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The Thermopylae Protocol

The Thermopylae Protocol

An industrial ship is transported to an uncharted universe, where it is used to build a weapon in the unexplored reaches of the universe. A vast, powerful conspiracy has shuddered into motion, and two teams of transdimensional agents may be all that stands between it and destruction on a universal scale.

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Ribbon Dance

Ribbon Dance

On a world where cake is a necessity, it takes the Grid to protect the Civilized and the Deaf from the dire influences of the ambient and to keep the chaotic Haosa at bay.

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Tales of the United States Space Force

Tales of the United States Space Force

Wherever people and their interests go, the military and law must eventually—even into the Final Frontier. Enter the Space Force! Stories and essays of the United States Space Force, the first new United States military service since the establishment of the Air Force in 1947.

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On Basilisk Station

On Basilisk Station

Over three decades ago, David Weber introduced the world to Honor Harrington—and Science Fiction has never been the same. Now, journey back to the book that started it all.

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Lord of a Shattered Land

Lord of a Shattered Land

The Dervan Empire has at last triumphed over Volanus, putting the great city to the torch, its treasures looted, temples defiled, and fields sown with salt. What little remains of Volanus is scattered across the empire, its wealth plundered, and its survivors sold into slavery. It is an absolute victory for the Dervans in every way but one: Hanuvar, last and greatest general of Volanus, still lives.

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Into the Vortex

Into the Vortex

Exiled from his homeland for proving that there are irreconcilable contradictions between magic and physics, Druadaen nevertheless remains determined to uncover what several ancient persons and beings have urged him to seek: “the truth of the world”—which might only be gained by traveling beyond it.

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Storm Furies - eARC

Storm Furies - eARC

The oni have invaded Pittsburgh on Elfhome. And so far, it looks like they are winning. All this is according to prophecy. But the prophecy is big on symbols and light on specifics. Tinker and her allies are doing the best they can to defend the city and the civilians caught in the crossfire of a war between elves that’s been brewing for centuries. But the enemy has no hesitation whatsoever in involving innocents.

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To Turn The Tide - eARC

To Turn The Tide - eARC

Many could see it coming. But one man could do something about it. Oh, he couldn’t avert the nuclear holocaust, but a scientist in Austria set up an out for himself; he created a time machine. Too bad he didn’t get to use it himself. Instead, a team of American grad students, led by their professor, is sent back to the late Roman Empire. Even though they are experts in this time and place, they are about to realize that books and actual experience are very different things.

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Tomorrow's Troopers - earc

Tomorrow's Troopers - earc

Stories of men, machines, and the battlefields of tomorrow. Classics, both new and old, of military science fiction featuring powered armor, from editors Hank Davis and David Afsharirad. Featuring stories by Christopher Ruocchio, Jason Cordova, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Karin Lowachee, and more.

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The Icarus Changeling -eARC

The Icarus Changeling -eARC

Gregory Roarke—agent for the ultra-secret Icarus Group—has received a new job, but what should be an easy assignment leads to a string of murders and a race against an alien enemy, in a new entry in The Icarus Saga by New York Times best-selling author Timothy Zahn.

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Rhymer: Hoode - eARC

Rhymer: Hoode - eARC

It’s been nearly a century since Thomas Rimor last battled elven knights, but now that ancient evil has returned. Thomas must take on a new identity to fight both human and elven foes: that of Robin Hood.

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The Down Deep-eARC

The Down Deep-eARC

Major Bhaajan and her Dust Knights have, for the first time, a chance to help build a bridge between the “haves” in the City of Cries and the “havenots” in the Undercity. But to do so, they will have to travel into the Down Deep. There they will face an unseen enemy that may destroy the lives of everyone they know—and threaten interstellar civilization.

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Novels overseen by Flint before his death as well as reprints of the best of the Ring of Fire Press ebooks will carry the legacy of the best-selling alternate history series into the future.


