Click here to view this newsletter online.
In this issue: monster hunters go to war, a young girl embraces her destiny, and a time-traveler faces down an existential threat to humanity. All that, plus a new contest!
   Books on Sale in Bookstores August 2017
It’s D-Day at the City of Monsters

When Monster Hunter International’s top hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, receives a tip about some hunters who have gone missing in action, he doesn’t realize their rescue mission will snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI history. It seems their men are being held prisoner in a horrific nightmare dimension, and the only way to reach them is through the radioactive ruins of a monster-infested war zone. Allies are called to arms and a massive expedition is formed. The odds are stacked against them, but the fiercest hunters the world has ever known won’t be easily defeated. It’s time for Monster Hunter International to go to war.

Get Monster Hunter Siege here.

Face Down the Forces of Darkness

Destruction is in Jame Knorth’s nature. Literally. She is the avatar of a god known as That-Which-Destroys, the god of chaos and ruin. Yet Jame is also a noblewoman within an ancient race. Jame’s people are fleeing, world by world, from a terrible enemy that has pursued them through a multitude of universes. Its name is Perimal Darkling.

Jame sets out to reestablish the long-fallen castle keep of Tagmeth as an outpost against the gathering dark power. But Tagmeth hides a secret, a gateway to a mystery that may save this world from eternal darkness—or plunge it to destruction and ruin all the sooner. It is up to Jame to find her way through Perimal Darkling’s traps, and to come to terms with the god of pandemonium and destruction within her. If she succeeds, it may be that Perimal Darkling can finally be defeated after eons of fear and flight. And if she fails, yet another world will fall to darkness forever.

Get The Gates of Tagmeth here.

Fight in the Past, Free the Future

Jason Thanou has fought for the continued existence of humanity across the centuries. As a special operations officer of the Temporal Regulatory Authority, he’s traveled though time to thwart the Transhumanists—genetically and mechanically enhanced beings that seek to destroy humanity—and their alien allies, the Teloi.

Now Jason must travel through Earth’s bloody history to ensure the survival of the human race. He and his team find themselves in Italy, two days before the death of Pope John Paul I. It seems something much more sinister than a simple heart attack is behind the death of the Holy Father. Racing against—and through—time, Jason and his fellow officers must defeat the Transhumanists and their Teloi allies. For The Day of Transhuman apocalypse grows ever closer!

Get Gods of Dawn here.

Vote for The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Readers’ Choice Award

Baen Books is pleased to announce the third annual Year’s Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction Readers’ Choice 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 and Adventure SF, Vol. 3 and reward its author for excellence.

Find out more here.


August Contest

contest Who You Gonna Call?

In Larry Correia’s new Monster Hunter novel, Monster Hunter Siege, it’s all hands on deck as the MHI team go to war. Now we’re asking you to do the monster mash. What character or characters from another fantasy, science fiction, or horror series would you like to see team up with Owen Pitt and the MHI crew? Let us know in a short (100 words or fewer) paragraph for a chance to win a signed copy of Monster Hunter Siege.

Find out how to enter here.

Contest Winner

July Contest Winner

Last month, we asked you where and when you would travel to if you had a time-traveling cruise ship. Congratulations to Patrick Batey. He wins a copy of The Alexander Inheritance, signed by Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett, and Gorg Huff.

Read Patrick's winning entry here.

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

Coming soon to the Baen Free Radio Hour: Travis S. Taylor and Jody Lynn Nye discuss Moon Beam, which features a team of video-streaming science-obsessed, adventurous kids living on Earth’s Moon. And the producers and director of an effort to bring John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series to television discuss the project. Missed past episodes? No problem. We’ve got every episode archived for your listening pleasure.

Listen to The Baen Free Radio Hour now.

July Books

Monster Hunter Siege
Larry Correia

When Monster Hunter International’s top hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, receives a tip about some hunters who have gone missing in action, he doesn’t realize their rescue mission will snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI history. The odds are stacked against them, but the fiercest hunters the world has ever known won’t be easily defeated.

The Gates of Tagmeth
P.C. Hodgell
(trade paperback)

Jame Knorth, noblewoman and avatar of a divine being known as That-Which-Destroys, must travel to the abandoned castle keep of Tagmeth. There she will face down an ancient darkness that threatens the land.

The Best of Bova, Vol. III
Ben Bova
(trade paperback)

Spanning more than five decades of a legendary career, here are tales of star-faring adventure, peril, and drama. Here are journeys into the mind-bending landscapes of virtual worlds and alternate realities. Here are stories of humanity’s astounding future on Earth, on Mars, in the Solar System—and beyond.

Gods of Dawn
Steve White
(trade paperback)

Jason Thanou and his team of time travelers must once again make the world safe from the Transhumanists and their alien allies, the Teloi. To do so, they’ll have to journey into Earth’s past to investigate the assassination of a Pope—and witness the early beginnings of human civilization.

Death’s Bright Day
David Drake
(mass market paperback)

A war is brewing between the Republic of Cinnabar and the Alliance of Free Stars, and Daniel Leary and Adele Mundy are once again called to serve. But their efforts may be no match for an enemy battleship.

The Dragon Hammer
Tony Daniel
(YA trade paperback)

For generations the great land-dragon has called to the rulers of Shenandoah. But now the dragon calls to sixteen-year-old Wulfgang von Dustig, third in line to the throne. Now, Wulf must free his family and his land from an ancient, vampiric evil. To do so, he’ll have to wield . . . The Dragon Hammer.
Baen Appearances
Author Appearance
D.J. Butler
Larry Correia

August 1
The Twig
306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX
(210) 826-6411

D.J. Butler
Larry Correia

August 2
Half Price Books
5555 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
(512) 451-4463

D.J. Butler
Larry Correia

August 3
Half Price Books
5803 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX
(214) 379-8000

Sharon Lee (Guest of Honor)
Steve Miller (Guest of Honor)

August 4-6
Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
Pittsburgh, PA

Larry Correia

August 4
Uncle Hugo's
2864 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 824-6347

Larry Correia

August 5
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA
(206) 634-3400

Larry Correia

August 7
Powell's-Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR
(503) 228-4651

Larry Correia

August 8
Mysterious Galaxy
5943 Balboa Ave #100
San Diego, CA
(858) 268-4747

Larry Correia

August 9
Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 947-2974

Mark Van Name

August 9-13
Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Center
Helsinki, Finland

Larry Correia

August 10
Barnes & Noble
1780 Woodland Park Dr
Layton, UT
(801) 773-9973

David B. Coe

August 11-15
Delta Calgary South
Calgary, Canada

Larry Correia
Larry Dixon
Eric Flint
Mercedes Lackey
Michael Z. Williamson
Toni Weisskopf

August 17-20
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN

David Boop
Naomi Brett Rourke

August 18
Barnes & Noble
960 S Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO
(303) 691-2998

Michael Z. Williamson

August 25-27
Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN

Susan R. Matthews

August 25
Uptown Marriott
Albuquerque, NM

Don't forget to check out the newest ebook releases here. Plus a new short story by Travis S. Taylor, “Force Multipliers Being What They Are,” here. And read this month’s nonfiction essay, “Stasis: The Future of Suspended Animation” by Philip A. Kramer here.
© 2017 Baen Publishing Enterprises    

Baen Books. No DRM. You own it; it’s yours.
Questions or comments? E-mail us at
To remove your name from our mailing list, please click here.

To join our mailing list, please click here.
Forward to a Friend