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Baen Library Collection (173 Books)


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Werehunter

By: Mercedes Lackey

Excerpt: Two out of three ain?t bad?Something very large occluded the light for a moment in the next room, then the lights went out, and Diana Tregarde distinctly heard the sound of the chandelier being torn from the ceiling and thrown against the wall. She winced.

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Wolf Time

By: Lars Walker

Excerpt: Prologue April. A tyr's day. The tractor backed, roaring, and the log chain went taut.

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Cross the Stars

By: David Drake

Excerpt: Chapter one a hologram of a tank, bow-on as it plowed through a brushfire, filled most of the wall behind president hammer?s desk. Either by chance or through hammer?s deliberation, the tank was two star?Danny Pritchard?s unit twenty years before, when he had been a sergeant in the slammers and not hammer?s chosen successor.

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The Apocalypse Troll

By: David Weber

Excerpt: Chapter one troll n. 1. Obsolete. A creature of Scandinavian myth, sometimes portrayed as a mischievous or friendly dwarf, sometimes as a destructive giant, living in caves in the hills. 2. A cyborg fighting machine of the Shirmaksu empire. [Norwegian, from old Norse troll, monster.] ? Webster-Wangchi unabridged dictionary of standard English Tomas y Hijos, publishers 2465, terran standard reckoning

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Telzey Amberdon

By: James H. Schmitz ; edited by Eric Flint ; Co-edited by Guy Gordon

Excerpt: Not without my human! Wisps of thought which were not her own flicked through telzey?s mind as the silent line of shadows moved deeper into the park with her.

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The Honor of the Queen

By: David Weber

Excerpt: Chapter one the cutter passed from sunlit brilliance to soot-black shadow with the knife-edge suddenness possible only in space, and the tall, broad-shouldered woman in the black and gold of the royal manticoran navy gazed out the armorplast port at the battle-steel beauty of her command and frowned.

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Destiny's Shield

By: Eric Flint and David Drake

Excerpt: Cosmic irony Belisarius sensed a new presence and immediately understood its meaning. He saw a point of light in the void. A point, nothing more, which seemed infinitely distant. But he knew, even in the seeing, that the distance was one of time not space.

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Lt. Leary, Commanding

By: David Drake

Excerpt: Chapter one lieutenant Daniel Leary rolled his uncle?s wheelchair to the end of the catwalk and paused, gazing back at the corvette Princess Cecile nestled in the center of the graving dock. He turned the wheelchair. ?now that you?ve inspected her, Uncle Stacey,? he said, ?wouldn?t you agree there?s no finer ship in the RCN??

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With the Lightnings

By: David Drake

Excerpt: Boy meets girl ? Daniel closed the metal covers of the book, then looked directly at Adele. ?i don?t mean to intrude in another citizen?s business, mistress,? he said, ?but my manservant hogg is very good at finding people who can change things. If you?d like him to locate some carpenters??

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The Sea Hag

By: David Drake

Excerpt: Chapter 1 the tower quivered when the dragons roared at the village perimeter, where they guarded the community of emath from the jungle beyond and the things in it.

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The Wizardry Compiled

By: Rick Cook

Excerpt: The wizardry compiled part I: load time one : politics and strange bedfellows you can always tell a really good idea by the enemies it makes. ?programmers' axiom pelus the wizard paused for dramatic effect. . . . And so, my lords, we must act quickly, he concluded ringingly. For the sixth time that morning.

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Fallen Angels

By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn

Excerpt: Chapter one aspiring to be gods . . . high over the northern hemisphere the scoopship's hull began to sing. The cabin was a sounding box for vibrations far below the threshold of hearing. Alex Macleod could feel his bones singing in sympathy.

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Old Nathan

By: David Drake

Excerpt: The bull the cat slunk in the door with angry grace and snarled to old Nathan, ?somebody?s coming, and he?s bringing a great blond bitch-dog with ?Im.? Then he sprang up the wall, using a chink in the logs at the height of a man?s head to boost himself the last of the way to the roof trestle.

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Mutineers' Moon

By: David Weber

Excerpt: Into the field of fire the tunnel seemed endless, yet the end was upon him almost before he realized it, and he lunged up another ladder. The shaft was sealed, but he was already probing at it, spotting the catch, heaving it up with a mighty shoulder. He burst into the night air . . . And his senses were suddenly afire with more power sources. More combat armor! Coming from behind in the prodigious leaps of jump gear and waiting in the woods ahead, as well!

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Bardic Voices : Book I the Lark and the Wren

By: Mercedes Lackey

Excerpt: Chapter one the attic cubicle was dark and stuffy, two conditions the tiny window under the eaves did little to alleviate. Rune reached up to the shelf over her pallet for her fiddle case, and froze with her hand less than an inch away. Her mother's nasal whine echoed up the stairs from the tavern sleeping rooms below. rune? Rune!

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Born to Run

By: Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon

Excerpt: Dedication dedicated to J.R. And Shirley Dixon, Ed and Joyce Ritche, and to all parents with the vision to listen to what kids really wish for?and help them find it.

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Fire in the Mist

By: Holly Lisle

Excerpt: Mage in shepherd's clothes the attack was not wolf madness, but wolf boldness. They had come, had taken what they wanted without challenge, and they had grown confident. Now they wanted her sheep.

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Bedlam Boyz

By: Ellen Guon

Excerpt: Chapter one sunset boulevard was a blur of lights and noise, too many radios and car stereos, too many people talking and shouting and laughing. Kayla jammed her hands in the pockets of her denim jacket and wished all of it would just go away.

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Sleipnir

By: Linda Evans

Excerpt: Chapter one pushing a cave isn't a job for amateurs. But then, neither is hunting gods. Especially in their own stomping grounds. Predictably, I was doing a lousy job of both.

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Demon Blade

By: Mark A. Garland and Charles G. McGraw

Excerpt: Demon blade ?let me,? rosivok said. Abruptly he bent down and took up the blade. He stood there holding it, examining its shimmering steel, the beads of moisture rolling off of it. After a moment he shrugged. ?nothing,? he said.

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