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Title:   The Sorcerer of Daigawa
Author:   Jon F. Merz
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548859
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Run must complete a mission given by his elders to retrieve a sword from the evil sorcerer. He meets a princess which in turn changes his path for his future as a warrior....
 
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Excerpt: In a blink, Ran’s long sword shot out and flashed through the soft tissue, hard muscle, and bone of the captain’s neck. Ran had flicked the sword over, hit the back of the pommel to further clear the blood, and then resheathed the blade in the briefest time it took the captain’s head to fall to the ground and loll to one side. He fought back the lurch of his stomach and the excitement that coursed through his veins; this was the first man he had killed. On the other hand, this man served an evil and corrupt master, and undoubtedly the blood of innocent villagers were on his hands....
 
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Title:   Eleutherios
Author:   Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548850
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Friar Julian is fixing an organ for the gods. He gets called in for a meeting as they have captured a stranger.
 
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Excerpt: He held his arms awkwardly before him, crossed at the wrist. Friar Julian could see the sullen gleam of the binder beneath one frayed blue sleeve. He turned his head at Friar Julian's approach, and the cleric saw a line of dried blood on the man's neck....
 
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Title:   Taking the High Road
Author:   R. P. L. Johnson
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2012
Subjects:   Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548843
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Written like a group of journal entries, this story take you through 25 years of a space mission to Mars. Written by one of the astronauts, she describes the life threatening issues and their endurance of finally making it back to Earth....
 
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Excerpt: At Union last week, Beth and Chris announced that they were engaged. Commander Campbell ordered that the last of the chocolate pudding be served and joked that he was saving the ice cream for the birth of the first child in space. At least I think he was joking....
 
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Title:   Mole Hunt
Author:   Robert Buettner
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2011
Subjects:   Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548833
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Or The Moor of Yavet, wherein a commander of mercenaries is bedeviled by whispers, descends into madness, and destroys both his loyal companion and himself. Plus, there's monsters....
 
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Excerpt: He stood, head and shoulders out the roof hatch, turned and faced the stampede. Vibration shook the three ton Bush Cat on its suspension, now, and made aim impossible. But the vast target made aim unnecessary. Otman emptied the rifle into the herd, then groped for another magazine....
 
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Title:   Space Hero
Author:   Patrick Lundrigan
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2011
Subjects:   Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548829
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Rob and his friends are about to embark on a dangerous mission to hopefully find their friend, Rob. He went ahead of the group, alone, and entered into a dangerous situation in which nobody knows if they can get him out of....
 
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Excerpt: Out of habit and tradition long established before Jake ever arrived, the galley module maintained an Earthside ambience, complete with faux-wood paneling and incandescent lighting. The tables met in a single plane, providing space for everyone on-station to sit at one time--although sitting only required bellying up to the table and velcroing in. Station etiquette also meant sitting while eating. Jake came in late, grabbed a loaded tray and floated over to the table. He found a spot next to Dan, who had a pancake in one hand and a squeeze tube of syrup in the other. Dan had the next shift in Jake's production area, station morning for those who kept track....
 
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Title:   Low Arc
Author:   Sean Monaghan
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548869
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Bertelli and a group of miners spend their days mining minerals for their civilization to use. The encounted a life threatening problem with their ship and one injured man. Bertelli must now fix their error now that they've been put in this life or death situation....
 
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Excerpt: Thorpe shook his head. His raggedy blonde hair shivered. So. Here's what I know. You called me up. Some problem. So I start figuring your location. You were close but not that close. Comms went down, but I knew you had a busted ship. We were going to send Scooter over in a wagon but then you took off....
 
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Title:   The Lamplighter Legacy
Author:   Patrick O'Sullivan
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548857
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Ernesto gets the opportunity to meet with the richest man on Earth, Lamplighter. What Ernesto didn't anticipate is that what was supposed to just be an open interview would direct his life to planning the first mission to Mars and begin a civilization on the planet....
 
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Excerpt: The command vessel was big but not huge, like a cruise ship, but empty. Lamplighter said the ship's crew of forty was on board, but the people involved in the launch numbered only eight, including Captain Weber, who was acting as a technical advisor....
 
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Title:   Haunts of Guilty Minds
Author:   John Lambshead
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548856
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Gaston gets sent to the Black Museum to deliver a 'special package' to a professor who works there. He encounters a few obstacles approaching the professors work area and learns the true magic behind the Black Museum....
 
