Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 119

NEOGENESIS
NEOGENESIS, the 21st Liaden Universe® novel, will be published in hardcover, audiobook, and ebook on January 2, 2018.   Eileen Stevens will narrate the audiobook.

PRE-ORDER SIGNED AND/OR PERSONALIZED NEOGENESIS
Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction and  Fantasy Bookstore in Minneapolis is your Sole Source for signed and/or personalized copies of NEOGENESIS, that self-same 21st novel of the Liaden Universe®.  YOU CAN PRE-ORDER NOW, from this link: http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-lee-miller.php Your credit card will NOT be charged until your book is shipped.

NOTE that there is a DECEMBER 10 deadline for ordering PERSONALIZATIONS (where “personalization” means that you ask the author to write something in the book *in addition* to their names).  Plan accordingly.

SHIRTS AND COFFEE MUGS MAKE TERRIFIC GIFTS!
Offworld Designs, purveyor of Fine Liaden Universe® logo shirts, and coffee mugs is having a holiday sale!  Here’s your link to the Liaden store: https://www.offworlddesigns.com/search.php?search_query=liaden#product-results
Remember to look at the rest of their great offerings while you’re there!

NEW LIADEN STORY ON BAEN.COM
“Block Party,” a brand-new Liaden story will be published, free-for-you-to-read, to Baen.com on December 15.  Mark your calendars!

WATCH THE SKIES
DEGREES OF SEPARATION: ADVENTURES IN THE LIADEN UNIVERSE® NUMBER 25 will be published in early 2018, by Pinbeam Books (that’s Steve and Sharon).

IN FEBRUARY 2018, THE (published) LIADEN UNIVERSE® WILL BE 30 TERRAN YEARS OLD
In celebration of this Literary Anniversary, Baen will be re-issuing a mass market paperback edition of Agent of Change, the Very First Liaden Universe® novel, originally published, as a mass market original, by Del Rey, in February 1988.

EVEN MORE CELEBRATION: TREE-AND-DRAGON LAPEL PINS
Sharon and Steve are researching Ways and Means to do a limited run of Tree-and-Dragon lapel pins in celebration of?  Why, yes! In celebration of the Liaden Universe’s(R) 30th Anniversary! Watch the skies for details on how and when you can get yours!

UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS
“Block Party,” Baen.com, December 15
NEOGENESIS, Baen, hardcover, ebook, audiobook, January 2, 2018
DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Pinbeam Books, January 2018
“Excerpts from Two Lives,” STAR DESTROYERS, Baen, March 6, 2018

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE LEE AND MILLER?
*March 9-11, 2018*: MidSouthcon http://midsouthcon.org/ , in Memphis, Lee and Miller, writer Guests of Honor
*August 16-20, 2018*: WorldCon 76 http://midsouthcon.org/ in San Jose

*Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note*
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: https://rolanni.dreamwidth.org/ NOTE NEW ADDRESS
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman: https://kinzel.dreamwidth.org/

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

*Facebook Connections!*
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
The Hyperspatial Boardwalk Shop: T-shirts, mugs, more! — http://www.cafepress.com/hyperspatial

*Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook*
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts

*Twitter*
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rolanni/

*Disclaimer Stuff*
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here: http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/liadenuniversenews

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Liaden Universe(R) InfoDump No. 118

Liaden Universe(R) InfoDump No. 118

APPEARANCES
LEE AND MILLER WRITERS GUESTS OF HONOR AT CONFLUENCE, PITTSBURGH, AUGUST 4-6
Here’s your link to the convention’s page:  http://parsec-sff.org/confluence/
Here’s your link to the Master Schedule for the Enitre Weekend:  http://parsec-sff.org/konopas/#
Here’s your link to Steve’s Schedule for the Entire Weekend:  http://parsec-sff.org/konopas/#part/208
Here’s your link to Sharon’s Schedule for the Entire Weekend:  http://parsec-sff.org/konopJas/#part/207

Steve and Sharon are really looking to being at Confluence, and seeing you!  Yes, YOU!  Among other things, we’ll be hosting a Teddy Bear Tea, so be sure to bring your favorite traveling plush friend along.
See you soon!

