Lee and Miller Official Goin’s-ons

Things have been happening here at the Confusion Factory.  Also, things are about to happen.  Here’s your handy guide to our Official Goin’s-ons.

  1.  “Cutting Corners,” a Liaden Universe® short story including but not limited to: norbears, pirates, and piloting re-certs is now live and ready for you — yes, you! — to read it.  Here’s the link.
  2. The first Patreon goody has been posted — Steve reading “A Night at the Opera,” by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.  This may be accessed by Patreon folks only.  After May 15, it will migrate to Splinter Universe for everyone’s listening pleasure.  Here’s your link.
  3. The second Patreon goody will be posted on or about Saturday April 29, and it will be my turn.  There’s a poll open right now, to help me figure out which story I ought to read.  Here’s a link to the poll.
  4. On May 1 at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time, Steve and I will be hosting a pre-release A(sk) M(e) A(nything) at Reddit.  We hope you’ll be able to join us.  You do need to register with Reddit in order to take part in the AMA.  You can register here.
  5. On Tuesday, May 2, The Gathering Edge, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, the twentieth novel-length adventure in the Liaden Universe®, will be published, in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook.
  6. On Saturday, May 13, from 1-3, Steve and I will be at the Barnes and Noble in the Augusta Marketplace in Augusta, Maine, hosting a meet and greet and a book signing, and we hope to see you there!

And now? You’re all caught up.

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Everything Upcoming!

We’ve had some queries about upcoming publications, and upcoming appearances, and, and — herewith an attempt to get them all in one place, for you, and for us.  Please note that the list is probably not complete; it’s only as complete as far as we know, as of Right Now.

Upcoming Appearances
May 1Ask Me Anything, Reddit, starting 12 noon
May 13: Meet ‘n Greet and book signing, Barnes and Noble, at 9 Market Place Drive, Augusta, Maine, from 1 – 3pm
August 4-6Confluence, in Pittsburgh, Lee and Miller will be writer Guests of Honor
March 9-11, 2018: MidSouthCon, in Memphis, Lee and Miller, writer Guests of Honor

Upcoming Interviews
April edition of The Intergalactic Medicine Show: Lee and Miller interview, reprint story, and! sample chapter

Upcoming Publications
April 15 +/-: “Cutting Corners,” Baen.com
May 2: The Gathering Edge, hardcover, ebook, audiobook, Baen & Audible
June 6: “Wise Child,” in Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, Volume 3, Baen
August:  “Dawn’s Early Light,” in All Hail Our Robot Conquerors, Zombies Need Brains
December 15 +/-: Short Story, Baen.com
January 2, 2018Neogenesis
TBA: “Excerpts from Two Lives,” in Ships of the Line, Baen

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Join us for a Pre-Release Party on May 1!

Asyouknowbob, The Gathering Edge, twentieth novel in the Liaden Universe®, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, owner-operators, will be released in hardcover on May 2.  Naturally, we’re very excited (it’s not true what they tell you that, when you’re an Old and Sober Author you won’t get excited when a new book comes out).  In fact, we’re so excited, we want to share some of that energy around.

So! We’re inviting you all — yes, you, too! — to a pre-release party A(sk) M(e) A(nything) on Reddit, Monday, May 1, at 12 noon Eastern.

You don’t need a Reddit account to hang out and read the questions and answers, but you will need an account if you want to participate in the AMA.  If you want to get an account now, just, yanno, in case, just go here; it doesn’t cost a thing and it’s quick and easy to do.

We’ll be updating here as we get nearer to the date, but in the meantime, put us on your calendar, why not?  It’ll be fun.

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April 1 is tomorrow; have you ordered your signed TGE yet?

This is your last, your ultimate, reminder.

The deadline for ordering personalized copies of The Gathering Edge, the twentieth novel in the Liaden Universe®, the direct sequel to Dragon Ship, the fifth book in the Theo Waitley story arc is!

Tomorrow, April 1, 2017

Everything you need to know about pre-ordering your book may be found at this link

Here ends your ultimate reminder.

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Have you pre-ordered your signed copy of TGE yet?

