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Fair Trade by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

Fair Trade

Written by: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Cover Artist: David Mattingly
Format: Hardcover

RELEASES MAY 3, 2022

NEW ENTRY IN THE LANDMARK LIADEN UNIVERSE® SERIES 

Jethri Gobelyn has risen far: from despised youngest on a Terran family Loop ship to second trader on premier Liaden tradeship Elthoria under the guidance of his unlikely foster-mother Norn ven’Deelin Clan Ixin. Master Trader ven’Deelin has taught Jethri much, and she expects great things from him. Indeed, one might say she demands them. 

Jethri has inherited a mission from his father, a plan that will allow family Loop ships like the one he grew up on to survive the encroachment of Rostov’s Dust. In this, he’s backed by several prominent Looper families who are scheduled to meet and plan at the South Axis Trade Fair. 

In what seems to be a fortunate pairing of missions, Master Trader ven’Deelin sees Jethri become lead trader on his own small ship, which is scheduled to arrive at the South Axis Fair. 

Unfortunately, that “fortunate coincidence” may instead be a test of Jethri’s loyalties, as he’s thrust into a tangle of grey-trading, mistaken identity, misinformation, and galactic politics. . . .


The City Who Fought by Anne McCaffrey and S M Stirling

The City Who Fought

Written by: Anne McCaffrey and S.M. Stirling
Cover Artist: Allan Pollack
Format: Softcover

RELEASES MAY 3, 2022

A SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC BACK IN PRINT!

Simeon was a shell-person—the brain who ran Space Station SSS-900 on the fringes of human space. But things hadn’t been going too well lately, and he was more than a little discontented. Though normally he enjoyed his work, these days it seemed boring. To make matters worse, his long-time partner had just retired and he was having a hard time adjusting to his newly assigned brawn—a strong-willed woman named Channa Hap who seemed to feel it her duty to keep him in line. He’s buried himself in his favorite pastime—wargaming.

Simeon’s hobby would find unexpected uses when the brutal Kolnari attack the nearby colony planet Bethel. Sheltering the colony’s refugees brought “the city” an invitation to serious trouble with Kolnari pirates. And only Simeon and Channa working together can save the city.


Aurora Borealis Bridge by Jane Lindskold

Aurora Borealis Bridge

Written by: Jane Lindskold
Cover Artist: Tom Kidd
Format: Softcover

EW FANTASY FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JANE LINDSKOLD

Can it get any stranger? Absolutely! 

When Peg, Meg, and Teg were first summoned Over Where, vast and varied life experience (along with wide reading choices) helped them adjust to a world where they were the only humans, magic was real, ships could fly, and reincarnation was a confirmed fact. 

In the company of the “inquisitors,” Xerak, Grunwold, and Vereez, the three newly appointed mentors rediscovered the Library of the Sapphire Wind, and, within it, revelations that transformed the young people’s pasts into a vast tangle of lies and half-truths.  

But there are still questions to be answered. Before they are done, Meg the retired librarian, Teg the archeologist-turned-mage, and the multi-talented, ever surprising Peg will deal with kidnappings, betrayal, arcane artifacts, romantic intrigues, and the inescapable reality that past lives cast long shadows. 

Together, the three mentors and their young allies will uncover the startling truth about what lies on the other side of the Aurora Borealis Bridge—a truth that holds the secret of Over Where, and that will change all their lives forever. 


Abbott in Darkness by DJ Butler

Abbott in Darkness

Author: D.J. Butler
Cover Artist: Dominic Harman
Format: Softcover

RELEASES MAY 3, 2022

A MAN AT THE END OF HIS ROPE MUST UNRAVEL A MYSTERY IN A FAR-FLUNG SECTOR OF THE GALAXY. THE WEB OF CONSPIRACY IS TIGHTLY WOVEN, AND JOHN ABBOTT IS BUT ONE MAN FIGHTING THE DARKNESS

John Abbott is all in. 

He’s up to his eyeballs in debt to pay for school, and he just moved his small family forty light-years from Earth for a plum job with the wealthy interstellar corporation The Sarovar Company. John’s first assignment is to discreetly investigate possible corruption at the remote Arrowhawk Station, where Company traders buy the famous Sarovari Weave from the three-sided, crablike Weavers.  

John finds evidence of theft and worse, but when the guilty parties realize he’s getting close, they come after him and his family. Can John catch the thieves and end their corrupt trade? Can he head off a war between the Company and the Weavers? Can he make a life for his family in this remote wilderness without corrupting himself? 

With no way back to Earth, the only direction for John Abbott and his family to go is forward—into danger.


Freehold Defiance Michael Z Williamson

Freehold Defiance

Created by: Michael Z. Williamson
Cover Artist: Kurt Miller
Format: Paperback

RELEASES APRIL 26, 2022

STORIES IN THE BEST-SELLING FREEHOLD SERIES CREATED BY MICHAEL Z. WILLIAMSON

No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.

The UN has invaded the Freehold of Grainne, a bastion of libertarian government in a galaxy of authoritarianism. Grainne must form an organized force from the shattered remnants of their military and from grimly determined, but underequipped and outnumbered, insurgents. Their war is for their very way of life. They’ll do everything and anything to stop this invasion, using whatever means are available. They mean to make the enemy suffer. Quod vulnera curare potes. Physical wounds heal. But defiance? Defiance is to the death—or victory!

Contributors:

Jamie Ibson

Jonathan D. Green

Kevin J. Anderson and Kevin Ikenberry

Michael Z. Williamson

Jessica Schlenker

Jaime DiNote

Will McCaskey

Justin Watson

J.F. Holmes and Jason Cordova

Christopher DiNote and Philip Wohlrab

The Godel Operation by James L Cambias

The Godel Operation

Created by: James L. Cambias
Cover Artist: Kurt Miller
Format: Paperback

RELEASES APRIL 26, 2022

SCIENCE FICTION AT ITS SENSE-OF-WONDER BEST: A WILD CHASE THROUGH THE BILLION WORLDS OF THE TENTH MILLENNIUM IN SEARCH OF A MYTHICAL WEAPON THAT COULD SAVE CIVILIZATION—OR DOOM IT!

A droid and his boy, on a search for a legendary weapon.

Daslakh is an AI with a problem. Its favorite human, a young man named Zee, is in love with a woman who never existed. But in the Tenth Millennium, a billion worlds circle the Sun—everything from terraformed planets to artificial habitats, home to a quadrillion beings. Zee is convinced she’s out there somewhere. Then Zee helps Adya—a girl, but definitely not his dream girl—escape a gang of crooks. To get away, the pair must join the hunt for the Godel Trigger, a legendary weapon left over from the ancient war between humans and machines. Now Daslakh must aid in the search, keep Zee’s love life on the right track, and make sure that nobody discovers the real secret of the Godel Trigger—for that would spell doom for men, machines, and the Solar System itself!


Publisher – Baen Books

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