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In this issue: an AI with the power to destroy universes, the Cobras face a deadly decision, and the Elder Gods get the celebrity roast treatment. All that plus a new contest!
   Books on Sale in Bookstores January 2018
Menace from the Dust of Time

For hundreds of years, the Complex Logic Laws have made sentient space ships illegal. However, not all Free Ships and other AIs obeyed orders to self-destruct. They merely became wary of humans, and stayed under their scans. There are those with a stake in the freedom of Independent Logics. Among them is Theo Waitley, captain of intelligent ship Bechimo. Theo's brother, Val Con yos'Phelium, presides over a household that employs an AI butler.  Recently, he approved the "birth" of the butler's child, who was sent, with human mentor Tolly Jones, to rescue or destroy an orphaned AI abandoned at a remote space station. Then there's Uncle, the shadowy mastermind from the Old Universe, whose many projects often skirt the boundaries of law. And the puppet-masters at the Lyre Institute, whose history is just as murky—and a good deal less honorable.

All have an interest in the newly-awakening Self-Aware Logic that is rumored to have the power to destroy universes. The question is:  Who will get to it first?

Get Neogenesis here.

The Conclusion to the Cobra War Trilogy

Cobras: technologically enhanced warriors bred to fight an alien menace no ordinary human can withstand. Once the Cobras fought the implacable alien invaders, the Trofts, to an uneasy stalemate. But in recent years they have faced an enemy more insidious, the oppressive regime known as the Dominion of Man. Now, the Cobra Worlds find themselves under the boot heels of the Dominion, forced into what amounts to slavery, living under martial law. But two clans of Cobras—the Moreaus and the Brooms—will not stand idly by and let the Dominion run roughshod over their home worlds.

Now a threat from without looms. The alien Troft are again planning an attack. Before, they came to conquer. This time they’ve come to annihilate. If the Cobras are to survive, they may have to do the unthinkable: align themselves with the hated Dominion.

Get Cobra Traitor here.

January Contest

Resolve to Read Baen Books

It’s a brand-new year and here at Baen Books we’re looking forward to twelve months of top-notch science fiction and fantasy. Check out the 2018 publishing schedule here and let us know in a short paragraph (less than 100 words) what Baen release you’re most looking forward to this year. Winner will get a signed copy of the book they named.

Find out more here.


Contest Winners

December Contest Winner

Last month we asked you what character from science fiction or fantasy you thought would make a good replacement for Santa Claus and why? Congrats to Tony DeAngelo, who wins a signed copy of Princess Holy Aura.

Read the winning entry here.

Don't Touch that Dial: It's the Baen Free Radio Hour!

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: Susan R. Matthews discusses Fleet Insurgent, the third omnibus collection bringing together all of the Under Jurisdiction science fiction series stories and novellas. And Sharon Lee and Steve Miller on Neogenesis, the new entry in the Liaden Universe® series. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to The Baen Free Radio Hour now

January Books

Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

At the edge of Deep Space, a newly awakened artificial intelligence may well have the power to destroy universes. There are those who wish to exploit it, and those who wish to help it. The question is:  Who will get to it first?

In Enemy Hands
David Weber
(leatherbound edition)

The People's Republic of Haven has finally found an admiral who can win battles, and Honor Harrington’s orders take her straight into an ambush. Outnumbered, outgunned, and unable to run, she has just two options: see the people under her command die in a hopeless, futile battle . . . or surrender.

Cobra Traitor
Timothy Zahn
(trade paperback)

The Cobras face an impossible decision: join with the hated Dominion of Man or risk annihilation at the hands of the alien Troft in the conclusion of the Cobra War trilogy.

The Cackle of Cthulhu
Ed. by Alex Shvartsman
(trade paperback)

Top authors pay tribute and poke fun at the Lovecraft mythos. Contains twenty-three mirthful manifestations within the Cthulhu Mythos from best-selling and award-winning authors Neil Gaiman, Mike Resnick, Esther Friesner, Ken Liu, Jody Lynn Nye, Laura Resnick, Nick Mamatas, and many more!

1636: The Mission to the Mughals
Eric Flint & Griffin Barber
(mass market paperback)

Dispatched to the Mughal Empire of India, a group of up-timers and down-timers from the United States of Europe encounters more than bargained for—and gains an unlikely ally in the person of the Emperor’s eldest daughter.

Kill Before Dying
Travis S. Taylor
(mass market paperback)

Alexander Moore has saved humanity in the past. But his encounters with the Chiata were not without cost, and the fight is far from over. The Chiata are still out there, and they will stop at nothing short of complete annihilation.
Baen Appearances
Author Appearance
Gray Rinehart

January 5-7
GAFilk (Georgia Filk Convention)
Atlanta, GA

Toni Weisskopf
Kacey Ezell
Jim Minz

January 12-14
Williamsburg, VA

Gray Rinehart
Tony Daniel

January 12-14
Raleigh, NC

Jody Lynn Nye (Literary Guest of Honor)

January 18-20
Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center
Colorado Springs, CO

D.J. Butler
Eric Flint (Seminar Instructor)

January 31-February 3
Supserstars Writing Seminar
Colorado Springs, CO

Don't forget to check out the newest ebook releases here. Plus new short story “Block Party” by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller here. And read this month’s nonfiction essay, “Nuclear Fission Power in Space” by Andy Presby here.
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