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In this issue: celebrate your independence with David Drake’s RCN series, travel through time with your guides David Weber & Jacob Holo, and learn some (alternate) history from top names in science fiction, fantasy, and horror! All that plus a new short story from D.J. Butler.
   July 2020


Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio have stumbled across a temporal implosion that has claimed two whole universes, and neither Raibert nor his crew can figure out what caused this calamity, or how to stop its spread. Navigating the paradoxes of time can be a killer task—especially when dogged by those who seek your destruction at every turn. The crew of the Kleio won't go down without a fight—no matter where—or when—the threat to the multiverse arises!

Get The Valkyrie Protocol eARC here.


What if the United States had gone to war with the Soviet Union? What if these rival superpowers had fought on land, sea, air, and the astral plane? What if the Soviets and Americans had struggled for dominion across parallel dimensions or on the surface of the moon? How would the world have changed? What wonders would have been unveiled? What terrors would have haunted mankind from those dark and dismal dimensions? Come closer, peer through a glass darkly, and discover the horrifying alternative visions of World War III from some of today’s greatest minds in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Get Weird World War III eARC here.

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July Is Independence Month at Baen Ebooks

story graphic And Nothing Says Independence Like David Drake and the RCN Series!

Through the end of July, save over 28% on latest RCN novel, To Clear Away the Shadows (that's a savings of $2.00/ebook)! Plus, save $1 on all other Ebooks in the RCN Series!

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New Fiction at

The Fix Is in . . . for Indrajit and Fix

The unlikely duo of Indrajit and Fix spend their days in the service of Orem Thrush, the Lord Chamberlain, in the city of Kish. They are men of all competence. Investigators, observers, enforcers, messengers, bodyguards, and more. Normally employed in the financial market of Kish, they have been dispatched on a mission outside the city limits: searching for the Pelthite ambassador, whose ship has been wrecked against the rocky shores. But they are not the only ones who seek the ambassador—and finding him is the beginning of their worries!

Read “Sacrifices,” by D.J. Butler here.

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

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Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: Catherine Asaro on science fiction novel The Vanished Seas, part of her Major Bhaajan series. And D.J. Butler discusses new “far-far-far future” adventure, In the Palace of Shadow and Joy. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to the Baen Free Radio Hour now.

Facebook LIVE Readings from Your Favorite Baen Authors

Can’t get to the bookstore to see your favorite author? We will bring your favorite author to you! We are proud to announce the beginning of a weekly author reading series to be conducted at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time every Wednesday. The Baen Wednesday Night Live Reading Series will be hosted by our Junior Editor, Christopher Ruocchio, via Zoom and Facebook LIVE. Our authors will read from new and upcoming releases and take questions from the audience afterwards.

7/15: Travis S. Taylor, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezell, and Josh Hayes: Battle Luna

7/22: D.J. Butler: In the Palace of Shadow and Joy

7/29: Charles E. Gannon: At the End of the World

Tune in here:

Baen Ebook Releases


The Valkyrie Protocol - HALF
David Weber & Jacob Holo

Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio must travel to the past to prevent the collapse of the universe. To do so, they’ll need help from throughout time and the multiverse. Time is running out for Raibert and his team. But the crew of the Kleio won't go down without a fight, no matter where—or when—the threat to their home comes from.
Weird World War III - HALF
edited by Sean Patrick Hazlett

What if the United States had gone to war with the Soviet Union? How would the world have changed? Come closer, peer through a glass darkly, and discover the horrifying alternative visions of World War III from some of today’s greatest minds in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Moon

Sassinak was twelve when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. Or so the slavers thought. But Sassy turned out to be different from the typical slave girl. Maybe it was her unusual physical strength. Maybe it was her friendship with the captured Fleet crewman. Maybe it was her spirit. Whatever it was, it wouldn't let her resign herself to the life of a slave.
1636: The China Venture
Eric Flint & Iver P. Cooper

The newly formed United States of Europe sends an embassy to the Chinese empire for all important critical resources nobody has ever needed before—at least not before an entire town showed up from 300 years in the future! But convincing the mandarins to establish trade with the newly formed USE won't be easy.
Target Rich Environment, Vol. 2
Larry Correia

