Preodering Fortune’s Favors

So, I spent yesterday fixing, tweaking, formatting, and reformatting files, then uploading them to various booksellers and distributors.  The result of all this labor is that Fortune’s Favors: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 28, will be available in ebook form on April 15 from the following vendors:

Amazon, Angus & Robertson, Apple, Baen, Baker & Taylor, BN, Bibliotheca, Google, Kobo, Overdrive, Playster, Scribd, Tolino, 24Symbols

There will be a paperback edition available from Amazon only*.  It may be that the paper book will also at some point be available for pre-order, or it may simply appear as ready to order whenever the Amazon Vetting Process is complete.  Amazon is not perfectly clear on this point.

If you want to preorder the ebook edition of Fortune’s Favors, the following vendors are alleged to be standing by for you:

Amazonhere’s your link

Angus & Robertson:  here’s your link

Applehere’s your link

BN/Nook:  here’s your link

Kobo:  here’s your link

*Yes, I know BN offers the option of making a paper book through them, but they do not offer an easy option, and I should’ve started back with the book due in September two weeks ago, so I have no time to bother with fiddly and opaque online publishing programs.

Fortune’s Favors Update!

All righty, then! In Beautiful Theory, Fortune’s Favors: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number 28 will go on sale at Baen, B&N, Kobo, Amazon, the IThing Store, Google Play, and a buncha teensy tiny venues on April 15.
It may go on sale before April 15 in some venues — doncha love that element of uncertainty, there? Puts you right up on your toes, is what I’m sayin’.
I trust y’all know what to do.
Watch the Skies.

Watch the skies

Fortune’s Favors:
Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 28

Is in the proofing and recompiling stage.  We hope to see it for sale, as an ebook and (from Amazon only) a paper book on-or-near April 15.  We will tell you when it can be ordered, or you can, as above, watch the skies.

Herewith, the cover and the teaser.

Are you feeling lucky?

Mar Tyn eys’Ornstahl is a lucky man. His very presence can determine the fall of a card, the spin of a wheel, or whether the bread will rise or fall.

In fact, Mar Tyn eys’Ornstahl isn’t merely lucky. Mar Tyn is a Luck; a focal point for the elemental force of random event. While most people think that there is good luck and bad, Mar Tyn knows better. Luck is Luck; only the aftermath of Luck’s presence can be found to be good or bad.

Mar Tyn’s Luck, for instance, has recently cost him his home, and his savings. He has only one thing left to gamble.

And his life might not be enough.



. . .and all the ships at sea

Are you among the dozens of readers who wants a signed*, even, a personalized** copy of A Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume 4?

Of course you are!

You may now preorder your signed and/or personalized copy from the Uncle.

Here’s your link.

RULE ONE RE PERSONALIZATIONS:  the authors reserve the right not to inscribe a requested personalization, should said personalization offendeth them.  There is no appeal of the authors’ refusal.

PRO TIP:  Do not offend the authors.

RULE TWO IN RE PERSONALIZATIONS:  Check your spelling!  The authors will exactly reproduce what you have typed into the instruction box.  If you made a spelling error, there will be a spelling error in your personalization.

Everybody clear?


*SIGNED means the authors write their names on the half-title of your book

**PERSONALIZED means the authors write their names and a personalized inscription, requested by the person buying the book, RULE ONE RE PERSONALIZATIONS, above, applies.


Shameless Self-Promotion

All righty, then.

You all of course know that the eArc of Liaden Universe® Constellation Number 4 is now available directly from Baen books, here.  This Constellation includes previously published short works Street Cred, Due Diligence, Friend of a Friend, Cutting Corners, Block Party, Degrees of Separation, Excerpts from Two Lives, and Revolutionists — together again for the first time!  The tradepaper and ebook editions of Constellation 4 will ship on — appropriately enough — June 4.

Also!  On March 26 — Good Ghod, that’s this coming Tuesday! — the mass market edition of Neogenesis, the twenty-first novel of the Liaden Universe® created by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, will hit the shelves at your favorite bookstore.    Neogenesis is the direct sequel to The Gathering Edge and! the immediate prequel to Accepting the Lance.

NOTE:  Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore in Minneapolis will be taking pre-orders for signed copies of Constellation 4 and Accepting the Lance.  Pre-orders for …Lance will open after Labor Day.  We do not have a firm date for the opening of pre-orders for Constellation 4, but realsoonnow is a good guess, so keep an eye on the catalog, here.

The other things you need to know, in re Liaden publications are!

*”Dark Secrets,” a brand-new Liaden short story, will be published in the anthology Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers in September.

*Anniversary edition of the second Liaden Universe® novel, Conflict of Honors, will be published in November as a mass market paperback.

*A short story in support of Accepting the Lance will be published to in November

*Accepting the Lance will be published in hardcover and ebook editions on December 3*

We also have five novels still under contract.  One of those novels is the book due in September, detailing the Further Adventures of the Dutiful Passage, which are happening concurrently with the action in Accepting the Lance**; another is the third Jethri Gobelyn novel, direct sequel to Trade Secret.  No, we have no idea what-or-who the other three novels will be about.  They will be Liaden Universe® novels, because the contract says so.

Here ends Shameless Self-Promotion.

*Do not, for the love of ghu, ask me ANYthing about an eArc.

**So concurrently, in fact, that we tried to write both books at the same time.  Which worked about as well as you might imagine.

More on signed copies of Accepting the Lance

After a review of procedures and past adventures in the taking of pre-orders, Uncle Hugo has agreed to undertake the task.  The pre-order option for signed copies of Accepting the Lance will appear in the Uncle Hugo’s online web catalog after Labor Day.

Repeat:  Yes, there will be signed books available from Uncle Hugo’s, which you may order after Labor Day.  Yes, I will post a reminder (and, as in past years, instructions) when ordering is live.

Everybody cool now?


Signed Copies of Accepting the Lance

We here at the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory have been in discussions with the Uncle (aka Don Blyly at Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore in Minneapolis).  We have established that said Uncle is interested in accepting pre-orders for SIGNED copies of Accepting the Lance.

Details will follow:  Watch this space.

Or, yanno, the skies.

Professional Updatery

There are Four — 4, that’s FOUR — points of possibly interesting information below, to wit:

1. Accepting the Lance pre-order; 2. Podcast availability; 3. …Lance cover reveal; 4. How to order the cover art

For those who may be interested in such things — Liaden Universe® novel Accepting the Lance by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is now available for pre-order from Amazon*.  Here’s your link.

The podcast of Steve reading Lee and Miller’s short story, “A Choice of Weapons,” formerly only available to Patreon subscribers, has now been made public.
You may listen to it here.

A couple days ago, we showed you David Mattingly’s art, which was destined to become the cover for Accepting the Lance.

We are now pleased to show you the actual cover:


For those who aspire to own a print of the original artwork (shown here), David Mattingly often makes a limited number of his cover art for sale.  You may write to him at david at davidmattingly dot com.

*Hardcover only.  No, I don’t know why Baen ebooks cannot be preordered through Amazon or BN or, or, or — so it’s an Entire Waste of Your Time and My Time to ask me this, ‘k?