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In this issue: a Star Kingdom strikes back, a privateer enters the lion's den, and big ships blow things to bits. All that plus a new contest!
   Books on Sale in Bookstores March 2018
Answer the Call

After the disastrous attack on the Manticoran home system by forces unknown, the Royal Manticoran Navy stands on the brink of collapse. A shadowy enemy with the resources to hurl warships across hundreds of light years seeks to conquer the Star Kingdom for reasons unknown, while forces from within Manticore's own government seek to discredit and weaken the Navy for reasons very much known: their own political gain. It's up to officers like Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly to defend the Star Kingdom and the Royal Manticoran Navy from these threats, but the challenge is greater than any they have faced before.

Manticore has learned that the universe is not a safe place, but the Star Kingdom's enemies are about to learn it's dangerous to mess with the Manticore!

Get A Call to Vengeance here.

The Razor's Edge of Tyranny and Freedom

It's been fifteen years since Zander Krycek fled his homeworld of Ithaca. Now, in exile he has left his years as a revolutionary behind. Then a familiar face shows up on his doorstep: Talia Krycek, Zander's daughter and a member of the very council that had him exiled, has come to ask for his help. In the year's since his departure, Ithaca has descended into abject poverty and civil war. They need Zander back, and badly. But in order to sneak Zander home safely, they'll need a ship and a crew with smuggling experience. Enter privateer Captain Catherine Blackwood. She'll have to navigate assassination attempts, warring factions, and civil unrest. But as all good privateers know, the higher the risk, the bigger the payoff.

Get Sins of her Father here.

In Space, Size Matters

The bigger the ship, the better the bang. From the dawn of history onward, commanding the most powerful ship around has been a dream of admirals, sultans, emperors, kings, generalissimos, and sea captains everywhere. Thus it was, and ever shall be, even into the distant future. From the oceans of Earth, to beneath the ice of Europa, to the distant reaches of galactic empires, it is the great warships and their crews that sometimes keep civilization safe for the rest of us—but sometimes become an extinction-level event in and of themselves.

Big, bold, and edge-of-your-seat space opera and military science fiction from David Drake, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Michael Z. Williamson, and many more!

Get Star Destroyers here.

March Contest


The all-new anthology Star Destroyers features stories of big ships blowing things up. In celebration, we'd like to know what your favorite space-faring warship is, from film, television or literature. Let us know and you'll be entered to win a copy of Star Destroyers, signed by editor Christopher Ruocchio and some of the contributors.

Find out more here.

Contest Winner

February Contest Winner

Last month we asked you, if you were brought before an alien council to make the case for humanity, what would you tell them to convince them to let us Earthlings take to the stars? Congrats to Paul Dell! We don't know if his entry would convince a cadre of extra-terrestrials, but it certainly worked on us. Paul wins a signed copy of Les Johnson's novel Mission to Methone.

You can read his winning entry here.

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

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: David Weber, Timothy Zahn, and Tom Pope discuss A Call to Vengeance, the new entry in the Manticore Ascendant series. Plus, authors and editors talk about new anthology Star Destroyers. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to The Baen Free Radio Hour now

March Books

A Call to Vengeance
David Weber & Timothy Zahn with Thomas Pope

Travis Long is back. And this time, the enemies of the Royal Manticoran Navy—both within and without—are going to find out why you don't mess with the Manticore!

Sins of Her Father
Mike Kupari
(trade paperback)

An exiled leader must return to his homeworld to stave off disaster. But getting there is easier said than done. Enter Privateer Captain Catherine Blackwood and the crew of the Andromeda.

Star Destroyers
Ed. by Christopher Ruocchio & Tony Daniel
(trade paperback)

Big ships blowing things up. In space, size matters as this collection of original fiction proves. All-new tales of massive superweapons and the starships that carry them from David Drake, Jody Lynn Nye, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Michael Z. Williamson, and many more!

Michael Z. Williamson
(mass market paperback)

A veteran of the Freehold Forces of Grainne, Angie Kaneshiro had settled into a quiet life as crew on board a tramp freighter. Then the war with Earth started.

Witchy Eye
D.J. Butler
(mass market paperback)

Sarah Calhoun is on a desperate quest to claim a secret heritage she never dreamed could be hers. If Sarah cannot achieve her goal, it may mean the end of her, her family—and the world where she is just beginning to find her place.

Little Green Men—Attack!
Ed. by Robin Wayne Bailey & Bryan Thomas Schmidt

When Little Green Men Attack, It's All-out Laugh Warfare. From the far reaches of outer space they come—inscrutable aliens, malicious invaders, wacky tourists from another planet—to conquer, study, and tickle us. Includes stories by Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Esther Friesner, Elizabeth Moon, Jody Lynn Nye, and many more.
Baen Appearances
Author Appearance
Eric Flint (Guest of Honor)
Charles E. Gannon

March 9-13
Tarrytown, NY

Sharon Lee (Guest of Honor)
Steve Miller (Guest of Honor)
Mike Resnick
Toni Weisskopf

March 9-11
Memphis, TN

Don't forget to check out the newest ebook releases here. Plus new short story “An Eagle’s Flight” by Brendan DuBois here. And read this month’s nonfiction essay, “Every Seven Minutes” by Dr. Robert E. Hampson here.
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