Riverdale, New York, April 9, 2024 — Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire is the best-selling alternate history series of all time. When the small, 20th Century town of Grantville, West Virginia, is hurled through time and space to Europe during the 17th Century, the course of history is forever altered. And with the publication of Eric Flint’s groundbreaking first novel in the series, 1632, the course of the alternate history genre was forever changed. Flint and Baen Books opened the series to coauthors and fan writers, who wove a tapestry of novels, novellas, ebooks, and short stories that created a densely populated world. With Flint’s death in 2022, the future of the series was left uncertain.

Now, Baen Books announces plans for the future of Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire. Flint was working on the series up until the time of his passing. Baen will release these final novels, which will be completed by the authors Flint was developing the books with. Beginning with 1635: The Weaver’s Code, cowritten by Flint and nationally best-selling author Jody Lynn Nye, Baen will release:

      1635: The Weaver’s Code by Eric Flint and Jody Lynn Nye (October 2024)

      1637: The Pacific Initiative by Iver Cooper

      Title TBD by Eric Flint and Walter Hunt

      1637: Pilgrim’s Passage by Eric Flint & Griffin Barber

      Title TBD by Eric Flint & Charles E. Gannon

In addition to the print novels, Baen Books will be rereleasing select books originally published by Ring of Fire Press. These include former Ring of Fire Press titles by Vrginia DeMarce, Bjorn Hasseler, David Carrico, Paula Goodlett & Gorg Huff, Garret Vance, Bethann Kim, and Mike Watson.

And while the Grantville Gazette, the online magazine edited by Flint that featured stories set in the Ring of Fire series, will no longer be published, the Flint estate has granted permission for a new online and ebook magazine to continue the tradition, begun by Flint, of welcoming new authors into the series. More information about Eric Flint’s 1632 and Beyond can be found at https://1632magazine.com. (Note: Baen Books is not affiliated with Eric Flint’s 1632 and Beyond.)

With new novels, reprints of Ring of Fire Press books, and more, Baen Books is thrilled to continue Eric Flint’s legacy into the future.



Steve Miller, best known for the long-running Liaden Universe® series of space opera stories and novels, coauthored with his beloved wife and partner Sharon Lee, died February 20, 2024, in their home in Waterville, Maine. He was 73.

Steve had been fighting heart trouble for several years and, old newspaperman that he was, had prepped his obituary for the trade months before. Steve had worked many jobs before becoming a full time writer, including managing early BBS systems, acting as an internet librarian, owning and managing a science fiction themed used bookstore and art gallery with his wife, and acting as a freelance reporter for many Baltimore area and national publications.

Steve leaves behind a legacy that has profoundly shaped the landscape of science fiction and inspired a generation of new writers. Last year saw the publication of their 100th collaboration together, the national best-selling science fiction novel Salvage Right; Ribbon Dance, also a Liaden novel, is scheduled for release in June 2024, and Sharon intends to continue the series as they had planned.

Steve’s interest in chess was lifelong. He was a member of the University of Maryland Baltimore County Chess League, a U.S. Chess Federation Tournament Director, President of the Owings Mills Chess Club, President of the Waterville Chess Club, and ran numerous tournaments in many venues. He was part of Waterville’s Main Chess League championship team in 1998.

We at Baen honor not only his remarkable literary achievements but also the warmth, kindness, and boundless imagination that defined him as both an author and a friend. “He was one of the good guys,” said his publisher Toni Weisskopf. “A true light shining in the science fiction community.” In this time of sorrow, our thoughts and condolences are with Sharon Lee, and the countless fans whose lives have been touched by Steve’s legacy.

Steve was predeceased by his father, Donald Miller of Madeira Beach, FL, his stepfather, Ronald L. Moore, Sr., and his mother, Helen Moore. Survived by his wife, Sharon Lee, and siblings Donald George Miller (Kim), Craig Edward Miller (Brenda), Cindy Rex (Ron Prietz Sr.), Roland L. Moore, Jr. (Kay) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Finalists exemplify the best of near-future, forward-thinking science fiction. Annual contest marks 16 years of highlighting bright futures and rising talent.

