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The best-selling science fiction/fantasy writers slated for livestreams with the magazine in September and October.

Riverdale, New York, August 2020—Baen Books is pleased to announce two livestreaming appearances by our authors on Publishers Weekly’s "Books on Tap LIVE" series in the coming months. The authors will be interviewed with the opportunity to answer questions at the end of the segment.

The first, featuring Larry Correia, will air on Wednesday, September 23rd at 4:00 PM EDT. Larry Correia is the best-selling author of the Monster Hunter International urban fantasy series, the Grimnoir trilogy, and the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior military epic fantasy series with the latest novel Destroyer of Worlds, on sale September 1st.

David Weber & Jacob Holo will be teaming up for an event on Wednesday, October 7th at 4:00 PM EDT to celebrate the release of The Valkyrie Protocol, the second book in their Gordian Division time travel adventure series. David Weber is a multiple New York Times best-selling author, the creator of the Honor Harrington military science fiction series, as well as Path of the Fury, the Hell’s Gate multiverse series, the Dahak Saga, and many more. The Valkyrie Protocol is on sale October 6th.

The authors are known for lively dialogue, interesting backstories, and enjoying interaction with guests. These events are free to the public. To sign up for these special events go to: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/event/item/111-larry-correia.html September 23rd at 4:00 for Larry Correia; and a link will be forthcoming for the event on October 7th at 4:00 for David Weber and Jacob Holo.

For more information email info@baen.com or call 1-800-488-2236.


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This story is set in the multiverse of the Gordian Division series by David Weber and Jacob Holo, which includes novels The Gordian Protocol and The Valkyrie Protocol, available in October 2020. Jacob Holo is a former Ohioan/former Michigander now living in sunny South Carolina. He is a writer, gamer, hobbyist, and engineer who started writing after his parents bought him an IBM 286 desktop back in the '80s. He’s been writing ever since.


"Another week. Another successful test flight." Sarah Schoeffel raised her beer bottle in a toast.

"I'll drink to that." Her father, Kim Schoeffel, clinked his bottle against hers.

Sarah took a swig and lounged back in the patio chair. A cool breeze blew across her father's spacious back yard and rustled the leaves of the trees at its edge. The mighty crowns of old-growth oaks and beeches formed a green horizon with only the blocky white silhouette of the Chronoton Research Center marring its natural beauty. Stars had begun to dapple the clear, darkening sky.

"This is nice." Sarah sighed, a contented smile on her face.

"Yes," her father echoed, his tone possessing a far-off dreaminess.

"You remember when we used to sit on the porch at the old house and watch the storms?"

"I remember your mother yelling at me for it."

"Yeah." She chuckled and took another sip. "Good times."

"Oh?" He turned in his seat. "That's only because she'd send you to bed with nothing worse than a scolding. Whereas I had to listen to her pontificate all blasted night!"

"Like I said, good times." Her eyes sparkled with laughter.

Kim shook his head, smiling back, and drank from his bottle.

"You have no idea." He cleared his throat and raised the pitch of his voice. "'Did you know there's a five-point-three percent uptick in nano-smog density today?' she would say. 'The back porch isn't screened! Do you want our daughter to have lung cancer when she grows up? At least put on your damn respirators when you go out! People who wear them religiously have a sixteen-point-six percent longer life expectancy, even in this climate.' And on and on it would go. I swear, the woman was a walking encyclopedia."

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This is a three-part series on the world-building behind the Tom Kratman’s Carreraverse, presented with Kratman’s inimitable, deadpan style. Days of Burning, Days of Wrath is now out from Baen Books and chronicles a climactic storyline finale within Kratman’s best-selling Carrera military science fiction series.


1. The Condors.

The idea for these occurred to me after reading a good deal about stealth and doing a good deal of research into the phenom. What occurred to me was a) that stealth is an exercise in energy management, and b) that what we were doing with precision and very careful construction could also be done randomly, via the foam and the convex-concave chips. It took a while, but I eventually tracked down one of the foremost radar gurus in the world, a Dr. Jakob van Zyl, to JPL-Pasadena, and asked him if it would work for low performance aircraft. He was kind enough to indulge me. “Yes,” he said, “It will work in a low performance aircraft.” Dr. van Zyl was then kind enough to give me a short lesson in radar so I could talk the talk.

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Baen Books announces the top ten finalists for the 2020 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for best original fantasy short story.

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Join David Weber, Eric Flint and More in Livestream Showcasing New and Upcoming Books

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M.T. Reiten of Los Alamos, New Mexico, has won the grand prize in the 2020 Jim Baen Memorial Award competition for his short story “Bagala Devi Objective.”

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

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A list of all novels, short stories, and nonfiction pieces published by Baen Books in 2019, which are thereby eligible for most major awards

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

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Seventh Annual Contest for Best Original Fantasy Adventure Story To be Presented at NASFIC 2020 in Columbus, Ohio

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