LEE AND MILLER WRITER GUESTS OF HONOR AT MIDSOUTHCON, MARCH 9-11, 2018
Here’s your link to the convention’s page:  http://midsouthcon.org/

MORE ADVENTURES IN THE LIADEN UNIVERSE(R)
Earlier this month, Due Diligence: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) No. 24 was published as an ebook, and, a few days later, in response to, er, an outpouring of requests, as a paper book.  Ebook editions are available at Baen Ebooks (in all formats known to man); Amazon (kindle); BN (epub); Kobo; iBooks, &c.  The paper edition of this book is ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON.

Change Management:  Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number 23, which was published as an ebook earlier this year, is also now available as a print book FROM AMAZON ONLY.

We will — SLOWLY — be offering the rest of the Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) backlist in paper.  They will all be available, when they are available, from Amazon ONLY.

PATREON
Sadly, we have fallen behind the rather ambitious schedule we set for ourselves.  We are in the process of rethinking the schedule into a promise we can keep, and hope to resume reading stories for your listening pleasure realsoonnow.

For those who have not yet listened to the stories that are on offer, here’s your link (only Patreon subscribers may listen):  https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller

SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION
The Maine Sunday Telegram ran a very nice piece on Lee and Miller and the Liaden Universe(R).  Here’s your link:  http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/16/husband-and-wife-writers-sharon-lee-and-steve-miller-have-quietly-created-an-entire-universe-from-their-home-in-maine/

SHOPPING!
Offworld Designs carries Tree-and-Dragon shirts, in blue denim and black; t-shirts, unisex and ladies; polo shirts in two colors; coffee mugs, too!  You know you want this gear.  Of course you want this gear!
Here’s your link to great shopping:  https://www.offworlddesigns.com/search.php?search_query=liaden

UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS
Alliance of Equals will be released from Baen as a mass market paperback on August 29.

Lee and Miller will see short story “Dawn’s Early Light,” published in All Hail Our Robot Conquerors, from Zombies Need Brains LLC, in August.  “Dawn…” is a new story.

Baen has commissioned a short story in support of Neogenesis, to be published to Baen.com in mid-December.

Neogenesis, formerly Fourth of Five, will be published as a hardcover and as an ebook on January 2, 2018.  We assume that there will be an audio edition, but we have not heard that this is so.  Those who indulge in eArcs should start cruising the Baen website in early November.

Original Lee and Miller story, “Excerpts from Two Lives,” will be published in the Baen anthology Ship of the Line, to be published in 2018.

Also!  Look for the Agent of Change 30th anniversary edition from Baen in 2018!

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: https://rolanni.dreamwidth.org/       NOTE NEW ADDRESS
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Steve Miller’s blog, Journeyman:  https://kinzel.dreamwidth.org/

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

Facebook Connections!
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
The Hyperspatial Boardwalk Shop: T-shirts, mugs, more! — http://www.cafepress.com/hyperspatial

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts

Twitter
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rolanni/

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here: http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/liadenuniversenews

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Liaden Universe® InfoDump Number 117

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: ADVENTURES IN THE LIADEN UNIVERSE® NUMBER 23
Brand-new eChapbook Change Management is now available for download from Amazon, BN, iBooks, Kobo, 24Symbols, Page Foundry, Scribd, and Tolino.  Baen Ebooks will be offering the new book in their Pinbeam Books catalog, realsoonnow.
Description of the book follows:
Times are perilous, violence rife, and the future uncertain. Success and the survival of all you hold dear may hinge on how you manage change. Some people advise that we “Embrace Change!” Other people realize that change has edges, and if you embrace it the wrong way, it may feel a lot more like a knife than a bromide when it touches your guts. Here are two Lee and Miller stories set in the Liaden Universe®, “Street Cred,” original to this chapbook; and “Wise Child,” reprinted from Baen.com. Both stories deal with the complications arising from decisive change, and decisive Change Management at the point of peril.
PRE-ORDER SIGNED HARDCOVER COPIES OF THE GATHERING EDGE
Uncle Hugo is now accepting pre-orders for signed and/or personalized copies of The Gathering Edge, the 20th novel of the Liaden Universe® created by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller many, many years ago when they should have been doing more productive things.  Instructions are at the link.  It will help you to recall going in that “personalization” means “In addition to their names, the authors will write something you have specifically requested that they write in your book.”  It is also well to remember that the authors reserve the right to NOT include a particular personalization if it offendeth them for any reason. There is no appeal from the authors’ judgment in this.