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Zack Be is an award-winning author, obscure songwriter, and Couple and Family Therapist long trapped in the gravity well of the Washington, DC, area. Zack is an emerging SFF writer whose work has appeared regularly in Asimov’s Science Fiction and is forthcoming in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. His story “As Able the Air” was a winning story in Writers of the Future vol. 36, the most prestigious contest for emerging SFF authors in the world. He was previously a finalist for the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, in 2023.


Locus of Control

“What do you mean when you say that you ‘belong’ on the lunar frontier?” Captain Braxton asks, free floating in her therapy office in the Sky Pharm’s clinical bay. “You’ve proven yourself time and again. How many more tours do you need, Master Sergeant?”

“The frontier is always going to need people who know what they’re doing,” I reply, picking at the patches on my flight suit. “And frankly, I have nowhere else to go. The front needs someone dedicated who isn’t going to make mistakes.”

“And that’s you?”

“It has to be.”

Braxton nods, keeping her arms held open in a well-practiced zero-G version of a “non-threatening posture.” She may be a therapist now, but we went through the same basic training. If it came to zero-gravity blows, I’m sure we’d have a good spar before I took her out. Of course, if I did that, I would never get put back on active duty. I could even end up Earthbound on a desk.

“You make it sound like you’re the only person with any agency in the whole sector,” she says. “I don’t believe that.”

“I’m sure you don’t believe a lot of what your patients say. But I’m telling you: If I’m not out there and people die, and I could have saved them . . . ”

A chill goes up my spine as I trail off. Every moment I sit here is a waste of my time.

“Orbital life is dangerous, Zeb, and the lunar front? Tenfold. Drone strikes, territorial disputes, piracy, supply shortages, to say nothing of the usual acts of God. It doesn’t have to be your responsibility, especially when you’ve already done your time and command wants you elsewhere. So, who do you owe here?”

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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).

The term “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) was coined by mathematician and computer scientist John McCarthy at a 1956 Dartmouth conference now deemed to be the birthplace of AI as a field of science, but the idea goes back nearly three millennia!

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Baen Books has signed a contract with author Christopher Ruocchio to publish the final two books in his internationally award-winning Sun Eater series, as well as for a first look deal for Ruocchio’s next series.

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We’re happy to announce an easier way to deliver our Ebooks directly from Baen.com to your favorite Ereader. You can now email EPUB files directly to your device from our site—no download necessary!

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Baen to publish new science fiction novels from authors Monalisa Foster and Marisa Wolf

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Lucille Robbins, Eric Flint’s widow and heir, in conjunction with Baen Books would like to announce the forthcoming titles from Eric Flint.

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Baen to publish sword and sorcery series The Chronicles of Hanuvar, with first book in August 2023

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Baen Books formally announced this year’s finalists for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award earlier this month.

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It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Eric Flint has passed away. We were proud to publish Eric’s first novel, Mother of Demons, in 1997, and to continue publishing his many worlds, including the best-selling Ring of Fire series that started with 1632.

There are several of Eric’s works already delivered and on the schedule. Eric was a tireless collaborator, and readers can also expect more of his works to be released with Eric’s designated collaborators in the future.

We will be celebrating Eric and his works on the Baen Free Radio Hour this week and the following week and encourage all to tune in.

—Toni Weisskopf
Publisher, Baen Books

Lakewood, Colorado author Wil McCarthy has been named the winner of the 2022 Prometheus Award for Best Novel, for his novel Rich Man’s Sky.

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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).

—Toni Weisskopf for SFF Forums

Innovative Independent Publisher to Bring Author Readings, Q&As, and Convention-Style Programming to Facebook LIVE

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

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