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|In this issue: the future of space travel, a master is celebrated, and an old soldier learns some new tricks. All that plus a new essay by NASA scientist Les Johnson.
Danger and Derring-Do on a Hostile World
When her brother is held for ransom by a crazed warlord on the chaotic world of Zanzibar, privateer Captain Catherine Blackwell knows she must do whatever it takes to ensure his safe return. But the job won’t be easy. To get her brother back she must face down danger at every turn—and uncover a mystery four million years in the making.
“A big, sweeping space adventure, with heroic characters you care about. Mike Kupari is an awesome storyteller.”—Larry Correia
Get Her Brother's Keeper eARC now.
Celebrate a Master
David Drake is a master—of military SF, of space opera, and of fantasy. Now, top writers pay tribute to Drake with all-new stories set in the worlds he created. Includes new fiction from Eric Flint, Gene Wolfe, Larry Correia, Tony Daniel, John Lambshead, and many more. Plus, the first new Hammer’s Slammers story in over a decade, from the man himself!
Get Onward, Drake! eARC now.
Race to the Stars—and Beyond!
When NASA no longer dominates space exploration, who will rule the stars? In these nineteen tales, characters from across the globe vie for supremacy in a solar system suddenly up for grabs. From Mercury to Pluto and beyond, Mission: Tomorrow imagines a future where anything is possible. All-new stories of what-if from top SF writers, including Mike Resnick, Brenda Cooper, Sarah A. Hoyt, and many more.
Get Mission: Tomorrow eARC now.
|Last Chance 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.
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Lessons of War
Wolfgang Kohl has learned of war the hard way, first fighting in the trenches for Germany in the Great War and now, at fifty-five, as an officer in Hitler’s Third Reich. But experience has taught him that the Führer’s war is anything but noble, and with the Russians on the brink of overrunning Germany, he’ll do what he must to save the young soldiers in his command—body and soul.
A story of World War II by the late master of alternate history Robert Conroy and military history expert J.R. Dunn.
Read “The Teacher” here.
Since Arthur C. Clarke first popularized the idea of taking an elevator into space, science fiction writers, scientists, and engineers have contemplated the possibility of rocketless transportation to space via elevator. Author and NASA space scientist Les Johnson tackles the difficulties of building such a mode of transportation and shows how we might soon be taking elevator rides into Earth orbit in this month’s nonfiction essay.
Read “Space Tethers and Elevators” by Les Johnson here.
|Don’t Touch that Dial: It’s the Baen Free Radio Hour
Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: Steve White on his new Jason Thanou time travel novel Soldiers Out of Time, David Drake discusses the genesis of his young adult novel written with classic adventure writer Jim Kjelgaard, The Hunter Returns, and a roundtable discussion on religion, science, and science fiction with David Weber, Les Johnson, and others. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.
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