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In this issue: justice on a cosmic scale and a face-to-face meeting with the enemy. Plus, a new story by Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin!
   January 2020

book cover The Final Collaboration by a Master of Military SF

Avalon was finally thriving. The cold sleep colonists from Earth had settled on a verdant, livable world. The fast and cunning predators humans named grendels were under control, and mainland outposts had been established. Humans would survive. But unbeknownst to the planet-bound humans, something was moving out there in the stars. Its destination: Avalon. Its probable origin: Earth’s Solar System. The passengers it carried would change this world forever.

The long-awaited conclusion to the Heorot series from science fiction legends Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes.

Get Starborn and Godsons eARC here.

Lawyers, Ray Guns, and Money

Whatever the future may hold, one thing is certain: whenever two people get together, the possibility for disagreement will always be present. And when there are conflicts that need settling, lawyers won’t be far behind. Here then, a collection of science fiction tales of men and women who try to balance the scales of justice on a cosmic scale. Classics by Robert A. Heinlein, Larry Niven, Clifford D. Simak, Robert Silverberg, and more, and newer stories by Christopher Ruocchio, Tony Daniel, Sarah A. Hoyt and Laura Montgomery, Alex Shvartsman, and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, and still other stellar talents bringing down the judge’s gavel with a verdict of excellent entertainment.

Get Overruled! eARC here.

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New Fiction at

story graphic At Sea

When Wanda is left behind in Silence, Maine while her friends are out enjoying a weekend of camping and LARP-ing, the young Goth thinks her weekend is going to suck. Instead of playing D&D, she’s walking along a lonely stretch of beach all alone. Or at least she thought she was all alone. But there are strange things lurking under the surface of Silence—and the waters off its coast.

Read “The Red Sea” by Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin here.

Don’t Touch That Dial: It’s the Baen Free Radio Hour

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: Patrick Chiles discusses hard SF novel Frozen Orbit, John Ringo, Kacey Ezell, and Christopher L. Smith in a roundtable on their post-apocalyptic near future novel Gunpowder and Embers, and Lois McMaster Bujold on rollicking fantasy compilation Penric’s Progress. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to the Baen Free Radio Hour now.

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Baen Ebook Releases


Starborn and Godsons - HALF
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, & Steven Barnes

Avalon was finally thriving. The cold sleep colonists from Earth had settled on a verdant, livable world. But unbeknownst to the planet-bound humans, something was moving out there in the stars. Its destination: Avalon. Its probable origin: Earth’s Solar System.
The Collapsium - HALF
Wil McCarthy

When a ruthless saboteur attacks a device capable of probing the farthest reaches of spacetime, two rival scientists must combine their prodigious intellects to prevent the destruction of the Solar System—and every living thing within it.
Overruled! - HALF
Edited by Hank Davis & Christopher Ruocchio

New stories and classics that imagine the future of courtroom justice from Robert A. Heinlein, Larry Niven, Clifford D. Simak, Robert Silverberg, Christopher Ruocchio, Tony Daniel, and more. Verdict: excellent entertainment.
Voices of the Fall
Edited by John Ringo & Gary Poole

The zombie apocalypse is here in these all-new stories from John Ringo, Sarah A. Hoyt, Michael Z. Williamson, Jody Lynn Nye, Travis S. Taylor, and many more. Sequel to the best-selling anthology Black Tide Rising.
Today I Am Carey
Martin L. Shoemaker

Mildred has Alzheimer's. As memories fade, she acquires the aid of a full-time android to assist her in everyday life: Carey. After Mildred passes, Carey must find a new purpose. Carey struggles. Carey seeks to understand life’s challenges. Carey makes its own path.
A Star-Wheeled Sky
Brad R. Torgersen

Well over a millennium 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.
David Louis Edelman

Natch has just won his first battle with the Defense and Wellness Council for control of MultiReal technology. But the Council’s resolve to destroy Natch has only deepened. Hanging in the balance is the fate of MultiReal, a technology that could end the tyranny of the Council forever—or give the Council the ultimate weapon of oppression.

Get the April Ebooks bundle here

*This Baen Ebooks subscription bundle will dissolve on April 7, 2020. After that date, these books will be available for individual sale only.*

Jump 225 Trilogy

Jump 225 Trilogy
by David Louis Edelman

All-new ebook editions of the trilogy Orson Scott Card called “chock-full of ideas.” Featuring new introductions by the author. InfoQuake, MultiReal, and Geosynchron.

Wordfire Press

Prospero's Children Omnibus
L. Jagi Lamplighter

Shakespeare meets Dante as Miranda races to gather her siblings and rescue her father . . . from Hell.

Mr. Wells & the Martians
Kevin J. Anderson

What if the Martian invasion was not entirely the product of H.G. Wells’s vivid imagination? What if Wells witnessed something that spurred him to write The War of the Worlds as a warning?

Brother Blood Sister Death
Bill Ransom

Twin hybrid vampires Daniel and Diana feel technology’s cold, uncountable tendrils hunting them. Daniel scientifically satisfies his needs. Diana hunts old-school. Sergeant Tom Aldrich hunts missing persons. Tom’s girlfriend, Marie, owns a beauty shop whose clients, and Marie, become Daniel’s lab rats. Diana considers them fair prey.

Chris Kennedy Publishing

Shadow Lands
Lloyd Behm, II

Jesse Salazar is a priest of the Church Militant, who hunts the monsters that bump humanity in the night. But when the skies go gray, he wakes up to find himself in the Shadow Lands—the world an ancient Akkadian god uses to feed his minions their favorite food . . . humans.

Duel Over Douai
H.B. Tilman, J.D. Woodul, & R.R. “Boom” Powell

Over the ruined territory of France and Belgium, a class-conscious English peer, a man-killing American cowboy, and a self-doubting German aristocrat tempt fate in World War I aerial combat. Who will live, who will die, and who will be left to love?

Claudia Newcorn

Danai, Joson, and Damon must choose between friendship, treachery and sacrifice if they are to save their world. What choice would you make if saving your realm demanded that you sacrifice yourself?

Don’t forget to check out the Baen new book releases here. Enter the January Contest here. And for upcoming appearances by Baen authors and editors, check here.

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