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The Icarus Plot

The Icarus Plot

A job tracking down a mysterious woman leads Trailblazer Gregory Roarke down a twisted path—and offers him a chance at revenge.

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The Jigsaw Assassin

The Jigsaw Assassin

When a serial killer plot points to the Royalist political party, Major Bhaajan must return to the capital city. And there, she must face her most deadly foe yet: interstellar politics.

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1812: The Rivers of War

1812: The Rivers of War

In this alternate history of the American frontier and the Jacksonian era, a small change takes place in the Battle of the Horseshoe Bend during the War of 1812. What results is a cascade of new developments that becomes an avalanche.

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The Serpent

The Serpent

Young knight Pal is one of the most respected members of Lord Jon’s Hall of Champions. Now, Pal will need all his talent to deal with the monsters the Waste throws at him, to unify the growing realm, and to rescue a damsel in distress who has been locked in a forcefield for decades.

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The Family Business

The Family Business

A Federal Recovery Agent must hunt down a young woman implanted with an alien device and her mentally unstable, former commando boyfriend. The job sounds easy, but the young woman may have been implanted with something else, something much more important to the Visitors, and to the free people of Earth!

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To Crush the Moon

To Crush the Moon

Once the Queendom of Sol was a glowing monument to humankind’s loftiest dreams. Ageless and immortal, its citizens lived in peaceful splendor. But as Sol buckled under the swell of an immorbid population, space itself literally ran out.

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No Game for Knights - eARC

No Game for Knights - eARC

In a world of criminals, thugs, con artists, cheats, and swindlers, there must be a man to stand against the powers of darkness and corruption. A man not afraid to walk the mean streets—whether they be those of 1930s Los Angeles, an ancient fantasy realm, or some far-flung planet of a future star empire. New SF/F stories with a noir-bent.

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The Blood Is the Life - eARC

The Blood Is the Life - eARC

Chaim Caan was just out for a night of fun, but the young woman he encountered that night left him with something to remember her by: she turned Chaim into a vampire. Chaim must navigate life as the newly undead, trying to reconcile his beliefs as a Jew with the new reality that has been thrust upon him.

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Deploying Dragons - eARC

Deploying Dragons - eARC

The ethical future of domesticated dragons hangs in the balance as Genetic engineer Noah Parker and his design team at the Build-A-Dragon Company develop dragons for the U.S. military.

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The Crossing - eARC

The Crossing - eARC

A squad of modern-day ROTC cadets find themselves transported to December 1776 in the days before the Battle of Trenton. Without ammunition or their own meager supplies, can Cadet Sergeant Jameel Mason and his friends steel General George Washington’s courage and set the infancy of the United States of America back on track?

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Ballistic - eARC

Ballistic - eARC

A Russian ICBM site is attacked just north of the Ukraine border. The nuclear warheads are missing! A fire ravages a cosmonaut training facility in which five spacesuits disappear. A cache of detailed schematics of highly complex rocketry systems is discovered. It all points to the unthinkable: someone—someone extremely well-funded—is taking aim at the International Space Station.A Russian ICBM site is attacked just north of the Ukraine border. The nuclear warheads are missing! A fire ravages a cosmonaut training facility in which five spacesuits disappear. A cache of detailed schematics of highly complex rocketry systems is discovered. It all points to the unthinkable: someone—someone extremely well-funded—is taking aim at the International Space Station.

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Trouble Walked In - eARC

Trouble Walked In - eARC

Cassandra Blake, an employee for the Ascension Planetary Holdings Group—the largest and most powerful corporation in Nova Columbia—has gone missing. It falls to Detective Ezekiel “Easy” Novak to find out why. Soon, Easy finds himself trying to unravel a conspiracy that could bring an entire planet to its knees.

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Elaine Midcoh (a pseudonym) is a retired criminal justice/law professor. Her story, “The Battle of Donasi,” was published in Writers of the Future, Volume 37. Another of her stories will appear in the upcoming anthology, Compelling Science Fiction. She’s thrilled that “Man on the Moon” won this year’s Baen Award.


Sasha Venditti hopped-skipped in her spacesuit just like the guide taught the group that morning. Two people on the tour, a teenage boy and an old woman, had already fallen at least once, but Sasha took to Moon hopping like a newborn calf takes to its mother’s teat, all natural, knowing what to do. She had saved nine years for this vacation, deciding that owning a home by age 35 was less important than getting to the Moon by age 35. And this excursion, the Alan Shepard’s Golf Ball Scavenger Hunt, had cost her at least five months’ salary, but, God, it was worth it.

“Don’t forget to look up,” the guide’s voice sounded in her ear. A full Earth hung in the lunar sky. If my smile gets bigger I’ll crack my helmet, she thought. At home right now she’d probably be reviewing a business merger deal or advising some self-important client on a hostile takeover. But instead I’m one of the .003 percenters who’ve walked on the Moon.

I’ll find Shepard’s golf ball. It wasn’t the glory she wanted, but the prize. Anyone who found one of the two golf balls that Alan Shepard famously hit during his Apollo 14 Moon mission was promised a free, all-expenses paid return vacation. And no staying in her little windowless berth, either. The finder would get a seven day stay in one of Fra Mauro Luna Resort’s best rooms, one that actually had a double bed and a window. The fact that no one had recovered either golf ball in the twelve years the resort had been opened did not deter her.

She had just hopped-skipped to the near edge of a small crater, certain she had spotted a ball, only to find yet another round lunar rock, when the tour guide’s voice sounded again in her ear.

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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).


Borders are all around us, some made by nature, some by man. Below is possibly the most recognizable manmade border of them all, The Great Wall of China.

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
Image Credit: Severin.stalder, Wikimedia Commons

But what is a border, when did they begin, and why do we have them?

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Elaine Midcoh of Pembroke Pines, Florida, has won the grand prize in the 2022 Jim Baen Memorial Award competition for her short story, “Man on the Moon.”

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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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Over 170 titles from Baen Books to be published as audiobooks over the next three years

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