Pre-orders for personalizations will be taken until April 1

THIS IS YOUR LINK TO PRE-ORDER SIGNED AND/OR PERSONALIZED COPIES

GATHERING EDGE EARC NOW AVAILABLE FROM BAEN EBOOKS
The eArc of The Gathering Edge is now available from Baen ebooks, and only from Baen ebooks.  Frequent visitors to this blog will recall that there is a three-way wager regarding the eArc going on, between Belle, Sprite, and me. Here are the particulars.  The eArc will be available until and only until, the hardcover goes on sale, in May.

HERE’S YOUR LINK TO THE GATHERING EDGE EARC

LEE AND MILLER WRITER GOHS AT MARSCON MINNEAPOLIS, MARCH 3-5
HERE’S YOUR LINK; HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

LEE & MILLER GUESTS OF HONOR AT CONFLUENCE PITTSBURGH AUGUST 4-6
HERE’S YOUR LINK

AND! WATCH THE SKIES!
It is a fact little realized that Agent of Change, the very first Liaden novel written, was published as a Paperback Original by Del Rey Books in 1988.  It was followed, latter in 1988, and in late 1989 by Conflict of Honors and Carpe Diem, also Paperback Originals.

This is important for a couple of reasons.

First! Publication in 1988 means that! in 2018, the Liaden Universe® will be 30 years old.

Second! In all that time, and through all the various shufflings and republishings of the various Liaden novels the first three have never been published as single hardcovers.

Third! Baen will be celebrating Thirty Years of Liad starting with a hardcover reprinting — the very first hardcover printing! — of Agent of Change in the spring of 2018, with Conflict and Carpe to follow.

Watch the skies for more details.

*Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note*
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: http://rolanni.livejournal.com/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Splinter Universe Discussion List: http://splinterverse.livejournal.com

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

*Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!*
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
The Hyperspatial Boardwalk Shop: T-shirts, mugs, more! — http://www.cafepress.com/hyperspatial

*Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook*
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts
*Twitter*
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rolanni/

*Disclaimer Stuff*
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here: http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/liadenuniversenews

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Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 116

I think we managed to publish two different InfoDumps number 114, so I’m setting this one at 116 on the dial.

 NEW ECHAPBOOK AVAILABLE

Sleeping with the Enemy, Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number 22, has been published at Amazon, BN, ibooks, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Tolino, 24Symbols.  Sleeping contains two stories — “Chimera,” which was originally published on Baen.com, and “Friend of a Friend,” which is new to this chapbook.  The chapbook also includes an author’s introduction.

HOW DO YOU SAY IT?

The long-promised podcast demonstrating the authors’ pronunciation of some key words and names in the Liaden Universe(R) is now live!  Well.  At least one of the authors, and the first of what looks to be several podcasts.  You can listen here:  http://splinteruniverse.com/?page_id=1266

STILL NEED A SIGNED COPY OF ALLIANCE OF EQUALS?

Uncle Hugo has mailed out all pre-ordered, signed and/or personalized copies of Alliance of Equals. While it *is* too late to get a personalized copy, you can still score a *signed* copy, just by placing an order here:http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-lee-miller.php

THE AMAZON READER REVIEW CHALLENGE

We are trying to reach at least 200 reader reviews for Alliance of Equals on Amazon.  As of this writing, there are 93 reviews posted, leaving a mere 107 reviews between us and victory.

