The authors wish you a happy spring in this busy year in the Liaden Universe® … thanks for taking time out of your busy day to read this.
Fledgling: So far this year Fledgling has come out in mass market paperback and is finding new readers (you have yours, right?) and we have more happening in the next few months, including books and multiple convention appearances by the authors.
Saltation: If someone’s needing convincing to order or buy, there a new review of Saltation: http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=9518
And speaking of Saltation, a reminder that Saltation is due in stores in less than two weeks; Powell’s says merely April, as does Indiebound (http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781439133453), but Amazon.com says April 13…
And the page here shows the Publishers Weekly review featured at Powell’s
But we’d like to see more, wouldn’t you? If you do see a review please drop a note to Steve or Sharon on their blogs, facebook, or Steve’s twitter account — see bottom of Infodump for those contact details! And remember, you ebook fans should check in on webscriptions so you can load up on Liaden goodness for spring.
The pre-supporting Saltations due to be signed by the authors are not yet in house, or even in Maine. If you were a Saltation pre-supporter and haven’t yet recieved an email address confrimation, please contact saltation_verifyATkorval.com (where @ replaces AT). Once the books arrive it will take some time for us to sign, pack, and ship them, complicated by Steve’s foot surgery. Please be patient; once the books are in there will be an announcement.
More books coming
Due in June in paper from Baen: the newest Liaden adventure, Mouse and Dragon, properly in the Fledgling story arc, and the premium-trade thre- novel edition The Dragon Variation (including Local Custom, Scout’s Progress, and Conflict of Honors) which will act as a good starter book for newcomers. Various webscription arrangements can be found here:
Meanwhile, SRM Publisher is in the midst of a Contusion Sale to help make way for incoming books — a sale including reduced prices on select SRM cover hardbacks (like Liaden Universe® Companion Volume One!) and clearance pricing on some low-stock Meisha Merlin books and SRM chabpooks as well. You can find some of the details here: now’s your chance!
Other Lee and Miller stuff:
The Lee & Miller dark fantasies Duainfey and Longeye are still available from most bookstores as well as webscription and now there’s a brief YouTube trailer for them:
Where in the World are Lee and Miller?
Sharon and Steve will be Writer Guests of Honor at Oasis 23 May 28 – 30, 2010 in Orlando, Florida! In addition to stellar programming, planning is going forth for a Friends of Liad breakfast and other goodies. This is Sharon’s first time in Flordia and helps meet the authors’ goals of expanding their convention range. If you’re within range, please be part of this rare trip south.
June 18 – 20, 2010, Steve and Sharon will be Literary Guests of Honor at DucKon 19 in Naperville, Illinois! In addition to exciting program items, there is a rumor (as yet unsubstantiated) of a Liaden High Tea! Also, a rare extra is planned — so watch the skies, join the convention, meet the authors and other Friends of Liad as well.
Please remember to tell the registration folks that we sent you!
We will also be attending ReConStruction, the 10th Occassional North American Science Fiction Convention, in Raleigh, NC, August 5-8, 2010.
Yes, You can Read Lee and Miller on Your Ebook Reader!
All of the published Liaden Universe® books, the Fey Duology, and The Tomorrow Log are available from Baen Webscriptions
There are instructions on the Webscription site for downloading their books to your Kindle, iPhone, iTouch, Sony EReader, and other devices (just click the link on the upper left-hand side of the page)
Several Sharon Lee short stories, and the Jennifer Pierce Maine novels, Barnburner and Gunshy, are available from Fictionwise
Support Your Local Bookstore
All of the above folks do mail order and take want lists — let them know you’re a Friend of Liad, please.
Blogs of Note
Theo_Waitley is the discussion group for readers of Fledgling and Saltation
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec
Sharon Lee’s new blog site now being developed, Sharon Lee, Writer
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog, Look Up, the Stars are Dancing
Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!
Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Sharon’s Author Page
Steve’s on Twitter
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