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Stolen Skies

Stolen Skies

Aliens seem to be invading Lost 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 and agents of the Russian GRU Directorate.

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The Deep Man

The Deep Man

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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Generation Warriors

Generation Warriors

The fate of the galaxy is placed in the hands of Lunzie, who discovers the true nature of three friends: Fordeliton, who is dying of a mysterious poison; Dupaynil, who is exiled; and Aygar, who tries to prove himself.

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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 Wellstone

The Wellstone

Humanity has conquered the Solar System, and death itself has been vanquished. Wellstone—programmable matter—ensures that no one need ever age past adulthood. But for the children of immortal parents, life remains a constant state of arrested development. And a prince shall remain a prince forever, never inheriting the throne. So what is a minor royal to do?

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

Into the Real - eARC

Into the Real - eARC

Lynn Raven may be the boss master of WarMonger 2050, but when the CEO of Tsunami Entertainment personally asks her to beta test a new augmented reality game, she has to face her greatest fear: Going outside and dealing with . . . well, people. But once “inside,” she’ll have to ask herself if she is willing to step into the real to win the future she’s always wanted?

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Harbinger - eARC

Harbinger - eARC

The war against the oni heats to a flashpoint even as Tinker learns that the enemy has a dangerous new weapon, the nactka. What’s more, the Stone Clan has sent its most famous warlords, the Harbingers, to take control of the allied war effort. Team Mischief, go!

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Aurora Borealis Bridge - eARC

Aurora Borealis Bridge - eARC

Summoned to Over Where, Peg, Meg, and Teg along with the “inquisitors” Xerak, Grunwold, and Vereez will uncover the startling truth about what lies on the other side of the Aurora Borealis Bridge—a truth that holds the secret of Over Where and that will change all their lives forever.

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Time Troopers - eARC

Time Troopers - eARC

It’s zero hour, in whatever time stream, so grab your time-appropriate weapon—be it sword or ray blaster—buckle on your general-issue timeporter belt, and follow the Time Troopers into action across strange aeons!

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Servants of War - eARC

Servants of War - eARC

Illarion Glaskov’s quiet life on the fringes of the empire is thrown into chaos when he is conscripted into the Tsarist military and sent to serve in The Wall—an elite regiment that pilots suits of armor made from the husks of dead golems. But the great war is not the only danger facing Illarion, as he is caught in a millennia-old conflict between two goddesses.

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Valhellions - eARC

Valhellions - eARC

When John Rast signed up for Knight Watch, he expected it to be all fighting dragons and rescuing maidens. You know, hero stuff. But instead he’s stuck patrolling game conventions and cosplayer competitions. Fortunately, all that changes when an honest-to-goodness necromancer shows up wielding a weapon created by Nazi occultists and accompanied by some badass evil valkyries, hell-bent on kicking off the end of the world.

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Weird World War IV - eARC

Weird World War IV - eARC

How would the survivors emerging from World War III’s radioactive slag heaps fight in this conflict? Wipe away the ashes of civilization and peer into a pit of atomic glass to witness the haunting visions of World War IV from today’s greatest minds in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

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A Call to Insurrection - eARC

A Call to Insurrection - eARC

Not long ago, the Star Kingdom of Manticore was a small, unimportant interstellar backwater. Now, Manticore has become a target. The Star Kingdom isn't certain who is attacking it, or why, but one thing is certain: Manticore needs a capable space navy.

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A Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 5 - eARC

A Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 5 - eARC

Sure to delight longtime fans and newcomers alike, these ten tales highlight why the nationally best-selling Liaden Universe® novels are treasured by space opera aficionados.

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Library of the Sapphire Wind - eARC

Library of the Sapphire Wind - eARC

Six unlikely heroes must join forces to solve a mysterious riddle—and save Over Where. Their first task: find the Library of the Sapphire Wind.

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Although born in the northwestern United States, Michael Mersault spent his formative years in a series of magical locales, including expat communities in the Middle East, a secretive air base in the Arizona desert, and an Alaskan fishing village. These endless hours of travel prompted an enduring love for books that continues unabated.

At times in his adult years, he has dabbled in kickboxing, competitive marksmanship, and international business ventures. He now lives as a semi-recluse back in the northwest, where he fluctuates between the paths of a confirmed technophile and a neo-Luddite.

“Flops” is set in the world of his Baen Books debut novel
The Deep Man.


Inga held Karl’s little right hand with her left, while Mitzi gripped the fringe of Inga’s stained and rumpled shirt, trailing along, her eyes wide, a finger in her mouth. Fluffy, threadbare Flops had its long ears tied in a loop, slung comfortably over her shoulder. The three of them (and Flops) followed in their father’s sour wake, his long legs jerking with each stride of his unsteady progress. He was coming down now, Inga knew, and she wanted Mitzi and Karl safely ensconced in the Foundling dayschool before he became uncontrollably volatile. She would remain with her two little siblings, of course. At ten standard years of age, surviving the slums of Battersea’s Port City, she did not require the protection of charity-minded Vested Citizens, though the juice and crackers they provided made for a welcome breakfast.

To the east, the muted roar of an interface lighter lifting from the spaceport barely drew Inga’s attention, and her father did not even spare a glance. Lighters and orbit-capable execujets represented common scenery for the residents of Battersea’s largest municipality, even for those residents dwelling in the lowest slums.

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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 has consulted on military matters, weapons and disaster preparedness for Discovery Channel and Outdoor Channel productions and is Editor-at-Large for Survivalblog, with 300K weekly readers. His novels A Long Time Until Now and That Was Now, This is Then make use of his extensive research into the Paleolithic era.


I’ve done a lot of research on the Upper Paleolithic recently, for my novels A Long Time Until Now, That Was Now, This is Then, and for an upcoming third.

I have several friends enamored of this hypothesis, and I’m not sure why. Pretty much no credible researchers like it, and I find it utterly uncompelling on every level. I looked at it again after a recent debate. I like it less every time I look at it.

It summarizes like this: The Solutrean Culture of the area that is now France and Spain, (22,000-17,000 BP) used overshot flaking to shape their flint tools, and as of the proposal date, were the first culture to do so. Clovis points (13,200 BP) of the Americas also used overshot flaking. Lots of Clovis points are found in the Eastern U.S., therefore, the Solutreans must have travelled across the Atlantic, and settled there 3800 years later with the same technology. In support, it is argued that the oldest settlement sites in the Americas are in the Eastern U.S.

That's it.

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Each year, Baen Books and The National Space Society present the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, which honors short fiction that looks to the near future to ask what might be when humankind uses technology to create a brighter world. Now in its sixteenth year, the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award conest is open to submissions until February 1, 2022. So send us your stories of a better tomorrow!

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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

Here’s a list of all the works published in 2020 which are eligible for awards.

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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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