If you’d like to participate in the challenge, here are the rules:
1.  You must have read Alliance of Equals, in any edition — eARC, eBook, hardcover, or audiobook
2.  You must write a REAL review, not just a “Love this book,” but a short discussion of why you liked, or didn’t like it, who your favorite characters are, and so on.
2a.  Please do *not* say, “but don’t start with this book.”  Here’s why:  http://sharonleewriter.com/2016/07/buy-my-book/

3.  If you abhor writing reader reviews, consider recommending the book to a friend or coworker.  Thank you!

LIADEN GEAR AVAILABLE AT OFFWORLD DESIGNS

What’s the well-dressed Liaden reader wearing this year?  A denim shirt or polo from Offworld Designs, often while sipping tea, coffee, or Other Beverage from their Liaden Universe mug.  Go here for the full catalog — yes!  They do offer ladies tees. http://www.offworlddesigns.com/liaden-universe/

ONE MORE STOP COMING UP ON THE ALLIANCE OF EQUALS BOOK TOUR!
August 14, 2 pm: Barnes and Noble, 1920 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS  http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2319?view=

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE LEE AND MILLER?
MidAmeriCon II (https://midamericon2.org/), the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, August 17-21, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO.  Guests of Honor Kinuko Y. Craft, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Tamora Pierce, and Michael Swanwick; Toastmaster Pat Cadigan.Rhode Island Comic Con (http://www.ricomiccon.com/), November 11 – 13, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI.

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: http://rolanni.livejournal.com/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Splinter Universe Discussion List: http://splinterverse.livejournal.com

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career,currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com

Liaden tshirts, polos, denims, and mugs from Offworld Designs: http://www.offworlddesigns.com/search.php?search_query=Liaden

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts
Twitter
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorvalPinterest: http://pinterest.com/rolanni/

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here: http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/liadenuniversenews

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Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 113

. . .or possibly 114; there seems to have been some slippage, somewhere.

New Liaden Novelette

“Wise Child,” a Liaden Universe® novelette, is now on Baen.com, where it can be read for free!  It begins on the front page, or you can read the whole thing here.

Please take a moment to like it on FB or tweet about it (buttons at the bottom of the story) so the boss knows people care. Thanks.  If you don’t Facebook or Tweet, consider sharing the link on your blog, if any, or email it to friends who may like SF or who Just Need To Have a short taste of the Liaden Universe(R).

Thanks.

Alliance of Equals Book Tour Changes!

There have been changes in the Alliance of Equals micro-mini tour.  Short form:  the Pandemonium Books event has been cancelled, but our local indie bookstore, Childrens Book Cellar, has signed on!  Also? We’re going to Wichita.

Here’s the schedule as it now looks:

July 5, 7 pm: Flights of Fantasy  Albany, NY
July 8, 7 pm: Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, MA
July 9, 2 pm: Toadstool Books, Milford NH
July 14, 7 pm: Pandemonium Books Cambridge MA *Cancelled*
July 16, 2 pm:  Children’s Book Cellar, Waterville ME
August 14, 2 pm: Barnes and Noble, 1920 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS

Want a Signed Copy of Alliance of Equals?

You can still order one from Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore in Minneapolis.  Here’s your link.

PLEASE NOTE:  Preorders for personalized copies closed on June 1.

Where in the World are Lee and Miller?

In addition to the micro-mini book tour, above, Steve and Sharon will be attending the following conventions during the latter half of 2016:

MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, August 17-21, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO.  Guests of Honor Kinuko Y. Craft, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Tamora Pierce, and Michael Swanwick; Toastmaster Pat Cadigan.

Rhode Island Comic Con, November 11 – 13, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI.

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog
Splinter Universe Discussion List

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page

Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!
Steve Miller
Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books:  an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe:  features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval
Friends of Liad
Flaran chamenthi

Twitter
Steve’s on Twitter
Sharon’s on Twitter, too
Pinterest

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here.

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Liaden Universe® InfoDumpling

A Liaden Universe® InfoDumpling is a small InfoDump, sent out sporadically, when there are only a few, hot, news items to share.

Uncle Hugo’s Opens Pre-Orders for Signed and/or Personalized Copies of Alliance of Equals
Alliance of Equals, the 19th Liaden Universe® novel, will be published on July 5.  As has become his pleasant habit, the Uncle is once again taking pre-orders for signed and/or personalized books.

