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1637: The Polish Maelstrom

1637: The Polish Maelstrom

The Ottoman Empire has captured Vienna and is now laying siege to the Austrian government-in-exile established in the city of Linz. Both the United States of Europe and the Kingdom of Bohemia have come to Austria’s assistance, but everyone knows this is going to be a long and brutal struggle. Meanwhile, Poland is coming to a boil. The Bohemians have sent an army into Poland with the goal of expanding King Albrecht Wallenstein’s growing empire in eastern Europe.

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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. Bad enough. But what’s worse is that the IRS is looking into his tax returns and not at all liking what they find. Now that’s really terrifying!

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Time Storm

Time Storm

The time storm had devastated the Earth, and all but a small fraction of humankind has vanished. In the rubble of the world, three survivors had formed an unlikely trio: Marc Despard, determined to find a way to stop the time storm; a leopard, following after Despard like a kitten; and a young woman with an unbreakable bond to the leopard. They search relentlessly for a clue to the nature of the storm, not guessing that the time storm threatens not just the Earth but the entire universe . . .

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Neogenesis

Neogenesis

At the edge of Deep Space, a newly awakened artificial intelligence may well have the power to destroy universes. There are those who wish to exploit it, and those that wish to help it. The question is: Who will get to it first?

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Fleet Insurgent

Fleet Insurgent

Collected for the first time, here is the complete Under Jurisdiction corpus falling outside of Matthews' celebrated novels: these are the stories of Andrej Kosciusko’s “few good men” who will one day bring down the totalitarian star empire, the Jurisdiction—if only they can escape being ground down under the very oppression they fight.

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Chain of Command

Chain of Command

Lieutenant Sam Bitka is getting used to civilian life when he is called back to active duty. Tensions between Earth and the alien Varoki are on the rise, and Sam is dispatched to the distant world of K'tok to protect human colonists. But when the Varoki launch a crippling surprise attack against the Earth coalition fleet, Sam must step up and rise to the challenge of command.

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River of Night - eARC

River of Night - eARC

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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Marque of Caine - eARC

Marque of Caine - eARC

Now, Riordan must blaze a trail through dying and dangerous worlds to find his beloved, Elena Corcoran. But rescuing Elena is just half the mission: Riordan must report that the Dornaani collapse is not only being engineered, but that it is the prelude to a far more malign scheme: To clear a path for a foe bent on destroying Earth.

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Tyger Burning - eARC

Tyger Burning - eARC

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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To Clear Away the Shadows - eARC

To Clear Away the Shadows - eARC

The crew of the Far Traveller have been tasked with cataloging the new lifeforms they encounter on their journey through sponge space. But Director of Science Dr. Veil has her own agenda: to learn more about the Archaic Spacefarers who roamed the universe tens of thousands of years before humans reached the stars. The crew of the Far Traveller is poised to clear more of the shadows away from the deep past than ever before in human history—if they survive.

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A Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume 4 - eARC

A Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume 4 - eARC

A universe of great storytelling from nationally best-selling authors Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. Read the shorter works that fill in the cracks of the popular Liaden Universe® series. Sure to delight longtime fans and newcomers alike.

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My Enemy's Enemy - eARC

My Enemy's Enemy - eARC

The elite terrorist known as the Asp sets his sights on America's heartland. Meanwhile, ambitious aircraft historian Cassidy 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. It's up to Cass and Frank to stop the Asp. If they fail? Millions will perish.

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The Year's Best Military and Adventure SF, Volume 5 - eARC

The Year's Best Military and Adventure SF, Volume 5 - eARC

The Year's Best Military and Adventure SF series roars into its fifth year filled with derring-do, military combat, and edge of your seat suspense. It’s a year’s worth of the best of the best science fiction from Michael Z. Williamson, Brendan DuBois, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, William Ledbetter, Christopher Ruocchio, Stephen Lawson, Suzanne Palmer, Richard Fox, and more!

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The Gordian Protocol - eARC

The Gordian Protocol - eARC

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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Noir Fatale - eARC

Noir Fatale - eARC

An all-new anthology containing the full spectrum of noir fiction, each incorporating the femme fatale character archetype. From straightforward hardboiled detective story to dark urban fantasy to the dirty secrets of futuristic science fiction—all with a hard, gritty feel. Stories by Larry Correia, Laurell K. Hamilton, David Weber, Kacey Ezell, and more!

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By Demons Possessed - eARC

By Demons Possessed - eARC

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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Eric Flint discusses 1637: The Polish Maelstrom the latest entry in his Ring of Fire alternate history/science fiction series. This is part two of a two-part interview; and Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia, Part 40.

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This story is set within the world of P.C. Hodgell’s Kencyrath Saga, with latest entry in the series By Demons Possessed out in May, 2019. P.C. Hodgell earned her doctorate at the University of Minnesota with a dissertation on Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, and is a graduate of both the Clarion and the Milford Writers Workshops. Now retired, she was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in modern British literature and composition, and taught an on-line course on science fiction and fantasy for the University of Minnesota. Hodgell lives in her family’s ancestral nineteenth-century wood-framed house in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


Every morning cook and housekeeper Cleppetania (“Call-me-Cleppetty”) scrubbed the kitchen floor of the Res aB’tyrr, then the tiles of the great hall, then the floor of the side room where those too drunk to leave the night before had been dragged. These latter she also rousted.

“Is it really safe to go out?” one old regular quavered, glancing in apprehension at the side windows through which, indeed, early sun light streamed.

“All safe, Gunter,” said Cleppetty, propelling him toward the front door. “Nothing will eat you on the way home.”

“Promise?”

“Well, I wouldn’t go so far as to say that, these days, but better you leave before your wife comes looking for you.”

Alarmed, he scurried out.

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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).


The shapes of both ships and planes have always depended on technology, so it should come as no surprise that space warcraft should be similarly affected. Such design considerations go back to the earliest warships.

Although usually equipped with sails, the earliest warships were generally propelled in battle by oars. Weapons were both short ranged and inaccurate, especially on those small, moving and pitching platforms. Unsurprisingly, ramming and boarding became the standard tactics. The earliest recorded naval battle appears to be the Battle of the Delta, fought about 1175 BC, when the Egyptians led by Ramses III repulsed a major invasion by the Sea Peoples.

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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 Books announces the sixth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award contest, a short story contest for best original unpublished fantasy short story of eight thousand words or less.

The awards will be given out at Spikecon in Layton, Utah this July. Visit https://www.baen.com/contest-faa for more information.

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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.

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