This is your Penultimate Warning.  If you wish to own a signed-and-personalized copy of the 20th Liaden Universe®, The Gathering Edge, you need to place your order with Uncle Hugo no later than Saturday, April 1 — Holy Bananas! That’s SATURDAY!

Everything you need to know in order to, yanno — order, is AT THIS LINK.

In other news, work goes forth on Fifth of Five, PR is being done, checks have come in, checks are going out, coon cats are being spoilt.

In other words, all is right with the world, here at the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory.

And wish the same, for you.

 

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Procrastinators Take Note

Uncle Hugo is taking pre-orders for signed and/or personalized* copies of the hard-bound edition of The Gathering Edge, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.

The deadline for ordering personalized copies is April 1.

Repeat:  The deadline for ordering personalized copies is April 1.

Here’s your link to instructions and order form: Pre-order The Gathering Edge from Uncle Hugo.

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*”Personalized” means that the authors will write, in addition to their names, a salutation requested by the reader.  The authors retain the right to refuse to inscribe any salutation for Reasons.

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Today in the Liaden Universe®

It is a truism of the freelance lifestyle that one lives always in pleasant anticipation of the arrival of money, and this morning was no different than any other in that regard.

I make a clean breast at once.  Today, we did not get money in the mail.

Today, we got something better.

I have here in my hand a letter from David Mattingly, enclosing the first of 50 prints of the wrap-around cover for Neogenesis, the twenty-first novel in the Liaden Universe®.  David also kindly compliments the book, letting us know that he felt a “special connection.”

We also find that Amazon today has put up a catalog page for Neogenesis, which includes the publisher’s synopsis.  Here’s that link.

And here is the cover art:

There are forty-nine more prints available.  Apply to David Mattingly, if you would like to purchase one.  Here’s a link.

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Series Hugo eligibility

A question has arisen regarding the Liaden Universe® eligibility for the Series Hugo.  I believe that the question was merely for 2016’s “qualifying title,” but in case there should be more information required, here it is.

Agent of Change, Del Rey Books, February 1988
Conflict of Honors, Del Rey Books, June 1988
Carpe Diem, Del Rey Books, October 1989
Plan B, Meisha Merlin Publishing, February 1999
Pilots Choice (original two-novel omnibus including Local Custom and Scout’s Progress), Meisha Merlin Publishing, February 2001
I Dare, Meisha Merlin Publishing, February 2002
Balance of Trade, Meisha Merlin Publishing, February 2004
Crystal Soldier, Meisha Merlin Publishing, February 2005
Crystal Dragon, Meisha Merlin Publishing, February 2006
Fledgling, Baen, September 2009
Saltation, Baen, April 2010
Mouse and Dragon, Baen, June 2010
Ghost Ship, Baen, August 2011
Dragon Ship, Baen, September 2012
Necessity’s Child, Baen, February 2013
Trade Secret, Baen, November 2013
Dragon in Exile, Baen, June 2015
Alliance of Equals, Baen, July 2016

Scheduled:
The Gathering Edge, Baen, May 2017
Neogenesis, Baen, January 2018

 

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Five Minutes of Fame

I am reminded to remind you (which sounds like a Cheap Trick song, but isn’t) that!

ONE

The Liaden Universe® as a Thing is eligible for the Best Series Hugo being test driven at this year’s worldcon.

Also eligible are Alliance of Equals (Best Novel category, Baen); Wise Child (Novelette, Baen.com); Friend of a Friend (Novelette, Pinbeam Books, Sleeping with the Enemy); Shame the Devil (Short Story, Zombies Need Brains, Alien Artifacts ), by Lee and Miller

And! These titles by Sharon Lee are eligible:  The Wolf’s Bride (Novelette, Splinter Universe); Will-o’-the-Wisp (short story, Splinter Universe)

Hugo Nominations close on March 17.

TWO

Lee and Miller will be Author Guests of Honor at MidSouthCon 36, March 9-11, 2018, Memphis, TN.

THREE

Change Management: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 23, including novellas “Street Cred,” and “Wise Child,” is now available for purchase at Baen Ebooks.  Here’s your link.

FOUR

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