Here is the link to the pre-order page at Uncle Hugo’s website.

Here is a link to an explanatory blog entry.

There is a deadline involved!  All personalization requests must be made no later than June 1.

Thank you!

Offworld Designs Adds New Items to its Liaden Category
In addition to mugs, and basic black apparel, the good folks at Offworld Designs have added lady’s v-neck t-shirts, t-shirts in forest green, polo shirts in forest green, and *blue* denim shirts.

You can start shopping here.

Another All-New Story at Splinter Universe
As previously advertised, Sharon did post a second Archers Beach short story to Splinter Universe back at the end of January.  You may read “Will-o’-the-wisp” here.

For those who missed the first story, “The Wolf’s Bride,” it can be found here.

Boskone Was Great!
We had a splendid time at Boskone.  Thanks to all of the manymany volunteers who help make the con happen every year (in February!  in Boston!).  And thanks to everyone who attended!

Information about next year’s Boskone may be had here.

Lee and Miller Upcoming Conventions
Ravencon,  April 29-May 1, Williamsburg, Virginia, Doubletree. Writer Guests of Honor, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller; Artist Guest of Honor, Vincent DiFate.

BaltiCon 50,  May 27-30, The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD.  Writer Guest of Honor: George R.R. Martin; Artist Guest of Honor, John Picacio.  Also! All of the 50 previous GoHs who are willing to attend.  Steve and Sharon will attending as Past Writer GoHs of BaltiCon 37.

MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, August 17-21, 2016, Kansas City, MO. Sharon and Steve have purchased their attending memberships.

Alliance of Equals Mini Book Tour
Sharon and Steve will be visiting some bookstores in support of the publication of Alliance of Equals, in July.

July 5, 7 pmFlights of Fantasy, Albany, NY (book party!)
July 8, 7 pmAnnie’s Book Stop of Worcester, MA
July 9, 2 pmToadstool Books, Milford NH
July 14, 7 pm: Pandemonium Books, Cambridge MA

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here.

 

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Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 112

Boskone Coming Right Up!
Steve and Sharon will be attending Boskone 53 as panelists.  You may find their final schedule here.The convention’s full schedule is here.

Yes!  We will be (trying to) arrange a Friends of Liad breakfast at Boskone.  We are at the moment leaning toward Sunday morning, given our (very full) Saturday schedule.

New Short Story at Splinter Universe!
“The Wolf’s Bride,” by Sharon Lee, is now on Splinter Universe, for your reading pleasure.

“Bride” is about Cael the Wolf, and is set in the Land of the Flowers, some very long while before Kate Archer is born a princess in the line of the Sea Lord Aeronymous.

Here’s your link.

Feel free to share the link — and enjoy!

Another Story on its Way!
An as-yet-untitled short story, set in Archers Beach just after the end of Carousel Seas, is headed for Splinter Universe as soon as it’s polished and its author finds it a title.  So!

Watch the Skies.

Alien Artifacts Anthology
Did you miss the Kickstarter campaign to fund Alien Artifacts?  Fear not, you can still preorder at the Kickstarter rate, and receive your book in book in August!

Missed the Alien Artifacts frenzy altogether?  Here’s what the publisher has to say about that:  Fourteen of today’s best short story writers will tackle what could happen if, in our exploration of space, we run across some of these ancient alien artifacts. Will they catapult humanity to new technological heights . . . or reveal our darkest secrets and destroy us? Edited by Patricia Bray and Joshua Palmatier, this anthology will contain approximately 14 stories with an average length of 6000 words each. The anthology will include short stories by: Jacey Bedford, David Farland/DaveWolverton, C.S. Friedman, Walter H. Hunt, Gini Koch, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin, Seanan McGuire, and Juliet E. McKenna.

You know you don’t want to miss these stories.  Here’s your link to preorder.

Alliance of Equals Mini Book Tour
Sharon and Steve will be visiting some bookstores in support of the publication of Alliance of Equals, in July.

