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Voices of the Fall

Voices of the Fall

The zombie apocalypse is here in these all-new stories from John Ringo, Sarah A. Hoyt, Michael Z. Williamson, Jody Lynn Nye, Travis S. Taylor, and many more. Sequel to the best-selling anthology Black Tide Rising.

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Moon Tracks

Moon Tracks

The Bright Sparks, Dr. Keegan Bright’s team of youthful scientists, are competing in the first ever race to completely circle the Moon! While they compete, Dr. Bright himself is part of a groundbreaking project on the fire side of the moon. When disaster strikes, only the Bright Sparks are close enough to help him!

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Today I Am Carey

Today I Am Carey

Mildred has Alzheimer's. As memories fade, she acquires the aid of a full-time android to assist her in everyday life. Carey. After Mildred passes, Carey must find a new purpose. Carey struggles. Carey seeks to understand life’s challenges. Carey makes its own path. Carey must learn to live. To grow. To care. To survive. To be.

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Hoka! Hoka! Hoka!

Hoka! Hoka! Hoka!

The Interbeing League had been formed to make contact with new intelligent races in the galaxy and offer them membership. But when the League encountered the Hokas, furry creatures strongly resembling the teddy bears of Earth, the League’s agent, Alexander Jones, could have been excused for wishing he had a simpler assignment than making sense out of the Hokas—such as singlehandedly stopping an interstellar war.

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1636: The Vatican Sanction

1636: The Vatican Sanction

Pope Urban is on the run from the Vatican’s would-be usurper Borja. Fortunately, Urban has help from those indomitable modern West Virginians thrown back in time during the Ring of Fire cataclysm.

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Cobra Traitor

Cobra Traitor

The Cobras face an impossible decision: join with the hated Dominion of Man or risk annihilation at the hands of the alien Troft in the conclusion of the Cobra War trilogy.

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Mission to Methonē

Mission to Methonē

Turns out, humanity is far from alone in the galaxy—and our future may depend on one man discovering a strange secret on the tiny, egg-shaped moon of Methone. The only question is, will he get there in time?

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

A Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume 4 - eARC

A Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume 4 - eARC

A universe of great storytelling from nationally best-selling authors Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. Read the shorter works that fill in the cracks of the popular Liaden Universe® series. Sure to delight longtime fans and newcomers alike.

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My Enemy's Enemy - eARC

My Enemy's Enemy - eARC

The elite terrorist known as the Asp sets his sights on America's heartland. Meanwhile, ambitious aircraft historian Cassidy Gooding and irascible Colorado cowboy Frank Luck unlock an aviation relic's dark secret and discover the terrible truth the Asp may be closing in on—a secret Nazi superweapon thought to be nothing more than myth. It's up to Cass and Frank to stop the Asp. If they fail? Millions will perish.

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The Year's Best Military and Adventure SF, Volume 5 - eARC

The Year's Best Military and Adventure SF, Volume 5 - eARC

The Year's Best Military and Adventure SF series roars into its fifth year filled with derring-do, military combat, and edge of your seat suspense. It’s a year’s worth of the best of the best science fiction from Michael Z. Williamson, Brendan DuBois, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, William Ledbetter, Christopher Ruocchio, Stephen Lawson, Suzanne Palmer, Richard Fox, and more!

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The Gordian Protocol - eARC

The Gordian Protocol - eARC

When Doctor Benjamin Schröder starts having visions of an alternate reality in which a second world war breaks out, he writes it off as a psychotic episode. That is until a man knocks on his door with an impossible and horrifying story about alternate realities, time travel, and temporal knots.

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Noir Fatale - eARC

Noir Fatale - eARC

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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By Demons Possessed - eARC

By Demons Possessed - eARC

When news arrives from the vast city of Tai-tastigon, Jame Knorth, the avatar of god That-Which-Destroys-Itself, knows she is the only thing standing between the city and the coming darkness. It seems many in the vast Lower Town have lost their shadows—not so funny when you realize that a shadow is cast by a soul. Which means something is taking—or destroying—souls in the city.

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1637: The Polish Maelstrom - eARC

1637: The Polish Maelstrom - eARC

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. The Bohemians have sent an army into Poland with the goal of expanding King Albrecht Wallenstein’s growing empire in eastern Europe.

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A Witch in Time - eARC

A Witch in Time - eARC

As founder of After Dark Investigations, half-vampire Christopher Cséjthe has seen his fair share of the seedy side of the supernatural world. Now, INTERPOL is interested in some of his associations with Vlad Drakul’s grandson—better known as Dracula—and a trio of witches from Greek myth want him dead—and for good this time. Bad enough. But what’s worse is that the IRS is looking into his tax returns and not at all liking what they find. Now that’s really terrifying!

