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The Macedonian Hazard

The Macedonian Hazard

Cruise ship Queen of the Sea has been accidentally transported from the modern-day present to the ancient Mediterranean not long after the death of Alexander the Great. Now Captain Lars Floden and the other Ship People attempt to plant the seeds of twenty-first century civilization in the distant past.

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Domesticating Dragons

Domesticating Dragons

It's not long after he lands his dream job, creating real-life dragons for Reptilian Corp, that genetic engineer Noah Parker discovers that his new employer may not be all that it seems. Noah must seek the key to a secret locked in the genetic heart of a new breed of science-made dragons—a secret that may change the world forever!

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The Apocalypse Troll

The Apocalypse Troll

For over four centuries humankind has been in embroiled in a devastating war against the maniacal Kanga. The alien threat is on the run, but the Kanga, in a last desperate attempt at victory, plan to use experimental time travel to wipe out humanity in the distant past. If the human race is to survive, the Kanga will have to be stopped—at any cost.

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Gunpowder & Embers

Gunpowder & Embers

Thirty years ago, the world ended. Now, thirty years later, humanity has rebuilt . . . to an extent. Without electricity, human ingenuity has provided some creative solutions. Into this world come a lifelong cowboy, a mystic warrior monk, a beautiful dragon tamer, a runaway cultist, and a mysterious drunken lecher—all searching for the key to reclaiming humanity’s future and past.

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Council of Fire

Council of Fire

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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Frozen Orbit

Frozen Orbit

During their long race to the Kuiper Belt, astronauts Jack Templeton and Traci Keene unwind a decades-old mystery buried in the pages of a dead cosmonaut’s journal. Challenging their own beliefs about the nature of humanity, they will soon confront the question of existence itself.

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Rich Man's Sky - eARC

Rich Man's Sky - eARC

An international team of elite military women, masquerading as space colonists, are set to infiltrate and neutralize the largest and most dangerous project in human history. But nothing is that simple when rich men control the sky, as everyone involved is about to discover.

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1636: Calabar's War - eARC

1636: Calabar's War - eARC

Domingos Fernandes Calabar started out as a military advisor for the Portuguese in Brazil, but these days the Portuguese have a new label for Calabar: “traitorous dog.” Now Calabar helps the Dutch fleet strike at Portuguese and Spanish interests on land and sea.

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At the End of the Journey - eARC

At the End of the Journey - eARC

Six mismatched teenagers and their crusty British captain were out at sea when the world ended. Now, they must step up to leadership or face disaster. They must seek others who were fortunate enough—or tough enough—to have made it through the apocalypse. If they can, then maybe—just maybe—the plague won’t be the end of humanity’s journey after all!

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Blood and Whispers -eARC

Blood and Whispers -eARC

Thomas Quinn is a sorcerer haunted by the memories of the things he's done over centuries of service to the Arcanum. He has long retired from that life, running an occult shop in Philadelphia for the past several decades. But when two detectives come to his door asking about a brutal ritual murder in his city, Quinn must reluctantly take up the mantle of a Sorcerer of the Arcanum once more.

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Gun Runner -eARC

Gun Runner -eARC

Once, Jackson Rook was a war hero. But that was a long time ago, on a world very far away. Now Rook is a criminal, a smuggler on board multipurpose supply vehicle Tar Heel. His mission: steal a top-of-the-line mech and deliver it to far-flung planet Swindle, a world so hostile to everything decent that even the air will kill you. But for all Rook’s mercenary ways, there is a sense of rough justice within him. He is no pirate. He does not bow to tyrants. It seems that deep within the smuggler, the heart of a warrior still beats. And when that warrior reawakens, the galaxy will tremble!

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Tyger Bright -eARC

Tyger Bright -eARC

San Kyarr is a novitiate within a secretive holy order tasked by Fleet to infiltrate the home world of mankind’s most dangerous enemy: the Sommen. If caught, her mission will bring war to Earth—long before humanity is ready to confront this implacable enemy. To make matters worse, a competing faction within Fleet learns of the clandestine assignment and sends San’s own brother to destroy her. Now San must confront the constant threat of alien annihilation. She must deal with heart-rending human treachery and intrigue. Most of all, she must adapt and survive as she finds herself transforming into a being that is perhaps beyond human nature itself.