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Excerpt: She tossed the spear head behind her. The stag raised the broken spear in an overhead grip. It ended in a jagged splinter. A wooden stab wound could be lethal to Karla’s kind in a way that mere bullets weren’t. If the situation bothered her then she hid her fears convincingly. She bounced lightly on the balls of her feet, beckoning to the stag....
 
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Title:   The Tailsman's Trinket
Author:   P.C. Hodgell
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2011
Subjects:   Fiction, Action, Fantasy
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548836
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: The Tailsman, a new comer into town and a band of theives must come together to defeat a new enemy which attacks their town unexpectedly.
 
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Excerpt: Bane’s silvery eyes slid sideways toward her and his mouth twisted. “Yes, innocence. Such a heady lure. Are you innocent too, little hobgoblin? Yes, I can smell it on you despite your blood, like Dally, like Jame, although her state is more complex. Innocent but not ignorant, oh yes.” He laughed again, weakly, wheezing from punctured lungs....
 
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Title:   The Brute Force Approach
Author:   Michael Z. Williamson
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2011
Subjects:   Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548835
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Lt. Rick Stadter and Astrogator Robin Vela receive an emergency distress call from a large ship. There are more people aboard the ship than they are able to take on on their rescue ship. Standt and Vela reach the ship with a team of rescue men and try and fix the problem on the ship. They discover a breach in which someone has tampered with the ships entire structure....
 
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Excerpt: Stadter winced and turned to his console. It took effort in 2 Gs. He wanted information on his own screens. Two hundred and sixteen people, minus any who were dead already. From the sound of it, most of the officers were dead or incapacitated. The couch under him was itchy-damp with sweat, and it wasn't just the acceleration causing it....
 
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Title:   Evidence of Things Unseen: Why Not Dark Matter?
Author:   Les Johnson
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Nonfiction, Astronomy, Science
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548815
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Les Johnson describes what scientists have discovered about Dark Matter.
 
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Excerpt: Scientists now believe that dark matter accounts for about 84 percent of the matter in the universe. In other words, when you look into the sky and add up the mass of the planets, the Sun, all the stars (many of which, we now know, have planets circling them), the black holes, pulsars and quasars you will have only accounted for about 16% of the mass that should be there – if our understanding of gravity and its effects are correct. Something different (not made of protons, neutrons, electrons and their subatomic constituents) and unseen appears to be here with us normal matter types. We cannot see it, hear it or touch it, but we can see its effects just as we can see the effects of magnetism and radiation – though we cannot see them directly either....
 
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Title:   Stealing Arturo
Author:   William Ledbetter
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548864
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Clarke, a mechanic and technician on board the space craft, makes a daring plan to steal and take over the space ship in order to free himself and the other people forced to stay and work on the ship....
 
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Excerpt: The soft, yet insistent chiming from my wrist unit eventually made me open my eyes. At first confused by my surroundings, I then spotted Nora standing next to her mother's regrowth tank and it all came back in a rush. If my alarm was sounding, it meant I had an hour before my automated units went active and I wasn't ready yet....
 
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Title:   To Spec
Author:   Charles E. Gannon
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548852
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Mendez and Grim must fight off attackers sabotaging their Big Secret mission.
 
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Excerpt: After correcting his madcap cartwheels with the MMU, and maneuvering into the solar lee of a small rock that dutifully followed the ruined Rad Shack Four in its slow orbit of the distant sun, Grim waited. And waited. And contemplated his probable wholebody rem dose. And waited some more....
 
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Title:   Like Ghost Cat and a Dragon's Dog
Author:   Dave Freer
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2012
Subjects:   Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548840
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: The dragon, ghost cat and dark embark on an adventure in a foreign planet. The dog explains how he learns the barking human language.
 
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Excerpt: Humans often say they wish we dogs could talk. I only wish they could listen, and dragons too. Then Fionn would have known what those barks meant, and it wasn’t as he assumed: “I’m hungry and let’s get going.” Those ideas are true too, but he’s putting barks into my mouth that I didn’t utter. And, although I know the water-deer are hiding in those lakes and he could catch them, I’m not pointing this out to him. Too many kitties are watching for them, and maybe there is even this dobhar chú in the water. Anything that eats ghost-cats I do not want to meet, not even with a dragon. My heart-magnet draws me to my Meb, and the way is not that far, and I will know when it is open....
 
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Title:   Intelligent Design
Author:   Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2011
Subjects:   Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548834
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: A captivating adventure of a clan's mission to protect a planets species from being wiped out entirely.
 
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Excerpt: The penultimate battery's power had reached twenty-five percent. Twenty-five percent on the last battery but one. The fact was noted, logged. Logging triggered a dumb program, long ago set in place against just this moment of decision....
 
