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The Serpent

The Serpent

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

Grantville Gazette IX

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

The Family Business

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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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 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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At the End of the World

At the End of the World

Six teenagers bound on a senior summer cruise, ranging from suburban geeks to street-smart pariahs, and a British captain who rarely smiles. What could go wrong? Zombies. Just days after they leave, a plague starts spreading like wildfire, turning its survivors into cannibalistic monsters. Now the small ship they are sailing becomes their one hope for survival.

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The Collapsium

The Collapsium

When a ruthless saboteur attacks a device capable of probing the farthest reaches of spacetime, two rival scientists must combine their prodigious intellects to prevent the destruction of the Solar System—and every living thing within it.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

The Spacetime War - eARC

The Spacetime War - eARC

Humanity’s colonization of the stars is brought to its knees when matte black ships of an advanced design appear in colonial systems, laying all to waste. Standing against the invasion are British Space Navy Captain Winslow Price and Anika Ahuja of the Indian Space Forces. They are sworn to do whatever it takes to defend Earth. Even if it leads each beyond space and time—and to edge of ultimate possibility!

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Trinity - eARC

Trinity - eARC

Former Rim Confederation spaceship captain Jared Clement is offered the chance of a lifetime: command of humanity’s first truly faster-than-light vessel. The destination: Trinity, a newly discovered star system where strange signs of possible spacefarers may lead to humanity’s first alien encounter. Or to interstellar war.

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Jekyll & Hyde Inc. - eARC

Jekyll & Hyde Inc. - eARC

A former London cop is offered a chance at redemption and revenge when he joins Jekyll & Hyde, Inc. Now he’ll stand up to the guildlike monster clans that control the world’s dark and illegal trades.

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1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner - eARC

1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner - eARC

Down-time’s greatest alchemist and a flim-flam artist up-timer must put aside their differences and join forces to debunk one of history’s greatest bunko artists, and save the reputation of modern science and medicine from ruin!

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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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With Travis Taylor, Les is the co-author of Saving Proxima (book one of a three-part series), a new Baen universe in which this story is set. If you enjoyed this story, you might want to read Les’s 2018 novel, Mission to Methone, or the forthcoming, The Spacetime War. You can learn more about Les on his website: www.lesjohnsonauthor.com


December 1, 2086

Charlie Shattles looked at himself in the hotel mirror and did not like what he saw. Here he was, a man in his early fifties with more than enough money saved to retire early and recline on a beach somewhere studying heavenly bodies. Yet he was in a run-down hotel near Zvyozdny gorodok, Russia, freezing his butt off because the owners of place refused to turn up the heat beyond what was needed to keep the pipes from bursting. Global warming or not, Russia in the wintertime was cold. Damn cold. But he was on a job and the cold and other inconveniences did not really matter. He liked putting the pieces together and getting to the bottom of a case. In cases like this, if murder were involved, then ninety percent of the time the motive was money, sex, or power. He corrected himself; the ninety percent was for men, who committed the most murders. If the perp was a woman, then he could add jealousy to the list and be within the same ninety percent statistic. For this case, he had not even determined if it was murder. Time would tell.

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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 announces the top ten finalists for the 2021 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for best original fantasy short story.

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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

Here’s a list of all the works published in 2020 which are eligible for awards.

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

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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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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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