July 5, 7 pm: Flights of Fantasy, Albany, NY
July 8, 7 pm: Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, MA
July 9, 2 pm: Toadstool Books, Milford NH
July 14, 7 pm: Pandemonium Books, Cambridge MA

If you’re close to any of these bookstores on the dates listed, stop by and say hi!

Other Upcoming Conventions
In addition to Boskone, Steve and Sharon will be attending:

RavenCon, April 29-May 1, Williamsburg, Virginia, Doubletree. Writer Guests of Honor, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller; Artist Guest of Honor, Vincent DiFate.

BaltiCon 50, May 27-30, The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD.  Writer Guest of Honor: George R.R. Martin; Artist Guest of Honor, John Picacio.  Also! All of the 50 previous GoHs who are willing to attend.  Steve and Sharon will attending as Past Writer GoHs of BaltiCon 37.

MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, August 17-21, 2016, Kansas City, MO. Sharon and Steve have purchased their attending memberships.WorldCon Hotel Bloc Opens
Steve is working on the Lee-Miller reservations as this InfoDump is being written.  Rooms go fast, so if you’re thinking about attending WorldCon, now is the time to act.

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec
Sharon Lee’s Professional Site, and The Blog Without A Name
Splinter Universe Discussion List

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page

Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!
Steve Miller
Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: An online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe:  Features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad:The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news.

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval
Friends of Liad
Flaran Cha’menthi

Twitter
Steve’s on Twitter
Sharon’s on Twitter, too
Pinterest

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here.

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Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 111

Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 111

Publication Date for Alliance of Equals
The Question that Ate October, here at our email boxes and around the web, is: When will the next Liaden novel come out?  Can I get an eArc?  Sample chapters?  Something?

The Answer to this question is:  Alliance of Equals, the nineteenth novel-length adventure in the Liaden Universe®, aka “the book after Dragon in Exile” is scheduled to be released in hardcover on July 5, 2016.

And, in an attempt to forestall the Inevitable:  Baen makes the eArc editions of novels, if any, available somewhere between two to three months ahead of the hardcover publication.  So, you’re looking. . .April/May 2016 for the Alliance of Equals eArc.

Mass Market Edition of Dragon in Exile
Baen will be releasing the paperback edition of Dragon in Exile, which was published in hardcover on June 2, 2015, in June, 2016.

The Gathering Edge
The Gathering Edge is the title of the Liaden Universe® novel that comes after Alliance of Equals.  Sharon and Steve are in the process of writing this novel even now. It is due on our publisher’s desk on February 15, 2016.  We do not (that’s DO NOT) have a publication date for this title.

Hey, Wanna Get Mugged?
The Liaden Universe® store over at Offworld Designs is now offering Liaden Universe® coffee mugs, in addition to tree-and-dragon denim, polo, and t-shirts.  Mugs and shirts make great gifts! Here’s your link.

Do It Like A Delm
The Do It Like a Delm contest was a huge success, and a lot of fun, too!  If you missed the entries, take a look, starting here.

Lee and Miller Interview with John Mierau
Earlier this month, Steve and Sharon did an interview with John Mierau re: crowdfounding in general, and Patreon in specific. Here’s your link to the interview.

Mark Your Calendars!
Dragon in Exile, mass market edition PUBLICATION DATE:  June 2016
Short story in support of Alliance of Equals, baen.com PUBLICATION DATE:  June 2016
Alliance of Equals, the 19th novel in the Liaden Universe® PUBLICATION DATE:  July 2016
The Gathering Edge, the 20th novel in the Liaden Universe® TURN IN DATE:  February 2016

Where In The World Are Lee and Miller?
Boskone 53, February 19-21, 2016, Boston, MA.
Ravencon, April 29-May 1, 2016, in Williamsburg, VA!  Lee and Miller are Writer Guests of Honor.
Balticon 50, May 27-30, 2016, in Baltimore, MD.   Lee and Miller are Returning Guests of Honor.  Read all about it, here.
MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, August 17-21, 2016, Kansas City, MO.  Miller and Lee have purchased their attending memberships.

