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In this issue: A big score and a chance for revenge and Major Bhaajan faces her biggest challenge yet. All that plus a new contest!
   Books on Sale in Bookstores July 2022

There wasn’t much money to be made as a Trailblazer, searching out new worlds for possible development. Still, it was safer than the bounty hunter career that had cost Gregory Roarke his left arm six years ago. It was a quiet life, uneventful and mostly legal—until Roarke was approached by two men with a proposal: track down a mysterious woman named Tera and, through her, locate a secret project called Icarus. The challenge was intriguing. The unlimited budget was tempting. But Roarke had a more personal reason to accept the job.

The chance for long-delayed payback.

Get The Icarus Plot here.


When a serial killer-plot points to the Royalist political party, Major Bhaajan, former military officer turned private detective, is called back to Selei City to solve the crime. Bhaaj and her crew of Undercity Dust Knights plunge into the Byzantine world of Imperial politics—a jigsaw world where none of the pieces seem to fit. As the assassination plot becomes more and more convoluted, Bhaaj is kidnapped, threatened with death, and must fight for her life against the growing number of people threatened by her investigation. Bhaaj has faced all this and more, but now she must deal with something far deadlier—interstellar politics.

Get The Jigsaw Assassin here.


In this alternate history of the American frontier and the Jacksonian era, a small change takes place in the Battle of the Horseshoe Bend during the War of 1812. Unlike in our world, Ensign Sam Houston is not seriously wounded, which allows him to continue fighting the British—and develop his close relationship with Andrew Jackson much sooner. Houston organizes a defense of the U.S. Capitol that prevents the British from destroying it and makes him a national hero. He then plays a central role in the defense of New Orleans under Jackson's command, changing the course of that battle in ways that will, over time, transform the relationship between the United States, the Indian tribes of the south, and the slaves brought over from Africa.

Get 1812: The Rivers of War here.

July Ebook Sale

July Timothy Zahn Ebook Sale

To celebrate the release of Timothy Zahn’s latest, The Icarus Plot, we’re offering Ebook discounts on his backlist at!

Find out more here.

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July Contest

Win a Signed Copy of The Icarus Plot

To celebrate the release of The Icarus Plot, we’re giving away a signed copy of the novel. To enter simply send us an email at! Don’t forget to include your name!

Find out more here.

Don't Touch That Dial: Listen to or Watch
the Baen Free Radio Hour

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: The winners of the 2022 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award Contest; Timothy Zahn talks The Icarus Plot; and Catherine Asaro on Major Bhajaan novel The Jigsaw Assassin.

Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure. All previous episodes are also archived at Baen’s YouTube Channel, here. And check out the new optional video podcast format!

Listen to the Baen Free Radio Hour now.

July Books

The Icarus Plot
Timothy Zahn

A job tracking down a mysterious woman leads Trailblazer Gregory Roarke down a twisted path—and offers him a chance at revenge.

The Jigsaw Assassin
Catherine Asaro
(trade paperback)

When a serial killer plot points to the Royalist political party, Major Bhaajan must return to the capital city. And there, she must face her most deadly foe yet: interstellar politics.

1812: The Rivers of War
Eric Flint
(trade paperback)

In this alternate history of the American frontier and the Jacksonian era, a small change takes place in the Battle of the Horseshoe Bend during the War of 1812. What results is a cascade of new developments that becomes an avalanche.

The Serpent
David Drake
(mass market paperback)

Young knight Pal is one of the most respected members of Lord Jon’s Hall of Champions. Now, Pal will need all his talent to deal with the monsters the Waste throws at him, to unify the growing realm, and to rescue a damsel in distress who has been locked in a forcefield for decades.

The Family Business
Mike Kupari
(mass market paperback)

A Federal Recovery Agent must hunt down a young woman implanted with an alien device and her mentally unstable, former commando boyfriend. The job sounds easy, but the young woman may have been implanted with something else, something much more important to the Visitors, and to the free people of Earth!

To Crush the Moon
Wil McCarthy
(mass market paperback)

Once the Queendom of Sol was a glowing monument to humankind’s loftiest dreams. Ageless and immortal, its citizens lived in peaceful splendor. But as Sol buckled under the swell of an immorbid population, space itself literally ran out.
Baen Appearances
Author Appearance
Sean Patrick Hazlett

July 1–4
Westercon 74
Tonopah, NV

Jane Lindskold

July 17
2:00 PM
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ

Robert E. Hampson
Timothy Zahn

July 22–24
ConGregate 8
Winston Salem, NC

Don’t forget to check out the newest Ebook releases here. Plus, read the 2022 Jim Baen Memorial Award winning short story, “Man on the Moon” by Elaine Midcoh here. And check out Jim Beall’s latest nonfiction article, “Borders: From the First Sumerians to the Last Starfighter” here.
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