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The Waters and the Wild

The Waters and the Wild

When Olivia accepts swimming star Blake’s invitation to the Adirondack resort camp of Lake Endor it quickly becomes clear that all is not as it seems at the hundred year old resort. Not only is Blake not the guy she thought he was, there is something far more sinister afoot. There is something lying beneath the waters of Lake Endor—something not of this world.

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Antediluvian

Antediluvian

In a brilliant and dangerous brain hacking experiment, Harv Leonel and Tara Mukherjee are about to discover entire lifetimes of human memory coded in our genes, and reveal ancient legends—from knights and trolls, to flood myths, to the birth of humanity itself—that are very real. And very deadly . . .

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Straight Outta Deadwood

Straight Outta Deadwood

Saddle up and venture to the wild frontier town of Deadwood and its creepy environs. The west that once was rides again—but this time with the west that could have been chasing after like a spitting hellcat on its tail! Stories by Charlaine Harris, Mike Resnick, and many more!

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Invisible Wars: The Collected Dead Six

Invisible Wars: The Collected Dead Six

The Dead Six series is an inventive and action-packed military adventure series with a touch of conspiracy and big dollop of descriptive firepower! Now all the Dead Six material, together for the first time. Includes the novels Dead Six, Swords of Exodus, Alliance of Shadows, plus, two short stories.

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Uncompromising Honor

Uncompromising Honor

The time has come: the Manticoran Star Kingdom and its allies go to war against the massive and corrupt Solarian Empire. After a tragic loss, Honor Harrington enters the fray once again. She’s filled with steely resolve, possessed of cold competence, and motivated by a fiery determination to the take the fight to the enemy and end its menace forever.

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Star Destroyers

Star Destroyers

Big ships blowing things up. In space, size matters as this collection of original fiction proves. All-new tales of massive superweapons and the starships that carry them from David Drake, Jody Lynn Nye, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Michael Z. Williamson, and many more!

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

Accepting the Lance - eARC

Accepting the Lance - eARC

Exiled from Liad after bombing a city to save it from The Department of the Interior’s infernal weapons and plans, Clan Korval has gone to ground on the back-water planet Surebleak, whose people are as untamed as its weather. But the Department of the Interior is not done with Clan Korval yet and Surebleak and Korval’s ships and people everywhere are in the crosshairs.

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Target Rich Environment, Volume 2 - eARC

Target Rich Environment, Volume 2 - eARC

More stories from the creator of Monster Hunter International, The Grimnoir Chronicles, and the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior. The second volume collecting all of best-selling author Larry Correia's short stories, novelettes, and novellas. Correia delivers short stories that pull no punches and take no prisoner.

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Freehold: Resistance - eARC

Freehold: Resistance - eARC

When the UN invaded the Freehold of Grainne, the intent was simple: Force a noncompliant star nation back into the collective. What the politicians hadn't accounted for was that the Freehold had spent 200 years as the haven for every independent, rebellious, self-reliant adventurer in human space. Grainne’s inhabitants have only one goal in mind: Make the invaders suffer for their presumption.

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Council of Fire - eARC

Council of Fire - eARC

Halley’s Comet, 1759. The comet veers and strikes the Earth with nature-altering force. The New World splits from the Old. In this changed New World, it is the dawn of real magic—and very real monsters. Now, a young English prince must wield his newfound powers to unify the continent—or the New World may well slip into oblivion.

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The Cunning Man - eARC

The Cunning Man - eARC

It’s the depths of the Depression, and a mining town in Utah is shut down. Something has awakened underground, and now a monster roams the tunnels. Along comes Hiram Woolley, a man with mystical abilities derived from the commonsense application of Scot-Irish folk wisdom and German Braucher magic. Hiram must confront the monster below, as well as the family of mine owners who would rather watch children starve than compromise with each other. The job will take a man of wisdom. A man of magic. A Cunning Man.

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The Best of Jerry Pournelle - eARC

The Best of Jerry Pournelle - eARC

For half a century, Jerry Pournelle's name has been synonymous with hard-hitting, idea-driven, wonder-inducing science fiction. Now, for the first time, Pournelle's best short work is collected together in a single volume. Here are over a dozen short stories, each with a new introduction by editor and long-time Pournelle assistant John F. Carr.

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1636: The Flight of the Nightingale - eARC

1636: The Flight of the Nightingale - eARC

Two novels set in Eric Flint's best-selling Ring of Fire series shine a light on the overlooked corners of the Ring of Fire universe, where small actions can have life-altering consequences. Includes two complete novels: The Flight of the Nightingale and Bach to the Future.

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Wil McCarthy discusses Antediluvian, a science fiction novel in which a scientist accesses primordial memories and journeys back into prehistoric times and beyond where he encounters the very real and dangerous birth moments of myths and archetypes, from the Flood, to the destruction (and sometime incorporation) of the trolls—i.e. the Neandertals—to the birth of language itself, the book provides a grand, wonder-inducing journey, and McCarthy talks about some of the hard science behind the fiction; and Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia, Part 65.