Trivia Isn’t Trivial
Sharon and Steve are working in a universe more than a couple million words old, and strive for consistency. That means they often need to recall details like “What does a pre-Exodus Yxtrang salute look like” or “Is Miri left-handed?” or maybe “What’s the name of the ship that didn’t fire on Cantra when….” While you may see a quick question from the authors on Facebook, far more often they’re referring to that resource that both you and they can use — The Liaden Wiki. Not only can you use it, but you can contribute to it by creating or updating pages and sections. Got a head for ship names or planets or want to be sure the language is right?  The Liaden Wiki is one way you can show off and also help keep the stories — and entire universes! — on the right  track!  Go here to see the 105 pages already in place.

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec
Sharon Lee’s Professional Site, and The Blog Without A Name
Splinter Universe Discussion List

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page

Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!
Steve Miller
Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: An online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe:  Features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad:The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news.

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval
Friends of Liad
Flaran Cha’menthi

Twitter
Steve’s on Twitter
Sharon’s on Twitter, too
Pinterest

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here.

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Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 110

It’s All About the Clothes — Liaden Tshirts and More!
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have teamed up with Outworld Designs to bring you — yes, you! — Liaden Universe® tshirts, polos, and denim shirts.  Here’s the link to the search page. Click on the thumbnail to see the whole shirt, and to pre-order the items of your choice.
Signed Copies of Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 3
The deadline for pre-ordering personalized copies of this upcoming collection has passed, but!  you can still pre-order signed copies. Uncle Hugo’s also has signed copies of many other Lee-and Miller, and Lee, titles.  Here’s your link to pre-order and to browse other volumes.
RavenCon, Here We Come!
Miller and Lee will be Writer Guests of Honor at RavenCon, April 29-May 1, 2016, in Williamsburg, VA!  Here’s your link.
Mark Your Calendars!
Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 3 publication date:  August 4, 2015
Dragon in Exile, mass marked edition publication date: June 2016
Alliance of Equals, the 19th novel in the Liaden Universe® publication date: July 2016
The Gathering Edge, the 20th novel in the Liaden Universe® turn in date:  February 2016

Bestsellers Again!
Looking for signed copies of Dragon in Exile?
These fine book shops hosted Lee and Miller on the book tour that helped us hit the Bookscan Science Fiction Bestseller list for June 6 at #3 in hardback and #9 overall. They’ll probably still have a few signed copies of Dragon in Exile – stop by and tell them the authors sent you!

Pandemonium Books, 4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge MA
Toadstool Bookstore, Colony Mill Marketplace, 222 West Street, Keene NH
Toadstool Bookstore, 586 Nashua Street, Milford NH
Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, 65 James Street, Worcester MA
Northshire Books, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Flights of Fantasy, 381 Sand Creek Road, Albany NY

UPDATES TO KORVAL.COM
New and adjusted content on Welcome to Liad include:
A new FAQ
A partial Liaden dictionary
A list of 70! reasons why you — and all of your friends — should be reading the Liaden Universe® novels:
And Lee and Miller’s policy on fanfiction based on their work

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: http://rolanni.livejournal.com/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Splinter Universe Discussion List: http://splinterverse.livejournal.com

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
The Hyperspatial Boardwalk Shop: T-shirts, mugs, more! — http://www.cafepress.com/hyperspatial

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts
Twitter
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rolanni/

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here: http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/liadenuniversenews

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Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 109

THE LIADEN UNIVERSE® WORLD TOUR
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller continue the Grand Sectional Liaden Universe® World Tour with a whirlwind trip through the bookstores of the Northeast in support of Dragon in Exile (<http://www.baenebooks.com/p-2646-dragon-in-exile.aspx>), the eighteenth Liaden novel, coming out in hardcover from Baen Books on June 2.  Here’s where we’ll be; join us, if you dare!

