Family Portrait

Those who have been with us for a while will recall that, back in 2012, Steve and I pitched five books to Madame at Baen, the so-called Five Book Dash.

Well, in the Way of Things Lee and Miller, the Five Book Dash became a Six Book Dash, and just yesterday, we got the cover art for the sixth book — Trader’s Leap — in the mail.

All art by David Mattingly.

Here’s a family portrait:

Accepting the Lance National Bestseller

Bookscan reports that Lee and Miller’s Accepting the Lance, the 22nd novel set in their Liaden Universe®, debuted on its bestseller list at the Number Three position, behind  Dead Astronauts, by Jeff Vandermeer; and Rebecca Roanhorse’s Star Wars novel, Resistance Reborn.

Lee and Miller extend their thanks to all Liaden Universe® readers — give yourselves a hand!

Hey, do you know what tomorrow is?

Tomorrow, December 3, is Book Day for Accepting the Lance by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller!

Here’s the promo:

KORVAL IN THE CROSSHAIRS

Exiled from Liad after bombing a city to save it from The Department of the Interior’s infernal weapons and plans, Clan Korval has gone to ground on the back water planet Surebleak, whose people are as untamed as its weather.

Far beyond the surface of frigid Surebleak, Korval’s far-flung trade network needs a serious reset. From flagship Dutiful Passage to the experimental self-aware Bechimo, the clan’s ships are prowling space lanes seeking trade. Meanwhile, old tech from a failed universe and the machinations of the mysterious Uncle are coalescing into dangerous opportunity or nefarious trap.

And the Department of the Interior is not done with Clan Korval yet. They seek a final fully reckoned revenge, with Surebleak and Korval’s ships and people everywhere in the crosshairs.

About Accepting the Lance:

“Accepting the Lance is a tour de force! So many threads woven, so many pieces moved on the board, old and new friends met, this book is an extraordinary installment in a brilliant series. I stayed up till 3 a.m. reading it and I have zero regrets. An incredible ride of a book!”—Nalini Singh

The Yearly Exercise in Futility

For those who wish to know, Lee and Miller, Lee, and Miller have published the following original works in 2019.  They are all eligible for Nebula and Best of Year nominations.

SHORT STORIES
A Visit to the Galaxy Ballroom, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Baen.com
The Vestals of Midnight, Sharon Lee, Release the Virgins
Command Decision, Steve Miller, Release the Virgins

NOVELETTES
Dark Secrets, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers, Titan
Fortune’s Favors, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 28, Pinbeam Books

NOVELLAS
Shout of Honor, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 29, Pinbeam Books

NOVEL
Accepting the Lance, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Baen

Deadlines, Book Day, and Discounts

Even more news you can use!

ONE

The Uncle writes to remind us of the deadline for ordering signed and/or personalized copies of Accepting the Lance. 

November 10 is the deadline to order a personalized copy.

After, you may still order SIGNED copies, until supplies run out.

Here’s your link.

TWO

Today is Book Day for Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers! Here are your links to BN /
Amazon

THREE

Offworld Designs is having a half-price sale on all things Liaden!  Here’s your link.

FOUR

Our authors’ copies of Accepting the Lance arrived yesterday.  It is beautiful, no?

News You Can Use

So, this is a test of Auctorial Acuteness.  Can I can get all the Stuff in one blog post?  Let’s see. . .

  1.  You may preorder a signed and/or personalized copy of Accepting the Lance by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, from Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore.  Here’s your link.
  2. You may preorder the ebook edition of Accepting the Lance from:  BN and Amazon  (yes, you may also preorder the hardcover edition; don’t let’s make this any more difficult than it already is, ‘K?)
  3. Amazon is running a sale on the ebook edition Fortune’s Favors: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 28.  During the month of November the price will be $1.49.
  4. Brand-new Liaden story “Dark Secrets” will be published in Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers on November 5.  Other authors include:  CJ Cherryh, Tanya Huff, Seanan McGuire, Becky Chambers, Jack Campbell, Mike Shepherd, and more!  Here’s your link.
  5. The new mass market edition of Conflict of Honors, the second Liaden Universe® novel ever published is now on sale from all the Usual Suspects (yes, there’s also an ebook edition).  Cover art by Sam Kennedy.  This is your reminder that (1) books make great gifts, and that this book is an Entry Point to the Liaden Universe®, thereby  perfect place to start your non-Liaden-savvy friends. AND (2) to please review Conflict, if you have already read it.
  6. Brand-new Liaden story “A Visit to the Galaxy Ballroom” will be published to Baen.com sometime more or less around November 15.  It will be available on the front page, below the fold (that means “scroll down” to you folks who don’t speak Old Newspaper), and will be free for all to read.
  7. Accepting the Lance, the 22nd novel of the Liaden Universe® created by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, will be published in hardcover, ebook, and audio editions, on December 3, 2019.
  8. Trader’s Leap, the 23rd novel of the Liaden Universe®, will be published sometime around November or December 2020.  NOTE:  This book takes place on the Dutiful Passage; it is not, repeat, IT IS NOT a Jethri book.  Thank you for your attention to this small but important detail.
  9. Steve is working on the next Jethri book as I type.  That book has a mid-2020 deadline, so look for it in 2021.
  10. Steve is also lead on the book after #9 above, also a Jethri book, as I understand.  It has a deadline of 2021, so look for it in 2022.
  11. After the two Jethri books referenced above are turned in, we will still have two Liaden books under contract.  No, we don’t know what they’ll be about yet.  No, we don’t want suggestions, thank you.
  12. Lee and Miller will be attending two conventions in 2020:  Boskone 57, where we will be panelists; and AlbaCon 2020, September 11-13, where we will be Writer Guests of Honor.

. . .I think that’s everything.