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In this issue: a queen in jeopardy, no-nonsense chicks with big attitudes and bigger swords, and a chance to crown the year’s best. All that plus a new contest!
   Books on Sale in Bookstores July 2015
God Save the Queen—from Richelieu!

France, alternate 1636: After twenty years of waiting, an heir to the throne is about to be born. But there are those with eyes on the crown who would see the young prince’s life cut off before it begins. Forced into seclusion to guard the life of her unborn son, Queen Anne is beset by danger on all sides. And when the Crown’s opponents make their move, factions within France must choose sides to help determine the fate of the Kingdom.

Get 1636: The Cardinal Virtues here.

Don’t Forget to Vote for the Year’s Best Military SF and Space Opera Award


To coincide with the release of The Year’s Best Military SF and Space Opera, Baen Books is pleased to announce the inaugural Year’s Best Military Science Fiction and Space Opera Award. The award honors the best of the best in this grand storytelling tradition, and its winner will receive an inscribed plaque and a $500 prize. And YOU are the judge! Choose your favorite story from the contents of The Year’s Best Military SF and Space Opera and reward its author for excellence.

Find out more here.

July Contest

Who’s the Punniest of Them All?

No, not puniest! We don’t have any patience for wimps around these parts. The punniest. As in puns. In honor of Chicks and Balances, we’re asking you to send us your original jokes, written in the spirit of the Chicks in Chainmail series.

Find out more here.


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

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: Eric Flint and Walter H. Hunt discuss their new Ring of Fire novel 1636: The Cardinal Virtues, plus contributors to Chicks and Balances discuss the anthology, and a roundtable appreciation of SF Master Poul Anderson. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to The Baen Free Radio Hour now

June Contest Winner

Last month we offered up a signed copy of the latest Liaden Universe® novel, Dragon in Exile. Congrats to Aimee Morgan, who won our random drawing. Enjoy the book, Aimee!


July Books

1636: The Cardinal Virtues
Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt

France, alternate 1636: After twenty years of waiting, an heir to the throne is about to be born. But there are those with eyes on the crown who would see the young prince’s life cut off before it begins.

Chicks and Balances
ed. by Esther Friesner & John Helfers
(trade paperback)

The chicks in chainmail are back, and they will not be oppressed, repressed, or depressed! All new adventures of fearless women warriors by Eric Flint, Harry Turtledove, Jody Lynn Nye, Wen Spencer, and many more, including the inimitable Esther Friesner herself!

Hell's Gate
David Weber & Linda Evans
(mass market paperback)

Through the portal lie other worlds—a multitude of universes, each with its own riches. But so far, no intelligent life has been found. Until now. For it seems there is intelligent life—human life—with terrifying new weapons and powers of the mind.

Prisoners of Tomorrow
James P. Hogan
(trade paperback)

The future isn’t always bright. Forces at home and abroad conspire to constrain freedom and liberty. Fortunately, there are those willing to fight back. Includes Endgame Enigma and the Prometheus Award winning Voyage from Yesteryear.

Islands of Rage and Hope
John Ringo
(mass market paperback)

With the mainland overrun with zombies, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, humanity's last hope for salvation.

The Rods and the Axe
Tom Kratman
(mass market paperback)

Carrera has driven the Tauran Union from his adopted country. But that’s not enough. To finish his enemies once and for all, he needs to draw them back for a final, crushing defeat.
Baen Appearances
Author Appearance
John Joseph Adams
Toni Weisskopf

July 2
Bloomington, MN

Timothy Zahn

July 3
Indianapolis, IN

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

July 10
Pomona Library
Pomona, KS

Timothy Zahn

July 10
High Point, NC

David B. Coe

July 11
Antioch Writers' Workshop
Loveland, OH

Michael Z. Williamson

July 24
Pennsic War 44
Slippery Rock, PA

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

July 31
Omaha, NE

Don't forget to check out the newest ebook releases here, plus read "We Fly," the winner of the 2015 Jim Baen Memorial Award here. Also, don’t miss new non-fiction from Dr. Tedd Roberts here. And for upcoming appearances by Baen authors and editors, check here.
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