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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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Ashes of Victory

Ashes of Victory

The People's Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. It seemed safe enough. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Now Honor has escaped from the prison planet called Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance—and she’s brought a few friends with her.

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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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Sheepfarmer's Daughter

Sheepfarmer's Daughter

Paksenarrion—Paks, for short—refuses her father's orders to marry the pig farmer down the road and is off to join the army. And so her adventure begins—the adventure that transforms her into a hero remembered in songs, chosen by the gods to restore a lost ruler to his throne.

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Tinker

Tinker

Inventor, girl genius Tinker lives in a near-future Pittsburgh which now exists mostly in the land of the elves. She runs her salvage business, pays her taxes, and tries to keep the local ambient level of magic down with gadgets of her own design. When a pack of wargs chase an Elven noble into her scrap yard, life as she knows it takes a serious detour.

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The Alexander Inheritance

The Alexander Inheritance

What was supposed to be a relaxing cruise becomes a nightmare when the modern-day cruise ship the Queen of the Sea is transported through time and space. Now two thousand years in the past and afloat in the middle of the Mediterranean, the passengers and crew of the Queen of the Sea must band together to find a way to survive in a chaotic world—and start to build a brighter future.

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Straight Outta Tombstone

Straight Outta Tombstone

All new stories of the weird, wild west. These tales aren’t the ones your grandpappy spun around a campfire, unless he spoke of soul-sucking ghosts, steam-powered demons and wayward aliens. Includes stories from Larry Correia, Jim Butcher, Kevin J. Anderson, Alan Dean Foster, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael A. Stackpole, and many more.

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Electronic Advance Reader Copies

Uncompromising Honor - eARC

Uncompromising Honor - eARC

The time has come: the Manticoran Star Kingdom and its allies go to war against the massive and corrupt Solarian Empire. After a tragic loss, Honor Harrington enters the fray once again. She’s filled with steely resolve, possessed of cold competence, and motivated by a fiery determination to the take the fight to the enemy and end its menace forever.

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All the Plagues of Hell — eARC

All the Plagues of Hell — eARC

The snake-god Orkise has been awakened by Lucia del Maino. Lucia plots to marry and then murder the usurper who now rules Milan, the condottiere Carlo Sforza. On his side, Sforza has only the skill and cunning of his physician, Francisco Turner. But will that be enough to save the him as Orkise uncoils all the plagues of hell?

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A Star-Wheeled Sky – eARC

A Star-Wheeled Sky – eARC

Well over a millennia in the past, men and women fled Earth. What they found was the Waywork: an alien superhighway system between a closed sphere of stars. Now, the five Starstates—which rule all that’s left of humanity—are poised on the brink of another terrible war. It’s a clash of civilizations, as the future of the human race hangs in the balance!

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Space Pioneers – eARC

Space Pioneers – eARC

A generous collection of stories that reach out into the unknown void, finding awe, wonder, other minds—even terror. Stories of brave men and women who risk all to explore, colonize, and settle the vast reaches of space.

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The Valley of Shadows – eARC

The Valley of Shadows – eARC

The zombies are at the gates in New York City and it’s up to corporate head of security Tom Smith to make sure humanity stands a chance against the ravenous horde. Good thing Smith, late of the Australian special forces, isn’t a man who gives up easily.

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A Pillar of Fire by Night - eARC

A Pillar of Fire by Night - eARC

Carrera's held off his enemies from the north, in the process dealing forces of the Zhong Empire a stinging defeat. But now his adopted country of Balboa is under assault and it's beginning to look like the game is up. But Carrera's been planning this war for fifteen years. He certainly hopes his enemies think they're winning.

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Black Triumph - eARC

Black Triumph - eARC

While returning to his home unit, sixteen-year-old U.S. Army Lieutenant Randy Knox’s convoy is ambushed by the alien Creepers. Separated from his fellow soldiers and his K-9 companion, Randy faces the ultimate horror of every American serviceman: to become a prisoner of war of the aliens.

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Steve White talks about his new science fiction novel Her Majesty’s American that is also a genre-bending alternate future where the British navy has taken to space in the service of a never-diminished British Empire. In this alternate future America never had her revolution, and England never lost her empire. In the Tau Ceti system, a group of Amerian separatists may be plotting against the empire with some nefarious actors. Sent to investigate is naval intelligence officer commander Robert Rogers, a Virginian loyal to queen, country, and empire; and Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia, Part 10.

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David Weber is the creator of the internationally best-selling Honor Harrington science fiction series, in which this story is set. The latest entry in the Honor Harrington series, Uncompromising Honor, is out in October. In a huge climax to many storylines, Honor and the RMN take on the ancient Solarian League in a fight for survival and freedom.



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Hear now my song and weep.


Hear of the blackness of Dark Fall,

Of death, dust, destruction of all.

Hear now of terror on night-black wings,

Of heartbreak and horror—the end of all things,

Of destruction below and death from the sky

On the day human history died.

The Dark Fall Saga

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Navigation Deck
Generation Ship Calvin’s Hope
March 552 Post Diaspora

“It’s confirmed,” the leaden voice said in Vincent Anderson’s headphones. “No way. The damage at ground level is even worse than we expected. We’d need three times the resources we’ve got to establish even a temporary foothold down here. And it’s still getting worse.”

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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).


"Atomic" was the big pre-WWII science fiction "handwavium," with atomic drives powering spaceships, atomic weapons fighting wars, and atomic energy fueling empires. When WWII ended, however, atomic was real.

It had not come easy, nor had it come cheap. The Manhattan Project had consumed resources on an unprecedented scale but, as expensive as it had been, the "a-bombs" it produced led Japan to surrender before the Allies were forced to invade. Given the estimated invasion casualties for Allied and Japanese alike, the Manhattan Project was probably a bargain.

No one knew what would or even could be done with the new handwavium-become-real technology, least of all government bureaucrats who promulgated federal regulations to control it with almost surreal celerity. The public's fascination with anything atomic quickly reached astounding heights.

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Brendan DuBois is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 120 short stories. This story is set in the world of his science fiction Dark Victory series for Baen, which includes novels Dark Victory, Red Vengeance, and Black Triumph. His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Award nominations. DuBois is the author of the long-running Lewis Cole mystery action adventure series, and he has recently collaborated with New York Times best-selling author James Patterson on several novellas for Patterson's Bookshots. DuBois lives in New Hampshire. A former Jeopardy! champion, he also appeared on—and won—the game show The Chase.


I was late getting into the NCO staff meeting at the Mitchel Joint Navy-Army station that morning and when I started getting ragged on by the other three NCOs, I took my cane and rapped it against my right leg—the metal and wooden one—and I said, “Give it a rest, guys, okay? One of the K-9 units dragged my leg out last night for a chew toy.”

That got some laughs but my Ell Tee—Antonia Juarez, a regular Army officer who was sent down to this unit once her spine got broke during a Creeper attack—moved her wheelchair a bit next to her desk and said, “Very good, Hart. Have a seat. And then come up with a better excuse. That’s the third time you’ve used it in the past six months.”

I sat down with a thin folder in my hand, joining the other NCOs who were part of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the New York National Guard unit tasked to keeping peace and order on Long Island.

I was the unit’s intelligence officer, which should have been assigned to a lieutenant or captain, but since the Creepers invaded a decade ago, the thinned out armed forces of the United States had to adjust to doing a lot more with a lot less.

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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. . . .

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Toni Weisskopf
Publisher, Baen Books