More stories from the creator of Monster Hunter International, The Grimnoir Chronicles, and the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior. The second volume collecting all of best-selling author Larry Correia's short stories, novelettes, and novellas. Correia delivers short stories that pull no punches and take no prisoner.
The Cunning Man
D.J. Butler & Aaron Michael Ritchey

It’s the depths of the Depression, and a mining town in Utah is shut down. Something has awakened underground, and now a monster roams the tunnels. Along comes Hiram Woolley, a man with mystical abilities derived from the commonsense application of Scot-Irish folk wisdom and German Braucher magic.
The World
John Grant

A lost solider unable to help the people he has encountered who have no memory. A son of who is destined to battle against the repressive House of Ellon. A daughter destined to follow in the footsteps of her courageous family. Albion: a vivid story of the struggles of a people who strive for knowledge and release from a life of enforced drudgery. Book two in the Albion series by John Grant.
John Grant & David Langford

As the Earth tilts on its axis, precipitating a new Ice Age, hordes of rabid lemmings race towards Europe. Meanwhile a time-travelling Hitler emerges and proceeds to clone himself. Will a Fourth Reich rise in the UK? Or will London be devastated by a nuclear accident on the Bakerloo line? And can things get any worse? Sure they can. The disasters are just getting started!

Get the October Ebooks bundle here

*This Baen Ebooks subscription bundle will dissolve on October 6, 2020. After that date, these books will be available for individual sale only.*

Ring of Fire Press

After Hastings
Steven H. Silver

Harold’s defeat of William the (Would-be) Conqueror at Hastings starts a cascade of events, which soon lead to a conflict with the Roman church. Before long, the deepening conflict threatens to engulf the entire Christian world—and even those beyond it.

Blood's Cost
David Carrico

Duncan corNial, an exiled highlands clansman trained in the powers of a mysterious religious order, sets out to restore the rightful heir to the throne of the city of Nika and avenge his murdered brother in the process.

The Mask of Ares
Ryk E. Spoor

The ancient Cycle of Aegeia—the living morality play between the Reason of Athena and the Passion of Ares—is in peril of destruction; a monstrous impostor has taken the place of the God of War, and begins to orchestrate an ending to Aegeia itself.

Wordfire Press

M.B. Wood

When a Hoo-Lii invasion fleet unexpectedly arrives and attacks, they cripple Earth’s space defenses. The Space Force retreats to an asteroid based fortress. The human space fleet suffers terrible damage and on the brink of defeat, dissident aliens and exiled humans arrive to join the battle as the Hoo-Lii drop a small asteroid on Earth. Do the new allies arrive in time?

Oval Office Oddities
Bill Fawcett

Presidents and their families are people too; with quirks and character flaws like everyone else . . . and they have plenty of skeletons rattling around in their closets. Oval Office Oddities is a grand compendium of fascinating, sometimes embarrassing presidential facts, gaffes, and oddball behaviors.

Monsters, Movies & Mayhem
edited by Kevin J. Anderson

Lights! Camera! Monsters? Join award-winning authors Jonathan Maberry, Fran Wilde, David Gerrold, Rick Wilber and others for 23 all-new tales of haunted theaters, video gods, formidable demons, alien pizza, and delirious actors. Each story takes you to the silver screen with monstrous results. So grab some popcorn—and good running shoes—and enjoy the show.

Fairwood Press

Jack Cady

Set among the Cherokee of North Carolina in the 1950s, Inagehi is the story of a young woman who inherits a mountain and the mystery of her father’s death. With themes as ancient as the existence of God and as modern as post-traumatic stress disorder, Inagehi answers that voice inside us all that asks how “it” all fits together.

Unicorn Mountain
Michael Bishop

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel. Newly revised version in Michael Bishop's preferred text of the novel hailed for its adult focus, its gritty characters and situations, and its imaginative narrative elements, which include ranching in Colorado, Ute Indian lore, a Denver-based advertising firm, Swing Era music, an old Bendix TV set that transmits signals from an askew parallel Earth. And last but no less disquieting, transdimensional migrations of living unicorns.

Anthems Outside Time
Kenneth Schneyer

From Nebula-nominated author Kenneth Schneyer comes this collection spanning the range from fantasy to science fiction to horror to political speculative fiction. This volume includes such celebrated works as "Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer," as well as two stories never before published.

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

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