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The Shaman of Karres

The Shaman of Karres

Starship Captain Pausert and the witches of Karres must deal with a slaver culture that makes slaves feel happy to be in chains. And the youngest of the witches, The Leewit, begins to awaken to her full powers as a healer.

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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 Eleventh Gate

The Eleventh Gate

When war breaks out between the city-states of the Eight Worlds, the key to victory and peace lies with two unlikely allies—through the eleventh star-jump gate, at the end of which lies a planet of danger and mystery.

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The Gordian Protocol

The Gordian Protocol

When Doctor Benjamin Schröder starts having visions of an alternate reality in which a second world war breaks out, he writes it off as a psychotic episode. That is until a man knocks on his door with an impossible and horrifying story about alternate realities, time travel, and temporal knots.

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A Witch in Time

A Witch in Time

As founder of After Dark Investigations, half-vampire Christopher Cséjthe has seen his fair share of the seedy side of the supernatural world. Now, INTERPOL is interested in some of his associations with Vlad Drakul’s grandson—better known as Dracula—and a trio of witches from Greek myth want him dead—and for good this time.

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By Demons Possessed

By Demons Possessed

When news arrives from the vast city of Tai-tastigon, Jame Knorth, the avatar of god That-Which-Destroys-Itself, knows she is the only thing standing between the city and the coming darkness. It seems many in the vast Lower Town have lost their shadows—not so funny when you realize that a shadow is cast by a soul. Which means something is taking—or destroying—souls in the city.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

1636: The Atlantic Encounter - eARC

1636: The Atlantic Encounter - eARC

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 - eARC

Days of Burning, Days of Wrath - eARC

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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Cosmic Corsairs - eARC

Cosmic Corsairs - eARC

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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Battle Luna - eARC

Battle Luna - eARC

The lunar colony is a mining colony with only internal security capabilities. But now something has been uncovered on the Moon. Something important. The lunar colonists perceive this great discovery as their own, but so do the governments of Earth. There is only one solution: turn Luna into a battlefield!

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At the End of the World - eARC

At the End of the World - eARC

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 could go wrong. 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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In the Palace of Shadow and Joy - eARC

In the Palace of Shadow and Joy - eARC

Bard Indrajit Twang and mercenary Fix have been hired by a powerful risk-merchant to protect the life of opera star Ilsa without Peer for the duration of a risk contract he’s taken on. Will they be able—and save themselves—in the Palace of Shadow and Joy?

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The Vanished Seas - eARC

The Vanished Seas - eARC

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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Mamelukes - eARC

Mamelukes - eARC

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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Caller of Lightning - eARC

Caller of Lightning - eARC

When Halley’s Comet is destroyed in a magical battle a portion of the comet strikes Earth—with disastrous and fantastical results! Magic is now real and creatures from folklore spring to life. And who does the magically charged New World turn to for help? None other than the Father of Electricity himself, Benjamin Franklin!

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Give Me Libertycon - eARC

Give Me Libertycon - eARC

Join David Weber, Larry Correia, David Drake, and twelve other best-selling authors as they pay their respects to some of their devoted fans and to a lost friend. A portion of the sales will fund a scholarship set up in the name of superfan, TVA engineer, and LibertyCon founder Richard T. “Uncle Timmy” Bolgeo.

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Baen Free Radio Hour

Lois McMaster Bujold and Baen Publisher Toni Weisskopf discuss Bujold’s book Penric’s Travels. This is a fantasy novel featuring deceptively mild-mannered sorcerer Penric set in Bujold’s Five Gods fantasy world. This is part two of a two-part interview; and David Weber’s Uncompromising Honor, Part 14.

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This story is set within the world of Caller of Lightning by Peter J. Wacks and Eytann Kollin. The novel is an entry in the Arcane America series, which includes Dragon Award winner Uncharted by Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah A. Hoyt, and Council of Fire, by Eric Flint and Walter H. Hunt. Caller of Lightning features American wizard Benjamin Franklin facing down the forces of evil both at home and abroad after the 1759 passage of Halley’s Comet brings magic to Earth and sunders the Old World from the New World for most people. Peter J. Wacks is a cross-genre writer who has worked in various capacities across the creative fields in fiction, gaming, television, film, and comics. When he isn't working on the next book, he can be found practicing martial arts, playing chess, drinking Scotch or IPA, or fighting with swords.


The Franklin Home
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Colony
December 22, 1758

Prrrrrrrrrrr . . .

Even asleep, Mouser’s rumble of a purr disrupted Sally. The infernal cat seemed to always get in the way. She smiled at the thought, then her eye drifted to the ledger and her smile vanished. She sighed—she knew what she ought to be doing . . .

She should be working on the books for her mother. Her father had gone to some trouble to make sure she was given lessons in accounting, which her mother had never had, and it was obligatoire that she apply those lessons to the family businesses during his lengthy absence.

She’d really rather be reading. Unconsciously, her hand drifted to the side, hovering near her new copy of Smollett’s The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle. . . . It would take her forever to get through the accounts and tote them properly.

Still staring at the ledgers, she let her hand wander aimlessly. She reached through the pocket slits in her gown into the pocket tied around her waist underneath to grab a feather she kept there. Flicking Mouser’s nose gently, she was rewarded with one eye opening. A few more swooshes, and she had Mouser chasing the feather all over the desk.

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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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5/20: Nancy Kress with THE ELEVENTH GATE

5/27: Lois McMaster Bujold with PENRIC'S TRAVELS

6/3: David Drake with TO CLEAR AWAY THE SHADOWS

6/10: D.J. Butler with WITCHY KINGDOM


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Baen is offering an ebook discount of 25 percent on Starborn and Godsons by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes, and a 50 percent discount on ebook editions of the previous two entries in the series, according to Toni Weisskopf, Baen publisher.

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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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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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