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The Gordian Protocol

The Gordian Protocol

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

Noir Fatale

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

By Demons Possessed

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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Oath of Gold

Oath of Gold

Paksenarrion—Paks for short—was somebody special. Never could she have followed her father's orders and married the pig farmer down the road. Better a soldier's life than a pig farmer's wife, and so, though she knew that she could never go home again, Paks ran away to be a soldier. And so began an adventure destined to transform a simple Sheepfarmer's Daughter into a hero fit to be chosen by the gods. The final, climactic volume of The Deed of Paksenarrion epic.

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Though Hell Should Bar the Way

Though Hell Should Bar the Way

Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, but when his father is unmasked as a white-collar criminal, Roy has to take whatever he can get and take it fast. Under the command of Captain Daniel Leary, Roy will make the most of the opportunity fate has dealt him—though hell should bar the way!

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Oblivion

Oblivion

The war with the Arduans has ended, but the Arduan warrior caste refuses to accept defeat. They are waging a war of extermination against all members of the pan-Sentient Union. But Admiral Ian Trevayne and Commodore Ossian Wethermere have faced down long odds in the past.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

Monster Hunter Guardian - eARC

Monster Hunter Guardian - eARC

While the Monster Hunter International crew are called away on rescue mission, Julie Shackleford is left behind to hold down the fort and care for her newborn son. Julie’s devoted to the little guy, but the slow pace of maternity leave is getting to her. But when a field call brings her face-to-face with an unspeakable evil, she’ll get more excitement than she ever hoped for.

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Witchy Kingdom - eARC

Witchy Kingdom - eARC

An encounter with her father’s goddess has not turned out to be the end for Sarah Elytharias Penn. Now, with the Imperial fist tightened around her city of Cahokia, she must find a way to access the power of the Serpent Throne itself—a feat that her father never accomplished.

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Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation - eARC

Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation - eARC

Contained herein are tales of the history of Mankind's future first colony, from the first failed attempt at colonization, to the rise in crime, to the rise in terrorism, to its descent into widespread civil war and rebellion . . . and ultimately liberation.

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River of Night - eARC

River of Night - eARC

On the run from the zombie horde that has destroyed NYC, Tom Smith and his team head for safety in the Cumberland Valley of Tennessee. But even if they make it—by no means a certainty—they'll have to find a way to restart civilization. Even so, Tom Smith has a plan.

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Marque of Caine - eARC

Marque of Caine - eARC

Now, Riordan must blaze a trail through dying and dangerous worlds to find his beloved, Elena Corcoran. But rescuing Elena is just half the mission: Riordan must report that the Dornaani collapse is not only being engineered, but that it is the prelude to a far more malign scheme: To clear a path for a foe bent on destroying Earth.

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Tyger Burning - eARC

Tyger Burning - eARC

A Burmese "dream warrior" flees to the farthest reaches of the solar system only to find a lost secret weapon system that may help his people redeem themselves—and may just prove the salvation of the human race.

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To Clear Away the Shadows - eARC

To Clear Away the Shadows - eARC

The crew of the Far Traveller have been tasked with cataloging the new lifeforms they encounter on their journey through sponge space. But Director of Science Dr. Veil has her own agenda: to learn more about the Archaic Spacefarers who roamed the universe tens of thousands of years before humans reached the stars. The crew of the Far Traveller is poised to clear more of the shadows away from the deep past than ever before in human history—if they survive.

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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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David Weber, Jacob Holo and Baen Publisher Toni Weisskopf discuss The Gordian Protocol by Weber and Holo, a science fiction novel including time travel, altered history, space battles, as well as well-rounded heroes trying to put right a tangled past, present and future on Earth and beyond. This is part two of a three part interview; and Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia, Part 45.

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Cassidy Gooding is also a main character in Robert Buettner’s latest novel My Enemy’s Enemy, which is out in June. Buettner has been general counsel of a unit of one of the United States’ largest private multinational companies, served as a U.S. Army intelligence officer, prospected for minerals in Alaska and the Sonoran Desert, and was a National Science Foundation Fellow in paleontology. A Quill Award nominee for Best New Writer of 2005, his best-selling debut novel, Orphanage, was a Quill nominee for Best SF/Fantasy/Horror novel of 2004 and has been called a classic of modern military science fiction. He lives in Georgia with his family and more bicycles than a grownup needs.


When Cass Gooding’s flight landed, local time and temperature were ten a.m. and eighty-six humid degrees Fahrenheit, so sweat already dampened her forehead. She cleared Cayman Islands immigration and customs then, passport in hand, hoisted the backpack she had checked and spun toward the exit.

A cocoa-skinned man blocked her. He wore a sport coat despite the heat, showed his ID, and said, “Detective Constable Mechem. Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. May I ask you a few questions, miss?”

Cass glanced around. Other exiting passengers streamed past her. Hair rose on her neck. “Why?”

He pointed to an empty conference room. “We can talk in there.

Cass didn’t budge. “My connecting flight leaves from another building. I have to run.”

He shrugged. “The sooner we talk, the sooner you may be able to run.”

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This is part two of a series by Jim Beall on warships past, present, and future. Part one can be found here. 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).


NOTE: This is part two of a series by Jim Beall on warships past, present, and future. Part one can be found here.

A previous article traced how the form of ship designs depended not just on the function of the craft, but also on the technology available to the designers. How might a crewed space warship look using only current (or near-term) technology?

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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. . . .

Good reading!

Toni Weisskopf
Publisher, Baen Books