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Alternate Routes

Alternate Routes

Something weird is happening on the Los Angeles freeways. Ex-Secret Service agent Sebastian Vickery is thrown into this deadly maelstrom. What he does next will determine the fate of two worlds. The wild ride between life and death has begun!

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Avalanche: Book Five of the Secret World Chronicle

Avalanche: Book Five of the Secret World Chronicle

Ultima Thule has been destroyed—but somehow the Thulians mounted an even bigger force to destroy Metis. The Metisians that escaped the carnage and destruction of their secret city now must somehow find somewhere safe to go—without getting snapped up by various world governments. It’s up to the heroes of ECHO and CCCP to save the world. The avalanche has begun.

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Worlds II

Worlds II

A new collection of short fiction from Eric Flint. Includes stories set in the Ring of Fire alternate history series, Poul Anderson’s Operation Chaos universe, a story in the popular Rats, Bats and Vats series, and a long novella set in David Weber’s best-selling Honor Harrington universe. All that plus more, including new story introductions by Flint.

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The Outposter

The Outposter

The Earth is overcrowded. People are shunted off to planetary colonies where they are left to fend for themselves against the alien Meda V'Dans, who routinely attack without provocation. Fortunately, the colonists have the Outposters to protect them. One such Outposter is Mark Ten Roos, a young man with a score to settle and the will to bring a corrupt system to its knees.

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The Gathering Edge

The Gathering Edge

A rip in the fabric of space and time causes a battleship fleeing a long-lost war to materialize in an area known as “safe space.” But with a hostile enemy hot on its tail, safe space won’t be safe for much longer. Theo Waitley must take sides in a war, the consequences of which she can scarcely imagine.

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Red Vengeance

Red Vengeance

Sixteen-year-old U.S. Army Sergeant Randy Knox must accept that the powers-that-be may not want the war with the alien Creepers to be over. Now, as his hodge-podge military unit makes a desperate stand at a remote outpost, he'll learn just how far he will go to protect those he loves—and what it takes to save humanity from alien domination.

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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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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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Her Majesty's American - eARC

Her Majesty's American - eARC

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 worst 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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Tide of Battle - eARC

Tide of Battle - eARC

Collected short fiction from multiple bestseller Michael Z. Williamson. With cutting satire on classic poetry and modern movies, a no-holds-barred lambast of several beloved firearms and their fan clubs, Williamson concludes with more of his Inappropriate Cocktail recipes, frequently both delicious and outrageously snarky, commemorating celebrities, events and cultural memes.

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Multiple World Fantasy Award winner Tim Powers discusses Alternate Routes, a contemporary supernatural adventure novel that pits a former Secret Service agent against the ghosts of the Los Angeles freeways, Part 1 of 2; and Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia, Part 4.

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J.R. Dunn is the author of science fiction novels This Side of Judgment, Days of Cain—widely hailed as one of the most powerful time travel novels to deal with the Holocaust—and Full Tide of Night. Most recently, he’s the coauthor, with Robert Conroy, of alternate history The Day After Gettysburg. He’s also the author of nonfiction book Death by Liberalism, and many nonfiction pieces. Dunn was the long-time associate editor of The International Military Encyclopedia and is now an editor at The American Thinker.


It’s a cliché that generals are always preparing to fight the last war. But that’s also true of writers, both fiction and nonfiction. While there is no lack of speculation about future conflicts, the most likely of these has largely been overlooked. It’s not going to happen in the MidEast, it’s not going to happen in central Europe, and it’s not going to happen in Korea.


“Blue China”

The site of the next major war is the South China Sea, a nearly enclosed section of the Pacific 1.35 million miles in extent, bordered on the north by Southern China and Taiwan, on the east by the Philippines, on the south by Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei, and on the west by Vietnam.

Within that extent lies two major island chains (if the term can used for such a collection of acre-wide pea-patches) the Spratlys, a not far from the Philippine island of Palawan, and the Paracels a few hundred miles southwest of Hainan Island. Other islands include Scarborough Shoal (known as Huangyan Island to the Chinese), the Pratas Islands, and the Macclesfield Bank, along with hundreds of shoals, reefs, and sand banks, many of them nameless, some of them only intermittently visible above the surface.

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This story is set in the world of novel Alternate Routes by Tim Powers, out in August. Other recent Baen books by Powers include Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers and Expiration Date. Tim Powers won the World Fantasy Award twice for his critically acclaimed novels Last Call and Declare. Declare also received the International Horror Guild Award. His novel On Stranger Tides was optioned to produce Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. His book The Anubis Gates won the Philip K. Dick award and is considered a modern science fiction classic and a progenitor of the Steampunk genre. Powers won the Dick award again for straight science fiction post-apocalypse novel Dinner at Deviant’s Palace. Powers grew up in Southern California and studied English at Cal State Fullerton, where he met frequent collaborators James Blaylock and K. W. Jeter, as well as renowned science fiction author Philip K. Dick, who became a close friend and mentor. Powers is a practicing Catholic who claims “stories are more effective, and more truly represent the writer’s actual convictions, when they manifest themselves without the writer’s conscious assistance. I concern myself with my plots, but I let my subconscious worry about my themes.” Powers still resides in Southern California with his wife, Serena.


“Have you seen Eddie?”

In the dappled sunlight that filtered through the boughs and yellow blossoms of the acacia, the face of the young woman who had spoken was in momentary shadow, and Sebastian Vickery closed the book he had been reading and squinted up at her.

Only a few yards behind her, past the flat gravel shoulder, were the rushing lanes of the Santa Monica freeway—known as Old Man 10 to the few fortune-tellers who still inhabited the overgrown borders and onramp-encircled islands of the Los Angeles freeways—and behind the carob tree at Vickery’s back was a short slope down to the parking lot of a row of apartment buildings.

Eddie might have been one of those freeway-side gypsies, though Vickery couldn’t recall one with that name. There was an Edgy, but Vickery hadn’t run across Edgy since the events of last May. Most of the furtive mediums had lost their livelihoods then, and Vickery himself had been left with what he thought of as an occasional and unwanted vision impairment.

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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