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Battle Luna

Battle Luna

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: Battle Luna!

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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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In the Palace of Shadow and Joy

In the Palace of Shadow and Joy

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 to protect her—and save themselves—in the Palace of Shadow and Joy?

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The Vanished Seas

The Vanished Seas

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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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.

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Noir Fatale

Noir Fatale

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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Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation

Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation

Contained herein are tales of the history of Mankind's future first colony, from the first failed attempt at colonization, to the rise in crime, to the rise in terrorism, to its descent into widespread civil war and rebellion . . . and ultimately liberation.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

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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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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Baen Free Radio Hour

Catherine Asaro discusses The Vanished Seas, an entry in the Major Bhaajan science fiction mystery series set in the world of Asaro’s Skolian Empire. Asaro talks about the characters and the deep history of her setting, the city of Cries on the planet Raylicon—a city stratified by an opulent metropolis on the surface with a hardscrabble underground section below called the Undercity—and the manner in which her private investigator is able to bridge both worlds; and David Weber’s Uncompromising Honor, Part 21.

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This story is the winner of the 2020 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award given each year in conjunction with the National Space Society. JBM winning stories highlight a positive vision of humans taking to space. M. T. Reiten served in the military, with deployments to Bosnia and Afghanistan, and works as a scientist at a national lab, proving that there is such a thing as too much research for writing science fiction. He practices aikido, makes pizza, and lives in New Mexico with his beautiful wife and daughter. A Writers of the Future winner, he has published stories in several anthologies, including S. M. Stirling's The Change. He placed third in the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest in 2017 and 2019 before winning the Grand Prize. His website is www.mtreiten.com.


Bagala Devi

Melody Varnam pushed into a gentle arc away from the RB240 explosive applied to the rock inside her asteroid, Bagala Devi. Mel yanked the tether on the drilling laser and let it drift to her gloved hand, satisfied with her preparations. Suddenly the hollowed-out chamber went blurry under her suit lights. Dust hissed and pebbles pinged off her helmet from every direction. On reflex, she checked the explosives planted at the bottom of the chamber. Pristine. A massive shockwave had just passed through Bagala Devi and she hadn't caused it this time.

Mel thumped into the far side of her fresh excavation. She felt another shock and scrambled across the handholds sunk into the chamber wall. The open hatch above was rimmed with red and yellow hoarfrost, the frozen byproducts from her hollowing effort.

She was alone on this rock floating at the L4 point between the tug of Earth and the Moon. If her cargo had somehow detonated, her mission was over. If her prospector ship was damaged, she was dead. No one, except the Objectivity Project, knew she was out here. Mel pulled herself through the open hatchway.

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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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Baen Books announces the top ten finalists for the 2020 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for best original fantasy short story.

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7/15: Travis S. Taylor, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezell, & Josh Hayes – BATTLE LUNA

7/22: D.J. Butler – IN THE PALACE OF SHADOW AND JOY

7/29: Charles E. Gannon – AT THE END OF THE WORLD

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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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