Equatorial West Africa, and science essays in Aeon Magazine and on Baen.com. He is a graduate science fiction workshop Clarion West, and his fiction has appeared in many anthologies.


Nick Bostrom's trilemma and Simulation Argument

1) "The fraction of human-level civilizations that reach a posthuman stage (that is, one capable of running high-fidelity ancestor simulations) is very close to zero", or

2) "The fraction of posthuman civilizations that are interested in running ancestor-simulations is very close to zero", or

3) "The fraction of all people with our kind of experiences that are living in a simulation is very close to one.”


An Existential Conundrum

A short while ago someone suggested that I might be virtual, a computer-generated being inhabiting a computer-generated universe. This guy was from Oxford, so I figured I’d have to give the idea a little thought. And after a little thought I decided he was wrong. And that was after only a little thought.

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8/29: Charles E. Gannon – AT THE END OF THE WORLD

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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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