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Jekyll & Hyde Inc.

Jekyll & Hyde Inc.

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

1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner

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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Going Interstellar

Going Interstellar

A gathering of tales by an all-star assortment of award-winning authors together with insightful essays on high technology by space scientists and engineers—all turning on interstellar travel using the technology we have, or can rapidly develop, right now.

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The Valkyrie Protocol

The Valkyrie Protocol

The crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio must travel to the past to prevent the collapse of the universe. To do so, they’ll need help from throughout time and the multiverse. Time is running out for Raibert and his team. But the crew of the Kleio won't go down without a fight, no matter where—or when—the threat to their home comes from.

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Knight Watch

Knight Watch

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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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

That was Now, This is Then - eARC

That was Now, This is Then - eARC

Recruited to return back in time to the Paleolithic, First Lieutenant Sean Elliott and his team know that only inventiveness, grit, and a thirst for freedom from the fickle tides of time can keep the team alive and fighting to save their displaced brothers—and sisters-in-arms—and to find a way back to the place, and time, they call home.

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1637: The Coast of Chaos - eARC

1637: The Coast of Chaos - eARC

In an altered timeline, the American Coast of Chaos is set for explosion that may change the future forever—and liberty and justice for all hang in the balance!

This short novel plus 7 bonus stories in the Ring of Fire!

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Sword & Planet - eARC

Sword & Planet - eARC

The distant future—like the distant past—is a place of myths, of legends, and of great heroes. Here are stories where magic and science exist together. Knights and starships. Wizards and ray guns. Swords and planets.

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The Romanov Rescue - eARC

The Romanov Rescue - eARC

An escaped prisoner of war, the crew of an airship at loose ends after a failed mission, and a German general must come together to save the Russian royal family and prevent the scourge of communism taking hold.

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This Broken World - eARC

This Broken World - eARC

Fate has plans for a young man destined to become a military leader when he begins to question everything about the world as he knows it, in a new fantasy novel from award-winning author Charles E. Gannon.

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Gunfight on Europa Station - eARC

Gunfight on Europa Station - eARC

The final frontier ain’t so final in these twelve tales of space exploration and adventure. Get ready to hit the hyper-thrusters as you set course for adventure, mystery, romance, and two-lasergun slinging action! Yarns by Elizabeth Moon, Alan Dean Foster, Jane Lindskold, Wil McCarthy, Martin Shoemaker, Alex Shvartsman, and more.

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To End in Fire - eARC

To End in Fire - eARC

The huge, authoritarian Solarian League lies in defeat, crushed by the Grand Alliance of Manticore, Haven, and Grayson. But a threat yet looms. The Mesan Alignment is still insidiously working toward the enslavement of humanity. Now is the time to destroy this ancient evil. Now is the time to fight the final battle and see victory through—once and for all!

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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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BFRH 2021 09 17: Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Winners including grand prize winner M. Elizabeth Ticknor, second place winner Stephanie Kraner, and third place winner C. Jonah Abbott discuss their stories and the contest; and the conclusion of the audio drama presentation of Larry Correia's Detroit Christmas.

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Rick Boatright, co-author of this month’s Ring of Fire series debut trade paperback, 1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner passed away recently after an acute illness. Rick, who was known and beloved by the 1632 writing community as the go-to resource for engineering notes, ideas, and suggestions, was also the author of a plethora of stories and novellas.

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This story is set within the world of Dave Bara’s October science fiction novel Trinity, the first entry in the Trinity’s Children series. Bara is the author of The Lightship Chronicles Series including Impulse, Starbound, and Defiant. His other works include Saint Cochrane's World, Speedwing and stories in anthologies Infinite Stars, Star Destroyers, and The Chronicles of Davids. Dave grew up as a fan of the Gemini and Apollo space programs and dreamed of being an astronaut one day. Since that time he has restricted his journeys into space to the written word. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. His web page is: http://www.davebara.info/.


The 5 Suns Navy marine was battering on the window of the escape pod with the butt of his rifle. Inside, Jared Clement, former captain of the Rim Confederation gunship Beauregard, looked to his former XO and lover, Elara DeVore.

“I guess there’s nothing to it now,” he said. “We have to blow the hatch or they’ll start using their rifles to cut their way in.”

DeVore reached over to him and took his hand reassuringly. “No more cards to play,” she said.

“I love you, Elara.”

She squeezed his hand even tighter. “I love you, Jared. Whatever happens from here on out, never forget that.”

Instead of replying, he merely nodded, then reached up for the exterior com button. “Stand back from the pod. I am going activate the explosive bolts to release the hatch in thirty seconds.” He could hear muted grumbling at that, but eventually the marines started backing up.

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M. Elizabeth Ticknor is the grand prize recipient of the 2021 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. She lives in Southeast Michigan. Her interests include drawing, painting, and tabletop role-playing. Her preferred gaming systems are World of Darkness, Pathfinder, and 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Here web site can be found here.


For nearly a decade, thousands of original fantasy stories from around the world have been submitted for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. This year, the grand prize was taken home by M. Elizabeth Ticknor for her story “Echoes of Meridian.” Congratulations!


A gust of wind danced between the lean-tos and leather tents of the Wendren camp, carrying the sweet promise of deer and rabbits that lurked in the woods beyond. Drora’s claws twitched with anticipation. Her tongue flicked, unbidden, across her teeth. This was the fourteenth anniversary of her adoption into the Wendren tribe and the perfect day for a hunt.

Her adoptive father, Cers, sat in front of the tent they shared, carving spokes for a broken wagon wheel. She narrowed her eyes and glared at him. How could he just sit there, ignoring the enticing scents that beckoned from the horizon? Concentration twisted the tattoos on his head into eldritch patterns as he worked the morning away, oblivious as ever to the call of the wilderness. He’d sit there all day if she let him.

Not that I will.

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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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To all of those who expressed interest and support for Baen's Bar in recent weeks, we are happy to announce it is back on-line, though with some changes. Baen is handing the Bar over to its users, and will henceforth be run by SFF Forums, LLC, and may be found at https://www.baensbar.net. Returning users will be able to use the Bar as usual, but new members will have to make a purchase at baen.com before they can log in. (Note: New users will not have to buy a book; there is a Bar tipjar option so they may contribute to the maintenance of the forum).

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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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