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1636: The China Venture

1636: The China Venture

The newly formed United States of Europe sends an embassy to the Chinese empire for all important critical resources nobody has ever needed before—at least not before an entire town showed up from 300 years in the future! But convincing the mandarins to establish trade with the newly formed USE won't be easy.

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Mission of Honor

Mission of Honor

The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington's entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she's achieved in that conflict. Now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. But Manticore's enemies may not have thought of everything after all. Because if everything Honor Harrington loves is going down to destruction, it won't be going alone.

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Stellaris: People of the Stars

Stellaris: People of the Stars

In order to reach the stars, humanity may have to undergo fundamental transformation. We may find that Homo sapiens is on its way to becoming a new and unique species: Homo stellaris: the People of the Stars. Original science fiction stories and accessible speculative pieces by top scientists that will take you to that future!

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The Chronicles of Davids

The Chronicles of Davids

The history of science fiction and fantasy is filled with stories by what we like to call Davids of Distinction. Now, for the first time, an anthology by people named David, for everyone. Fifteen tales by David Weber, David Drake, Gregory Benford & David Brin, David B. Coe, D.J. Butler, Avram Davidson, David H. Keller, and many more. Many more Davids, that is.

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Alternate Routes

Alternate Routes

Something weird is happening on the Los Angeles freeways. A government agency is using the freeway anomalies for disturbing purposes, and its chief is determined to have ex-Secret Service agent Sebastian Vickery killed because of a secret he learned years ago at a halted presidential motorcade.

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Target Rich Environment

Target Rich Environment

Together for the first time, fourteen action-packed tales of demons, monsters, vampires, and cosmic horrors too terrible to name—and the men and women who take them all down. Oh, and toss in an interdimensional insurance salesman for good measure. The first-ever collection of short fiction from New York Times best-selling author Larry Correia.

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Her Majesty's American

Her Majesty's American

In an alternate future where the British empire never crumbled, the space ships of Her Majesty’s Navy work to keep the spaceways safe. But there are those among the stars who are not so happy being subjects of the British Empire, and they will do their worse to destroy the hated empire head on. Yet standing against the coming anarchy and tyranny is one intrepid spy prepared to risk all for queen and empire.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

Council of Fire - eARC

Council of Fire - eARC

Halley’s Comet, 1759. The comet veers and strikes the Earth with nature-altering force. The New World splits from the Old. In this changed New World, it is the dawn of real magic—and very real monsters. Now, a young English prince must wield his newfound powers to unify the continent—or the New World may well slip into oblivion.

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The Cunning Man - eARC

The Cunning Man - eARC

It’s the depths of the Depression, and a mining town in Utah is shut down. Something has awakened underground, and now a monster roams the tunnels. Along comes Hiram Woolley, a man with mystical abilities derived from the commonsense application of Scot-Irish folk wisdom and German Braucher magic. Hiram must confront the monster below, as well as the family of mine owners who would rather watch children starve than compromise with each other. The job will take a man of wisdom. A man of magic. A Cunning Man.

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The Best of Jerry Pournelle - eARC

The Best of Jerry Pournelle - eARC

For half a century, Jerry Pournelle's name has been synonymous with hard-hitting, idea-driven, wonder-inducing science fiction. Now, for the first time, Pournelle's best short work is collected together in a single volume. Here are over a dozen short stories, each with a new introduction by editor and long-time Pournelle assistant John F. Carr.

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1636: The Flight of the Nightingale - eARC

1636: The Flight of the Nightingale - eARC

Two novels set in Eric Flint's best-selling Ring of Fire series shine a light on the overlooked corners of the Ring of Fire universe, where small actions can have life-altering consequences. Includes two complete novels: The Flight of the Nightingale and Bach to the Future.

