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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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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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This story takes place in the world of January 2021 debut science fiction novel Domesticating Dragons by Dan Koboldt. As a genetics researcher, Dan Koboldt has coauthored more than 80 publications in Nature, Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and other scientific journals. He is the editor of Putting the Science in Fiction from Writer’s Digest Books. Koboldt is an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman. He lives with his wife and children in Ohio, where the deer take their revenge by eating the flowers in his backyard. On his blog he runs the popular “Science in Sci-fi / Fact in Fantasy” series, where experts in various fields contribute articles about how to write more realistic fiction. He has written general science articles for Clarkesworld, Apex Magazine, and Baen.com.


Every day I did my level best not to break any dragon eggs on the way into work. Build-A-Dragon's headquarters were in downtown Phoenix, a slab of volcanic glass amid the grays and browns of the Sonoran desert. I usually rode the elevator up to the seventh floor and took a shortcut through the Hatchery. Warm air spilled out when I pulled open the door, carrying with it the buzz of activity. Dozens of white-garbed staffers crowded the hallway between the pods. Aluminum egg carts glided back and forth with their precious cargo. I took a breath and plunged into the obstacle course.

The hatchers didn't make it easy. When they had an egg in their possession, other humans might as well not exist. I had to skirt and dodge around three pairs to reach the door to the design lab.

Entering the cooler, darker space always relaxed me from the chaotic hatchery crossing. The hum and whine of the God Machine—our biological egg-printer—provided its own sort of white noise. Like the sound of crickets in the desert at night. I knew right away something was different today. My boss Evelyn stood by Wong's workstation; the two of them spoke in hushed voices. It sounded like the lilting rise and fall of Mandarin, though they didn't usually speak it at work unless they were humoring my attempts to learn.

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This is a three-part series on the world-building behind the Tom Kratman’s Carreraverse, presented with Kratman’s inimitable, deadpan style. Days of Burning, Days of Wrath is now out from Baen Books and chronicles a climactic storyline finale within Kratman’s best-selling Carrera military science fiction series.


It may not be as obvious as the techno-innovations, but there is a good deal of nation building going on in the series. Part of it is, yes, strictly military. Part is also political, as in the Timocratic system set up. A good deal of it, however, is much more personal. As much is infrastructure building. Still more is industrial. It is, in fact, a fairly holistic program to make a fine country out of one hovering between what we would call the first world and the third. The garment factories that provide clothing to the legions also make clothes for civilians and for export. The furniture factories that make furniture for the legions also impart the skills to make furniture for export. The solar chimneys that provide power to supplement hydro-electric also provide electricity to sell to neighbors.

More important, though, is this: We in the liberal west talk skills and spend vast sums, plow massive personal effort, into providing skill training to whoever will sign up for it. (Yes, it’s more complicated than that.) Maybe this is okay in a universe of unconstrained resources. In a universe of constrained resources, as Balboa has, the better question is, “Who can reliably be expected to make good use of the skill training? We’ll spend what we have on him and her. We’ll identify who they are through character testing…and use the military to do so.”

I’d suggest to you, dear reader, that even if we can afford the more hopeful and idealistic approach, we ought not indulge in it. Character first, and then skills, is a lot more likely to give you a useful product than skills and a groundless assumption of character.

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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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