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The Jupiter Knife - eARC

The Jupiter Knife - eARC

EVEN GHOSTS NEED HELP FROM A CUNNING MAN. A new novel in the Cunning Man series from Dragon Award-nominated author D.J. Butler and Aaron Michael Ritchey.

Hiram and his son Michael are dowsing a well in Eastern Utah when they hear a cry for help from the ghost of a small boy, torn to pieces by wild animals. Before they can even begin to look into that tragedy, however, a prosperous local rancher is murdered right before their eyes.

In an attempt to both help the ghost and find the killer, Hiram and Michael must navigate an eccentric cast of characters that includes failed bank robbers, a seductive fortune-teller, an inept sheriff, a crazy prospector, and a preacher with an apocalyptic grudge against the Roosevelt administration.

The mystery, however, isn’t just in the hearts of men. There’s an astrological puzzle that Michael, now his father’s apprentice, must solve. Meanwhile, the murderer is moving slowly against Hiram and Michael, forcing them into a trap from which there is no escape.

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This story is set within the shared future history of The Founder Effect, edited by Robert E. Hampson and Sandra L. Medlock. The anthology contains stories by David Weber, Larry Correia and more! Robert E.Hampson is a scientist, teacher and author who uses his Ph.D. to study memory and diseases of the brain. He turns real science into hard-science and military SF and likewise incorporates for SF influences on science into his teaching. He is also a popular convention panelist who makes science—and science fiction—interesting and accessible to the public. Find out more at his web site here.


"Izzy, do you have a minute?" Jan knew that Isaac hated the nickname; that was one reason he used it. However, this might not be one of those times. The senior data tech from Logistics and Supply had a serious look on his face as he floated in the doorway of the Sensors and Tracking office.

"Not really, but you look like I need to, Janny." Isaac used Jan's least favorite nickname in response, but again, there was no rancor . . . just a slight irritation.

"Well, it's the trajectory data from Ceres Station. There's a serious downtick in arrivals and departures." Jan held up a databord to emphasize his point. Isaac could see nothing but columns of numbers on the 'bord's display screen.

"That's Traffic Deconfliction stuff, Jan. What does it have to do with Logistics?"

"It's an odd pattern, Isaac." The very fact that Jan wasn't calling him by a nickname was a tell-tale that he was worried.

"Well, it's a pattern. Something strange."

"Show me."

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This story takes place within the world of novels The Cunning Man and February’s The Jupiter Knife by D.J. Butler, creator of the Witchy War saga, and Aaron Michael Ritchey. For twenty years, through twelve novels, Aaron Ritchey has stood at the mountain pass of Thermopylae and has surveyed the Persian army of rejection, failure and death and yet he continues to write! When he’s not battling Persians, you can find him supporting anesthesiology software, bicycling, or being swept away by the raw female power living in his house (via two daughters). He is a Dragon Award finalist. His web site is here.


Hiram Woolley was with his son Michael, in the cab of their Double A truck, driving through the sage, scrub and rocks of Spring Canyon above Helper, Utah. The sunshine of a May afternoon had done a fair job turning the dirt road into dust.

Michael glanced over at him. “So, Pap, you’re saying we’re out here following your dream?”

Michael had known his father was a cunning man for only about three months. For Hiram, it was a time of hope and fear because there was a real chance he’d lose the respect of his son. Even after all they’d been through, Michael still nursed his doubts like they were the green shoots of new plants. Would they grow to bring more doubt? Or would they wither as stronger beliefs took root?

Hiram would’ve thought being in Spring Canyon again would help his son with his doubts. After all, his son had seen the forces of darkness firsthand back in February.

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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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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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Seventh Annual Contest for Best Original Fantasy Adventure Story To be Presented at NASFIC 2020 in Columbus, Ohio

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