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The Waters and the Wild - eARC

The Waters and the Wild - eARC

When Olivia accepts swimming star Blake’s invitation to the Adirondack resort camp of Lake Endor it quickly becomes clear that all is not as it seems at the hundred year old resort. Not only is Blake not the guy she thought he was, there is something far more sinister afoot. There is something lying beneath the waters of Lake Endor—something not of this world.

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Antediluvian - eARC

Antediluvian - eARC

In a brilliant and dangerous brain hacking experiment, Harv Leonel and Tara Mukherjee are about to discover entire lifetimes of human memory coded in our genes, and reveal ancient legends—from knights and trolls, to flood myths, to the birth of humanity itself—that are very real. And very deadly . . .

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Straight Outta Deadwood - eARC

Straight Outta Deadwood - eARC

Saddle up and venture to the wild frontier town of Deadwood and its creepy environs. The west that once was rides again—but this time with the west that could have been chasing after like a spitting hellcat on its tail! Stories by Charlaine Harris, Mike Resnick, and many more!

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Baen Free Radio Hour

Charles E. Gannon discusses Marque of Caine, the fifth entry in his hard science fiction adventure Caine Riordan series. This is part one of two; and Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia, Part 61.

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J.J. Cragun is the grand prize winner of the sixth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The award recognizes the best original adventure fantasy short story in the style of fantasy greats like Larry Correia, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Moon, Andre Norton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and David Weber. For more information on the BFAA, including formation on past winners, and now to enter, click here.


The rifle in my hands bucked as I pulled the trigger, spewing fire and death. The crack of the bullet splitting the air echoed eerily across the small mountain valley. The beast looming in front of me was easily eight feet tall. With curling horns atop its head, mottled black fur, and a face more human than beast, the monstrous creature roared as the bullet tore through its chest. The terrifying brute fell, but it wasn't alone. The second beastman, even larger than the first, looked my way. Those eyes, which were once intelligent and full of life, were now dead. There was no rational thought behind those dead eyes. Just lifeless, unfeeling hate, and a mindless drive to destroy the living. And, unlike so many of my comrades, I was still among the living. If I wanted to stay that way, there was more killing to be done.

“Aeric!” I cried out, stumbling back and away from the brute. The beast started for me with lumbering steps.

Aeric wasn't old enough to grow a proper beard, but that hadn't prevented him from being conscripted into the Royal Fusiliers Brigade. He knew death was coming for us, but he never faltered. Without a word, he accepted the carbine I thrust at him, then handed me a freshly loaded rifle.

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Kerry Hensley is a native of West Virginia and currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is a Ph.D. candidate in astronomy at Boston University. She is a writer for the award-winning research news website AAS Nova as well as Astrobites, a graduate-student-run research blog. Her essay recounting her time at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, "Quiet Zone," received awards for both Nonfiction and Emerging Writers Prose in the West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contest. After graduating from Williams College in 2014 with a BA in Astrophysics and Chinese, she was a planetary science intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Nan’ao, Taiwan, where she attempted to convince 200 indignant elementary schoolers that Pluto is not a planet.


After centuries of watching the night sky with increasingly sophisticated tools, there’s still plenty we don’t know about the universe. Part of the challenge is that we’re stuck on a planet that’s surrounded by an atmosphere that blocks certain types of radiation from reaching the ground. It’s hard to complain too much, since if X-rays could make it to Earth’s surface humans would either be dead or a very different kind of organism, but it has certainly slowed our progress. We’ve managed to launch telescopes into orbit around Earth to observe most wavelengths of light, but there’s a huge chunk of extraterrestrial radiation that we currently have no means to observe. The culprit? A layer of plasma in Earth’s atmosphere called the ionosphere.

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

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Baen Ebooks is proud to announce an agreement to distribute the English translation of Judgment in Moscow by Vladimir Bukovsky on its retail ebook site, as well as offering a selection of other ebooks from Judgment in Moscow publisher, Ninth of November Press.

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J. J. Cragun takes home the top prize for his short story “Treason Properly.”

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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 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.

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