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Title:   The Grimnoir Chronicles: Detroit Christmas
Author:   Larry Correia
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2011
Subjects:   Fiction, Adventure, Action
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548831
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Jake Sullivan runs his own investigation company. In this short story, he is hired on Christmas to hunt down a gang which commits horrible crimes and must finally bring them down....
 
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Excerpt: He had to finish this before the Icebox could freeze him out. At this range, a clean shot could freeze him solid, but behind cover… even a really powerful Icebox wouldn’t be able to steal more than ten degrees a minute from room this big, but it had already been cold to begin with. That didn’t leave Sullivan much time....
 
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Title:   The Closest Extra-solar Planet to Earth: What's Alpha Centauri Bb Like and How Can We Get There?
Author:   Les Johnson
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Nonfiction, Astronomy, Science
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548807
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: Les Johnson talks about the new discovery of a possible earth-like planet that scientists have found in the Alpha Centauri star system.
 
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Excerpt: Alpha Centauri A and B are particularly interesting for astronomers and science fiction writers because they are both very similar to our sun. If Sol, our sun, is “just right” for producing planets with life, then it would make sense that other similar stars could do the same. And since they are close, at least in astronomical distances – I wouldn’t call being ~25,278 billion miles away “close,” – any planets found there would be exciting and hugely significant. After all, if we ever achieve the ability to travel between the stars, Alpha Centauri AB-C would be our likely first destination and wouldn’t it be great if we found life there?...
 
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Title:   The Size of it All
Author:   Les Johnson
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2011
Subjects:   Nonfiction, Educational, Astronomy
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548792
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: This article is a short breakdown of the planets and starts whithin our galaxy as well as information on stars within our galaxy and our neighboring galaxies....
 
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Excerpt: These are the stars closest to us. But what about the really interesting places that may not be so close? Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, has over two hundred billion stars and is about one hundred thousand LY in diameter. Since we are embedded within it, we cannot take a picture of our own galaxy from above. Based on what we can see, we know that it looks a lot like our neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, shown in Figure 2. For the record, the Andromeda Galaxy, a close neighbor in galactic terms, is about two and a half million LY away....
 
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Title:   It's Lonely Out There: The Evolutionary Explanation for the Fermi Paradox
Author:   John Lambshead
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   2011
Subjects:   Nonfiction, Astronomy, Science
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0003548799
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Description: This article touches into the Fermi Paradox. It explains different theories by numerous scientists on the Fermi Paradox and John Lambshead's opinion on the theories....
 
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Excerpt: Another untestable possibility is that aliens are deliberatively quarantining Earth for some social, scientific or alien reason. This is known somewhat unflatteringly as the Zoo Hypothesis. Presumably, some pettifogging minor official in the Galactic Central Bureaucracy has decided that we are not ready, or worthy, or whatever, to join the great Galactic Society....
 
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Title:   The Forlorn
Author:   Dave Freer
Publisher:   Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language:   English
Date:   1998
Subjects:   Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Collections:   Baen Library Collection
Book Id:   WPLBN0000635277
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
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Description: The relentless search is on: Find the opal-like sections of a matter transmitter, scattered across a continent. Without them the only human colony-planet dies. The pieces are hidden in the vast deserts, tangled jungles, medieval cities and stark fortresses of this world. They are defended by fanatics. The fifteen sections are technological miracle-workers, more precious than fist-sized diamonds in a colony regressed to the 14th century level. Yet, the various hunters will let nothing in their way....
 
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Excerpt: Keilin didn't wait for them to have a second shot at him. He was off, bolting through the new-made way out of the dead end. His one glance backward showed that the Guard-Captain had made his escape through the same hole. The man seemed to have no intention of following him, though. Kemp was just running in blind panic. Keilin slipped into a narrow multibranched alley, and waited hidden behind a lip of brickwork. No footsteps followed. After a few minutes of swallowed panting and gradually slowing heartbeat, the boy slipped quietly away in a different direction. Finally, as the sky was beginning to pale, and the first sounds of stirring of the city's dayside began, he dropped over a wall, and then shimmied up a drainpipe. This gave access to a narrow ledge surrounding the building at third-floor level. He edged along the dark line of crumbling bricks, and around the corner to a small window. It wasn't barred . . . most unusual for Port Tinarana. In fact it only appeared to be closed. A fingernail under the edge of the rusty steel and it opened silently, or should have, after the amount of stolen oil that Keilin had lavished ...
 
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