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Michael Z. Williamson discusses his nonfiction piece “The Evolution of Body Armor.” In addition to being creator of the Freehold science fiction novels, Williamson is an arms master, an arms historian, and was a soldier in the U.S. Air Force and Army for a combined 25 years; and Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia, Part 36.

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This story is set in the world of Wm. Mark Simmons’s Halflife Chronicles dealing with the adventures and misadventures of semi-vampire private eye Christopher Cséjthe. The latest entry in that series is April’s A Witch in Time. Before he turned his attention to science fiction, Simmons was winning awards for his writing, first as a newspaper journalist and later as a broadcast copywriter. His first book was a finalist for the Compton Crook Award and made the Locus Magazine Best List in 1991. When he isn't writing, Mark is in front of the camera or microphone, having worked in television and now radio where his is the morning voice for Radio Kansas and can be heard throughout half of the Sunflower State.


I see dead people.

Not like that kid in The Sixth Sense, where the departed are all noncorporeal and invisible to the rest of the living.

No, when I see the dead, they’ve crawled back out of their graves and show up in all of their decomposed, cadaverous glory.

When I say “glory” in this instance, I mean it ironically.

Over the years they’ve crossed—or shambled across—my path so frequently that I’ve practically developed my own sixth sense that alerts me when they’re nearby. And, when I awoke, my Spidey-sense was providing the backbeat to Ezra Furman’s “Restless Year” on my clock radio.

Death!” Furman shouted. “Is my former employer!”

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Michael Z. Williamson is retired military, having served twenty-five years in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Desert Fox. Williamson is a state-ranked competitive shooter in combat rifle and combat pistol. He has consulted on military matters, weapons and disaster preparedness for Discovery Channel and Outdoor Channel productions and is Editor-at-Large for Survivalblog, with 300,000 weekly readers. In addition, Williamson tests and reviews firearms and gear for manufacturers. Williamson’s books set in his Freehold Universe include Freehold, The Weapon, Rogue, Better to Beg Forgiveness . . ., Do Unto Others . . ., and When Diplomacy Fails . . .. He is also the author of time travel novel A Long Time Until Now, as well as The Hero—the latter written in collaboration with New York Times best-selling author John Ringo. He’s the editor of Forged in Blood, an anthology set in his Freehold science fiction universe, as well as upcoming anthology Freehold: Resistance. Most recently, Williamson has a novella in the John Ringo and Gary Poole edited Black Tide Rising anthology Voices of the Fall. Williamson was born in England, raised in Liverpool and Toronto, Canada, and now resides near Indianapolis with his wife and children.


As long as human beings have been fighting, and probably even before modern human beings existed, the counterpart to offense was defense—lashing out, holding up arms, standing behind something to soak up the attack, or bringing something with you to use as a shield.

Some of the most "primitive" societies carved sections of wood to use to deflect blows—early shields. And for a long time, the shield was the primary means of defense, first as that carved stick, then as wicker or hide, eventually of metal.

The disadvantage of a shield, of course, is that it leaves you only one hand to fight with.

Parallel with the shield, and eventually displacing it almost entirely, was body armor. Shields still exist for riot control, for example, but not presently for combat usage, and it seems unlikely they'll return.

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Matt McHugh of New Jersey has won the grand prize in the 2019 Jim Baen Memorial Award competition for his short story "Burners."

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Baen Books announces the sixth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award contest, a short story contest for best original unpublished fantasy short story of eight thousand words or less.

The awards will be given out at Spikecon in Layton, Utah this July. Visit https://www.baen.com/contest-faa for more information.

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Baen Begins Selling Challenge Coins Through Baen.com

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When in the course of human events, in this case the passage of twelve years, it becomes necessary to change the look and feel of the company website . . . well, we do. We’ve tried to keep things Baenish and familiar to frequent users, and even more intuitive and helpful to new ones.

We’ve combined the ebooks and print books pages, so everyone can find everything they want in one place. (We will still be selling mostly ebooks here, our own Baen Books and those of other distinguished science fiction publishers, but we are also starting to dip our toe into swag merchandising as well! About which more later.) We added several filtering tools to make sorting through and searching for books more slick, and we’ve kept the ever popular “My Books” and “Not My Books” function.

We hope you’ll find the account interface more user friendly, and we’ve added a sidebar to the homepage we also hope you’ll find helpful in accessing the rest of the site.

Of course we’ve kept all the free stuff—the monthly stories and nonfiction, the extensive Teacher’s Guides, and the Baen Free Library. We hope you enjoy it, and we always welcome feedback. Feel free to stop by Toni’s Table at Baen’s Bar or for technical problems Administrivia or simply email us directly at baensupport@principledtechnologies.com.

And finally, a big shout-out to our Barfly beta testers! Love you guys. . . .

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