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To End in Fire

To End in Fire

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

The Spacetime War

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

Trinity

Former Rim Confederation space ship 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 space farers may lead to humanity’s first alien encounter. Or to interstellar war.

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Trader's Leap

Trader's Leap

Clan Korval saved Liaden civilization from insurrection within, and its reward has been relentless pursuit by enemies. Now, the exiled clan leadership has sent Korval Master Trader Shan yos'Galan to establish new trade routes. Korval’s very existence depends on his success. Struggling to recuperate from an attack on his life while managing his daughter Padi’s emerging psychic talents, Shan is running out of options—and time.

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Weird World War III

Weird World War III

What if the United States had gone to war with the Soviet Union? How would the world have changed? Come closer, peer through a glass darkly, and discover the horrifying alternative visions of World War III from some of today’s greatest minds in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

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Cosmic Corsairs

Cosmic Corsairs

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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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

Stolen Skies - eARC

Stolen Skies - eARC

Aliens seem to be invading Los Angeles—but to what purpose? Former federal agent Sebastian Vickery has learned something about UFOs that he shouldn’t have—and Naval Intelligence orders his old partner, Agent Ingrid Castine, to trap him. But Castine risks her life to warn Vickery—and now they’re both fugitives, on the run from both the U.S. government.

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The Deep Man - eARC

The Deep Man - eARC

The Galactic Imperium of the Myriad Worlds slumps into centuries of decadent peace enabled by a flood of advanced technology from the mysterious nonhuman “Shapers.” Now, one man must complete his mission to restore the greatness of his Family and uncover the chilling plot to extinguish humanity’s light from the galaxy.

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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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Charles E. Gannon is the author of Compton Crook Award-winning, Nebula-nominated Caine Riordan series. He is the coauthor of several novels in best-selling Ring of Fire series. He has written two novels in John Ringo’s best-selling Black Tide Rising series. “The Rot’s Last Laugh” is set in the world of his upcoming epic fantasy novel This Broken World. A former professor, Gannon lives near Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife and children.


Druadaen nodded encouragement at the sleepy young ur zhog woman who had just finished her thorough account of all the foodstuffs she had eaten while a prisoner in the Under. “Thank you. That is very helpful. Can you recall anything else, Zhuklu’a?”

She shook her head, groggy. “I can barely remember my own name. Our flight from the upper tunnels was very tiring.”

Umkhira, a Lightstrider like her but both older and more formidable, added, “The shaman who held Zhuklu’a did not allow much sleep. It is a common tactic that ensures an escaped captive lacks the endurance to get very far.”

Druadaen nodded, then smiled genuine thanks at the younger Lightstrider. “Rest, then. And do tell me if you remember anything else.”

Zhuklu’a waved acquiescence, reclined, and rolled over. Her breathing became heavy and slow within a few seconds.

Druadaen arched his back to stretch it. Her recounting of foodstuffs had been quite detailed and quite long. He yawned soundlessly, fighting to keep his own eyes open.

“Well,” rumbled an amused voice from over his shoulder, “you asked for it.”

Druadaen turned to nod at the speaker: Ahearn, the nominal leader of their small group. “That I did,” Druadaen answered, stifling another yawn.

“And was it worth it?”

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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 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

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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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