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A New Clan

A New Clan

Freshly home from an internship on Manticore, teenaged Stephanie Harrington is up to her eyebrows in trouble. In trying to get enough proof to get the understaffed authorities of her pioneer planet to act, Stephanie will be called upon to attempt things she never imaged doing—including going undercover into the wilds of the late-night club scene, a realm where her faithful treecat guardian, Lionheart, cannot follow. . . . .

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Robosoldiers: Thank You for Your Servos

Robosoldiers: Thank You for Your Servos

Robosoldiers. They take many forms, from disembodied AI to humanlike androids and more. But at their cores beat the cybernetic hearts of warriors. Get a glimpse into the future of warfare!

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Target: Terror

Target: Terror

The Complete Target: Terror series by a master of military thriller, following the exploits of Army Rangers Kyle Monroe and Wade Curtis as they track the enemies of Freedom across the globe. Includes The Scope of Justice, Targets of Opportunity, and Confirmed Kill.

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The Shaman of Karres

The Shaman of Karres

Starship Captain Pausert and the witches of Karres must deal with a slaver culture that makes slaves feel happy to be in chains. And the youngest of the witches, The Leewit, begins to awaken to her full powers as a healer.

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We Shall Rise

We Shall Rise

Stories set in the world of New York Times best-selling author John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series. Stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Brendon DuBois, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezell, Mike Massa, Christopher L. Smith, Lydia Sherrer, Jason Cordova, Brian Trent, Patrick Vanner, and Jamie Ibson.

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Frontier

Frontier

While on a routine search and rescue mission, Marshall Hunter and the crew of the Borman encounter deception and peril. The Borman itself becomes hopelessly disabled, while back in near-Earth Orbit, cislunar space falls into chaos as critical satellites fail and valuable lunar mineral shipments disappear in transit. Facing an impossible choice between salvation and sacrifice, Marshall Hunter has to find a way to save both his crewmates and Space Age civilization itself from an insidious foe!

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

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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The Icarus Plot - eARC

The Icarus Plot - eARC

There wasn’t much money to be made as a Trailblazer, searching out new worlds for possible development. Still, it was safer than the bounty hunter career that had cost Gregory Roarke his left arm six years ago. It was a quiet life, uneventful and mostly legal—until Roarke was approached by two men with a proposal: track down a mysterious woman named Tera and, through her, locate a secret project called Icarus. The challenge was intriguing. The unlimited budget was tempting. But Roarke had a more personal reason to accept the job. The chance for long-delayed payback.

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The Jigsaw Assassin - eARC

The Jigsaw Assassin - eARC

When a serial killer-plot points to the Royalist political party, Major Bhaajan, former military officer turned private detective, is called back to Selei City to solve the crime. Bhaaj and her crew of Undercity Dust Knights plunge into the Byzantine world of Imperial politics—a jigsaw world where none of the pieces seem to fit. As the assassination plot becomes more and more convoluted, Bhaaj is kidnapped, threatened with death, and must fight for her life against the growing number of people threatened by her investigation. Bhaaj has faced all this and more, but now she must deal with something far deadlier—interstellar politics.

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Michael Z. Williamson’s Target: Terror may clock in at over 700 pages. But we’re sure it will leave you wanting more page-turning techno-thriller action. So we’re offering ebook discounts on our techno-thriller backlist titles, including novels by Tom Kratman, John Ringo, Larry Correia and Mike Kupari.


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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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To all of those who expressed interest and support for Baen's Bar in recent weeks, we are happy to announce it is back on-line, though with some changes. Baen is handing the Bar over to its users, and will henceforth be run by SFF Forums, LLC, and may be found at https://www.baensbar.net. Returning users will be able to use the Bar as usual, but new members will have to make a purchase at baen.com before they can log in. (Note: New users will not have to buy a book; there is a Bar tipjar option so they may contribute to the maintenance of the forum).

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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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