Tuesday, June 2, 7-9 pm — RELEASE DAY PARTY at Pandemonium Books, 4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge MA http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/event/author-signing-sharon-lee-and-steve-miller

Wednesday, June 3, 6:30-9 pm — The Toadstool Bookstore, Colony Mill Marketplace, 222 West Street, Keene NH http://www.toadbooks.com/

Thursday, June 4, 6-8 pm — The Toadstool Bookstore, 586 Nashua Street, Milford NH http://www.toadbooks.com/

Friday, June 5, 7-9 pm — Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, 65 James Street, Worcester MA http://www.anniesbooksworcester.com/

Saturday, June 6, 7-9 pm — Northshire Books, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY http://www.northshire.com/northshire-bookstore-saratoga

Sunday, June 7, 3-4 pm — Flights of Fantasy, 381 Sand Creek Road, Albany NY http://www.fof.net/

DRAGON IN EXILE PUBLISHED JUNE 2
Dragon in Exile, the 18th novel in the Liaden Universe®, is “officially” published tomorrow, June 2.  On that date, it will be available in hardcover, eBook, and audio formats!

AUTHORS MAKE DEADLINE
At precisely 7:54 pm on Sunday, May 31, 2015, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller turned ALLIANCE OF EQUALS, the 19th novel of the Liaden Universe(R), in to Toni Weisskopf at Baen.  The publication date has not yet been set.  The next Liaden Universe(R) novel, tentatively titled THE GATHERING EDGE, is scheduled to be turned in (not published; turned in) on February 15, 2016.

PRE-ORDER SIGNED AND/OR PERSONALIZED COPIES OF LIADEN UNIVERSE(R) CONSTELLATION VOLUME 3
Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore in Minneapolis is now accepting pre-orders for personalized and signed copies of A Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 3, to be published by Baen in August.  Here’s your link to Uncle Hugo’s order page, with instructions and the Table of Contents: http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-lee-miller.php.

Please note that there is an ordering deadline involved for those who want their book personalized, and that deadline is Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

SPEAKING OF SIGNED BOOKS
Mr. Blyly at Uncle Hugo’s reports that he has only 52 signed copies of Dragon in Exile left to sell.  So!  If you want a signed copy, act fast!

FREE LIADEN UNIVERSE® SHORT STORY
“Chimera,” a Liaden Universe® short story, is now on Baen.com. Here’s your link:  http://www.baen.com/Chimera.asp

LEE AND MILLER ON THE BAEN FREE RADIO HOUR
Steve and Sharon recently had a chance to talk with Baen editor and podcaster Tony Daniel about Dragon in Exile.  Here’s your link:  http://www.baen.com/podcast/podcast.asp

Blogs and Other Webly Things of Note
Sharon Lee’s blog, Eagles over the Kennebec: http://rolanni.livejournal.com/
Sharon Lee’s “Professional” blog: http://sharonleewriter.com
Splinter Universe Discussion List: http://splinterverse.livejournal.com

Lee and Miller Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/leeandmiller?ty=h

Facebook Connections — please feel free to add us!
http://facebook.com/kinzel — Steve Miller
http://facebook.com/rolanni — Sharon Lee

Pinbeam Books: http://www.pinbeambooks.com an online catalog, with vendor links, to all Lee-and-Miller eChapbooks
Splinter Universe: http://www.splinteruniverse.com features outtakes, splinters, oddities from the Lee&Miller writing career, currently changes irregularly.
Welcome to Liad — The official homepage for Liaden Universe® news — http://www.korval.com
The Hyperspatial Boardwalk Shop: T-shirts, mugs, more! — http://www.cafepress.com/hyperspatial

Liaden Interest Groups on Facebook
Clan Korval: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38719490864&ref=ts
Friends of Liad: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=16280839259&ref=ts
Flaran chamenthi: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2213414696&ref=ts

Twitter
Steve’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bechimo
Sharon’s on Twitter, too: http://twitter.com/ClanKorval
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rolanni/

Disclaimer Stuff
This InfoDump is a product of the Liaden Universe®, accept no imitations. You have received this message because you asked for it. If you wish to subscribe to the Liaden Universe® email list, to unsubscribe from the Liaden Universe® email list, or to change your delivery email address, go here: http://www.fireopal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/liadenuniversenews

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