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"Talk Girl" is set within the world of Wil McCarthy’s novel Antediluvian, out in October 2019 from Baen Books. McCarthy is a former contributing editor for WIRED magazine and science columnist for the SyFy channel, where his "Lab Notes" column ran for ten years. His short fiction has graced the pages of magazines like Analog, Asimov's, WIRED, and SF Age, and his novels include Bloom, The Collapsium (a national bestseller), and To Crush the Moon. He has also written for TV, and appeared on the History Channel and the Science Channel. In addition to fiction and journalism, McCarthy also writes patents for a top law firm in Dallas.


My machine was different than Harv Leonel's. Extracting the quantum memories that cling to highly conserved biological structures . . . well, it's a dicey business under the best of circumstances, and Leonel was plucking the very lowest-hanging fruit from that tree. For the rest of us, he left either scraps beneath the table or luscious morsels far out of reach. Not that his journey was an easy one, or free of costs. Certainly not. And yet, in being first he was, in many ways, the mnemochronnaut with the least to prove. Which is a funny thing, if you think about what happened afterward.

The Ice Age he claims to have traveled back to is corroborated here and there by archeological or linguistic or genetic evidence, and our very cultural notions of those time periods are increasingly shaped by his experience. Who hasn't seen the CGI landscape reconstructions from National Geographic? Heard the lilt and jabber of the ancient languages he claims to have spoken? Who hasn't watched the movie, with Sidney Smith playing all five title roles?

And yet, nearly half of Real Scientists consider Leonel a crank, and his staff a team of either world-class chumps or third-rate charlatans.

"Are you ready, Beth?" Shirley asked me as I leaned back in the seizure chair. We were in my garage, heaped high with second-hand and scratch-built equipment. Was I ready?

What a question.

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Kerry Hensley is a native of West Virginia and currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is a Ph.D. candidate in astronomy at Boston University. She is a writer for the award-winning research news website AAS Nova as well as Astrobites, a graduate-student-run research blog. Her essay recounting her time at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, "Quiet Zone," received awards for both Nonfiction and Emerging Writers Prose in the West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contest. After graduating from Williams College in 2014 with a BA in Astrophysics and Chinese, she was a planetary science intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Nan’ao, Taiwan, where she attempted to convince 200 indignant elementary schoolers that Pluto is not a planet.


After centuries of watching the night sky with increasingly sophisticated tools, there’s still plenty we don’t know about the universe. Part of the challenge is that we’re stuck on a planet that’s surrounded by an atmosphere that blocks certain types of radiation from reaching the ground. It’s hard to complain too much, since if X-rays could make it to Earth’s surface humans would either be dead or a very different kind of organism, but it has certainly slowed our progress. We’ve managed to launch telescopes into orbit around Earth to observe most wavelengths of light, but there’s a huge chunk of extraterrestrial radiation that we currently have no means to observe. The culprit? A layer of plasma in Earth’s atmosphere called the ionosphere.

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Over 170 titles from Baen Books to be published as audiobooks over the next three years

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Baen Ebooks is proud to announce an agreement to distribute the English translation of Judgment in Moscow by Vladimir Bukovsky on its retail ebook site, as well as offering a selection of other ebooks from Judgment in Moscow publisher, Ninth of November Press.

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J. J. Cragun takes home the top prize for his short story “Treason Properly.”

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Matt McHugh of New Jersey has won the grand prize in the 2019 Jim Baen Memorial Award competition for his short story "Burners."

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Baen Begins Selling Challenge Coins Through Baen.com

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When in the course of human events, in this case the passage of twelve years, it becomes necessary to change the look and feel of the company website . . . well, we do. We’ve tried to keep things Baenish and familiar to frequent users, and even more intuitive and helpful to new ones.

We’ve combined the ebooks and print books pages, so everyone can find everything they want in one place. (We will still be selling mostly ebooks here, our own Baen Books and those of other distinguished science fiction publishers, but we are also starting to dip our toe into swag merchandising as well! About which more later.) We added several filtering tools to make sorting through and searching for books more slick, and we’ve kept the ever popular “My Books” and “Not My Books” function.

We hope you’ll find the account interface more user friendly, and we’ve added a sidebar to the homepage we also hope you’ll find helpful in accessing the rest of the site.

Of course we’ve kept all the free stuff—the monthly stories and nonfiction, the extensive Teacher’s Guides, and the Baen Free Library. We hope you enjoy it, and we always welcome feedback. Feel free to stop by Toni’s Table at Baen’s Bar or for technical problems Administrivia or simply email us directly at baensupport@principledtechnologies.com.

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