So, the next Liaden novel — Fifth of Five/Accepting the Lance. After after close consultation with the characters, and of course the cats, Steve and I have spoken with Madame the Agent and Madame the Publisher, and — we have agreed upon a January 2019 delivery date*.
Madame the Publisher allows us to know that the thirtieth anniversary edition of Agent of Change will be on sale on October 30, 2018. We will be speaking with Mr. Blyly to find if he thinks the Uncle will find it possible to take pre-orders for signed copies of that edition.
Madame also lets us know that A Liaden Universe® Constellation: Volume Four has been penciled into the schedule for Summer 2019.
In not unrelated news, we have consulted with our bank account and our qe’andra and — we will not be attending WorldCon this year.
We will instead be badgering the contractors of Central Maine to paint and do small repairs at the Old Digs so that it can be shown and (we hope speedily) sold.
Steve and I apologize for being the authors of these inconveniences, but — necessity is.
In new house news, we have today put the rug down in the living room, signifying — something. Probably, boredom with having to dodge around it’s rolled up bulk every time we wanted to open the side windows.
Scrabble celebrated The Event with a dance composed for the occasion:
Here’s a picture of the whole rug, with the Mencken table and the sofa:
Everybody have a good weekend.
*This is a delivery date, not a publication date. “Delivery date” is when we turn the finished manuscript into Madame the Publisher.